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Palestine’s DFLP Rejects Reconciliation on Israel’s Terms

Friday, August 17, 2018

The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) rejects long-term reconciliation with Israel on the terms of the latter, member of the organization’s political bureau Ali Faisal told on Thursday. According to media reports, Israelis and Palestinians are continuing to discuss a draft long-term solution to the problem of the refugees Strip, proposed by the UN and Egypt. “Long-term reconciliation in accordance with Israeli conditions is unacceptable, because Israel…

Sessions Vows to Prosecute Makers of Undetectable 3D Printed Guns

Friday, August 17, 2018

The US Justice Department will prosecute to the fullest extent those who violate laws that prohibit the manufacturing or possession of undetectable plastic firearms, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a press release. “We will not stand for the evasion, especially the flouting, of current law and will take action to ensure that individuals who violate the law by making plastic firearms and rendering them undetectable, will be prosecuted…

Arab League Opposes Iran’s Threats to Block Navigation in Hormuz Strait

Friday, August 17, 2018

The Arab League opposes Tehran’s threats to obstruct Middle East states’ oil exports through the Strait of Hormuz in case Iran is unable to transport its oil via the route, the organization’s new ambassador to Russia, Jaber Habib Jaber, told on Thursday. “We oppose any threats to suspend navigation and foreign intervention into the region’s affairs. The Arab League defends the principles on non-interference in domestic issues of the Arab…

State Department: US Keeps ‘Door Open’ to Dialogue With Russia

Friday, August 17, 2018

The United States is maintaining contacts with Russia on a range of issues, from Syria to arms control, a State Department official told. “This administration has been clear that the door to dialogue is open. We maintain channels of communications with Russia on Ukraine, Syria, arms control, strategic stability, and many other bilateral matter,” the official said. Bloomberg reported on Thursday citing a US administration official that US National Security…

UK Troops at Risk Due to IT Failures at Military Medical Facilities

Friday, August 17, 2018

UK military personnel could be endangered as systematic computer failures at military medical facilities are leading to patients getting the wrong drugs and missing life-saving vaccines, The Times reported on Friday citing doctors. According to The Times, general practitioners are routinely locked out of patients’ records at these facilities due to IT system problems. There are some 500 civilian and military doctors providing medical services to 147,000 full-time troops in…

US soldier dies in swimming accident near Darmstadt

Thursday, August 16, 2018

A U.S. soldier died last week after a swimming accident near Darmstadt, Germany, officials said. The soldier, identified as Spc. Melvin Douglas Spruill Jr., of Washington, N.C., died in a hospital after being rescued by fellow servicemembers from a lake in Riedstadt-Leeheim on the afternoon of Aug. 6, German police said. Spruill, who joined the Army in 2016, was a petroleum supply specialist with 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, in…

Iceland hotel offers US military barracks theme experience to travelers

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Where there were once hundreds of American sailors and airmen, trying to catch sleep and relax in their barracks after a hard day of flying patrols around Iceland, there are now dozens of young people from around the world, sleeping and trying to catch a buzz on Icelandic beer after a long day’s flight across the Atlantic. So maybe not that much has changed for the Base Hotel and Hostel…

Poland marks Army Day with parade, call for US military base

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Poland’s president voiced hope for a permanent U.S. military presence in his country, in a speech as the nation put on a large military parade on its Armed Forces Day holiday Wednesday replete with tanks and people marching in historic uniforms. Poland is fearful of Russia’s renewed aggression, and President Andrzej Duda said that a permanent presence by the U.S. Army would “scare away every potential attacker.” The U.S. military,…

Trump loosens limits on when U.S. can deploy cyber weapons: WSJ

Thursday, August 16, 2018

President Donald Trump took steps on Wednesday to loosen limits on when the U.S. government can deploy cyber weapons against adversaries, reversing Obama-era guidelines, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Trump signed an order reversing Presidential Policy Directive 20 that had mapped out an elaborate interagency process before the United States engaged in cyberattacks, the Journal said, citing people familiar with the action. The White House did not immediately…

Italy bridge collapse: 39 dead as minister calls for resignations

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Italy’s transport minister has called on senior managers at the company that operated the collapsed Genoa motorway bridge to resign, as the death toll rose to at least 39. Rescuers searched overnight for survivors through tons of concrete and steel under the shattered structure of the Morandi Bridge. “We’re not giving up hope, we’ve already saved a dozen people from under the rubble,” a fire official, Emanuele Giffi, told AFP.…