RTCG - Radio Televizija Crne Gore - Nacionalni javni servis :: World http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/rss.html me http://www.rtcg.me/img/logo.png RTCG - Radio Televizija Crne Gore - Nacionalni javni servis :: World http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/rss.html No Brexit agreement sealed yet http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/220799/no-brexit-agreement-sealed-yet.html The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator has warned ministers from the other 27 member states that no deal has been sealed on Britain's departure from the bloc. "Michel Barnier explained that intense negotiating efforts continue, but an agreement has not been reached yet," the European Council, which represents the member states, said in a statement. ]]> Mr Barnier had addressed ministers from the 27 remaining EU nations at a meeting in Brussels this morning.        

The statement continued: "Some key issues remain under discussion, in particular a solution to avoid a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

"During the meeting, ministers however also recalled the need to continue the work at all levels on preparations for every possible scenario."

Gernot Blumel, the Europe minister of Austria, which currently holds the council's rotating presidency, said: "In these final stages of the negotiations, ministers showed again today that we are determined to keep the unity of the EU27.

A spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said he expected cabinet ministers to keep backing her on Brexit, and that they would be called to a meeting to discuss an EU exit deal as and when there was something to talk about.

He also told reporters that negotiations with the European Union were ongoing, with negotiators working into the early hours, but that substantial issues relating to Northern Ireland remain.

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Melbourne: A Somali attacker died in custody http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/220519/melbourne-a-somali-attacker-died-in-custody.html A man who set a car on fire and stabbed three people - one fatally - in the Australian city of Melbourne has died in hospital after being shot by police. ]]> Authorities now say they are treating the attack as a terror-related.


The attacker, 31, was shot after confronting officers on a busy city street, authorities said. He was taken into custody in a critical condition.


The two survivors are in hospital, neither are in a serious condition. The suspect has not been named.


Police said they were "not looking for anyone further at this early stage".


"We don't believe there is an ongoing threat at this stage, but certainly we are treating it as a terrorism incident," said Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton.


He said the suspect, who is of Somali origin, was "someone that is known" to both local police and federal intelligence, adding it was "mainly in respect to relatives" who are "certainly persons of interest to us".


The Islamic State (IS) group said on Friday that one of its "fighters" was behind the attack, its Amaq news agency reported.

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Elections announce hard political battles in US http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/220394/elections-announce-hard-political-battles-in-us-.html The results of the elections for the US Congress and the takeover of the House of Representatives by the Democrats are sign of good health of American democracy. ]]> Elections also open the door to major battles with the Republicans, who held control of the Senate and President Donald Trump on various issues - from health care, through taxation to politics across Europe, according to the world's media.

The return of the House of Representatives under the control of the Democrats is much more than the victory of one party. This is a sign of the health of American democracy, said the Washington Post.

 "Turning against the leading party in Washington even at the moment of economic prosperity, voters from Keys West to Kansas refused to accept the continued degradation of their nation's political culture ... Voters throughout the country refused to call Donald Trump to vote on the basis of fear of immigrants, and did not responded to his portrayal of the opposition as dangerous enemies, " says the Washington Post and adds:
"Now the House of Representatives will be in a position to investigate any number of potential administrative violations and demand responsibility: the harsh separation of children of migrants from parents, the dubious decision to raise the issue of citizenship until the 2020 census, the president's interference with the investigation of the Special Investigator Robert Muller.

Tuesday was a good day for the Democrats. It can be a good day for the Republicans, if they learn from their defeat in the House and think about the "devil's contract" with Trump. "

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At least 200 mass graves left behind ISIL http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/220185/at-least-200-mass-graves-left-behind-isil-.html More than 200 mass graves containing the remains of thousands of victims have been found in areas formerly controlled by ISIS, a United Nations report revealed today. ]]> Both the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) documented 202 grave sites in total, but anticipate more will be discovered in the coming months and years.

The grave sites, which may contain up to 12,000 bodies, were found in the northern and western Iraqi provinces of Nineveh, Kirkuk, Salah al-Din and Anbar.

ISIS -- the militant group that is also known as ISIL -- seized large areas of Iraq between June 2014 and December 2017 and members declared them as part of a so-called caliphate.

The report notes that the group led "a campaign of widespread violence and systematic violations of international human rights and humanitarian law."

The graves, the report says, could contain critical forensic material that will not only be able to help identify victims, but also "build an understanding around the scale of abuses and violations that occurred" and determine if acts amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide.

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"Up to 15,000 soldiers at the border because of migrants" http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/219670/up-to-15000-soldiers-at-the-border-because-of-migrants.html American President Donald Trump said Wednesday that as many as 15,000 soldiers could be dispatched to the US-Mexican border to stop what he described as dangerous groups of immigrants. ]]> With more than 5,000 soldiers already being sent, Trump told reporters "we'll do up to anywhere between 10 and 15,000 military personnel."

"It's a dangerous group of people," Trump said of the latest caravan of mostly impoverished Central Americans trying to walk through Mexico to the US border.

"They're not coming into our country."

Security on the southern border has rarely involved active duty troops and 15,000 troops would mean a similar size deployment to the US war effort in Afghanistan.

Trump has made clamping down on what he regularly describes as an "invasion" of illegal immigrants the centerpiece of his campaigning for Republican candidates in next Tuesday's midterm legislative elections.

Opponents say the rhetoric is alarmist and even tinged with racism.

The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday described "an unprecedented crisis on our Southern Border."

However, according to the department's own statistics, 400,000 illegal immigrants were intercepted in 2018, just 25 percent of the figure in 2000.

The major change, the department points out, is that in 2000 nearly all the illegal immigrants were single adults and today around half are coming in families or as unaccompanied minors.

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Explosion at security service building kills one, injures three http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/219559/explosion-at-security-service-building-kills-one-injures-three.html Russia has opened an investigation into suspected terrorism after a 17-year-old boy detonated a bomb in the lobby of an office belonging to Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) in the north of the country. ]]> Russia's Investigative Committee said the unnamed teenager had detonated a homemade bomb in the lobby of the FSB, the country's main domestic security and intelligence service, in the city of Arkhangelsk.

It said he died at the scene.

Investigators said they had identified the teenager as a resident of the city, which is around 1,000km north of Moscow, but did not name him.

Three FSB employees were wounded in the blast, the Investigative Committee said in a statement.

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"NATO and Russians will act responsibly“ http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/219430/nato-and-russians-will-act-responsibly-.html NATO’s secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said today he is confident the Western military alliance and Russia “will act in a respectable way” as the two sides hold drills in the same area in waters off Norway’s coast. ]]> Jens Stoltenberg was speaking as he attended the Trident Juncture war games in his native Norway.
 He said that “this is not a Cold War situation”, stressing it is “purely to prevent, not to provoke”.

Russia has been briefed by NATO on the exercises and invited to monitor them, but the move has still angered the Russians.
Moscow has warned it could be forced to respond to increased NATO military activities and said its navy plans to test missiles in international waters, close to where the alliance is conducting its largest military exercise since the end of the Cold War.

The Russian missile tests will take place at the start of November off western Norway.

The NATO drill, which is scheduled to end on November 7, is taking place in central and eastern Norway, the North Atlantic and the Baltic Sea. The exercises involve around 50,000 personnel from all 29 NATO allies, plus partners Finland and Sweden.There also are 65 ships, 250 aircraft and 10,000 vehicles in a hypothetical scenario that involves restoring Norway’s sovereignty after an attack by a “fictitious aggressor”.
Stoltenberg said it is a necessary exercise to “send a strong signal of unity”.

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Erdogan asks Saudis where is Khashoggi’s body http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/219034/erdogan-asks-saudis-where-is-khashoggis-body-.html Three weeks after the disappearance in Istanbul of Jamal Khashoggi, and a week after Saudi officials admitted he had been killed at their consulate, Turkey’s president is asking where the journalist’s body ended up. ]]> The killer is already known to Saudi Arabia, among 18 arrested by Saudi officials last Friday, added the president.

“The 18 people know who killed him, because the culprit is among them,” said Erdogan, adding that Turkey has additional information and documents.

Saudi-born Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post, went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

After weeks of denying any knowledge of his whereabouts, Saudi officials last week admitted that Khashoggi was killed in a "brawl" at the consulate.

Earlier this week, press accounts quoted a Saudi official as saying the body had been given to a “local cooperator” to take care of, but no Saudi official has addressed the body’s whereabouts on record.

Erdogan also said that Saudi Arabia will send a chief prosecutor to Turkey on Sunday to meet his counterpart in Istanbul.

He also said Turkey was sharing its information and documents on the Khashoggi case with interested relevant parties, and shared them with Saudi Arabia as well.

He also asked the kingdom to hand over those arrested to Turkey in order to be tried in the country, where the incident occurred.

“It is obvious that he was killed but where, you have to show the body,” Erdogan said.

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Biggest NATO military exercise http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/218911/biggest-nato-military-exercise-.html NATO has launched its largest military exercise since the collapse of the Soviet Union, mustering tens of thousands of troops in what has been called a "strong display" of Alliance’s capability, unity at a time of growing danger in Europe. ]]> During the exercise personnel will be split into "South Forces" and "North Forces" that will take turns playing the role of the fictitious aggressor and the NATO defending forces. The exercise will test readiness to restore the sovereignty of an ally -- in this case Norway -- after an act of armed aggression.

The Russian defense minister warned that Moscow could be forced to respond to increased NATO activity near its western border.
The main phase of the exercise Trident Juncture -- involving military forces from all 29 NATO allies, plus partners Finland and Sweden, and stretching from the North Atlantic to the Baltic Sea -- began in Norway today and was scheduled to run for two weeks.

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Visas revoked to Saudis involved in murder http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/218805/visas-revoked-to-saudis-involved-in-murder.html The United States said Tuesday it was revoking visas of Saudis involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as President Donald Trump ridiculed the kingdom's response as "one of the worst cover-ups" in history. ]]> The move came as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Khashoggi's killing inside the Saudis' Istanbul consulate had been meticulously planned, in a speech that overshadowed a long-planned investment forum in Riyadh.

Saudi leaders have denied involvement in the killing, pushing responsibility down the chain of command.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman "strongly said that he had nothing to do with this, this was at a lower level," US President Donald Trump said, adding he had spoken Monday to the prince and his father King Salman.

Trump said the Saudis had a "very bad original concept" in killing the 59-year-old Saudi insider-turned-critic.

"It was carried out poorly and the cover-up was one of the worst in the history of cover-ups," Trump said.

"It was a total fiasco," he later added.

Faced with mounting calls for tough measures by US lawmakers across the political spectrum, the State Department said it had identified 21 Saudis whose visas would either be revoked or who would be ineligible for future visas.

"These penalties will not be the last word on this matter from the United States," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters.

"We are making very clear that the United States does not tolerate this kind of action to silence Mr. Khashoggi, a journalist, through violence," he said.

The top US diplomat said the Saudi suspects came from "the intelligence services, the royal court, the foreign ministry and other Saudi ministries."

Pompeo added the United States was also looking into whether to take action under a law named after Sergei Magnitsky, the anti-corruption accountant who died in Russian custody, that would impose financial sanctions on individuals behind Khashoggi's death.

The initial US action against the Saudis came three weeks after Khashoggi, self-exiled to suburban Washington, vanished in the consulate and following contradictory statements by Trump, who has ruled out major steps such as cutting arms sales to the major defense partner.

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‘’Crimea is ours, it was not ‘’snatched’’ http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/218303/crimea-is-ours-it-was-not-snatched.html In his wide-ranging comments at the annual Valdai Discussion Club meeting in Sochi – Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that Russians are “going to heaven as martyrs” in the event of a nuclear holocaust and claims that Wednesday’s Kerch college shooting was the “result of globalization.” But those remarkable assertions are not what we are fact checking here. ]]> Putin also returned to a perennially contentious topic: the status of Crimea. "Crimea is ours… And why ours? Not because we came and grabbed something… What is democracy? A government of the people. And how is a government of the people validated? Through referendums, elections and so on. People in Crimea turned out for a referendum and voted… to be independent and, as a next step,… to be a part of the Russian Federation… We proceed from the will of the people living in this territory.”

Putin further said Russia didn’t need to take anything as “we have an enormous territory, and we don’t need anything from anyone.” He added: “Of course, we value our sovereignty, our independence. It’s always been that way, for the entire history of our state. That’s in the blood of our people, as I’ve repeatedly said.”

But Putin’s claims that Crimea was not “snatched,” and that Russia does doesn’t need to take territory from anyone have repeatedly been proven false.

As Polygraph.info previously reported, the Russian takeover of Crimea in February 2014 began when Russian special forces, operating without national insignia, seized the Crimea parliament building and raised the Russian flag. The bloodless invasion by “little green men” resulted in unmarked Russian soldiers taking control of the Republic.

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College assault kills 17 http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/218100/college-assault-kills-17.html At least 17 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in an attack at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea. ]]> Officials initially said an "unidentified explosive device" detonated, but now say all the victims died of gunshot wounds at the technical college in Kerch.

Russian investigators said an 18-year-old student blamed for the attack had killed himself.

Russia seized Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 in a widely criticised move.

The annexation followed a disputed vote that was condemned by many Western powers.

The alleged perpetrator of the college attack has been identified as Vladislav Roslyakov, who is said to have opened fire on those in the building. Forty people were injured.

Russia's RBC TV interviewed a friend who said he "hated the technical school very much".

The incident had initially been described as a "terrorist act", but Russia's investigative committee has now reclassified it as "mass murder".

President Vladimir Putin described it as a "tragic event" and expressed condolences to the victims' relatives.

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No politics, more care for the cat an hygiene http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/217974/no-politics-more-care-for-the-cat-an-hygiene-.html WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been living in Ecuador’s UK embassy in London since June 2012, has been issued a memo of restrictions and stipulations. ]]> In a nine-page memo, published by Ecuadorean website Codigo Vidrio, the WikiLeaks founder is prohibited from "interfering in the internal affairs of other states" or from activities "that could prejudice Ecuador's good relations with other states".

Assange was also told in the memo his pet cat would be confiscated and taken to an animal shelter if he did not look after it.

On Sunday, WikiLeaks said Assange would be reconnected to the internet, but it was not clear whether the move was contingent on him agreeing to Ecuador's conditions.

The memo mostly governs security and communication issues, but offers hints of other Assange issues at the embassy, such as the need for him to clean his bathroom.

Tension has long been building between Assange and his hosts, particularly after the Australian ex-hacker began cheering on Catalonian secessionists in Spain last year.

In March, Ecuador announced it was restricting Assange's access to the internet.

Assange took refuge at the Ecuadorean Embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faced sex crimes allegations.

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The US and Israel grounded all F-35 planes http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/217570/the-us-and-israel-grounded-all-f-35-planes.html The United States has temporarily suspended all F-35 operations worldwide after the first-ever crash of the advanced fighter jet led investigators to suspect that a common problem exists with the jet’s fuel tubes, the Pentagon's F-35 Lightning II Program said in a statement on Thursday. ]]> The Defense Department said that any faulty fuel tubes installed on the F-35 jets will be removed and replaced, but if it's known good fuel tubes are already installed, then those aircraft will be returned to flight status.

"Inspections are expected to be completed within the next 24 to 48 hours," the statement said.

Israel has also decided to follow in the US' footsteps and announced that it had grounded all of its F-35 stealth fighter jets.

According to The Conversation's report, released by Scientific American last year, the F-35 might become the most expensive weapons program in US history: the lifecycle cost of the F-35 program — including aircraft acquisition costs plus estimated operational and maintenance expenses — projects to be well over $1.5 trillion.

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At least 28 dead in the confrontation of rebels and ISIL http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/217449/at-least-28-dead-in-the-confrontation-of-rebels-and-isil-.html At least 28 people were killed in the clashes between the Islamic State and members of Syrian Democratic Forces in East Syria, the opposition Observatory for Human Rights said today. ]]> The fighting started yesterday, while intense clashes have been taking place around the village of Al Susah today, where a sand storm reduces visibility.

The Human Rights Observatory has announced that the Islamic State has launched an attack against the Syrian group which has the US support, and that more than 10 of its members were killed.

It also reported that 18 Islamic State fighters were killed in the conflict.

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At least 50 killed in Kenya http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/217358/at-least-50-killed-in-kenya-.html At least 50 people, including seven children, were killed in a bus crash west of Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday, police said. ]]> The bus was traveling from the Kenyan capital to the port city of Kisumu when the driver lost control while going down a steep slope, authorities said.

Kericho County Police Commander James Mugera told CNN that authorities believe the driver "lost control of his vehicle," in the predawn hours on the Kisumu -- Muhoroni highway in Fort Ternan, Kericho County, a region north west of Nairobi.


President Uhuru Kenyatta posted a message on his Twitter page offering "heartfelt condolences to the families of fellow Kenyans who lost their lives in a tragic road accident at Fort Ternan in Kericho County this morning." He also wished a "quick recovery" for those who were injured in the crash. The injured were taken to local hospitals, the Kenyan Red Cross said.

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Interpol president missing http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/216877/interpol-president-missing-.html The head of Interpol has been reported missing, a French judicial official has said. ]]> Meng Hongwei, the Chinese head of the international police organisation Interpol, was reported missing by his wife in September.

Meng, 64, was last seen leaving for China from Interpol's headquarters in Lyon, southeast France, in late September, the judicial source said.

Meng's wife, who lives in Lyon, where Interpol is based, contacted the police after not hearing from her husband after leaving for the trip.

Interpol said the whereabouts of its president is a: "matter for the relevant authorities in both France and China."

Meng was elected president of Interpol in November 2016. At the time, rights groups expressed concern that Beijing might try to use Meng's position at the body to go after dissidents abroad.

Beijing has tried for many years to enlist the help of foreign countries to arrest and deport back to China citizens it accuses of crimes including corruption and terrorism.

Meng's term is due to run until 2020.

A vice minister of public security in China, he previously served as vice chairman of the national narcotics control commission and director of the National Counter-Terrorism Office for China. Interpol's main function is to provide a mechanism for police forces in different countries to notify each other of wanted suspects.

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The West is trying to drag Macedonia into NATO http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/216739/the-west-is-trying-to-drag-macedonia-into-nato-.html Western countries have been trying to drag Macedonia in NATO, even though the referendum on the name change has failed, assessed Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova. ]]> According to her, in spite of the fact that leading politicians in the EU and NATO member states openly called citizens of Macedonia to vote for the name change, all failed.
"Nevertheless, they welcomed the result without hesitation", Zakharova said, the Tanjug reports.
She said that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg promised to grant Skopje membership in the alliance as early as the beginning of 2019, leaving no doubt that the parliaments of Macedonia and Greece would pass the required decisions.

"The continuation of heavy-handed outside interference in Macedonia's internal affairs is evident. The goal is obvious - to drag Skopje into the alliance at any cost," she said.
According to her, the logic of western countries supposes that one could ignore the opinion of 63.1 % of Macedonian citizens, including the president of the country who openly refuses to support the agreement on name change.
"The approach of the West to the democracy in this interpretation is cynical and hypocritical, and that is mostly noticeable in the Balkans", Zakharova said.


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Nobel prize to Arnold, Smith, and Winter http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/216636/nobel-prize-to-arnold-smith-and-winter.html The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists for their discoveries in enzyme research. ]]> Americans Frances Arnold and George P Smith will share the prize with Briton Gregory Winter, who is based at Cambridge University.

This year's winners used a technique called directed evolution to create new proteins.

These have been used in areas as diverse as the manufacture of new drugs and green fuels.

Frances Arnold, from Caltech in Pasadena, was first to use a method mimicking natural selection in order to develop enzymes that would perform specific tasks.

Enzymes are biological catalysts - which speed up chemical reactions in biological cells.

Prof Arnold's directed evolution techniques are now routinely used to develop new enzymes.

Frances Arnold is the fifth woman to win a Nobel Prize in Chemistry; the last female winner was Ada Yonath from Israel, who shared the 2009 award for discoveries in the structure and function of the ribosome - a minute particle involved in the synthesis of proteins in the body.

On Tuesday, Donna Strickland became only the third female winner of the physics prize, and the first woman to win it in 55 years.

Arnold will take one half of the nine million Swedish kronor (£770,686; $998,618) prize, while Smith and Winter will share the other half.

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Europe the most exposed to the next crisis http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/216522/europe-the-most-exposed-to-the-next-crisis-.html Credit ratings agency Moody's warned that Europe remains highly vulnerable to another economic downturn despite all its fire-fighting efforts over the past few years. ]]> The Moody's report said Europe "is not ready to cope with another major slump stressing the financial system.", reported Associated press.

 It noted five vulnerabilities that could deepen the impact in Europe of the next downturn, including higher debt levels, peaking assets prices and regulatory risks.
The warning follows a relatively calm period for the 19-country eurozone, which has grappled with the global financial crisis and the subsequent debt crisis over the past decade.

The region enjoyed strong economic growth last year and unemployment has fallen to a decade-low rate of 8.1 percent. Greece, meanwhile, is no longer reliant on bailout loans.

As a result, the European Central Bank has started to rein in its crisis-era economic support measures. It is planning to halt its bond-buying stimulus program at the end of this year before possibly raising interest rates again next year.

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