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 Supersonic bomber crash http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/228253/supersonic-bomber-crash-.html A Tu-22M3 supersonic strategic bomber has crashed in Russia’s north-west while trying to make a landing during a sudden snowstorm, reports Russia Today. ]]> Two crew members died in the incident while two others were injured.

 The crash occurred at 13.40 Moscow time, reports Sputnik.

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China's economy grew 6.6% in 2018, the lowest pace in 28 years http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/228111/chinas-economy-grew-66-in-2018-the-lowest-pace-in-28-years.html Economic growth came in at 6.6 percent in 2018 — the slowest pace since 1990.That announcement was highly anticipated by many around the world amid Beijing's ongoing trade dispute with the U.S., its largest trading partner. ]]> Economists polled by Reuters had predicted full-year GDP to come in at that pace, which was down from a revised 6.8 percent in 2017.

Fourth quarter GDP growth was 6.4 percent, matching expectations. That was a decline from the 6.5 percent year-over-year growth in the third quarter of 2018.

There were a few bright spots in Monday's batch of official Chinese economic data.

Industrial output grew 5.7 percent in December from a year earlier — beating economists' expectations of 5.3 percent growth — outpacing November's 5.4 percent growth.

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Brexit should be delayed for a year http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/227857/brexit-should-be-delayed-for-a-year-.html With the clock ticking down to March 29, the date set in law for Brexit, the United Kingdom is now in the deepest political crisis in half a century as it grapples with how, or even whether, to exit the European project it joined in 1973. ]]> Earlier this week, Prime Minister Theresa May’s two-year attempt to forge an amicable divorce with an independent trade policy was crushed by parliament in the biggest defeat for a British leader in modern history.
Brown, Labour prime minister from 2007 to 2010, said there was rising public anger over what people perceive as an out-of-touch elite and a paralysed parliament.
“It is the lethal combination of a deadlocked parliament, an ever-more divided country and the mounting distrust between parliament and people that makes me fear for our cohesion,” he said in a speech in Edinburgh.
“If parliament on its own cannot solve the problems it has created and if we are in uncharted waters – like a boat at sea, with no compass, no map and no life jackets - it is time to think afresh.”
Citizens’ assemblies, which have been deployed around the world, see members of the public confront social or political challenges politicians have been unable to resolve.

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European elections will not be boring http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/227736/european-elections-will-not-be-boring-.html Elections for the European Parliament are usually not particularly interesting, but this time it will be different. ]]> The vote, which will take place from 23 to 26 May 2019 throughout the European continent, could turn into a kind of referendum about a 60-year-long experiment called the European Union.

The consequences of these elections will be more far-reaching then those voting for EU MP’s usually causes. In other words, it will influence other institutions of the European Union, as well as national political parties of member states, says the Bloomberg Businessweek.

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There's still time for negotiations between EU and Britain http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/227621/theres-still-time-for-negotiations-between-eu-and-britain.html German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said there is still time for negotiations between the European Union and Britain over its departure from the bloc. ]]> Mrs Merkel said she regretted the decision by British MPs to oppose the agreement negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May and the EU.

She told reporters in Berlin that “we will of course do everything to find an orderly solution, but we are also prepared if there is no orderly solution”.

Mrs Merkel said “we still have time to negotiate, but we are now waiting to see what the British Prime Minister proposes”.

In Finland, Prime Minister Juha Sipila urged all British citizens living in the Nordic country to immediately register at the immigration service to make sure they receive a living permit in case of a no-deal Brexit.

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Series of avalanches struck roads and buildings http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/227507/series-of-avalanches-struck-roads-and-buildings-.html Austrian officials say several series of avalanches have struck buildings and roads but caused no injuries. ]]> Warmer, wetter weather after days of heavy snowfall has increased the risk of avalanches in parts of southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

An overnight avalanche in Ramsau, central Austria, slammed a hotel. All 60 visitors and staff, most of whom were from a Danish ski club, got out of the building unharmed.

Dozens of people have already died in avalanches and weather-related accidents in the region since the start of the year.

In Bavaria, snow melt has flooded several roads and some basements in the town of Harburg as the Woernitz river swelled overnight.

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National debate on important issues http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/227392/national-debate-on-important-issues-.html French President Emmanuel Macron launched a three-month nationwide debate on Monday, after tens of thousands of anti-government protesters clashed with police across the country for the ninth consecutive weekend. ]]> The initiative is intended to address a long list of grievances among the so-called "yellow vests" — a grassroots uprising named after the high-visibility jackets protesters wear.

The anti-government rallies were initially born out of anger over a fuel tax hike but have since morphed into a broader movement of growing discontent against the French president.

In an open letter published by French media outlets on Monday, Macron sought to recognize protesters' demands for change to some of his flagship policies, but appeared to stop short on rolling back his pro-business reforms.

"For me, there is no banned issue. We won't agree on everything, which is normal in a democracy. But at least we'll show we're a people which is not afraid of talking, exchanging, debating," Macron said in a 2,330-word open letter.

Macron did not say whether he would be prepared to scrap his administration's contentious wealth tax policy, which has led to some of his critics describing him as "president of the rich."

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Zeman: The EU is hard to bear for the Czechs http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/227120/zeman-the-eu-is-hard-to-bear-for-the-czechs.html President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman accused the European Union of being difficult to bear for the Czechs in the current form, adding it should seek a natural leader. ]]> Czech presidents sees the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban as the most visible leader with the wish to reform Europe.

"I think the elections for the European Parliament are important and my duty

is to persuade citizens to come out and give their voice to those who want

two things. To reform the EU, because this form for us is difficult to bear so far. Secondly, paradoxically, to stay in the EU because it would be even worse being out of EU cause we are not Switzerland nor Norway,’’ Zeman said in a interview with TV Barandov.

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The US will retreat from Syria step-by-step http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/227025/the-us-will-retreat-from-syria-step-by-step.html US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during the visit to Iraq that the United States would withdraw from Syria in stages and ina a planned manner. ]]> Pompeo was welcomed by Prime Minister of Iraq Adil Abdul-Mahdi during his visit to Baghdad.

In a statement from the Government of Iraq, it was said that during the meeting there were also talks on the withdrawal of US troops from Syria, adding that Pompeo did not mention any timefame, reports Anadolia.

The US Secretary of State said that the United States is determined to implement the withdrawal decision in coordination and cooperation with Iraq.

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Chinese economy will outperform the US http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/226925/chinese-economy-will-outperform-the-us.html China will overtake the United States (USA) next year on the position of the most powerful world economy, predicted Standard Charterhead analysis, as reported by Blumberg. ]]> Additionally, by 2030, current emerging markets will take over seven out of ten places on the list of the world's largest economies, according to SEEbiz.

According to these predictions, India should also overtake the US, which by 2030 could be the third world economy. In the same period, Indonesia will break into the top five and take the fourth place, while Turkey will be fifth.
Standard Chartered performs analysis on the basis of nominal gross domestic product (GDP) and purchasing power parity.

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Passes bill to end US government shutdown without border wall money http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/226481/passes-bill-to-end-us-government-shutdown-without-border-wall-money.html The new Democratic-held House passed legislation Thursday night that would end a partial government shutdown. ]]> Passage of the spending packages will not move Congress closer to reopening nine unfunded federal departments for now. As the measures do not include money for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall, he has vowed not to sign them.

Facing Trump's veto threat, the Senate will not "waste its time" to pass the House proposal, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday. It leaves lawmakers and the White House no closer to breaking an impasse over the border barrier as the government shutdown nears the end of its 13th day.

Bipartisan congressional leaders will head to the White House for negotiations Friday as they try to bridge a divide over Trump's demand for $5 billion for a wall. A Wednesday briefing on border security at the White House yielded no results, and Democrats emerged from it even more adamantly refusing to fund the barrier.

In an official statement of policy Thursday, the White House said Trump's advisors would recommend that the president veto the Democratic proposals. The administration called for at least $5 billion for the wall. The president "cannot accept legislation that provides unnecessary funding for wasteful programs while ignoring the Nation's border security needs," the Trump administration wrote.

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Prosecutor asked for death penalty for five suspects http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/226381/prosecutor-asked-for-death-penalty-for-five-suspects-.html A Saudi prosecutor has asked for the death penalty for five of 11 suspects held over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the country’s consulate in Istanbul on 2 October, the state news agency SPA reported on Thursday. ]]> In a trial that is likely to have major international diplomatic consequences, the 11 defendants appeared in court in a session closed to the public.

In late October the Saudis said they had detained 18 suspects in relation to the murder, but the names have not been shared with Turkish authorities.

The Khashoggi, columnists for the Washington Post, was killed on October 2, 2018 in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. He wrote articles critical of the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. Saudi Arabia initially denied that a journalist was killed, but later admitted it.

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New earthquake http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/225901/new-earthquake-.html A magnitude 5.8 earthquake rattled the eastern Indonesian province of West Papua, causing nervous residents to panic, about a week after a tsunami killed hundreds farther west in the archipelago. ]]> According to the the United States Geological Survey it was magnitude 5.8 earthquake, while Indonesian authorities measured the quake at a magnitude of 6.1 and said it was "felt quite strongly for several seconds".

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The region in Papua, which makes up half the island known as New Guinea, is sparsely populated.

The epicentre of the quake was on land near the city of Manokwari at a depth of 55km. The Indonesian meteorological agency said it did not have the potential to trigger a tsunami.

Last Saturday, a tsunami caused by the collapse of part of a volcano crater killed at least 430 people when waves of up to 5m smashed into the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra.

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Six dead in a fire in Warsaw http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/225663/six-dead-in-a-fire-in-warsaw.html Polish firefighters say six people have died in a fire at a small wooden building sometimes used by the homeless in an outlying district of Warsaw. ]]> Pawel Fratczak, a spokesman for firefighters, said Wednesday the fire took place late on Christmas Day. When firefighters arrived at the scene, the small wooden building was in flames and they found six bodies.
Fratczak said the cause of the fire is not known but police and prosecutors have opened an investigation.

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EU citizens are generally not for enlargement http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/225535/eu-citizens-are-generally-not-for-enlargement.html Most EU citizens oppose the enlargement of new members in the coming years, while support for EU membership is still prevalent in candidate countries as well as a belief that it would be beneficial, according to a recent Eurobarometer survey by the European Commission. ]]> The survey, which included five candidate countries for EU membership, showed that the majority of Serbian citizens, 42 percent, believe that EU membership would be a good thing.

In Albania, as many as 93 percent of respondents said membership would be good, with only one percent having a negative attitude. In other candidate countries, 58 percent of Macedonians, 45 percent of Montenegrins and 35 percent of Turks think that EU membership is positive.

 

In the EU itself, however, 43 percent of citizens support expansion to new member states in the coming years, and it is against 45 percent.

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Rises in number of victims in Indonesia http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/225427/rises-in-number-of-victims-in-indonesia.html Showers and thunderstorms through mid-week will put a damper on recovery efforts along the Sunda Strait in Indonesia following a deadly tsunami. ]]> A tsunami hit the Sunda Strait in Indonesia on Saturday night, leaving over at least 281 people dead and injuring over 1,400, according to the Associated Press (AP).

Hundreds of homes were heavily damaged as the wall of water swept away anything in its path. Hotels and boats also sustained severe damage.

Water reportedly swept 65 feet (20 meters) inland.

As residents survey the damage and search and rescue efforts continue, typical tropical weather will continue through Wednesday.

Clouds will be plentiful, with afternoon and evening thunderstorms, some of which can contain heavier downpours.

Temperature-wise, highs are likely near 31 C (88 F) through Wednesday.

Drier weather will return for the second half of the week, however, the lack of wet weather will bring more sunshine and higher afternoon temperatures.

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Issues arrest warrants for 39 feto suspects http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/225136/issues-arrest-warrants-for-39-feto-suspects.html Turkish prosecutors on Friday issued arrest warrants for 39 suspects for their links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup. ]]> The Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in Istanbul issued arrest warrants for the suspects who allegedly used ByLock, an encrypted cellphone application used by coup-plotters.

FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

Ankara also accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.

Reporting by Muhammed Enes Can:Writing by Diyar Guldogan

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There is enough common sense to prevent a nuclear war http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/225005/there-is-enough-common-sense-to-prevent-a-nuclear-war.html Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he regrets growing global tendency of underestimating the risks of a nuclear war, as it could cause global catastrophe. ]]> " I suppose mankind will have enough common sense and sense of self-preservation to prevent a third world war from ever happening“ said Putin during his annual news conference in Moscow  

Russian president pointed to the danger of creating ballistic missiles that do not have atomic filling. "Who will know it - is there an atomic charge or a non-atomic one? One can know only afterwards," he said.

In his opinion, the arms race initiative starts from the West, the US, which announced withdrawal from the Agreement on liquidation of small and medium scale missiles. 

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Terrorists killed 700 hostages in less then two months http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/224888/terrorists-killed-700-hostages-in-less-then-two-months-.html The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that Islamic State militants had executed nearly 700 prisoners in nearly two months in eastern Syria. ]]> The UK-based war monitoring group said the prisoners were among 1,350 civilians and fighters that Islamic State had been holding in territory near the Iraqi border, Reuters reports.

The jihadists control a shrinking strip of land east of the Syria’s Euphrates River around the town of Hajin, which U.S.-backed forces entered this month.

The Syrian Demoratic Forces (SDF), led by the Kurdish YPG militia, has battled Islamic State there for several months with the help of U.S. air power and special forces.

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Vucic and Thaci go to Brussels http://www.rtcg.me/english/world/224779/vucic-and-thaci-go-to-brussels-.html From New York, where they attended at the UN Security Council session on Kosovo, the presidents of Serbia and Kosovo, Aleksandar Vucic and Hashim Thaci, are leaving for Brussels. German Ambassador Thomas Schieb expects the dialogue to get a new impetus. ]]> "Both of them are going to Brussels (on Tuesday), I hope that the process will get some kind of incentive again," Schieb said at a meeting of the Association of Corporate Directors of Serbia.

 Namely, a meeting of regional leaders will be held today in Brussels, organized by the head of European diplomacy, Federica Mogherini.

During a half-hour introductory speech in which emphasis was on the need for reforms in the rule of law and investment, Schieb expressed the expectation that the situation between Belgrade and Pristina, which he assessed as difficult, would not worsen, that the process of normalization would lead to good results.

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