Posts published in Day: July 3, 2018

Bloodiest day yet in south Syria offensive

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

A barrage of Russian strikes on rebel-held towns in southern Syria killed 22 civilians on Thursday (June 28), the bloodiest day yet of the government’s offensive in the strategic region. With Moscow’s help, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s army has battered the south for more than a week with air strikes, rocket fire and crude barrel bombs. The bombardment has forced more than 45,000 to flee their homes in search of…

EU to deepen military readiness, raise spending, leaders say

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The European Union must strengthen its defences, spend more and be able to act independently of the United States, the bloc’s leaders said in a summit statement released early on Friday (June 29), pledging to push ahead with a new military cooperation pact. The pledge came after leaders met Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday and it includes a commitment to spend more on defence after years of cuts, a…

Opinion: Angela Merkel’s neck not of the noose yet despite EU migration deal

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The EU has reached an agreement on migration and Chancellor Angela Merkel is going along with it to save her own skin. But it’s not a long-term solution for anyone, writes DW’s Bernd Riegert. After 12 hours of negotiations, exhausted EU leaders presented an agreement on migration. It is above all a shift to the right of the political spectrum toward making it harder to cross into the EU. The…

UK doctors warn: Brexit not good for British health

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Warning of Brexit implications that have become visible in the UK during the Brexit negotiating process, British doctors have evaluated that leaving the EU is «bad for Britain’s health» and have voiced backing for a public vote on the final Brexit deal. British news portal The Guardian reported this week that a motion opposing Brexit, supporting membership of the European single market and calling for the public to have a…