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Member of security watchdog OSCE killed in Ukraine

Reuters - 2017-04-23 14:41
(Reuters) - One member of European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and another injured after their vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk. ...

IS Leader Baghdadi Arrested: Report

BAS News - 2017-04-18 18:54
He was arrested in early April in Syria ERBIL— The leader of the Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been arrested by the Russian and Syrian joint forces, according to a report by Russia Today (RT). RT cited a press release by the European Depart ...

British PM Theresa May announces snap general election

Waar Media - 2017-04-18 14:41
WAAR-DUHOK: British Prime Minister Theresa May called for an early general election on June 8 in a surprise announcement on Tuesday as Britain prepares for delicate negotiations on leaving the European Union. “We need a general election and we need one n ...

Turkey referendum: EU leaders urge Ankara to move slowly post-vote

Waar Media - 2017-04-17 12:34
WAAR-DUHOK: The European Union’s top officials have responded cautiously to the outcome of Turkey’s constitutional referendum and are calling on the government to seek a broad consensus as changes to the country’s system of government are implemented. EU ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – April 8, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-04-09 15:27
Europe has yet to officially show support for Kurdistan independence referendum: KRG envoy European countries have not yet officially expressed support for Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s referendum officials say has been set to be held this year, a Kurdish rep ...

Syria crisis has no military solution: EU diplomat

KurdPress - 2017-04-08 11:23
The European Union on Friday said that the union has been informed of the US missile strikes on a Syrian airbase but stressed that a negotiate solution was the only way out of the conflict. ...

Ji Hevgirtina Hur a Ewrûpayê biryara HDPê

Sputnik - 2017-04-07 12:26
Desteya Gelemper a Hevgirtina Hur a Ewrûpayê (European Free Alliance-EFA) biryara "hevgirtina bi Tirkiye û HDPê" da û xwest ku pêvajoya endamtiya Yekîtiya Ewrûpayê (YE) a Tirkiyeyê bê rawestandin. ...

EU ambassador denounces Israel's West Bank demolitions policy

Reuters - 2017-04-04 14:39
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The European Union has expressed frustration with Israel over its demolition of Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank, with the EU ambassador taking the unusual step of reading out a joint statement denouncing the practice. ...

Donors seek more funds for Syria, EU presses for peace

Reuters - 2017-04-04 02:33
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - International donors are set to pledge billions more dollars for Syrian refugees at a two-day conference from Tuesday that the European Union says must also help prepare for an eventual end to more than six years of war in Syria. ...

Britain not threatening Europe over security cooperation-Davis

Reuters - 2017-03-30 10:33
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain was in not seeking to threaten Europe when it said cooperation in fighting terrorism would be weakened if it left the European Union without a comprehensive deal, Brexit minister David Davis said on Thursday. ...

Anarchy in the European Union?

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-03-30 06:31
This is a historic week for Europe, for better or worse. On March 25, the members of the European Union gathered in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome. That historic document created the European Economic Communit ...

UK prime minister signs formal Brexit letter to Brussels

Waar Media - 2017-03-29 17:03
WAAR-DUHOK: UK Prime Minister Theresa May has signed a formal letter to notify the European Union leadership that London was formally launching the procedure of quitting the organization, according to a photo released late Tuesday by the UK media. The im ...

A YPG American fighter: YPG is a good chance to eliminate IS

ANHA - 2017-03-29 12:40
In coincidence with the beginning of Rojava revolution, many youths around the world particularly from European and American states joined YPG, those youths have joined the ranks of YPG aiming to support Rojava revolution. ...

EU peacekeepers ready to intervene in Bosnia in case of new strife

Reuters - 2017-03-28 16:52
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - The European Union peacekeeping force (EUFOR) in Bosnia warned its political leaders on Tuesday it was prepared to intervene at short notice should violence resume two decades after the end of its ethnic war that killed 100,000 people ...

Turkish diasporans begin voting in referendum

Waar Media - 2017-03-27 13:10
WAAR-DUHOK: Absentee voting for Turkish citizens living in several western European countries on the referendum for constitutional changes that is seen as increasing presidential powers begins on Monday, while Turks in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq can b ...

Erdogan says Turkey may hold referendum on EU accession bid

Waar Media - 2017-03-26 18:57
WAAR-DUHOK: President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey may hold a second referendum on whether to continue with European Union accession talks, following a planned vote on April 16 that could give him sweeping new powers. “Right now we are holding ...

EU leaders, minus UK, declare ‘Europe is our common future’

Rojikurd - 2017-03-26 00:00
With the UK noticeably absent, European Union leaders have met in Rome to celebrate the founding treaties of the bloc. Amid trouble and uncertainty, they sought to portray a united Europe. EU leaders gathered in Rome on Saturday to mark the 60th anniversa ...

US urges Turkey, Europe to tone down rhetoric amid row

KurdPress - 2017-03-25 03:19
The United States has called on Turkey and European countries to “tone down the rhetoric,” amid tension between Ankara and the continent that kindled with the barring of Turkish officials to campaign for the upcoming constitutional referendum, with later ...

France’s Le Pen meets Putin in Moscow

Rojikurd - 2017-03-25 00:09
Front National leader Marine Le Pen has met with Vladimir Putin and Russian lawmakers in Moscow. Russia has been cozying up to right-wing candidates and meddling in European and US elections. French right-wing leader and presidential candidate Marine Le P ...

Le Pen says, if elected, will mull swift lifting of Russia sanctions

Reuters - 2017-03-24 14:46
MOSCOW (Reuters) - French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen said on Friday after meeting President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin she would consider what she had to do to swiftly lift European Union sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis if ...

Polish PM draws link between London attack and EU migrant policy

Reuters - 2017-03-23 10:01
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's prime minister drew a link on Thursday between an attack in London targeting the British parliament and the European Union's migrant policy, saying the assault vindicated Warsaw's refusal to take in refugees. ...

EU outsiders Norway and Iceland draw closer as Brexit looms

Reuters - 2017-03-22 13:10
OSLO (Reuters) - European Union outsiders Norway and Iceland must boost their policy coordination in response to Britain's planned departure from the block, as well as other changes in global politics, the two Nordic countries said on Wednesday. ...

KES celebrates Newroz

Kurdish-European Society - 2017-03-22 07:02
Opening speech The President of the Kurdish-European Society Kahraman Evsen welcomes the... ...

Polish minister accuses EU's Tusk over Smolensk plane crash

Reuters - 2017-03-21 13:34
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's defense minister accused European Council President Donald Tusk of working with Russia's Vladimir Putin to harm Polish interests in connection with a 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others in Russia ...

Italy state TV pulls show over charges of sexism, racism

Reuters - 2017-03-20 19:50
ROME (Reuters) - Italian state television RAI said on Monday it was scrapping a popular weekly talk show after the program was widely attacked for using racist and sexist stereotypes about east European women. ...

Britain to formally trigger process to leave EU on March 29

Waar Media - 2017-03-20 14:31
WAAR-DUHOK: Britain’s government will begin the process of leaving the European Union on March 29, starting the clock on the two years in which to complete the most important negotiation for a generation. Britain’s ambassador to the 28-nation EU, Tim Bar ...

Erdogan accuses EU of ‘crusade’ against Islam

Waar Media - 2017-03-17 14:18
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey´s president Thursday accused the EU´s top court of starting a “crusade” against Islam after a ruling allowing European companies to ban employees from wearing religious or political symbols including the Islamic headscarf. “The Europea ...

Merkel says Dutch election result sends pro-Europe signal

Rojikurd - 2017-03-17 00:05
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed the election victory in the Netherlands for center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte. “I was very happy that a high turnout led to a very pro-European result, a clear signal,” Merkel told a conference on demograp ...

Brussels installs memorial to mark attack anniversary

Reuters - 2017-03-15 21:33
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian artist is installing a metal sculpture shaped like rising waves near the seat of the European Union to honor the victims of the militant attacks on Brussels a year ago that killed 32 people and wounded hundreds. ...

Erdogan, Holland, and the EU

Seth Frantzman - 2017-03-13 15:52
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN in The Jerusalem Post Why have several European countries suddenly decided to stop cooperating with Turkey over an election campaign for a referendum? Why has Turkey responded […] ...

Poland says will 'play rough' with EU after Tusk vote

Reuters - 2017-03-11 19:39
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland will start obstructing European Union business and "play a rough game" in Brussels after the bloc angered Warsaw by reappointing Donald Tusk as head of the European Council, the foreign minister said. ...

Balkans must join the EU eventually, European leaders say

Reuters - 2017-03-09 23:55
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - More Balkan states can still join the European Union if they stick to a path of economic and democratic reform, Europe's leaders said on Thursday at a summit meant to cement the bloc's long-term commitment to stabilize a region mired ...

Eastern European diplomats appeal for U.S. help against Russia

Reuters - 2017-03-07 23:24
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Diplomats from six Eastern European countries appealed to U.S. senators on Tuesday to help them stand up against interference from Russia, including cyber attacks, and insisted that sanctions imposed on Moscow should not be lifted a ...

Germany says EU must check if Turkey funds achieving intended aims

Reuters - 2017-03-06 14:13
BERLIN (Reuters) - Berlin on Monday rejected as "absurd" Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's comparison of current German policies to the Nazi era, and said the European Union should check if funds aimed at preparing Turkey to enter the bloc were working a ...

Peugeot to buy GM’s Opel, creating 2nd-largest European carmaker

Waar Media - 2017-03-06 12:47
WAAR-DUHOK: General Motors Co. is selling its loss-making European car business – including Germany’s Opel and British brand Vauxhall – to French automaker PSA group. The 2.2 billion euro ($2.33 billion) deal announced Monday in Paris by GM and PSA – mak ...

Austria calls for EU-wide ban on Turkish referendum campaigning

Waar Media - 2017-03-05 15:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern on Sunday called for a European Union-wide ban on campaign appearances by Turkish politicians to avoid having individual member countries like Germany come under pressure from Ankara, Reuters has reported. T ...

18 consulates from EU not with independence of Kurdistan: PUK

E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Up to 18 consulates from the European Union informed the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) they were not with the split of the Kurdistan Region from Iraq, a politician said. Member of the PUK Leadership and lawmaker ...

Italy probes suspected sale of European visas in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
ROME,— Italy’s foreign ministry said Tuesday it had asked a prosecutor to investigate the suspected sale of European visas by officials at its consulate in the autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq. The move followed reports that entry visas for Italy and ...

Life After Brexit: What Will the Future Bring for Young Britons?

Corduene - 2017-02-28 21:19
The UK’s most important referendum to date, which resulted in Britain voting to leave the European Union, has highlighted how the voices of the youth have been ignored. The tidal waves of the political impact of Brexit have crashed the stability of our c ...

Women’s Art and Literature Festival to be started next month

ANHA - 2017-02-27 14:15
Under the slogan” Women’s Art and Literature is a Guarantee for Democratic Nation” the 2nd festival of Women’s Art and Literature will be started by the beginning of next month with participation of women from Rojava cantons, Arabic and European states. ...

France, Germany get backing from Brussels on security proposals

Reuters - 2017-02-22 17:12
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France and Germany won backing from the European Union's executive on Wednesday for proposals to tighten security across Europe, which include giving more powers to governments to monitor frontiers with other EU states. ...
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