Baltic nations’ FMs pull out of OSCE meeting over Russian foreign minister attendance

Baltic nations’ FMs pull out of OSCE meeting over Russian foreign minister attendance

Wednesday, 29 November 2023 | AP | skopje

The foreign ministers of the three Baltic states have said they will boycott a meeting by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe being held this week in North Macedonia, in objection to the participation of Russia’s foreign minister. The foreign ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania issued a joint...

France to ban smoking on beaches

Wednesday, 29 November 2023 | AP | Paris

(): France will ban smoking on all beaches, in public parks, forests and some other public areas as part of a national anti-tobacco plan presented by the health minister on Tuesday. Tobacco products cause 75,000 avoidable deaths a year in France, Minister of Health and Prevention Aurelien Rousseau said on BFM...

US Navy removes fuel from plane that overshot Hawaii runway

Wednesday, 29 November 2023 | AP | Kaneohe Bay

The US Navy said Monday that it has removed nearly all of the fuel from a large plane that overshot a Hawaii runway and landed in an environmentally sensitive bay, but it doesn’t have a timetable for when it will get the aircraft out of the water.  Rear Adm. Kevin...

Haley: Trump causes too much chaos

Wednesday, 29 November 2023 | AP | Bluffton (US)

(): Nikki Haley argued former president Donald Trump causes too much chaos to be successful in a second White House term, reiterating her argument about the GOP front-runner at a large town hall in her home state of South Carolina. The former governor and United Nations ambassador on Monday drew the...

S Korea delays its spy satellite liftoff

Wednesday, 29 November 2023 | AP | seoul

South Korea has postponed the planned launch of its first military spy satellite set for this Thursday, officials said, days after rival North Korea claimed to put its own spy satellite into orbit for the first time.  Under a contract with SpaceX, South Korea is to launch five spy satellites by...

Dubai prepares to host COP28

Wednesday, 29 November 2023 | AP | dubai

Dubai prepared to host the COP28 climate talks on Tuesday as world leaders including US President Joe Biden signalled they would not be attending the negotiations that come during the ongoing Israel-Hamas war roiling the wider Middle East. Workers under a still-scorching November sun stapled up bunting and decorated Dubai Expo...

Sunak cancelled meeting over Elgin Marbles row: Greek PM

Wednesday, 29 November 2023 | PTI | London

(): British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has reportedly cancelled a planned meeting on Tuesday with his Greek counterpart, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, during a visit to the UK amid a deepening row over the return of the ‘Elgin Marbles’ .The ancient Greek sculptures from the Parthenon in Athens are among the controversial...

Blinken to return to Israel

Wednesday, 29 November 2023 | AP | brussels

US Secretary of State Asntony Blinken will return this week to the Middle East as the US hopes to find a way to extend a cease-fire in Gaza and get more hostages released, the State Department said. It will be his third trip to the region since Israel’s war with...

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