Donald Trump tells Israel ‘to remain robust’

Picture copyright EPA Picture caption The united states decision requires Israel to cease settlement exercise within the West Financial institution and East Jerusalem US President-elect Donald Trump has urged Israel to “keep robust” till he assumes workplace subsequent month. In feedback referring to final week’s UN Safety Council vote which criticised Israeli settlement constructing on occupied land, he complained Israel had been handled with “disdain and disrespect”. The feedback got

Berlin truck assault: Tunisian ‘linked to Anis Amri’ held

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption Twelve individuals died within the lorry assault A 40-year-old Tunisian man has been detained in Berlin in reference to final week’s assault on a Christmas market, German state prosecutors say. They are saying his quantity was discovered on the cellphone of Anis Amri, who killed 12 individuals by hijacking a lorry and ramming it via the stalls. Police raided the house and office of the

Germany migrants: File quantity decide to go away – most to Balkans

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption A flight from Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden takes Kosovo migrants residence (file pic) A file 55,000 migrants left Germany voluntarily this yr – greater than twice the quantity deported. Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) every day obtained the January-November knowledge from the Workplace for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). Many of the migrants went again to the Western Balkans. Albanians fashioned the biggest group – 15,000. The numbers from Serbia,

Israel postpones vote on new Jerusalem settlement properties

Picture copyright EPA Picture caption The settlements are thought-about unlawful beneath worldwide regulation, although Israel disputes this An Israeli committee has postponed a vote to authorise development of virtually 500 new properties in Jewish settlements in occupied East Jerusalem. The transfer apparently follows a request from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s workplace. It additionally comes forward of a speech on the Israeli-Palestinian battle by US Secretary of State John Kerry. On

Berlin truck assault: Anis Amri ‘could have handed by way of Netherlands’

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption Authorities throughout Europe try to piece collectively Amri’s actions after the assault Police within the the Netherlands are investigating whether or not Berlin market attacker Anis Amri travelled there instantly after he killed 12 folks by ramming a lorry by way of the stalls. Police initially stated there have been “indicators” he did go to, however later stated these couldn’t be confirmed. An unused Dutch

Colombia kidnappings down 92% since 2000, police say

Picture copyright AFP Photograph/ RCN TV Picture caption Former Colombian Congressman Odin Sanchez continues to be being held hostage in Colombia Police in Colombia say the variety of folks kidnapped has fallen 92% since 2000. The top of the counter-kidnapping police drive, Fernando Murillo, stated 188 folks had been kidnapped in 2016. Colombia was for years the world’s kidnapping hotspot with human rights teams estimating that nearly 33,000 folks have

Indian police in Pune maintain ‘snake venom smugglers’

Picture copyright Pratibha Walunj Picture caption The snakes had been present in wood packing containers and gunny baggage saved within the flat Indian police have arrested two suspected snake venom smugglers within the western state of Maharashtra. Officers discovered 70 snakes, together with Russell’s vipers and cobras, in addition to 30ml of snake venom, in a flat the place one of many accused lived in Pune. The snakes had been

Syria battle: Turkey and Russia ‘agree ceasefire plan’

Picture copyright AP Picture caption Turkey and Russia just lately negotiated a ceasefire deal that noticed rebels go away jap Aleppo Turkey and Russia have agreed on the phrases of a proposed ceasefire in Syria, the place they again opposing sides within the civil conflict, Turkish state media report. The Anadolu information company cited an unnamed supply as saying the 2 states had been working to make sure the ceasefire

US cyber fraud: Three males accused of $4m insider deal

Picture copyright PA Picture caption The trio are alleged to have used info they obtained by means of hacking to earn a living out of forthcoming mergers Three Chinese language residents accused of hacking into computer systems of American legislation corporations advising on firm mergers have been charged with multi-million greenback cyber fraud in New York. Prosecutors stated the trio made greater than $4m by utilizing info they obtained by

‘Watership Down’ Writer Richard Adams Useless At 96

LONDON, Dec 27 (Reuters) – British novelist Richard Adams, the writer of “Watership Down,” which bought tens of millions of copies and captivated a era of youngsters, has died aged 96, his household stated. The story of courageous rabbits looking for security when their warren is threatened was at first rejected by main publishers. However the adventures of Hazel and Fiver went on to turn out to be a best-seller