Day: February 21, 2019

Iran will not rule out possibility of military conflict with Israel

BERLIN – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif accused Israel of engaging in “adventurism” with its bombing campaigns in Syria and said he could not rule out the possibility of a military conflict between the countries. Zarif told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper that Iran was in Syria at […]


Anti-Semitism worst since WWII, Macron tells Jewish group

Anti-Semitism appears to have reached its worst levels since World War II, French President Emmanuel Macron told Jewish community leaders on Wednesday, a day after thousands of people took to the streets to denounce hate crimes. The scourge has grown in recent years “and the situation has got […]

Venezuela’s Guaido to leave for Colombia as aid standoff hardens

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido made plans to head for the border with Colombia to personally bring in US-supplied food and medicine in defiance of the military-backed government, raising fears of possible weekend confrontations. Guaido, who has set a Saturday deadline for bringing in the aid, planned to […]

‘Paradise on Earth’: Ghost of N.Korea propaganda still haunts

Harunori Kojima still remembers the hot tears of joy that warmed his face against the sleet as he watched two Soviet ships set sail in December 1959 from Japan’s Niigata port. Destination: North Korea, which lured nearly 100,000 Koreans from Japan with fantastical propaganda promising returnees a “Paradise […]

StarPick on Fund-Raising Drive for Pulwama Martyrs

(Eds: Disclaimer: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with Business Wire India. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.) Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Business Wire India To host a special fund-raising drive and donate all revenue generated on 24th February  StarPick CEO partners with […]

US Coast Guard officer arrested for mass murder plot

A US Coast Guard officer who espoused white supremacist views and drafted a target list of Democratic politicians and prominent media figures has been arrested on firearms and drug charges. Christopher Paul Hasson, 49, an admirer of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, was arrested last week and a […]

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