Category: Europe

‘Witch hunt’: Kremlin slams ODNI report claiming Russia hacked US elections

‘Witch hunt’: Kremlin slams ODNI report claiming Russia hacked US elections

Moscow has slammed the recent ODNI report which claims Russia hacked the US elections. The Kremlin spokesman said it was “reminiscent of a witch hunt,” adding that Moscow is “tired” of “amateurish” US hacking intelligence. Moscow is “seriously tired of these accusations,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. “It...

UK security agencies unlawfully collected data for 17 years, court rules

UK security agencies unlawfully collected data for 17 years, court rules

Investigatory powers tribunal says secret collection of citizens’ personal data breached human rights law British security agencies have secretly and unlawfully collected massive volumes of confidential personal data, including financial information, on citizens for more than a decade, top judges have ruled. The investigatory powers tribunal, which is the only...

AFTER NICE ATTACK, EU COUNTRIES TIGHTEN BORDER CONTROLS WITH FRANCE

AFTER NICE ATTACK, EU COUNTRIES TIGHTEN BORDER CONTROLS WITH FRANCE

  © REUTERS/ Manuel Silvestri Several European Union countries tightened border controls with France after Thursday’s terror attack in Nice (84 people were killed). These move further erode free travel across the union that has been already curtailed by migration crisis and terrorist atrocities. Germany, Spain and Italy strengthened security along their borders with...

Germany’s ambassador to the Vatican: “Islam…is part of the solution”

Germany’s ambassador to the Vatican: “Islam…is part of the solution”

BY ROBERT SPENCER Annette Schavan says: “There are warmongers who embrace religion. But that does not mean that religion promotes war. Religion has the great power to bring peace.” It doesn’t seem to occur to her that there is not a single unified entity called “religion,” or that different religions...

Spanish PM Rajoy challenges Catalan secession bid

Spanish PM Rajoy challenges Catalan secession bid

Courtesy of BBC The Spanish government is fighting in the country’s top court a motion passed in the Catalan parliament backing independence from Spain. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called the motion a “blatant disregard for the state’s institution… they are trying to do away with democracy”. The Constitutional Court is...