Trouble for criminals as Reps seek Commission against illicit small arms
20 July 2019 | 3:29 pm
Trouble for criminals as Reps seek Commission against illicit small arms.
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The regime in Pyongyang has started 2023 by threatening South Korea and announcing plans for more capable ballistic missiles and a larger nuclear arsenal.
In a bid to tackle the energy crisis, Dutch authorities have approved offshore drilling for gas in the North Sea. The first gas is set to be extracted in 2024, but the project has sparked controversy on the surrounding islands. Residents fear that drilling for gas will damage the exceptional biodiversity of the area, pollute the Waddenzee - a UNESCO world heritage site - and threaten the islands main source of income, tourism.
Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine last year, the German arms manufacturer has seen its share price more than double.
Tallinn has hit back at reports that it upset its EU allies with reimbursements it has sought for weapons sent to Ukraine, in a trying moment for the bloc.
South Africa rejects accusations by the United States that it's providing weapons to Russia. Also, the search for missing people continues in eastern DR Congo after last week's devastating floods. And Tunisia's Jewish community is still in shock, two days after an attack at the Ghriba synagogue on the island of Djerba, in which five people were killed.
The US envoy to South Africa accused Pretoria of sending arms to Russia to support its war in Ukraine, saying he's betting "his life" on the accuracy of the allegations. President Ramaphosa's office called for evidence.
The US president said Washington was doing all it can to strengthen support for Ukraine to fight back against Russia's aggression. Meanwhile, Zelenskyy called on G7 leaders to his peace plan.
The governor of Sudan's Darfur region has urged citizens to arm themselves amid fears of escalating violence. A shaky nationwide truce is due to expire tomorrow.
Boris Pistorius told DW that Germany is willing to work with "reliable partners" like India and Indonesia. The German defense minister will be traveling to India alongside representatives from German's defense industry.
In the past, Germany's biennial Protestant Church Assembly has been dominated by debates about disarmament. But this year, the discussions revolve around weapons for Ukraine.
The war in Ukraine is stirring debate in one of Europe's last neutral states. Switzerland is certainly not looking to scrap neutrality, it’s just not sure what it actually means.
Hundreds of people in Ukraine have been sexually assaulted by Russian soldiers since the invasion of their country began. Now, for the first time, four alleged perpetrators are in the sights of Germany's justice system.
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