The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has issued a thinly veiled threat that Turkey could release jailed Islamic State fighters and send them to Europe, a day after the country began its controversial policy of deporting foreign jihadis in its custody. “You should revise your stance toward Turkey, which at the moment holds so many Isis members in prison and at the same time controls those in Syria,” Erdoğan told European countries in remarks to reporters in Ankara on Tuesday. “These gates will open and these Isis members who have started to be sent to you will continue to be sent. Then you can take care of your own problem.” The Turkish leader’s remarks come in the wake of a fresh push to repatriate some of the 1,200 foreign Isis fighters in Turkish detention centres and 287 captured recently in Syria, including those who have been stripped of western citizenship in an attempt to prevent them returning home. Interior ministry spokesperson … [Read more...] about Turkey will free Isis fighters and send them to Europe, says Erdoğan
BUDAPEST—Russian President Vladimir Putin has some key allies in the European Union. In some countries, they are outliers, even fringe elements. In some, like France and the Netherlands, they made impressive bids for power before, finally, they failed. But in Hungary, a nation of about 10 million people east of Austria, west of Ukraine, and north of the Balkans, Putin’s soulmate is the prime minister, Viktor Orban. As with so many Putin allies and apologists (including in the United States) Orban made the fight against immigration a centerpiece of his agenda. And he then went one better by identifying another Hungarian as the personification of evil “liberalism.” Last month Hungary hosted a unique conference for persecuted Christians. Orban opened the conference by scolding Europe for, “denying its Christian roots” and for allowing in “dangerous extremists.” The billionaire George Soros, once a supporter of Orban, is now identified … [Read more...] about How Putin’s Using Hungary to Destroy Europe
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union governments gave the green light on Tuesday for 13 new defence projects in a step to develop more firepower independently of the United States. FILE PHOTO: French Defence Minister Florence Parly leaves the Elysee Palace following a cabinet meeting in Paris, France, October 21, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/ Under plans agreed by EU defence ministers in Brussels, work will begin on a new patrol vessel, an electronic jamming weapon for aircraft and technology to track ballistic missiles. The projects took months to negotiate but French President Emmanuel Macron underlined the desire for deeper EU defence collaboration last week when he said the U.S.-led NATO defence alliance was dying. Some 47 joint EU defence projects are now in the works following the signing of a pact by France, Germany and 23 other EU governments in late 2017 to fund, develop and deploy armed forces following Britain’s decision to quit the bloc. Any new weapons on … [Read more...] about Europe agrees to develop more weapons independently of U.S.
The construction of a so-called Alzheimer's village has begun in south-western France, local media report.The project - the first of its kind in France - is due to welcome some 120 patients upon completion by the end of 2019.It will be an open structure and offer alternative therapies, close to the centre of the city of Dax.It was inspired by a similar experiment conducted in a village near Amsterdam in the Netherlands.Everything will be implemented in the village "to maintain the participation of residents in social life", Professor Jean-François Dartigues, neurologist and epidemiologist at Bordeaux's CHU Pellegrin university hospital, told Le Monde newspaper.Alzheimer's and related dementias affect more than one million patients in France, with over 200,000 new cases diagnosed every year, France's Alzheimer's Association says.None of the treatments currently available can stop the disease.Dementia and Alzheimer's: What do they mean?The French village will look like the … [Read more...] about France builds first Alzheimer’s ‘village’ in pioneering experiment
LONDON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticized as “shameful” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision not to publish a parliamentary report on Russian meddling in UK politics until after an election next month. FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during an event promoting "The Book of Gutsy Women" at the Southbank Centre in London, Britain, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/File Photo The report by parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has been cleared by the security services but it has not yet been given approval for publication by Johnson’s government, so will not appear before the Dec. 12 vote. “I find it inexplicable that your government will not release a government report about Russian influence. Inexplicable and shameful,” Clinton told the BBC in remarks reported on Tuesday. “Every person who votes in this country deserves to see … [Read more...] about ‘Shameful’ of UK not to publish report on Russian meddling, says Hillary Clinton
US former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, talks to Classicist Mary Beard, at the Southbank Centre in London during the launch of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience, a book by Chelsea and Hillary Clinton, in London, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP) less US former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, talks to Classicist Mary Beard, at the Southbank Centre in London during the launch of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience, a book by ... more Photo: Aaron Chown, AP Photo: Aaron Chown, AP Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 US former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, talks to Classicist Mary Beard, at the Southbank Centre in London during the launch of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience, a … [Read more...] about Clinton criticizes UK for blocking Russian influence report