You Are Here: Home » Region » Europe

Italian parliamentarians present motion supporting a treaty banning nuclear weapons

A motion was recently submitted to the Italian Parliament supporting the humanitarian initiative and urging the government to take action towards a nuclear weapons ban. We spoke to Lisa Clark of PNND and Francesco Vignarca from Rete Disarmo about this motion, and what this could mean for Italy and its involvement in creating a ban on nuclear weapons. Rete Disarmo and PNND Italy supported a motion that was p ...

Read more

NO to subversive eletist TTIP

Tomorrow there are 610 events planned across the UK, from Wells to Aberdeen, central London to Orkney, Northern Ireland to Cornwall. 9,305 members of 38 Degrees are turning out to sound the alarm about TTIP - the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership  also known as the Transatlantic Free Trade Area (TAFTA). 38 Degrees sent out a missive saying… “If this dangerous trade deal isn’t fixed or scrapped, ...

Read more

U.S., Russia Trade Barbs over Ukraine as NATO Releases Satellite Imagery

Tensions continue to mount between the United States and Russia over alleged Russian military operations inside Ukraine. On Thursday, NATO released satellite images it says show Russian artillery, vehicles and troops in and around eastern Ukraine. At the United Nations, U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power accused Russia of duplicity. Samantha Power: "Instead of listening, instead of heeding the demands of the in ...

Read more

UN Climate Summit 2014 — Change Is In The Air!

New York, 27 August 2014 — Climate change is not a far-off problem. It is happening now and is having very real consequences on people’s lives. Climate change is disrupting national economies, costing us dearly today and even more tomorrow. But there is a growing recognition that affordable, scalable solutions are available now that will enable us all to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies, the UN ...

Read more

U.S., Ukraine: Russian Forces Stage Cross-Border Attacks

The U.S. and Ukrainian governments are accusing Russia of launching a new cross-border operation to back separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. On Wednesday, officials in Washington and Kiev said Russian forces had moved across the border for the third time this week, effectively opening a third front in Ukraine’s battle with the rebels. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Russia has launched a count ...

Read more

Conflict about refugee protests in Germany is getting worse

Since two years now, Germany is shaken by refugees who protest against isolation in far-off asylum seekers camps, against the obligation to reside in their camps, for fair and fast procedures for granting the right for asylum, in general for more respectful treatment by the institution and the chance of social participation (Pressenza has reported about it: Non-violent protests of refugees in germany). They ...

Read more

How a “Yes” vote for Scotland’s independence could chalenge the UK’s nuclear weapons program

By Steve Rushton Crossposted from Occupy.com (USA publication) “The entire Scottish independence movement is firmly against nuclear weapons,” Jimmy Watson, a resident at Faslane Peace Camp, tells me. At 32 years old, Faslane is one of the world’s longest-running peace camps and a symbol of the widespread opposition to nuclear weapons both across Scotland, and in the Yes campaign for Scottish independence. I ...

Read more

Putin and Poroshenko Conclude First Face-to-Face Talks

Minsk, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Piotor Poroshenko, concluded their first face-to-face talks at midnight on Wednesday, the press advisor to the Russian head of State, Dimitri Peskov, said. The meeting started in the capital of Belarus at closed doors, after the banquet that followed the nearly-four-hour-long debates held on Tuesday by the presiden ...

Read more

Austrian Parliament Backs Government Efforts For Nuclear Disarmament

By Jamshed Baruah | IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis VIENNA (IDN) - As the Austrian government prepares to host the third international conference on the humanitarian consequences of atomic weapons on December 8-9 in Vienna, the county’s parliament has provided it the legal basis for its commitment to usher in a world without nuclear weapons of mass destruction. The forthcoming gathering in Vienna will be the third ...

Read more

Julian Assange”s Defense Team Demands UN Intervention

Quito, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The defense team of the Australian computer expert and journalist Julian Assange is demanding UN intervention in the case, announced his lawyer, the Spanish jurist Baltasar Garzón, in a statement released today to the local press. During a visit to Guatemala to participate in the Fifth Esquipulas Forum (aimed at promoting the development of Central America), Garzón said he was ...

Read more

Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

Scroll to top