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  • Nepal-aviation-accident - 28.05.2017

    Nepal-aviation-accident Co-pilot in plane crash near Everest dies of injuries Kathmandu, May 28, 2017 (AFP) - The co-pilot of a cargo plane that crashed at a small airport near Mount Everest, killing the pilot, has died from his injuries, Nepali officials said Sunday. The plane, which had departed from Kathmandu, broke into three pieces when it crashed in heavy fog while trying to land at Lukla airport on Saturday. The two men and an air hostess were rushed to hospital in a serious condition. "We received confirmation of the co-pilot's death this morning. The air hostess is out of danger," Sagar Acharya from Summit Air, the Nepal-based airline which operated the aircraft, told AFP. "An investigation will be carried out to ascertain the cause of the

  • Chine-USA-diplomatie-défense-avion-armée - 28.05.2017

    Chine-USA-diplomatie-défense-avion-armée Mer de Chine: Pékin conteste le récit américain d'un incident entre aviations Pékin, 28 mai 2017 (AFP) - La Chine a rejeté dimanche les affirmations du Pentagone selon lesquelles un avion de patrouille maritime américain aurait été intercepté mercredi de manière "non professionnelle et non sûre" par deux avions de combat chinois au-dessus de la mer de Chine méridionale. Les tensions entre Washington et Pékin sont montées ces dernières années au sujet de cette mer que la Chine considère presque intégralement comme faisant partie de son territoire, au grand dam de plusieurs pays riverains. Gary Ross, un porte-parole du Pentagone, a fait état vendredi d'un incident deux jours plus tôt entre un avion de patrouille mari

  • Philippines-unrest-military-conflict-court-Duterte - 28.05.2017

    Philippines-unrest-military-conflict-court-Duterte Philippines' Duterte vows to ignore Supreme Court on martial law =(Picture)= ATTENTION - REPEATS to add "the" in intro /// Jolo, Philippines, May 28, 2017 (AFP) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will ignore the Supreme Court and congress as he enforces martial law across the southern third of the country, despite the constitution giving them oversight. Duterte on Tuesday imposed martial law in the Mindanao region, home to 20 million people, following deadly clashes in a mostly Muslim-populated city involving militants he said were trying to establish a caliphate for the Islamic State group. "Until the police and the armed forces say the Philippines

  • Philippines-unrest-military-conflict-court-Duterte - 28.05.2017

    Philippines-unrest-military-conflict-court-Duterte Philippines' Duterte vows to ignore Supreme Court on martial law =(Picture)= Jolo, Philippines, May 28, 2017 (AFP) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will ignore Supreme Court and congress as he enforces martial law across the southern third of the country, despite the constitution giving them oversight. Duterte on Tuesday imposed martial law in the Mindanao region, home to 20 million people, following deadly clashes in a mostly Muslim-populated city involving militants he said were trying to establish a caliphate for the Islamic State group. "Until the police and the armed forces say the Philippines is safe, this martial law will continue. I will not

  • Britain-aviation-travel-IT-computers-transport - 28.05.2017

    Britain-aviation-travel-IT-computers-transport BA hopes to resume most flights from London after weekend chaos =(Picture)= London, May 28, 2017 (AFP) - British Airways said it hopes to resume most flights out of London's major airports on Sunday after a computer systems failure caused chaos for thousands of passengers on a busy holiday weekend. It warned of some "knock-on disruption" to schedules as aircraft and crews are out of position around the world. "At this stage we are aiming to operate a near-normal schedule of flights from Gatwick and the majority of our Heathrow services," it said in a statement. It advised passengers not to come to the two airports unless they have confirmed bookings. BA cancelled a

  • GB-transport-informatique-aérien-transports-cybersécurité - 28.05.2017

    GB-transport-informatique-aérien-transports-cybersécurité British Airways compte reprendre ses vols au départ de Londres =(Photo)= Londres, 28 mai 2017 (AFP) - British Airways compte reprendre ce dimanche ses vols au départ de Londres, avec un retour à la normale à Gatwick et la majorité de ses vols assurés depuis Heathrow, a indiqué la compagnie aérienne britannique dans un communiqué. Elle précise que des perturbations seront encore enregistrées après la panne informatique de la veille, les appareils et les équipages n'étant pas positionnés aux endroits prévus dans son réseau mondial. Seuls les voyageurs ayant une réservation confirmée peuvent se rendre dans les deux aéroports et vérifier sur place site si un départ

  • Philippines-unrest-military-conflict - 28.05.2017

    Philippines-unrest-military-conflict Islamist militants kill 19 in south Philippines: army =(Video+Picture)= Marawi, Philippines, May 28, 2017 (AFP) - Islamist militants locked in street-to-street battles with security forces in a southern Philippine city have killed 19 civilians, the military said Sunday, bringing the official death toll from nearly a week of fighting to at least 85. The violence prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law on Tuesday across the southern third of the Philippines to quell what he said was a fast-growing threat of militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) group. Authorities said the militants had killed 19 civilians in Marawi, a mostly Muslim-populated city of 200,000 peop

  • CoréeNord-armée-nucléaire - 28.05.2017

    CoréeNord-armée-nucléaire Kim supervise l'essai d'un nouveau système antiaérien (média nord-coréen) =(Photo)= Séoul, 28 mai 2017 (AFP) - Le dirigeant nord-coréen Kim Jong-Un a supervisé le test d'un nouveau système de lutte antiaérienne, annoncent dimanche les médias du Nord, sur fond de tensions très élevées sur la péninsule. Ces derniers mois, le jeune dirigeant a assisté à de nombreux tests à caractère militaire, et encore dimanche dernier quand il a supervisé l'essai d'un missile balistique de portée intermédiaire. Un tir condamné lundi par le Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies qui a menacé Pyongyang de sanctions renforcées. Dans une déclaration unanime soutenue également par la Chine, seule alliée de la Cor

  • NKorea-military-missile-nuclear - 28.05.2017

    NKorea-military-missile-nuclear North Korea leader oversees 'new' weapon system test: KCNA Seoul, May 28, 2017 (AFP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has overseen a test of a new anti-aircraft weapon system, state media said Sunday, amid mounting tensions in the region following a series of missile tests by Pyongyang. Over the past few months, the young leader has overseen several military drills, including the test-firing of a medium-range ballistic missile last Sunday, as Washington seeks to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang to curb its nuclear ambitions. The North's official Korean Central News Agency said Kim "watched the test of a new-type anti-aircraft guided weapon system", which was aimed at "detecting and striking different targets flying from any

  • Britain-aviation-travel,WRAP - 27.05.2017

    Britain-aviation-travel,WRAP BA cancels all flights from major London airports after IT failure By Rachel O'BRIEN =(Picture)= ATTENTION - ADDS CEO statement, passenger reax /// London, May 27, 2017 (AFP) - British Airways cancelled all its flights out of major London airports Heathrow and Gatwick on Saturday after a computer systems failure, causing chaos for thousands of passengers on a busy holiday weekend. "We have experienced a major IT system failure that is causing very severe disruption to our flight operations worldwide," BA said. BA flights out of Heathrow and Gatwick were initially cancelled until 6.00 pm (1700 GMT) but the airline later said there would be no flights for the rest of the day. The

  • Israel-Palestinians-conflict-peace-demonstration - 27.05.2017

    Israel-Palestinians-conflict-peace-demonstration Israelis rally for Palestinian state, end of occupation =(Picture)= Tel Aviv, May 27, 2017 (AFP) - Thousands of Israelis rallied Saturday in Tel Aviv in support of a Palestinian state ahead of the 50th anniversary of Israel's occupation of Palestinian land. Banners bearing the slogan "Two states, One Hope" featured in the demonstration organised by supporters of a Palestinian state, including the Israeli NGO Peace Now. NGO head Avi Buskila said the rally was a protest against "the lack of hope being offered by a government perpetuating occupation, violence and racism". "The time has come to prove to the Israelis, the Palestinians and the entire world that an importan

  • GB-transport-informatique-aérien-transports-cybersécurité-2ELEAD,2ELEAD - 27.05.2017

    GB-transport-informatique-aérien-transports-cybersécurité-2ELEAD,2ELEAD British Airways annule tous ses vols de samedi au départ de Londres (2ELEAD) =(Photo)= ATTENTION - Ajoute déclaration du directeur général /// Londres, 27 mai 2017 (AFP) - British Airways a dû annuler tous ses vols samedi au départ des aéroports londoniens de Heathrow et Gatwick, suite à une panne informatique, a indiqué à l'AFP un porte-parole de la compagnie britannique, en plein week-end de grands départs. BA avait dans un premier temps suspendu jusqu'à 17H00 GMT les vols depuis Heathrow et Gatwick, avant d'annoncer que ses vols ne reprendraient pas de la journée. Dans une vidéo postée sur Twitter, le directeur général Alex Cruz a précisé que l'

  • Britain-aviation-travel,WRAP - 27.05.2017

    Britain-aviation-travel,WRAP BA cancels all flights from major London airports after IT failure By Rachel O'BRIEN =(Picture)= London, May 27, 2017 (AFP) - British Airways cancelled all its flights out of major London airports Heathrow and Gatwick on Saturday after an IT systems failure, leaving hundreds stranded on a busy holiday weekend. "We have experienced a major IT system failure that is causing very severe disruption to our flight operations worldwide," BA said in an early afternoon statement. BA flights out of Heathrow and Gatwick were initially cancelled until 6.00 pm UK time (1700 GMT) but the airline later said there would be no flights for the rest of the day. It said it had found "no evidence that i

  • Philippines-unrest-peace-Netherlands-politics,2ndlead - 27.05.2017

    Philippines-unrest-peace-Netherlands-politics,2ndlead Philippines peace talks with communist rebels break down By Jan Hennop with Mynardo Macaraig in Manila ATTENTION - ADDS NDFP statement /// Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands, May 27, 2017 (AFP) - Peace talks between the Philippine government and communist insurgents broke down on Saturday after a dispute over the rebels' ordering their fighters to step up attacks. But communist negotiators remained hopeful that the discussions being held at a seaside resort town in the Netherlands would continue, despite the suspension announced by government negotiators. The two sides had just opened formal talks when chief government negotiator Jesus Dureza objected to the communists' telling guerrillas to intensify

  • Egypt-unrest-Copts,WRAP-update - 27.05.2017

    Egypt-unrest-Copts,WRAP-update Egypt says Christian massacre attackers trained in Libya ATTENTION - UPDATES throughout /// Cairo, May 27, 2017 (AFP) - Egypt said Saturday attackers who massacred Christians near a monastery had trained in militant camps in Libya which it targeted with air strikes, after the Islamic State group claimed responsibility. The air force loyal to Egypt-backed Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said it had joined the Egyptian air strikes on Friday following the attack on Copts that killed 29 people. But the only confirmed strikes appear to have hit a pro-Al-Qaeda group in the Libyan city of Derna that has fought against IS. IS said on Saturday that its fighters had ambushed the Christians as they were travelling to the Saint

  • GB-transport-informatique-aérien-transports-cybersécurité,LEAD - 27.05.2017

    GB-transport-informatique-aérien-transports-cybersécurité,LEAD British Airways annule tous ses vols de samedi au départ de Londres =(Photo)= Londres, 27 mai 2017 (AFP) - British Airways a dû annuler tous ses vols de samedi au départ des aéroports londoniens de Heathrow et Gatwick suite à une panne informatique, a indiqué à l'AFP un porte-parole de la compagnie aérienne britannique. BA avait dans un premier temps suspendu jusqu'à 17H00 GMT les vols depuis Heathrow et Gatwick. La compagnie s'est excusée sur son compte Twitter "pour la panne actuelle du système informatique", qui a provoqué de nombreux retards de ses vols et a précisé n'avoir trouvé "aucune preuve qu'il s'agisse d'une cyberattaque". Le Royaume-Uni avai

  • Britain-aviation-travel-BritishAirways - 27.05.2017

    Britain-aviation-travel-BritishAirways URGENT BA cancels all Saturday flights from London: spokesman London, May 27, 2017 (AFP) - British Airways said it had cancelled all flights out of major London airports Heathrow and Gatwick for the rest of Saturday after an IT systems failure. The airline had earlier said all flights from the two airports had been cancelled up to 6.00 pm (1700 GMT), but a spokesman later told AFP that all flights for Saturday had been grounded. jwp/hmw IAG - INTERNATIONAL CONSOLIDATED AIRLINES GROUP

  • transport-GB-informatique-aérien - 27.05.2017

    transport-GB-informatique-aérien URGENT GB: British Airways annule tous ses vols de Londres samedi Londres, 27 mai 2017 (AFP) - La compagnie aérienne britannique British Airways a annulé tous ses vols au départ des aéroports londoniens de Heathrow et Gatwick pour toute la journée de samedi suite à une panne informatique, a indiqué à l'AFP un porte-parole de la compagnie. BA avait dans un premier temps suspendu jusqu'à 17H00 GMT les vols depuis Heathrow et Gatwick. La compagnie s'est excusée sur son compte Twitter "pour la panne actuelle du système informatique", qui a provoqué de nombreux retards de ses vols et a précisé n'avoir trouvé "aucune preuve qu'il s'agisse d'une cyberattaque". fb/apz/cls

  • Egypt-unrest-Copts-Libya,lead - 27.05.2017

    Egypt-unrest-Copts-Libya,lead Pro-Haftar air force says took part in Egyptian raids ATTENTION - ADDS GNA condemnation /// Benghazi, Libya, May 27, 2017 (AFP) - The air force loyal to Libya's strongman Khalifa Haftar said Saturday it took part in Egyptian air strikes on jihadist positions in the country after a deadly attack on Egypt's Copts. Egypt launched six air strikes on jihadist camps in Libya's eastern city of Derna on Friday, hours after masked gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of Cairo, killing at least 29 people. The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest in a series of IS strikes that have killed more than 100 Copts in Egypt since December. Haftar's forces carried out a "joint

  • diplomatie-Turquie-Allemagne-presse-défense,LEAD - 27.05.2017

    diplomatie-Turquie-Allemagne-presse-défense,LEAD Asile à des militaires turcs: Erdogan dit sa désapprobation à Merkel ATTENTION - ajoute commentaires sur un calendrier à 12 mois avec l'UE /// Ankara, 27 mai 2017 (AFP) - Le président turc Recep Tayyip Erdogan a exprimé à la chancelière allemande Angela Merkel sa désapprobation quant à l'asile accordé par Berlin à des militaires turcs accusés d'avoir pris part au putsch manqué de l'été dernier, a rapporté la presse turque samedi. "Nous leur avons demandé +comment pouvez-vous faire cela?+", a déclaré M. Erdogan, selon des propos rapportés par le quotidien Hürriyet et recueillis dans le vol qui ramenait le président turc de Bruxelles, où avait lieu le sommet de l'Otan. "Malheureusement (Angela Merkel) a dit

  • Philippines-unrest-peace-Netherlands-politics,lead - 27.05.2017

    Philippines-unrest-peace-Netherlands-politics,lead Philippines peace talks with communist rebels break down By Jan Hennop with Mynardo Macaraig in Manila ATTENTION - CHANGES dateline, ADDS Communist reax, details /// Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands, May 27, 2017 (AFP) - Peace talks between the Philippine government and communist insurgents broke down on Saturday after a dispute over the rebels' ordering their fighters to step up attacks. But communist negotiators remained hopeful that the discussions being held at a seaside resort town in the Netherlands would continue, despite the suspension announced by government negotiators. The two sides had just opened formal talks when chief government negotiator Jesus Dureza objected to the communists' telling

  • CôteIvoire-armée-mutinerie-troubles - 27.05.2017

    CôteIvoire-armée-mutinerie-troubles Côte d'Ivoire: libération du porte-parole des "démobilisés" Bouaké (Côte d'Ivoire), 27 mai 2017 (AFP) - Le porte-parole des ex-rebelles démobilisés de Bouaké, dans le centre de la Côte d'Ivoire, qui avait été arrêté vendredi après des troubles en début de semaine, a déclaré avoir été libéré la nuit suivante. "Ils m'ont dit que je détenais des armes et on m'a accusé de trouble à l'ordre public", a précisé Diomandé Megbé par téléphone à l'AFP. "J'ai dit que je ne me reconnaissais pas dans tout ça. Et après, j'ai été libéré", a-t-il expliqué. Diomandé Megbé avait été arrêté à l'hôpital de Bouaké où plusieurs blessés sont internés après la dispersion d'une manifestation de "démobilisés" mardi. Quatre personnes ont été tué

  • Egypt-unrest-Copts,WRAP - 27.05.2017

    Egypt-unrest-Copts,WRAP IS claims deadly attack on Egypt Christians ATTENTION - REFILES to drop extra words in para 8 /// Cairo, May 27, 2017 (AFP) - The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for shooting dead 29 Christians on a bus in central Egypt, an attack that prompted retaliatory air strikes on jihadists in neighbouring Libya. The shooting in the province of Minya on Friday, as the Coptic Christians were travelling on a bus to a monastery, was the latest in a series of attacks by IS that have killed more than 100 Copts since December. The jihadist group claimed in a statement that its fighters "set up a checkpoint" for the Christians as they headed to the monastery, then killing them and setting one of their vehicles on fire.

  • Egypt-unrest-Copts,WRAP - 27.05.2017

    Egypt-unrest-Copts,WRAP IS claims deadly attack on Egypt Christians Cairo, May 27, 2017 (AFP) - The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for shooting dead 29 Christians on a bus in central Egypt, an attack that prompted retaliatory air strikes on jihadists in neighbouring Libya. The shooting in the province of Minya on Friday, as the Coptic Christians were travelling on a bus to a monastery, was the latest in a series of attacks by IS that have killed more than 100 Copts since December. The jihadist group claimed in a statement that its fighters "set up a checkpoint" for the Christians as they headed to the monastery, then killing them and setting one of their vehicles on fire. The interior ministry said masked gunmen in three pick-

  • Britain-aviation-travel,2ndlead - 27.05.2017

    Britain-aviation-travel,2ndlead BA cancels all flights from London's Heathrow, Gatwick after IT failure ATTENTION - ADDS traveller accounts /// London, May 27, 2017 (AFP) - British Airways said Saturday that it had cancelled all its flights out of major London airports Heathrow and Gatwick after an IT systems failure, warning people not to travel to the congested hubs. "We have experienced a major IT system failure that is causing very severe disruption to our flight operations worldwide," BA said in a statement. "The terminals at Heathrow and Gatwick have become extremely congested and we have cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick before 6.00 pm UK time today (1700 GMT), so please do not come to the airports." The airline said it had foun

  • Egypt-unrest-Copts-Libya - 27.05.2017

    Egypt-unrest-Copts-Libya Pro-Haftar air force says took part in Egyptian raids Benghazi, Libya, May 27, 2017 (AFP) - The air force loyal to Libya's strongman Khalifa Haftar said Saturday it took part in Egyptian air strikes on jihadist positions in the country after a deadly attack on Egypt's Copts. Egypt launched six air strikes on jihadist camps in Libya's eastern city of Derna on Friday, hours after masked gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of the Egyptian capital, killing at least 29 people. The Islamic State group Saturday claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest in a series of IS strikes that have killed more than 100 Copts in Egypt since December. Haftar's forces carried out a "joint operation" with Egypt in Derna, th

  • transports-aviation-GB-technologies,LEAD - 27.05.2017

    transports-aviation-GB-technologies,LEAD British Airways annule ses vols depuis Londres après une panne informatique Londres, 27 mai 2017 (AFP) - La compagnie aérienne britannique British Airways a annulé tous ses vols au départ des aéroports londoniens de Heathrow et Gatwick jusqu'à 18H00 (17H00 GMT) samedi suite à une panne informatique. La compagnie s'est excusée sur son compte Twitter "pour la panne actuelle du système informatique", qui a provoqué de nombreux retards dans ses vols et a précisé n'avoir trouvé "aucune preuve qu'il s'agisse d'une cyberattaque". Le Royaume-Uni avait été l'un des pays les plus touchés par une attaque informatique d'ampleur mondial il y a deux semaines. British Airways a demandé à ses clients de "ne pas se rendre" dans les

  • Britain-aviation-travel,lead - 27.05.2017

    Britain-aviation-travel,lead BA cancels all flights from London's Heathrow, Gatwick after IT failure London, May 27, 2017 (AFP) - British Airways said Saturday it had cancelled all its flights out of major London airports Heathrow and Gatwick after an IT systems failure. "We have experienced a major IT system failure that is causing very severe disruption to our flight operations worldwide," BA said in a statement. "The terminals at Heathrow and Gatwick have become extremely congested and we have cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick before 6.00 pm UK time today (1700 GMT), so please do not come to the airports." The airline said it had found "no evidence that it's a cyber attack," with Britain still recovering from a ransomware attack earlier

  • transports-transport-aviation - 27.05.2017

    transports-transport-aviation URGENT British Airways annule tous ses vols depuis Londres suite à une panne informatique Londres, 27 mai 2017 (AFP) - La compagnie aérienne britannique British Airways a annulé tous ses vols au départ des aéroports londoniens de Heathrow et Gatwick jusqu'à 18H00 (17H00 GMT) samedi, a indiqué une source aéroportuaire à l'AFP, à la suite d'une panne informatique. La compagnie s'est excusée sur son compte twitter "pour la panne actuelle du système informatique", qui a provoqué de nombreux retards dans ses vols. Elle demande à ses clients de "ne pas se rendre" dans les aéroports. apz/cls IAG - INTERNATIONAL CONSOLIDATED AIRLINES GROUP

  • aéronautique-transport-investissements-Chine,PREV - 27.05.2017

    aéronautique-transport-investissements-Chine,PREV Airbus Helicopters mise sur la Chine pour regagner de l'altitude (PAPIER GENERAL) Par Patrick BAERT Qingdao (Chine), 27 mai 2017 (AFP) - Airbus, numéro un mondial des hélicoptères civils, compte sur la Chine pour relancer ses ventes, en visant notamment les services de secours d'urgence et les forces de police de l'Empire du milieu, qui restent fortement sous-équipés. "Nous pensons que le potentiel de la Chine est très fort", a déclaré samedi Guillaume Faury, patron d'Airbus Helicopters, lors du lancement de la construction d'une ligne d'assemblage près de Qingdao (est), la première d'un constructeur étranger dans ce pays. A partir de mi-2019, l'usine sortira sur dix ans 100 appareils H135, un bimote

  • Britain-aviation-travel - 27.05.2017

    Britain-aviation-travel URGENT BA cancels all flights from London's Heathrow, Gatwick after IT failure London, May 27, 2017 (AFP) - British Airways has cancelled all its flights out of major London airports Heathrow and Gatwick after an IT systems failure, a spokesman for the airline said Saturday. "British Airways have cancelled all flights until 6.00 pm (1700 GMT) from Heathrow and Gatwick today," the spokesman told AFP. jwp/js IAG - INTERNATIONAL CONSOLIDATED AIRLINES GROUP

  • aviation-Nepal-accident - 27.05.2017

    aviation-Nepal-accident Un avion cargo s'écrase près du Mont Everest, le pilote tué Katmandou, 27 mai 2017 (AFP) - Un avion cargo s'est écrasé samedi, et son pilote a été tué, au moment de l'atterrissage sur la minuscule piste de l'aéroport de Lulka, porte d'entrée vers l'Everest, perché sur un éperon rocheux, apprend-on de sources officielles. Les deux autres personnes qui se trouvaient à bord, le co-pilote et une hôtesse de l'air, ont été sérieusement blessées. "L'avion s'est écrasé à Lukla en s'approchant de l'aéroport", a annoncé un responsable de Summit Air, la compagnie aérienne, Sagar Acharya, précisant que les causes de l'accident n'était pas encore connues. Les trois personnes ont été retirées vivantes des débris de l'avion qui s'est brisé en

  • Egypt-unrest-Copts,lead - 27.05.2017

    Egypt-unrest-Copts,lead IS claims deadly attack on Egypt Christians Cairo, May 27, 2017 (AFP) - The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for shooting dead 29 Christians on a bus in central Egypt, an attack that prompted retaliatory air strikes on jihadists in neighbouring Libya. The shooting in the province of Minya on Friday, as the Coptic Christians were travelling on a bus to a monastery, was the latest in a series of attacks by IS that have killed more than 100 Copts since December. "A security detachment from the Islamic State carried out an attack yesterday in Minya," the group's self styled Amaq news agency reported. Masked gunmen in three pick-up trucks had attacked the bus as it was heading for Saint Samuel monastery in Miny

  • aéronautique-transport-investissements-Chine - 27.05.2017

    aéronautique-transport-investissements-Chine Airbus lance sa première usine d'hélicoptères en Chine Qingdao (Chine), 27 mai 2017 (AFP) - Airbus a lancé samedi la construction de sa première usine d'hélicoptères en Chine, un pays encore sous-équipé en appareils de sauvetage civils, du fait de l'étroit contrôle de l'espace aérien par les militaires. L'usine d'Airbus Helicopters, numéro un mondial pour les appareils civils, ouvrira ses portes à la fin de l'an prochain près de la cité portuaire de Qingdao (est). Les premiers appareils doivent commencer à être livrés mi-2019, a déclaré à la presse le patron de la filiale du groupe aéronautique européen, Guillaume Faury, à l'occasion de la pose de la première pierre de la ligne d'assemblage. Il s'agit de la p

  • Philippines-unrest-peace-Netherlands-politics - 27.05.2017

    Philippines-unrest-peace-Netherlands-politics Philippines peace talks with communists break down Manila, May 27, 2017 (AFP) - Peace talks between the Philippine government and communist insurgents broke down on Saturday in a row over the rebels' ordering their fighters to step up attacks. The two sides had just opened formal talks in the Netherlands when chief government negotiator Jesus Dureza objected to the communists' telling guerillas to intensify attacks in response to President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law in parts of the country. "The government panel is now left without any other recourse but to announce... that it will not proceed to participate in the fifth round of peace negotiations," he said. He added that talks would not

  • Nepal-aviation-accident,lead - 27.05.2017

    Nepal-aviation-accident,lead One dead in cargo plane crash near Mount Everest ATTENTION - UPDATES with one dead /// Kathmandu, May 27, 2017 (AFP) - A cargo plane crashed Saturday as it was trying to land at a small airport near Mount Everest, killing the pilot and seriously injuring the two other crew members on board, officials said. All three crew members were pulled alive from the wreckage of the plane, which broke into three pieces when it crashed as it was attempting to land at Lukla airport in heavy fog. The pilot died shortly after reaching hospital, local police officer Madhav Budhathoki told AFP. The co-pilot and air hostess are currently undergoing treatment and are in a serious condition. "A cargo plane has crashed in Lukla and we are try

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  • Philippines-unrest-military-conflict,WRAP - 27.05.2017

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  • Philippines-unrest-military-conflict,WRAP - 27.05.2017

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  • Philippines-unrest-military-conflict,WRAP - 27.05.2017

    Philippines-unrest-military-conflict,WRAP Philippine military bomb Islamist militants in urban battle By Ted ALJIBE =(Video+Picture)= ATTENTION - UPDATES throughout /// Marawi, Philippines, May 27, 2017 (AFP) - Philippine security forces dropped more bombs Saturday on a southern city where they have been battling Islamist militants for five days, vowing no let up despite the start of Ramadan. President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law across the southern third of the Philippines in response to the clashes, which have claimed at least 48 lives and he has said are part of a campaign by the Islamic State (IS) group to establish a local caliphate. "We have identified where they are consolidating so we are doing

  • Philippines-unrest-military-conflict,FACTS - 27.05.2017

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  • Syria-conflict-IS-displacement - 27.05.2017

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  • Philippines-unrest-military-conflict - 27.05.2017

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  • USA-Chine-défense-diplomatie-armée,LEAD - 27.05.2017

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  • US-Trump-diplomacy-NATO-Poland - 26.05.2017

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  • USA-défense-missiles-CoréeNord,LEAD - 26.05.2017

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  • US-military-missile-NKorea,lead - 26.05.2017

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  • Egypt-unrest-Copts,WRAP-update - 26.05.2017

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  • USA-défense-missiles-CoréeNord - 26.05.2017

    USA-défense-missiles-CoréeNord Le Pentagone va tester l'interception d'un missile intercontinental Washington, 26 mai 2017 (AFP) - Le Pentagone va tester la semaine prochaine l'interception d'un missile balistique intercontinental, le type de missile dont la Corée du Nord cherche à se doter. Le test est programmé pour mardi, a indiqué vendredi la branche du Pentagone en charge des missiles, la Missile defense agency. Le test impliquera le lancement d'un missile type intercontinental depuis les îles Marshall, dans le Pacifique. Ce missile cible devra être arrêté par un missile intercepteur tiré depuis la base Vandenberg de l'US Air Force en Californie. Le test doit permettre de mesurer l'efficacité du système de défense contre les missiles intercontine

  • Iraq-Syria-US-military-casualties-defence - 26.05.2017

    Iraq-Syria-US-military-casualties-defence Why civilian deaths in Iraq and Syria are increasing By Thomas WATKINS ATTENTION - REFILES to remove extraneous word in penultimate para /// Washington, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - Reports of civilian deaths from US-led air strikes in Iraq and Syria have soared in recent months, raising questions about whether President Donald Trump's order to "annihilate" the Islamic State group is fueling the increase. The Pentagon vehemently denies this, and insists its targeting procedures and protocols to avoid civilian casualties have not changed. Here is a look at what is going on. - How many are dying? - Since the campaign to defeat IS in Iraq and Syria began in August 2014, the coalition has conducted 21,6

  • Egypte-Libye-jihadistes-armée,LEAD - 26.05.2017

    Egypte-Libye-jihadistes-armée,LEAD Les forces égyptiennes ont bombardé des "camps terroristes" en Libye (TV d'Etat) Le Caire, 26 mai 2017 (AFP) - L'aviation égyptienne a mené vendredi six frappes contre des "camps d'entraînement terroristes" en Libye après une nouvelle attaque meurtrière contre la minorité chrétienne copte, a indiqué la télévision d'Etat. Selon la chaîne, des camps d'entraînement jihadistes ont été frappés dans la ville de Derna, dans l'est de la Libye. Cette annonce intervient quelques minutes après une déclaration du président égyptien Abdel Fattah al-Sissi qui a annoncé que les forces égyptiennes avaient frappé des camps jihadistes, mais sans préciser où. "L'Egypte n'hésitera pas à frapper les camps d'entraînement terroristes par

  • USA-Chine-défense-diplomatie-armée - 26.05.2017

    USA-Chine-défense-diplomatie-armée Mer de Chine: incident entre avions chinois et américain (Pentagone) Washington, 26 mai 2017 (AFP) - Un avion de patrouille maritime américain a été intercepté mercredi de manière "non professionnelle et non sûre" par deux avions de combat chinois au-dessus de la mer de Chine méridionale, selon le Pentagone vendredi. L'incident est le deuxième rapporté en deux semaines dans cette zone contestée où navires et avions militaires américains et chinois se croisent et s'observent régulièrement. L'avion de patrouille américain intercepté, un P-3 Orion, a pu continuer sa mission sans problème après l'incident, a précisé le Pentagone. La Chine revendique l'essentiel de la mer de Chine méridionale, où certains pays voisins ont

  • Egypt-unrest-Copts,WRAP-update - 26.05.2017

    Egypt-unrest-Copts,WRAP-update Egypt hits jihadists after attack on Christians kills 28 By Tony Gamal-Gabriel =(Graphic+Picture+Video)= ATTENTION - UPDATES THROUGHOUT /// Minya, Egypt, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - Egypt launched six air strikes on jihadist camps in Libya Friday after masked gunmen attacked a bus of Coptic Christians south of the Egyptian capital, killing at least 28 people. Assailants in three pick-up trucks attacked the bus as it was heading for the Saint Samuel monastery in Minya province, more than 200 kilometres (120 miles) from Cairo, before fleeing, the interior ministry said. It was the latest attack on Copts after Islamic State (IS) group jihadists bombed three churches in December and April, kil

  • Egypt-unrest-Copts-Libya-strikes,lead - 26.05.2017

    Egypt-unrest-Copts-Libya-strikes,lead Egypt's air force hit 'terror camps in Libya': state TV Cairo, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - Egypt's air force launched six air strikes Friday against "terror camps in Libya" in retaliation for a deadly attack on Coptic Christians, state television said. It said jihadist training camps in the eastern Libyan city of Derna were hit. The report came minutes after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had announced Egyptian forces struck jihadist camps, but without saying where the strikes took place. "Egypt will not hesitate in striking terror camps anywhere, either inside (the country) or outside it," Sisi added. Witnesses in Libya reported four strikes against Derna, which is controlled by jihadists close to Al-Qaeda. They

  • US-military-missile-NKorea - 26.05.2017

    US-military-missile-NKorea US military to test anti-ICBM system Washington, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - The US military will try to intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile in a test of a defense system that comes amid broad tensions over North Korea's weapons program, the Pentagon said Friday. Scheduled for Tuesday, the test will involve launching a ground-based interceptor from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California at a mock-up of an ICBM fired from the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, the Missile Defense Agency said in a statement. The exercise will check the performance of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, which has had a checkered record in previous tests. Though it succeeded in the last test in 2014, i

  • Venezuela-manifestation-politique-armée - 26.05.2017

    Venezuela-manifestation-politique-armée L'opposition vénézuélienne défie les militaires, soutiens de Maduro =(Photo+Video+Infographie)= Caracas, 26 mai 2017 (AFP) - "Tant que ce sera nécessaire": l'opposition vénézuélienne manifestait vendredi en direction des installations de l'armée, considérée comme le principal soutien et la pièce maîtresse du président socialiste Nicolas Maduro, pourtant très contesté. Comme à chaque manifestation ou presque, des camions anti-émeutes, des jets d'eau et un mur de gaz lacrymogènes empêchaient les antichavistes (du nom du défunt ex-président Hugo Chavez, 1999-2013) d'avancer vers le ministère de la Défense, proche d'une des principales installations militaires du pays. "Je reste là

  • Egypte-Libye-jihadistes-armée - 26.05.2017

    Egypte-Libye-jihadistes-armée URGENT Les forces égyptiennes ont bombardé des "camps terroristes" en Libye (TV d'Etat) Le Caire, 26 mai 2017 (AFP) - L'aviation égyptienne a mené vendredi six frappes contre des "camps d'entraînement terroristes" en Libye après une nouvelle attaque meurtrière contre la minorité chrétienne copte, a indiqué la télévision d'Etat. Selon la chaîne, des camps d'entraînement jihadistes ont été frappés dans la ville de Derna, dans l'est de la Libye. mon/cmk/vl

  • Egypt-unrest-Copts-Libya-strikes - 26.05.2017

    Egypt-unrest-Copts-Libya-strikes URGENT Egypt's air force hit 'terror camps in Libya': state TV Cairo, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - Egypt's air force launched six air strikes Friday against "terror camps in Libya" in retaliation for a deadly attack on Coptic Christians, state television said. It said jihadist training camps in the eastern Libyan city of Derna were hit. The report came minutes after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had announced Egyptian forces struck jihadist camps but without saying where the strikes took place. mon/hkb/srm

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    ALERT Egypt's air force hit 6 'terror camps in Libya': state TV mon/hkb/srm

  • US-Trump-diplomacy-NATO-Montenegro,REAX - 26.05.2017

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  • USA-Irak-conflit-défense,PREV-CORRECTION - 26.05.2017

    USA-Irak-conflit-défense,PREV-CORRECTION CORRIGÉ: Le Pentagone reconnaît la pire bavure dans la campagne contre l'EI (PAPIER GENERAL) Par Laurent BARTHELEMY ATTENTION - CORRECTION: dans cette dépêche transmise jeudi, corrige au 20e paragraphe le nombre de victimes civiles reconnues par la coalition: "plus de 450", et non 501; corrige le jour au 1er paragraphe /// Washington, 26 mai 2017 (AFP) - Le Pentagone a reconnu jeudi la pire bavure de la campagne contre le groupe Etat islamique, 105 victimes civiles dans un bombardement le 17 mars à Mossoul, attribuant toutefois ce terrible bilan à des explosifs de l'EI, et non à la bombe américaine elle-même. Cette admission survient alors que des ONG dénoncent une augmentation des victimes civiles des bombar

  • US-China-military-aviation - 26.05.2017

    US-China-military-aviation Two Chinese fighters intercept US plane in S. China Sea Washington, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - The Pentagon on Friday said it was concerned by an "unsafe and unprofessional" encounter between two Chinese fighters and a US surveillance plane over the South China Sea. The Chinese J-10 warplanes intercepted a US Navy P-3 that was operating in international airspace Wednesday, Pentagon spokesman Commander Gary Ross said. "The aircrew deemed the intercept unsafe and unprofessional. Operations were able to continue unimpeded," he said. "We continue to review the facts of this incident and will convey our concerns through appropriate channels with the Chinese government." On Thursday, a US destroyer sailed in disputed South China Sea w

  • USA-défense-Irak,PREV - 26.05.2017

    USA-défense-Irak,PREV La coalition soupçonnée de faire de plus en plus de victimes civiles en Irak et Syrie (QUESTIONS-REPONSES) Par Laurent BARTHELEMY Washington, 26 mai 2017 (AFP) - Le nombre de victimes civiles des bombardements de la coalition en Irak et Syrie augmente, selon plusieurs organisations non gouvernementales, alimentant les suspicions d'une politique plus brutale de l'administration Trump contre les jihadistes. En quatre questions, voici ce que l'on sait. - Quels sont les chiffres disponibles ? - L'Observatoire syrien des droits de l'homme (OSDH) estime qu'entre le 23 avril et le 23 mai, les bombardements de la coalition ont causé la mort de 225 civils pour la seule Syrie, dont 44 enfants et 36 femmes, soit le bilan le plus

  • Iraq-Syria-US-military-casualties-defence - 26.05.2017

    Iraq-Syria-US-military-casualties-defence Why civilian deaths in Iraq and Syria are increasing By Thomas WATKINS Washington, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - Reports of civilian deaths from US-led air strikes in Iraq and Syria have soared in recent months, raising questions about whether President Donald Trump's order to "annihilate" the Islamic State group is fueling the increase. The Pentagon vehemently denies this, and insists its targeting procedures and protocols to avoid civilian casualties have not changed. Here is a look at what is going on. - How many are dying? - Since the campaign to defeat IS in Iraq and Syria began in August 2014, the coalition has conducted 21,663 strikes -- 12,740 Iraq in and 8,923 Syria. According to an official

  • CôteIvoire-armée-mutinerie-troubles - 26.05.2017

    CôteIvoire-armée-mutinerie-troubles Côte d'Ivoire: la police arrête le porte-parole des ex-combattants Abidjan, 26 mai 2017 (AFP) - La police ivoirienne a arrêté vendredi à Bouaké (centre) le porte-parole des ex-rebelles démobilisés, réclamant des primes similaires à celles des mutins qui ont ébranlé la Côte d'Ivoire, a annoncé un des responsables du groupe. "Nous étions au CHU (Centre hospitalier et universitaire) pour avoir des nouvelles des blessés et ils (les policiers) sont venus prendre Diomandé Mégnê. On ne sait pas s'il sera relâché ou pas", a expliqué, l'ex-combattant Aboudou Diakité. "Les policiers sont arrivés à bord de deux pick-up. Ils étaient au moins douze", a expliqué un autre ex-combattant, Souleymane Diakité. Les ex-combattants se di

  • CôteIvoire-armée-politique-justice,LEAD - 26.05.2017

    CôteIvoire-armée-politique-justice,LEAD Côte d'Ivoire/mutinerie: un proche de Guillaume Soro entendu par des enquêteurs Abidjan, 26 mai 2017 (AFP) - Souleymane Kamagaté, chef du protocole du président de l'Assemblée nationale de Côte d'Ivoire Guillaume Soro, a été entendu vendredi par des enquêteurs sur la découverte le 15 mai d'une cache d'armes à Bouaké, épicentre des récentes mutineries de soldats. "Souleymane Kamagaté dit Soul To Soul a été entendu par le procureur, assisté d'un officier de police judiciaire pendant près de trois heures dans les locaux de la gendarmerie" a expliqué à la presse Moussa Touré, directeur de la Communication à l'Assemblée nationale. "Les questions lui ont été posées sur cette affaire de cache d'armes et il a répondu qu'i

  • Poland-culture-history-museum-war,FOCUS - 26.05.2017

    Poland-culture-history-museum-war,FOCUS Warsaw museum spotlights remains of destroyed city By Anna Maria Jakubek =(Video+Picture)= ATTENTION - Pictures by Janek Skarzynski. Video by Maja Czarnecka /// Warsaw, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - Curator Jaroslaw Trybus points to a glass display case with an ornate brass door handle inside. Seemingly banal, the 19th-century curio is one of the few things that remains of Warsaw's old city hall, which like 90 percent of the Polish capital, was destroyed during World War II. "The door handle was ripped out by force, which you can see by the trim plate, by the city hall janitor during the Warsaw Uprising," Trybus told reporters at the Museum of Warsaw, which reopened Friday after four

  • Monténégro-USA-OTAN-Défense-UE-diplomatie - 26.05.2017

    Monténégro-USA-OTAN-Défense-UE-diplomatie Monténégro: l'image de Trump écartant le Premier ministre ravit les anti-Otan Podgorica (Monténégro), 26 mai 2017 (AFP) - L'image du président américain écartant sans ménagement le Premier ministre du Monténégro jeudi lors du sommet de l'Otan à Bruxelles, ravissait vendredi les opposants à l'adhésion à l'Alliance de ce pays des Balkans. Dusko Markovic a participé au sommet de l'Otan, dont son pays devrait devenir officiellement le 29e membre le 5 juin. Sur les images regardées des dizaines de milliers de fois sur les sites d'information monténégrins, on le voit deviser avec d'autres responsables, quand survient Donald Trump qui l'écarte sans ménagement de la main pour lui passer devant. L'ancien Premier ministr

  • armée-troubles-Philippines-conflit - 26.05.2017

    armée-troubles-Philippines-conflit Manille: des "jihadistes étrangers" parmi les combattants islamistes dans le sud (ACTUALISATION-LEAD GENERAL) =(Photo)= ATTENTION - ajoute déclarations de Rodrigo Duterte /// Manille, 26 mai 2017 (AFP) - Des étrangers figurent parmi les islamistes inspirés par le groupe Etat islamique (EI) qui combattent les forces de sécurité dans le sud des Philippines, où le bilan de quatre jours d'affrontements s'est alourdi à 46 morts, ont annoncé vendredi les autorités. Le président Rodrigo Duterte a décrété la loi martiale dans toute la région de Mindanao, après que les islamistes ont commencé à semer le chaos dans la ville de Marawi mardi. "Ce qui se passe à Mindanao, ce n'est plus une réb

  • Ouganda-violences-armée-police-droitsHomme - 26.05.2017

    Ouganda-violences-armée-police-droitsHomme Ouganda/violences: des ONG dénoncent l'inaction des autorités Kampala, 26 mai 2017 (AFP) - Des organisations de défense des droits de l'homme ont dénoncé vendredi à Kampala "l'absence de volonté" du gouvernement ougandais d'enquêter sur l'assaut meurtrier contre le palais d'un roi coutumier de l'ouest du pays, qui avait fait plus de 155 morts fin 2016. "C'est un événement de grande ampleur qui s'est déroulé à Kasese, le plus grand nombre de victimes en un seul événement en Ouganda depuis les pires heures de la guerre contre la LRA", la rébellion de l'Armée de résistance du seigneur, a déclaré lors d'une conférence de presse Maria Burnett, la directrice Afrique de Human Rights Watch (HRW). "Les victimes des viole

  • Trump-USA-UE-Russie-défense-Otan,PREV - 26.05.2017

    Trump-USA-UE-Russie-défense-Otan,PREV Trump a infligé une grave déconvenue à l'Otan (ANALYSE) Par Lachlan CARMICHAEL =(Photo+Video)= Bruxelles, 26 mai 2017 (AFP) - Pour sa première visite à l'Otan, Donald Trump a infligé une sérieuse déconvenue à ses alliés en refusant de s'engager explicitement en faveur de leur défense collective, accordant ainsi une apparente victoire à Vladimir Poutine, selon des analystes. La petite histoire retiendra deux moments symbolisant le passage au siège de l'Alliance, à Bruxelles, du versatile président américain. D'abord quand il a écarté sans ménagement - afin de se placer au premier rang - le Premier ministre monténégrin Dusko Markovic, puis lorsqu'il a testé son jeune homologue f

  • Europe-migrants-Libya-Italy,CORRECTION - 26.05.2017

    Europe-migrants-Libya-Italy,CORRECTION CORRECTED: Thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe: Libya navy ATTENTION - CORRECTION: CORRECTION: fixes last paragraph to clarify that some 90 percent of 181,000 migrants who entered Italy in 2016 arrived via Libya. Here is a corrected version: /// Tripoli, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - At least 20 boats carrying thousands of migrants on their way to Italy were spotted on Friday off the coast of the western city of Sabratha, the Libyan navy said. "Large rescue and interception operations are under way" with the help of the Libyan coastguard, fishing and commercial boats and in coordination with the Italian authorities, navy spokesman General Ayoub Qassem said. "Today is the day of a massive exodus of illegal migrant

  • US-Trump-diplomacy-NATO,ANALYSIS - 26.05.2017

    US-Trump-diplomacy-NATO,ANALYSIS NATO reels from harsh Trump reality show By Lachlan CARMICHAEL =(Video+Picture)= Brussels, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - US President Donald Trump's performance at a "shocking" NATO summit has dealt a major blow to the alliance and may hand a win to Vladimir Putin, analysts say. Whether shoving aside Montenegro's PM or having handshake wars with France's new leader, Trump created chaos at what was meant to be a diplomatic showpiece. But optics aside, Trump failed to publicly endorse NATO's founding mutual defence guarantee and instead castigated the allies for failing to pay their way. The contrast with an upbeat Mideast visit, including a trip to Saudi Arabia in which he did big deals

  • Europe-migrants-Libya-Italy - 26.05.2017

    Europe-migrants-Libya-Italy Thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe: Libya navy Tripoli, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - At least 20 boats carrying thousands of migrants on their way to Italy were spotted on Friday off the coast of the western city of Sabratha, the Libyan navy said. "Large rescue and interception operations are under way" with the help of the Libyan coastguard, fishing and commercial boats and in coordination with the Italian authorities, navy spokesman General Ayoub Qassem said. "Today is the day of a massive exodus of illegal migrants toward Europe," he added, without elaborating. The North African country has long been a stepping stone for migrants seeking a better life in Europe. Smugglers have stepped up their lucrative business in t

  • armée-troubles-Philippines-conflit - 26.05.2017

    armée-troubles-Philippines-conflit Manille: des "jihadistes étrangers" parmi les combattants islamistes dans le sud (LEAD GENERAL) =(Photo)= ATTENTION - ajoute déclarations de Rodrigo Duterte, des militaires au contrôle de la presse, la fuite de la population, appel de Fidel Ramos /// Manille, 26 mai 2017 (AFP) - Des étrangers figurent parmi les islamistes inspirés du groupe jihadiste Etat islamique (EI) qui combattent les forces de sécurité dans le sud des Philippines, où le bilan de quatre jours d'affrontements s'est alourdi à 46 morts, ont annoncé vendredi les autorités. Le président Rodrigo Duterte a déclaré la loi martiale dans toute la région de Mindanao, quelques heures après que les islamistes eurent commencé à

  • politique-Monténégro-justice-Russie-Otan - 26.05.2017

    politique-Monténégro-justice-Russie-Otan Manifs violentes au Monténégro: 2 opposants prorusses relaxés Podgorica (Monténégro), 26 mai 2017 (AFP) - Deux responsables de l'opposition prorusse monténégrine ont été relaxés vendredi par un tribunal de Podgorica qui les jugeait pour leur rôle dans l'organisation en 2015 de violentes manifestations anti-OTAN. Pour le tribunal, il n'y a "pas de preuve qu'(Andrija) Mandic et (Slaven) Radunovic ont appelé de quelque manière que ce soit à renverser l'ordre constitutionnel". En octobre 2015, des milliers de personnes avaient manifesté à Podgorica pour réclamer la démission du Premier ministre de l'époque, Milo Djukanovic, lui reprochant de vouloir faire adhérer son pays à l'Otan. Plusieurs personnes avaient été b

  • armée-Afghanistan-conflit,PREV - 26.05.2017

    armée-Afghanistan-conflit,PREV Les talibans multiplient les assauts contre les forces afghanes (PAPIER GENERAL) Par Mamoon DURRANI =(Photo Archives)= Kandahar (Afghanistan), 26 mai 2017 (AFP) - Les talibans multiplient les assauts meurtriers contre les positions de l'armée et de la police afghanes depuis le début de leur offensive de printemps, notamment cette semaine à Kandahar, témoignant de la vulnérabilité des forces régulières. Une soixantaine d'hommes environ, fauchés sur leurs barrages ou dans l'enceinte même des bases militaires, ont été tués depuis lundi dans la seule province de Kandahar (sud), dans des attaques coordonnées conduites par des groupes d'insurgés comptant parfois plusieurs centaines de combatt

  • Philippines-unrest-military-censorship - 26.05.2017

    Philippines-unrest-military-censorship Philippine military flags martial law censorship =(Picture)= ATTENTION - CONTAINS offensive language in final para /// Manila, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - The Philippine military said Friday it would censor the press and social media to protect "national security" across the southern third of the country that is under martial law, and warned violators would be arrested. President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law across the southern region of Mindanao on Tuesday to combat what he says is the rising threat of Islamic militancy. "We'll exercise the right to censure," military spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla told reporters. In a text message to AFP afterwards, Padilla

  • Philippines-unrest-military-conflict,WRAP - 26.05.2017

    Philippines-unrest-military-conflict,WRAP Foreign militants in deadly Philippine urban battle: govt By Ted ALJIBE =(Video+Picture)= ATTENTION - UPDATES throughout /// Marawi, Philippines, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - Foreigners are among Islamist gunmen battling security forces in a southern Philippine city, the government said Friday as soldiers tore down black IS flags in retaken districts and the reported death toll climbed to 46. Tens of thousands of people have fled clashes raging through residential neighbourhoods in Marawi, one of the biggest Muslim cities in the mainly Catholic Philippines, with cars choking roads out of the area. President Rodrigo Duterte imposed martial law across the southern region of Mind

  • Syria-conflict-coalition-strike,lead - 26.05.2017

    Syria-conflict-coalition-strike,lead New US-led Syria strike kills 80 relatives of IS fighters: monitor Beirut, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - A US-led coalition air strike on the eastern Syrian town of Mayadeen early Friday killed at least 80 relatives of Islamic State group fighters, a monitoring group told AFP. "The toll includes 33 children. They were families seeking refuge in the town's municipal building," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. "This is the highest toll for relatives of IS members in Syria," Abdel Rahman told AFP. The latest strike came as the United Nations urged all nations bombing jihadist targets in Syria to better distinguish between civilian and military targets. UN human rights chief Zeid Ra

  • Syria-conflict-coalition-strike - 26.05.2017

    Syria-conflict-coalition-strike URGENT New US-led Syria strike kills 80 relatives of IS fighters: monitor Beirut, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - A US-led coalition air strike on the eastern Syrian town of Mayadeen early Friday killed at least 80 relatives of Islamic State group fighters, a monitoring group told AFP. "The toll includes 33 children. They were families seeking refuge in the town's municipal building," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. ram/mjg/kir

  • armée-Afghanistan-conflit,LEAD - 26.05.2017

    armée-Afghanistan-conflit,LEAD Nouvelle attaque des talibans contre une base afghane, 15 soldats tués Kandahar (Afghanistan), 26 mai 2017 (AFP) - Au moins quinze soldats afghans ont été tués dans une attaque des talibans contre une base militaire dans la province de Kandahar, la deuxième de ce type cette semaine, a indiqué vendredi le ministère de la Défense. "Les talibans ont lancé un assaut coordonné contre une base militaire la nuit dernière dans le district de Shah Wali Kot, dans la province de Kandahar" dans le sud de l'Afghanistan, a indiqué à l'AFP le porte-parole du ministère de la Défense Dawlat Waziri, précisant que l'attaque a "duré plusieurs heures". Un responsable provincial a fait de son côté état d'un bilan de 20 morts. "Il y a tellement

  • armée-Afghanistan-conflit - 26.05.2017

    armée-Afghanistan-conflit URGENT Nouvelle attaque des talibans contre une base afghane, 15 soldats tués Kandahar (Afghanistan), 26 mai 2017 (AFP) - Au moins quinze soldats afghans ont été tués dans une attaque des talibans contre une base militaire dans la province de Kandahar, la deuxième de ce type cette semaine, a indiqué vendredi le ministère de la Défense. "Les talibans ont lancé un assaut coordonné contre une base militaire la nuit dernière dans le district de Shah Wali Kot, dans la province de Kandahar" dans le sud de l'Afghanistan, a indiqué à l'AFP le porte-parole du ministère de la Défense Dawlat Waziri. Un responsable provincial a fait état d'un bilan de 20 morts. str-mam-ac/cnp/at

  • Russia-NATO-politics-defence - 26.05.2017

    Russia-NATO-politics-defence NATO attempts to contain Russia raising conflict risk: Moscow Moscow, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - Russia on Friday accused NATO of increasing the threat of conflict, insisting attempts by the US-led alliance to curb Moscow have left ties at their lowest ebb since the USSR collapsed. "At present NATO-Russian relations are at their worst since the end of the Cold War," the foreign ministry in Moscow said in a statement. The ministry said NATO was pursuing a policy of "containment" towards Russia that has seen it bolster its forces along the country's border in eastern Europe. "The direct consequence is the increase in the potential for conflict in Euro-Atlantic region," it said. The broadside from Moscow came a day after NATO l

  • Russie-défense-diplomatie-USA-Otan - 26.05.2017

    Russie-défense-diplomatie-USA-Otan La politique d'"endiguement" de l'Otan augmente les risques de conflits (Moscou) Moscou, 26 mai 2017 (AFP) - La politique d'"endiguement" de l'Otan à l'égard de la Russie augmente les risques de "conflits potentiels dans la zone euro-atlantique", a dénoncé vendredi la diplomatie russe au lendemain d'un sommet de l'Alliance atlantique à Bruxelles. "Il faut bien constater que les relations entre la Russie et l'Otan sont tombées à leur plus bas niveau depuis la fin de la Guerre froide", déplore le ministère russe des Affaires étrangères dans un communiqué. "Les pays occidentaux ont fait le choix d'une architecture de sécurité +fermée+ et centrée sur l'Otan", fustige Moscou. "Cette politique est la conséquence de la stra

  • Philippines-armée-politique - 26.05.2017

    Philippines-armée-politique Philippines: un héros de la démocratie critique l'instauration de la loi martiale =(Photo)= Manille, 26 mai 2017 (AFP) - L'ancien président philippin Fidel Ramos, considéré comme un héros de la démocratie, s'en est pris au chef d'Etat actuel Rodrigo Duerte qui menace d'instaurer la loi martiale dans tout le pays, et l'a mis en garde contre de possibles abus. Rodrigo Duterte a instauré mardi la loi martiale dans la région de Mindanao (sud) à la suite de violences menées par des combattants liés au groupe Etat islamique (EI). Il a menacé d'étendre la loi martiale à tout le pays, promettant la "sévérité". Initiateur d'une guerre controversée contre la drogue qui a fait des milliers de mort

  • CôteIvoire-armée-politique-justice - 26.05.2017

    CôteIvoire-armée-politique-justice Côte d'Ivoire/mutinerie: un proche de Guillaume Soro convoqué par la gendarmerie Abidjan, 26 mai 2017 (AFP) - Souleymane Kamagaté, chef du protocole du président de l'Assemblée nationale de Côte d'Ivoire Guillaume Soro, est convoqué vendredi par la gendarmerie pour être entendu sur la découverte le 15 mai d'une cache d'armes à Bouaké, épicentre des mutineries de soldats. "Souleymane Kamagaté dit Soul To Soul est convoqué à la brigade de recherches de la gendarmerie nationale" a affirmé à l'AFP, Moussa Touré, directeur de la Communication à l'Assemblée nationale. "Que la lumière soit faite sur cette affaire et que l'on sache qui a fait quoi", écrit M. Touré sur son compte facebook. Cette convocation intervient après l

  • Philippines-unrest-military-politics-Ramos - 26.05.2017

    Philippines-unrest-military-politics-Ramos Ex-Philippine president Fidel Ramos slams martial law =(Picture)= Manila, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - Ex-Philippine leader and democracy hero Fidel Ramos on Friday slammed President Rodrigo Duterte's threats to impose martial law, warning against inevitable abuses under military rule. Duterte declared martial law for the southern region of Mindanao on Tuesday to combat what he said was the rising threat posed by the Islamic State group, after militants rampaged through a city triggering deadly battles that are yet to end. Duterte said he would impose it on the rest of the country if he felt the terrorism threat had spread, and praised martial law under dictator Ferdinand Marcos a g

  • défense-Syrie-France-jihadistes - 26.05.2017

    défense-Syrie-France-jihadistes Des forces spéciales françaises présentes en Syrie (ministre) Paris, 26 mai 2017 (AFP) - La nouvelle ministre française des Armées Sylvie Goulard a déclaré jeudi que la France avait des forces spéciales en Syrie mais n'avait pas l'intention d'envoyer des troupes au sol pour la reprise de Raqa, fief du groupe État islamique (EI). "La France n'est pas au sol en Syrie", a-t-elle dit sur la radio Europe 1. "Une chose est d'engager des forces spéciales qui font des opérations ponctuelles. Une autre chose est d'envoyer des forces de manière massive", a-t-elle ajouté. La France reste généralement très discrète sur l'utilisation de ses forces spéciales, estimées à quelques dizaines en Syrie. Les États-Unis ont déployé pour leur p

  • armée-troubles-Philippines-conflit - 26.05.2017

    armée-troubles-Philippines-conflit Manille: des étrangers parmi les combattants islamistes dans le sud =(Photo)= Manille, 26 mai 2017 (AFP) - Des étrangers figurent parmi les islamistes inspirés du groupe jihadiste Etat islamique (EI) qui combattent les forces de sécurité dans le sud des Philippines, où le bilan de quatre jours d'affrontements s'est alourdi à 46 morts, ont annoncé vendredi les autorités. Le président Rodrigo Duterte a déclaré la loi martiale dans toute la région de Mindanao, quelques heures après que les islamistes eurent commencé à semer le chaos dans la ville de Marawi mardi. "Ce qui se passe à Mindanao, ce n'est plus une rébellion de citoyens philippins. Cela s'est métamorphosé en invasion de combat

  • Philippines-unrest-military-conflict - 26.05.2017

    Philippines-unrest-military-conflict Foreigners involved in deadly Philippine urban battle: govt =(Video+Picture)= Marawi, Philippines, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - Foreigners are among Islamist gunmen battling security forces in a southern Philippine city, the government said Friday as the reported death toll from four days of clashes climbed to 46. President Rodrigo Duterte imposed martial law across the southern region of Mindanao on Tuesday, hours after gunmen loyal to the Islamic State group rampaged through Marawi city in response to a raid on one of their safe houses. "What is happening in Mindanao is no longer a rebellion of Filipino citizens. It has transmogrified into an invasion by foreign fighters," Solicitor Gener

  • Colombia-unrest-peace,INTERVIEW - 26.05.2017

    Colombia-unrest-peace,INTERVIEW Child fighter who fled ELN rebels dreams of peace in Colombia By Daniela QUINTERO =(Picture)= ATTENTION - Pictures by Raul ARBOLEDA /// Bogota, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - The boy was recruited by Colombia's ELN rebels when he was just eight and saw his brother and girlfriend killed. After fleeing from the guerrillas last year, he is now trying to live a normal life. Now 18, he belongs to the Victus theater project, made up of ex-guerrillas, former paramilitary fighters, retired soldiers and civilians caught up in Colombia's five decade long conflict. He did not want to give his name. The National Liberation Army (ELN) is the country's second-largest rebel group after the Revolutionary Ar

  • Singapore-China-Portugal-aviation-BOC-Airbus-orders - 26.05.2017

    Singapore-China-Portugal-aviation-BOC-Airbus-orders Singapore's BOC Aviation orders six Airbus jets worth $1.05 bn Singapore, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - Singapore-based aircraft leasing firm BOC Aviation said Friday it has ordered six new Airbus planes worth around $1.05 billion. The order comprises four planes from the A320 NEO family and two Airbus A330-900 aircraft, the leasing company said in a statement. "All six Airbus aircraft have been committed for lease to Portugal's flag-carrier TAP Portugal and will be delivered between 2018 and 2020," BOC said in a statement. Steven Townend, chief commercial officer for Europe, the Americas and Africa at BOC, said the deal with TAP Portugal "represents yet another new European customer" that will help it furthe

  • US-Trump-diplomacy-NATO-EU-politics-defence,WRAP-update - 26.05.2017

    US-Trump-diplomacy-NATO-EU-politics-defence,WRAP-update Trump berates NATO for dodging defence dues By Bryan McManus, Danny KEMP =(Picture+Video+Graphic)= ATTENTION - ADDS Der Spiegel report /// Brussels, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - US President Donald Trump on Thursday launched an extraordinary broadside at NATO allies for failing to pay their fair share of the defence bill. The billionaire leader used the highest possible profile platform of his first NATO summit in Brussels to accuse members of the alliance of owing "massive amounts of money". Unveiling a memorial to the 9/11 attacks at NATO's new headquarters, Trump also urged the alliance to get tougher on tackling terrorism and immigration in the wake of the Man

  • Tennis-Australia-aviation-Qantas-Court-gay - 26.05.2017

    Tennis-Australia-aviation-Qantas-Court-gay Tennis: Navratilova urges renaming of Margaret Court Arena Sydney, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - Martina Navratilova Friday called for a name change of the Margaret Court Arena at Melbourne Park after the Australian great's boycott of airliner Qantas over its same-sex marriage stance. Court, now a church pastor, complained Thursday the carrier's support of marriage equality conflicted with her views and "leaves me no option but to use other airlines where possible for my extensive travelling". The 24-time Grand Slam champion's comments, published in a letter to The West Australian newspaper, sparked criticism on social media, including from fellow legend Navratilova. "Maybe it's time to change the name of the Margaret C

  • Australia-US-NKorea-nuclear-defence - 26.05.2017

    Australia-US-NKorea-nuclear-defence US fears nuclear arms race in Asia-Pacific: Australia =(File Picture)= Sydney, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - Senior Trump administration officials fear a nuclear arms race in Asia-Pacific if an increasingly belligerent North Korea is not reined in, Australia's foreign minister said Friday after talks in New York. Pyongyang has launched a series of missiles this year, including a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range projectile this month which the North claimed was capable of carrying a "heavy" nuclear warhead, fuelling tensions with Washington. It has carried out two atomic tests since the beginning of last year, insisting it needs nuclear weapons to defend itself against the threat of invasion.

  • Brésil-politique-corruption-armées-manifestation,PREV - 26.05.2017

    Brésil-politique-corruption-armées-manifestation,PREV Le président Temer fait marche arrière et retire l'armée de Brasilia (PAPIER GENERAL-ACTUALISATION) Par Damian WROCLAVSKY, Carola SOLÉ =(Photo+Video)= ATTENTION - ajoute déclarations de sources à la présidence, vidéo de Temer /// Brasilia, 25 mai 2017 (AFP) - Son décret controversé n'aura pas tenu 24 heures: le président brésilien Michel Temer a retiré jeudi les troupes déployées la veille pour contenir des manifestations violentes, un revirement qui renforce la sensation de fragilité de son gouvernement. Acculé par de graves accusations de corruption, le chef d'État âgé de 76 ans, dont le mandat ne tient qu'à un fil, a dû faire marche arrière dès jeudi matin.

  • Brazil-politics-corruption-army,update - 25.05.2017

    Brazil-politics-corruption-army,update Brazil president backtracks on troop deployment after riots By Damian WROCLAVSKY, Carola SOLÉ =(Video+Picture)= ATTENTION - ADDS Temer video /// Brasília, May 25, 2017 (AFP) - Brazil's President Michel Temer called troops off the streets of the capital Thursday, backtracking after deploying them to guard government buildings following riots by protesters demanding his resignation. Critics interpreted the troop deployment as a sign of desperation by a president fighting for his political life after a corruption scandal reached his doorstep. A decree published online in the official journal said the president had revoked a measure to deploy 1,500 federal troops -- a delicate

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