Putin orders military in Syria to take tough action to threats

Moscow: President Vladimir Putin today ordered his forces in Syria to take tough action against any threats, speaking two weeks after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane in the war-torn country. “I order you to act as tough as possible,” he told a defence meeting in televised remarks. “Any targets threatening the Russian grouping or […]

Danger of chemical attack in France: PM

Paris:┬áPrime Minister Manuel Valls on Thursday warned that France could face chemical or biological attack from terrorist groups. Valls made the announcement while addressing the French parliament ahead of a vote to extend by three months the state of emergency imposed after the bloody November 13 terror attacks in Paris, BBC reported. Meanwhile, Belgian police […]

Merkel confident of deal with Britain on its EU membership

BERLIN:┬áGermany wants to respond to Britain’s proposals to reform the 28-member European Union in a constructive spirit, Chancellor Angela Merkel said today, adding that she was confident a solution could be found. “I spoke with him by telephone yesterday,” Merkel said of British Prime Minister David Cameron. “I know of the demands, so what is […]