• Mercenary who fought for separatists in Donbas on trial in Czech Republic

    The Czech police have brought the first charges against a Czech citizen for participating in the fight for the Donbas on the side of the pro-Russian separatists.

    As reported by the local media, the former Czech soldier “participated in the preparation of terrorist attacks on the Donbas”. The court is currently considering the case which has been placed under an “information embargo”.

    This is the first time that Czech prosecution authorities have begun considered a case with charges against a …

  • Norwegian Prime Minister: Oslo did not violate its non-deployment principle by hosting US Marines

    The Norwegian government continues to follow the policy of non-deployment of foreign military bases on its territory while hosting US Marines on Norway’s west coast. This was stated by the Scandinavian kingdom’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg during an interview with the Norwegian Telegraph Bureau on Sunday.

    In January, 285 servicemen of the US Marine Corps arrived in Vaernes Garrison, near the Norwegian city of Trondheim, Nord-Trøndelag County, Central Norway. A bilateral agreement with the …

  • Italy considers questioning Putin over Cosa Nostra case

    The defense team of Italian General Mario Mori proposed to question Russian President Vladimir Putin during the high profile “Italian state and Mafia negotiations” trial, La Stampa reported.

    General Mori has been linked to secret negotiations between high-ranking representatives of Italy and the leaders of the Cosa Nostra. According to the Palermo prosecutor's office, these events took place in the early 1990s.

    The former head of Special Forces of the carabineers, General Mori was accused of …

  • Media: the US wants to withdraw from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia

    A number of American congressmen sent a proposal to the White House supporting the United States’ withdrawal from the Treaty on the Elimination of the Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles, Politico writes.

    Mike Rogers, a member of the House of Representatives and the head of the House Select Committee on Nuclear Weapons, who drafted the relevant bill, said that on the part of the U.S., it would be irresponsible to abide by the treaty, which had been long ago abandoned by the only …

  • Israel strikes Assad's Army in Syria

    Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) attacked the positions of Syrian government troops in response to stray shells that tore up the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Haaretz newspaper reports. Israel condemned the shelling incident as unacceptable and a violation of the country’s sovereignty.

    The Israeli military released a statement saying, “The Israeli Defense Forces will never allow harm to the sovereignty of Israel and its inhabitants. It holds Syria responsible for this incident.”

    In response …