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Kofi Annan resigns as Special Envoy to Syria + Related Articles

Friday, August 3, 2012 Comments off

Kofi Annan, who has been mediating the Syrian crisis as a special UN-Arab League Envoy, is stepping down from the post, UN chief Ban Ki-moon says. Read more…

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Sarkozy fury over ‘Gaddafi millions for 2007 campaign’ – RT

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Comments off

Nicolas Sarkozy lashed out at journalists and rejected claims he took €50 million from Muammar Gaddafi to fund his 2007 presidential campaign before backing an insurgency against him, as documents alleging a money-trail between the two emerged. Read more…

EU states sign new fiscal treaty

Friday, March 2, 2012 Comments off

European Union leaders have signed a treaty designed to tighten the fiscal discipline of member nations and prevent a repeat of a Greek-style debt crisis.

Twenty-five of the 27 EU countries joined the pact on Friday, the final day of a 2-day summit in Brussels. Britain and the Czech Republic opted out. Read more…

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Iran ‘definitely’ closing Strait of Hormuz over EU oil embargo

Monday, January 23, 2012 Comments off

Iranian Navy boats take part in maneuvers during the “Velayat-90” navy exercises in the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran (AFP Photo / EBRAHIM NOROOZI)

Tensions in the Gulf could reach a breaking point as a senior Iranian official said Iran would “definitely” close the Strait of Hormuz if an EU oil embargo disrupted the export of crude oil, the semi-official Fars news agency reports. Read more…

Denmark takes over EU presidency

Sunday, January 1, 2012 Comments off

On Saturday Denmrk officially took over from Poland the rotating chair of the European Union.

What makes the Danish presidency so special, just like Poland’s, is that the Read more…

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Turkey suspends military ties with France over ‘genocide row’

Friday, December 23, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 23, 2011

French navy soldiers stand guards on the upper deck of the “GUEPRATTE” frigate (AFP Photo / Fayez Nureldine)

The Turkish Prime Minister, Tayyip Erdogan, says Ankara has rescinded an agreement allowing French military planes to land, and warships to dock, in the country. This brings the conflict over a “genocide bill” proposed in France to the NATO level. Read more…

Nuke carrier leads US strike force into Syrian waters + Related Articles

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Nov. 29,2011
French fig-leaf: Sarkozy wants Syria
EU rejects French call for intervention in Syria

USS George H.W. Bush. (AFP Photo/US Navy)

Nuclear aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush has reportedly anchored off Syria. As an Arab League deadline to allow observers into the country passes with no response from Damascus, the possibility of intervention in Syria seems to be growing. Read more…

Model fired for Gaddafi sympathies

Thursday, November 3, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 3 ,2011

Considering the Gaddafi family to be “normal people” can cost you a job, as a German-based model discovered after an interview about her relationship with Muammar Read more…

Libyan NTC chairman meets European Parliament president in Tripoli

Sunday, October 30, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 30,2011

TRIPOLI, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) — Chairman of the Libyan National Transitional Council(NTC) Mustafa Abdul Jalil met with visiting Read more…

Libya:Gaddafis have ‘slim to no chance’ of Hague justice + Related Articles

Thursday, October 27, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 27,2011

A file picture taken on June 10, 2009 shows Libya’s leader Moamer Kadhafi addressing a press conference at Rome’s Quirinale presidential palace in Italy (AFP Photo / Filippo Monteforte) Read more…