• Russian Navy chased off Turk vessel impeding Russian drill platform transit in Black Sea

    14/Dec/2015 // 512 Viewers

     

    A Russian missile cruiser and a coast guard powerboat had to intervene after a merchant vessel flying the Turkish flag hampered a Russian convoy transporting two drill platforms to a new location in Russian territorial waters.
    The decision to relocate them closer to Crimea was caused by the complicated international situation, according to a press release from the Russian Chernomorneftegaz state company that owns the platforms

    While the two rigs were being moved to their new location, a vessel under the Turkish flag crossed the convoy’s path.

    “Acting in violation of regulations for preventing collisions and against the generally accepted conventions of navigation, the Turkish vessel failed to get out of the way of the convoy. It approached crossways and attempted to stop its course, thus creating potential for a collision,” Chernomorneftegaz said in a statement, stressing that the captain of the Turkish vessel operated radio silence despite requests to respond.

    The incident was “resolved” when a powerboat from the Russian coast guard and a missile cruiser came to the aid of the Russian convoy and chased the Turkish vessel off.

    The company says the B-312 and B-319 rigs are worth 25 billion rubles (about US$357mn). Both rigs have reportedly being safely brought to Russian territorial waters.

    It is the second recent sea incident involving the Russian Navy and Turkish vessels.

     

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  • Czech Republic shows magnanimity, resettles 153 Iraqi Christians

    14/Dec/2015 // 167 Viewers

     

    PARIS, DECEMBER 14, 2015: Reports reaching our news desk say the Czech Republic has shown its readiness to grant asylum to about 153 Iraqi Christians who run the risk of being hit by some extremist groups in the country, DailyGlobeWatch has been reliably told.

    This move is occasioned by the current conflict in the country where a good number of Christians have been killed recently by extremist groups which informed their interest and desire to approach the Czech government for protection. The Iraqis are expected to arrive in the country between January and April, DailyGlobeWatch understands.

    Accepting the request, the Czech authorities while extending magnanimity to the group said they will enlist the help of other NGOs and religious organizations in the country to help resettle them in the country and could stay even after the conflict is over. 

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  • Paris attacks: 120 feared dead.

    14/Nov/2015 // 213 Viewers

    Tragedy struck the French capital of Paris at 22:00 hours last night in six locations by Islamist militants killing as many as 120 people and injuring  about 200. This attack, reports say, has been the deadliest attack on French soil since the end of WW11.

    In a cross-fire shooting, eight of the militants were killed by police, seven of them had on suicide vests. Meanwhile, President Francois Hollande has declared a state of emergency throughout the country and ordered immediate reinstatement of checks and controls in all French frontiers.

    Sources told DailyGlobeWatch, this has become necessary to track down other fleeing militants who could still be on the loose. 

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  • Paris Attacks: President Francois Hollande speaks in a televised address

    14/Nov/2015 // 320 Viewers

    President Francois Hollande of France has accused the  Islamic State group of the attacks in six different locations in Paris last night in a  televised broadcast.

    Said President Hollande,  ''this is an act of war committed by a terrorist army'' and added that the wicked act ''against France, against values that we defend everywhere in the world, against what we are: A free country that means something to the whole planet''

    Speaking further the president said ''France will triumph over barbarism, will act by all means anywhere, inside or outside the country'' to forestall future attacks.

     

    Meanwhile, a 3-day national mourning has been declared amid the state of emergency across the country. France, he added, will reinstate border checks and controls.  An extraordinary meeting to address the parliament is billed for Monday next week.

     


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  • Paris Attacks: Death toll rises!

    14/Nov/2015 // 500 Viewers

    Against  earlier reports of 120 people that were killed in last night shootings and bombings across Paris, reports reaching us say the death toll has climbed to 128, 200 injured and 80  mortally wounded excluding the 8 attackers in explosive belts.

    This is the worst and deadliest terrorist attacks ever unleashed on the French capital in a series of coordinated shootings and, in fact the bloodiest attacks in the country.

    We will bring you more reports of this attack on civilization.

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  • Paris Attacks: Eiffel Tower closed till further notice

    14/Nov/2015 // 260 Viewers

    The Eiffel tower  is to remain closed till further notice following  the devastating terrorist attacks, sources disclosed to DailyGlobeWatch this afternoon in Paris.

    The iconic landmark is a tourist destination that attracts no fewer than 20,000 visitors daily from all over the world. The death toll from last night attacks is still rising and about 128 people have been reported dead while 200 were injured and 80 mortally wounded.

     

     

    The company decided to close the monument -- normally visited by up to 20,000 people a day -- after Friday's attacks which claimed at least 128 lives, a spokeswoman told AFP. It will remain closed "until further notice," she added.


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  • Breaking News: 5 feared dead as French high-speed train derails

    14/Nov/2015 // 260 Viewers

    Reports reaching DailyGlobeWatch say a Paris-Brussels bound high-speed TGV train has derailed somewhere between Paris and Strasbourg  killing about 5 passengers on board and leaving seven wounded. 

    The train our reporter was told caught fire and the locomotive veered off the rail track into the stream nearby.

    No terrorist attack has been linked with  this mishap  at the time of this report. We will bring you the details of this news story shortly.


    The train derailed near the city of Strasbourg

    Pix of derailed train with the light locomotive plunging headlong into the stream nearby:



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  • Former Italian Prime Minister, SilvioBerlusconi, opens up about Trump, Putin and the failure of political correctness

    14/Nov/2016 // 955 Viewers

    Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, left, and President-elect Donald Trump. (Tiziana Fabi, Timothy A. Clary/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images)

     

    The similarities between former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and President-elect Donald Trump run the gamut, including their fake tans and their brash talk. During the U.S. election season, however, Berlusconi remained quiet about the man many view as his American counterpart. But with the election wrapped up, he was more forthcoming, saying in an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera that the parallels between him and Trump are “obvious.”

    “He, too, is an entrepreneur that at a point in his life decided to devote his skills and energies to his own country. And he was voted by all the Americans that are tired of old politics, shut in themselves, that have grown unable to listen and understand,” Berlusconi said “A policy that made the same mistake typical of the left all over the world: thinking that being 'politically correct' is the way to be close to people’s needs, without understanding that the actual weak are the citizens oppressed by the state, taxes, bureaucracy, uncontrolled immigration, unemployment, the terrorist threat.”

    Berlusconi held Italy's highest office for about nine years, in four stints — the longest of any Italian leader since World War II. Before entering politics, he presided over a vast media empire and amassed wealth greater than Trump's, according to calculations by Forbes magazine. In 2012, a year after losing elections, he was convicted of tax fraud. The next year, he was convicted of paying an underage prostitute for sex, though the conviction was overturned on appeal a year later.

    Both men have been accused of grossly and criminally abusing women yet have openly bragged about their sexual exploits. Both claim that their independent wealth means they have no stake in using political power to enrich themselves. Hailing from the business elite, they have railed against political elites of all ideologies, and voters have loved them for it. Berlusconi told Corriere della Sera that it would be incorrect to see Trump or him as part of a right-wing movement. Rather, he said, they are part of a populist center.

    “I don’t represent ‘the right’, I represent a liberal middle of the people in which the best political traditions of our country came together: from the Catholic one to reformative socialism, liberalism and a democratic, responsible right,” he said. “As far as these political definitions go, and I think they're less significant by the day, my role has been and will always be this. About Trump’s economic policy, there are many similarities and some differences between [his] program and ours: [His] tax policies can be appreciated, as well as his focus on controlling migration . . . I don’t agree with his protectionist choices and the isolationist tendencies he expressed. But politics taught me that leaders must not be judged on their programs but on their actions. We’ll watch him at work.”

    One foreign leader for whom both Berlusconi and Trump have expressed admiration is Russian President Vladimir Putin, who shares many of their traits, including populism and alleged womanizing. Recent reports suggest that Trump's presidential campaign was in touch with members of Putin's government, and Democrats repeatedly alleged that Putin's intelligence agencies were meddling in the U.S. electoral process to Trump's benefit. Berlusconi and Putin are close friends, and they often go on vacation and throw parties together.

    “Trump understood something of fundamental importance: the Russian Federation needs be considered a full-fledged Western country,” said Berlusconi, echoing sentiments that Putin has voiced repeatedly. “We need Russia to face — together — the dramatic problems of the international arena: from Islamist extremism to the wave of migrants. Up until now President Putin has shown himself capable of facing the challenges of our time before and better than the other international leaders.”

    Berlusconi, 80, is hoping to return to political relevance in Italy after his tax fraud conviction and health problems have kept him out of the limelight. On Dec. 4, Italy will hold a referendum on constitutional reform that is being seen as a vote of confidence in Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who has threatened to resign if he loses the vote. Berlusconi's Forza Italia political party has recently been polling at about 12 percent.

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  • Breaking News: Watch as fistfight breaks out in Ukraine parliament on Monday - Washington Post reports

    14/Nov/2016 // 372 Viewers

    Opposition Party leader Yuriy Boyko (L) and leader of Radical Party Oleh Lyashko scuffle during a meeting of parliament faction leaders in Kiev, Ukraine, November 14, 2016. (REUTERS Photo)

     

    PARIS, November 14, 2016. 10:01 AM EST  (DGW) - A brawl broke out between two Ukrainian MPs on Monday during a meeting of parliament faction leaders in Kiev, as one party leader accused another of working with the Kremlin and calling for him to be jailed, The Washington post has reported.

    Oleh Lyashko, the leader of Radical Party, was on the receiving end of several punches thrown by Opposition Party leader Yuriy Boyko after he accused Boyko of traveling to Moscow to receive orders from the government there.

    "Instructions must be received from your own people, from Ukrainians," Lyashko said.

    "By the way, I also want to ask the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) why they visit Moscow and are not yet in jail?" he added before Boyko jumped to his feet and aimed a punch at Lyashko's face.

    Other lawmakers were quick to intervene and end the scuffle. But Lyashko continued his tirade, leading to a second fistfight.

    This is not the first time Lyashko, known for his populist views, has been a part of violent scuffles in parliament, where brawls happen on a regular basis.

    The Opposition Bloc mainly unites lawmakers from the now defunct Party of Regions, the party of Viktor Yanukovich, the pro-Kremlin Ukrainian leader who fled the country for Russia after mass protests and shootings in 2014.


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  • JUST IN: Putin, Trump agree to "partner-like" dialogue to normalize Russian-American relations - Kremlin

    14/Nov/2016 // 311 Viewers

     

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump spoke on the phone on Monday evening and agreed on the need to normalize ties between Washington and Moscow, the Kremlin said.

    The Kremlin said that Putin expressed readiness to establish a "partner-like" dialogue with Trump's administration as they noted "the extremely unsatisfactory state of Russian-US relations at present" and "declared the need for active joint work to normalize them."

    In the U.S., Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway declined comment to reporters when she was asked about any calls from world leaders that Trump has received.

    The Kremlin says that Putin and Trump agreed that U.S.-Russian ties are "unsatisfactory" and spoke for joint efforts to normalize them and engage in a "constructive cooperation on a broad range of issues."

    The Kremlin adds that they also agreed on the need to combine efforts in the fight against the No. 1 enemy — international terrorism and extremism." The Kremlin says they discussed the settlement of the Syrian crisis in that context.


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