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SIPRI: US dwarfs rest of world in armaments production

Monday, December 10, 2018

US companies hold more than half of the world market share for military equipment, according to a recent study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, SIPRI. The US company Lockheed Martin remains the undisputed leader among the world’s 100 largest defense companies — no other company in the industry made a larger profit in 2017. With sales amounting to $44 billion (€27.8 billion), Lockheed Martin leads the SIPRI ranking…

Brexit ruling: UK can cancel decision, EU court says

Monday, December 10, 2018

The European Court of Justice has ruled the UK can cancel Brexit without the permission of the other 27 EU members. The ECJ judges ruled this could be done without altering the terms of Britain’s membership. A group of anti-Brexit politicians argued the UK should be able to unilaterally halt Brexit, but they were opposed by the government and EU. The decision comes a day before MPs are due to…

In Armenia election, landslide victory to Pashinyan’s bloc, results show

Monday, December 10, 2018

In Armenian early parliamentary election, held on Sunday, December 11, the political bloc led by Armenia’s acting prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, won, according to the Central Election Commission. Canadian-British news agency Reuters reports that the official results from all polling stations in the morning of Monday, December 10, showed that My Step Alliance, which includes Pashinyan’s Civil Contract Party, won 70.4 percent of the vote. The results indicated that two…

Macron to break silence, address French nation amid protests

Monday, December 10, 2018

Pressure mounted on French President Emmanuel Macron to announce concrete measures to calm protests marked by violence when he addresses the nation Monday evening, breaking a long silence widely seen as aggravating a crisis that has shaken the government and the whole country. The president will consult in the morning with an array of national and local officials as he tries to get a handle on the ballooning and radicalizing…

150 countries convene in Morocco to endorse UN Migration Compact

Monday, December 10, 2018

The UN conference to endorse the UN Migration Compact, starting in Marrakech, Morocco on Monday, December 10, will be attended by politicians from 159 countries. French news agency AFP reports that the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was finalised at the UN in July after 18 months of talks and is due to be formally adopted at the start of the two-day conference in Marrakesh. Despite the…

French troops deployed in Paris amid ‘yellow vest’ protest

Saturday, December 8, 2018

French troops have been deployed in Paris to support riot police shielding official buildings from “yellow vest” anti-government protests. Hundreds of military trucks and armored vehicles arrived in the suburbs of Paris on the threshold of a large-scale action from the organizers of the protest, which is planned for this Saturday. Across France, 89,000 police officers will be on duty and armoured vehicles will be deployed in the capital, Prime…

More than 70% of people use mobile phones while driving

Saturday, December 8, 2018

More than 70% of people use mobile phones while driving. At the same time, they acknowledge this is a serious problem. Observations of habits of road traffic participants show that the habit of using mobile phones while driving has been on a rise in the past five years. «Our survey shows that drivers who are ‘busy on the phone’ cause accidents while making calls (72%), exchanging text messages (43%), and…

Russians may be completely removed from the Olympics in Tokyo

Saturday, December 8, 2018

The International Olympic Committee can completely exclude Russian athletes from participating in the Olympics in Tokyo. The reason for such a decision could be the decision of the Moscow City Court, according to which bobsledder Alexandr Yuryevich Zubkov was restored to the status of Olympic champion in Russia. This was reported in the Olympic Committee of Russia. As noted, the Olympic Committee of Russia (ROC) appealed the ruling of the Moscow City Court, which in the…

The UK provides Ukraine with more than 35 million pounds

Saturday, December 8, 2018

The UK this year and next is giving to Ukraine more than £35 million to fight corruption, on reforms and security. This was reported on Twitter by the British Embassy in Ukraine. “In the 2018/19 fiscal year, the UK government provides more than £ 35 million to help Ukraine, supporting more than 70 projects in 7 areas: governance and reform, fighting corruption, communication, conflict, stability and security, humanitarian, human rights,…

Meghan Markle is ‘reading up on hypnobirthing and could have baby at home’

Friday, December 7, 2018

The Duchess of Sussex, 37, is said to want hypnobirthing at home instead of the ultra fancy Lido Wing that Kate Middleton opted for. Meghan Markle is said to be swotting up on ‘hypnobirthing’ and may even have the child at home. The pregnant Duchess, 37, is believed to be about five months pregnant with her first child. It is not thought she will be having the baby at the…