Russian state television has said Moscow may deploy tactical nuclear weapons to its European borders if Finland and Sweden allow military bases on their territory after joining NATO. Sweden's Social Democrats yesterday said they had dropped their opposition to NATO membership only hours after Finland confirmed its intention to join the alliance ... .
(Nairobi) – Armed Islamist groups and government security forces and militia in Burkina Faso are committing increased abuses against civilians as the conflict there intensifies and widens, Human Rights Watch said today ... The fighting has forced from their homes, most from the Sahel and Centre-Nord regions of the country ... Click to expand Image ... ....
The Swedish government has confirmed it intends to apply for membership of Nato, joining neighbouring Finland in a dramatic decision that marks one of the biggest strategic consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to date ... “This is the best thing for Sweden’s security. We will inform Nato that we want to become a member of the alliance.” ... .
Boris Johnson says he will say more about his plans in the coming days. Boris Johnson has warned the EU that he is prepared to unilaterally rip up parts of the Northern IrelandProtocol unless Brussels agrees to make major changes to it ... He added. “We will always keep the door wide open to genuine dialogue ... “I hope the EU’s position changes ... Related... .
PESHAWAR – Taking its cue from Sri Lanka, Pakistan is heading toward bankruptcy amid a highly charged political atmosphere marked by threats of a march on the capital Islamabad by the ousted prime minister, who is demanding fresh elections in the country by May 20 ...Photo. AFP / AamirQureshiRupee at record lows ... Photo ... Photo ... ....
Paul Kagame, the president of Rwanda, has suggested the UK extradite suspects wanted in the east African country for alleged roles in the 1994 genocide, after a controversial deal with the Home Office to process asylum seekers there ... “We sent case files [to the UK] and … investigated. These are clear case files ... They deny the allegations against them.
One of the frontrunners in Kenya's presidential election has picked a veteran female politician and one-time rival as his running mate. Raila Odinga named Martha Karua to the role on Monday, making her the first woman to run on a major political party's presidential ticket ... She also ran for president in 2013 ... More about Kenya's elections. ... Top Stories.
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Nanjing. Moon soil contains active compounds that can convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and fuels, according to a recent study. The study was published in the journal, ‘Joule’ ... Based on the observation, the team proposed an “extraterrestrial photosynthesis” strategy ... But most designs require energy sources from Earth ... .