DETAILS TO FOLLOW BREAKING: #Iraq‘s PM Abadi has just announced that the operation to retake western #Mosul has begun. Here we go. pic.twitter.com/GSPP4ZnSvF — Haidar Sumeri (@IraqiSecurity) February 19, 2017
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, together with aircraft from the Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer started “routine operations in the South China,” the US Navy announced.
TrendsRussia-NATO relations The military alliance does not compare Russia with Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorism since it does not measure whether one threat is worse that another, but deems them both as “challenges,” NATO’s former Secretary General told RT on the sidelines of the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany.
TrendsRussia-NATO relations READ MORE: NATO expansion led to tension in Europe unprecedented in last 30 years – Lavrov On world order “They say that all wars begin in the minds of people, and by this logic, that’s where they are supposed to come to an end.
WASHINGTON Washington urged Beijing to keep pressure on North Korea to return to talks aimed at preventing Pyongyang from making further advances in its weapons program in violation of U.N. resolutions.
TrendsUkraine turmoil The rally took place at the central square of Donetsk on Saturday to commemorate the second anniversary of the Minsk agreements and to protest Ukrainian aggression. Despite the wintery weather, thousands of people, including representatives of the self-proclaimed republic’s authorities, took part in the anti-war march and demonstration, according to local media.
How the Nuclear Threat From North Korea Has Grown FEBRUARY 17, 2017 By Rick Gladstone and Rogene Jacquette When North Korea tested a missile that fell harmlessly into the sea this month, it was more than just an attempt by its 33-year-old leader, Kim Jong-un, to jolt a new American president.
BANGKOK A United States aircraft carrier strike group has begun patrols in the South China Sea amid growing tension with China over control of the disputed waterway and concerns it could become a flashpoint under the new U.S.
TrendsEU refugee & migrant influx, Eurozone crisis “Enough Excuses! Take Them In Now!” and “No More Deaths, Open The Borders!” slogans have been heard since 4 pm in Barcelona when hundreds of thousands gathered in support of the refugees.
READ MORE: ‘Real leaks, fake news’: Trump spars with hostile media in first solo press conference In his first post-inauguration campaign-style rally, President Trump told the crowd inside an airplane hangar in Melbourne, Florida, that the purpose of the event was to speak to the American people “without the filter of the fake news.