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  • Turkey-Greece-army-diplomacy - 21.04.2018

    Turkey-Greece-army-diplomacy Turkey to consider Greek soldiers' case if coup suspects returned Istanbul, April 21, 2018 (AFP) - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said his government would consider the case of two Greek soldiers jailed in Turkey if Athens extradited soldiers suspected of the 2016 failed coup. Turkey is holding in pre-trial detention two Greek soldiers who crossed the border on March 2, claiming to have lost their way in the fog. The pair, held in the northern Turkish province of Edirne, have been charged with espionage. "They (Greece) ask us to give back the Greek soldiers and we told them 'if you make such a demand, you should first give us FETO soldiers involved in a coup against our state'," Erdogan told the private NTV tel

  • China-Taiwan-defence-politics - 21.04.2018

    China-Taiwan-defence-politics China carries out aircraft carrier drills in Pacific as Taiwan tensions rise Beijing, April 21, 2018 (AFP) - China has carried out aircraft carrier drills in the Pacific, its navy said Saturday, ramping up tensions with Taiwan over its military exercises in the sensitive region. Beijing's sole aircraft carrier and two destroyer ships carried out "offensive and defensive drills to test their combat muscle" on Friday, China's navy said on its official microblog site on Weibo. The exercises took place in an area east of the Bashi Channel, which runs between Taiwan and the Philippines, it said. China sees democratically-governed Taiwan as a renegade part of its territory to be brought back into the fold and has not ruled out

  • Mali-armée-attaque-jihadistes-guérilla-armées - 21.04.2018

    Mali-armée-attaque-jihadistes-guérilla-armées Mali: 15 "terroristes neutralisés", un soldat tué dans une opération antijihadiste (armée) Bamako, 21 avr 2018 (AFP) - Quinze "terroristes" ont été neutralisés vendredi dans le centre du Mali lors d'une opération contre les groupes jihadistes, au cours de laquelle un soldat a été tué et deux blessés, a annoncé samedi l'armée malienne. Quinze "terroristes" ont été "neutralisés, des armes récupérées et des motos détruites" lors de cette "opération de ratissage" menée vendredi dans la forêt de Tina, dans la région de Mopti (centre), a indiqué l'armée dans un communiqué. L'armée "déplore un mort et deux blessés" lors de cette opération. Le centre du Mali a connu ces dernières semaines une recrudescence des

  • Nigeria-troubles-armée-sécurité-élections,PREV - 21.04.2018

    Nigeria-troubles-armée-sécurité-élections,PREV Nigeria: la situation sécuritaire, le grand dilemne de Buhari pour se faire réélire (PAPIER D'ANGLE) Par Aminu ABUBAKAR à Kano et Peter DURUOSHIMIRI à Makurdi =(Photo Archives)= Kano (Nigeria), 21 avr 2018 (AFP) - La multiplication des conflits et l'insécurité au Nigeria feront partie des grands enjeux de l'élection présidentielle prévue en février 2019, à laquelle Muhammadu Buhari a déjà annoncé son intention de se représenter. La promesse de l'ancien général âgé de 75 ans de mettre fin à l'insurrection jihadiste de Boko Haram dans le nord-est avait largement contribué à sa victoire en 2015. A moins d'un an de la prochaine échéance électorale, de nouveaux défis sé

  • NKorea-military-nuclear,CHRONO - 21.04.2018

    NKorea-military-nuclear,CHRONO Key steps in North Korea's weapons development Seoul, April 21, 2018 (AFP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared Saturday that Pyongyang would halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, five months after its last ICBM launch amid a rapid diplomatic thaw. Here are the key steps in the development of the regime's banned nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes: - The beginnings, 1970s - North Korea starts working in the late 1970s on a version of the Soviet Scud-B missile with a range of around 300 kilometres (around 200 miles), carrying out a first test in 1984. Between 1987 and 1992, it begins developing longer-range missiles, including the Taepodong-1 (2,500 km) and Taepodong-2

  • NKorea-Japan-US-politics-diplomacy-nuclear,2ndlead - 21.04.2018

    NKorea-Japan-US-politics-diplomacy-nuclear,2ndlead Japan's Abe welcomes N. Korea pledge, but defence chief vows pressure ATTENTION - RECASTS with Abe's comments /// Tokyo, April 21, 2018 (AFP) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday cautiously welcomed North Korea's pledge to halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches but its defence minister warned Tokyo will continue to put maximum pressure on Pyongyang. "We welcome it as a forward-looking move... but an important thing is whether the move will lead to the complete abandonment of missile and nuclear developments in a verifiable and irreversible manner," Abe told reporters. "We want to watch it closely." North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged Saturday his country would halt

  • Vietnam-US-war-immigration-justice,FOCUS - 21.04.2018

    Vietnam-US-war-immigration-justice,FOCUS Vietnam War refugees deported under Trump struggle to settle By Jenny VAUGHAN, with Sebastien Vuagnat in Los Angeles =(Picture+Video)= ATTENTION - Pictures by Nhac Nguyen. Video by Nhac Nguyen and Sebastien Vuagnat /// Ho Chi Minh City, April 21, 2018 (AFP) - Nguyen was nine when he boarded a boat alone to escape the communist regime in Vietnam for the United States. Some 40 years later, he returned in shackles, deported from the only country he really knows to one he can scarcely remember. With conspiracy and fraud convictions under his belt, he was expelled in line with a Trump administration push to remove immigrants with criminal records for convictions ranging from t

  • NKorea-Japan-US-politics-diplomacy-nuclear,lead - 21.04.2018

    NKorea-Japan-US-politics-diplomacy-nuclear,lead Japan not satisfied with N. Korea pledge, will continue pressure: defence chief Tokyo, April 21, 2018 (AFP) - Japan is not satisfied with North Korea's pledge to halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, its defence minister said on Saturday, warning that Tokyo will continue to put maximum pressure on Pyongyang. "We can't be satisfied," Itsunori Onodera told reporters in Washington, saying North Korea did not mention "abandonment of short-range and medium-range ballistic missiles". He added that Japan will not change its policy of putting pressure on Pyongyang for the "ultimate abandonment of weapons of mass destruction, nuclear arms and missiles". North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said

  • US-aviation-accident,WRAP-update - 21.04.2018

    US-aviation-accident,WRAP-update FAA orders emergency jet engine inspections after US plane failure By Catherine TRIOMPHE =(Graphic)= ATTENTION - ADDS quotes from critics /// New York, April 21, 2018 (AFP) - The Federal Aviation Administration ordered emergency inspections Friday of jet engines like the one that ruptured during a recent Southwest Airlines flight, leaving a passenger dead. "Fan blade failure due to cracking, if not addressed, could result in an engine in-flight shutdown (IFSD), uncontained release of debris, damage to the engine, damage to the airplane and possible airplane decompression," the regulatory authority said. In line with recommendations made earlier by engine maker CFM, the FAA ord

  • politics-diplomacy-nuclear-NKorea-Japan-reax - 21.04.2018

    politics-diplomacy-nuclear-NKorea-Japan-reax URGENT Japan not satisfied with N. Korea pledge, will continue pressure: defence chief Tokyo, April 21, 2018 (AFP) - Japan is not satisfied with North Korea's pledge to halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, its defence minister said on Saturday, warning that Tokyo will continue to put maximum pressure on Pyongyang. "We can't be satisfied," Itsunori Onodera told reporters in Washington, saying North Korea did not mention "abandonment of short-range and medium-range ballistic missiles". si/qan

  • ALERT - 21.04.2018

    ALERT Japan not satisfied with N. Korea pledge, to continue pressure: defence chief si/qan

  • USA-France-aviation-transport-accident-aéronautique,PREV - 21.04.2018

    USA-France-aviation-transport-accident-aéronautique,PREV Inspections d'urgence de moteurs d'avions après l'accident du vol Southwest aux Etats-Unis (PAPIER GENERAL) =(Photo Archives+Infographie)= New York, 21 avr 2018 (AFP) - Le régulateur aérien américain a imposé vendredi des inspections d'urgence en réaction à la mort d'une passagère dans un accident mardi, ciblant les moteurs semblables à celui qui a partiellement explosé sur un appareil 737 de la compagnie Southwest. La Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) a ordonné vendredi soir l'examen sous 20 jours des lames de ventilateur des moteurs CFM56 pour Boeing 737 ayant effectué plus de 30.000 rotations, soit quelque 681 moteurs dans le monde, dont 352 aux Etats-Unis

  • US-aviation-accident,WRAP - 21.04.2018

    US-aviation-accident,WRAP FAA orders emergency jet engine inspections after US plane failure =(File Picture)= New York, April 20, 2018 (AFP) - The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered emergency inspections of jet engines like the one that ruptured during a recent Southwest Airlines flight, leaving one passenger dead. "Fan blade failure due to cracking, if not addressed, could result in an engine in-flight shutdown (IFSD), uncontained release of debris, damage to the engine, damage to the airplane and possible airplane decompression," the regulatory authority said. In line with recommendations made earlier by engine maker CFM, the FAA ordered that all CFM56-7B engines that have performed 30,000 or more to

  • USA-France-aviation-transport-accident-aéronautique,LEAD - 21.04.2018

    USA-France-aviation-transport-accident-aéronautique,LEAD Vol Southwest: inspections d'urgence sur certains moteurs (régulateur américain) =(Photo Archives)= New York, 20 avr 2018 (AFP) - Le régulateur aérien américain, la Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a exigé vendredi des inspections d'urgence, sous 20 jours, de certains moteurs de la famille CFM56 suite à l'accident du vol New-York Dallas qui a fait un mort mardi. Le régulateur exige notamment l'examen sous 20 jours des lames de ventilateur des moteurs CFM56 pour Boeing 737 ayant effectué plus de 30.000 rotations, soit quelque 352 moteurs aux Etats-Unis et 681 dans le monde. La FAA a annoncé avoir pris cette décision sur la base des premières informations

  • US-aviation-accident-FAA - 21.04.2018

    US-aviation-accident-FAA URGENT FAA orders emergency jet engine inspections after US plane failure New York, April 20, 2018 (AFP) - The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered emergency inspections of jet engines like the one that ruptured during a recent Southwest Airlines flight, leaving one passenger dead. "Fan blade failure due to cracking, if not addressed, could result in an engine in-flight shutdown (IFSD), uncontained release of debris, damage to the engine, damage to the airplane and possible airplane decompression," the regulatory authority said. In line with recommendations made earlier by engine maker CFM, the FAA ordered that all CFM56-7B engines that have performed 30,000 or more total accumulated flight cycles be inspected with

  • USA-aviation-transport-accident - 21.04.2018

    USA-aviation-transport-accident URGENT Vol Southwest: inspections d'urgence sur certains moteurs (régulateur américain) New York, 20 avr 2018 (AFP) - Le régulateur aérien américain, la Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a exigé vendredi des inspections d'urgence, sous 20 jours, de certains moteurs de la famille CFM56 suite à l'accident du vol New-York Dallas qui a fait un mort mardi. Le régulateur exige notamment l'examen sous 20 jours de tous les moteurs CFM56 pour Being 737 ayant effectué plus de 30.000 rotations, soit quelque 352 moteurs aux Etats-Unis et 681 dans le monde. cat/faa SAFRAN GENERAL ELECTRIC

  • US-aviation-accident - 21.04.2018

    US-aviation-accident Engine maker urges rapid inspections after Southwest failure =(File Picture)= ATTENTION - REFILES amending headline /// New York, April 20, 2018 (AFP) - The maker of a jet engine that ruptured during a recent Southwest Airlines flight, leaving one passenger dead, called Friday for rapid inspections of all of its engines powering Boeing 737 aircraft. CFM International, a joint venture between America's GE Aviation and France's Safran Aircraft Engines, said it "recommends ultrasonic inspections within the next 20 days to fan blades of CFM56-7B engines with more than 30,000 cycles since new." About 680 engines are concerned, according to CFM, which noted that each inspection takes about four h

  • US-aviation-accident - 21.04.2018

    US-aviation-accident Engine maker urges rapid inspections after Southwest crash =(File Picture)= New York, April 20, 2018 (AFP) - The maker of a jet engine that ruptured during a recent Southwest Airlines flight, leaving one passenger dead, called Friday for rapid inspections of all of its engines powering Boeing 737 aircraft. CFM International, a joint venture between America's GE Aviation and France's Safran Aircraft Engines, said it "recommends ultrasonic inspections within the next 20 days to fan blades of CFM56-7B engines with more than 30,000 cycles since new." About 680 engines are concerned, according to CFM, which noted that each inspection takes about four hours. Some 150 of the engines have already gone

  • USA-France-accident-aviation-transport - 21.04.2018

    USA-France-accident-aviation-transport Vol Southwest: le fabricant du moteur appelle à des inspections rapides =(Photo Archives)= New York, 20 avr 2018 (AFP) - La société franco-américaine CFM a appelé vendredi à accélérer les inspections de ses moteurs CFM56-7B équipant les Boeing 737, suite à l'accident du vol New York-Dallas qui a fait un mort mardi. La société, entreprise commune au français Safran et à l'américain General Electric, "recommande sous 20 jours des inspections par ultra-sons des lames de ventilateur des moteurs CFM56-7B ayant effectué plus de 30.000 cycles" depuis leur mise en service, soit environ 680 moteurs à inspecter d'ici 20 jours, a-t-elle expliqué dans un communiqué. Chaque inspection pre

  • Syria-conflict-US-military-Japan-NKorea - 20.04.2018

    Syria-conflict-US-military-Japan-NKorea Syria strikes also sent message to N.Korea: Japan DefMin Washington, April 20, 2018 (AFP) - The US-led air strikes against the Syrian regime also sent a message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of talks with President Donald Trump, Japan's defense minister said Friday. Observers have suggested the strikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could strengthen Trump's hand in talks, as they showed Kim that the West has the political will to back up its rhetoric -- as well as the capability for precise strikes launched from afar. "This is an action that was taken against weapons of mass destruction, and I think this gave a certain message to North Korea as well," Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said th

  • Greece-France-defence-Turkey-navy - 20.04.2018

    Greece-France-defence-Turkey-navy Greece to lease French warships amid Aegean tensions with Turkey Athens, April 20, 2018 (AFP) - Greece will this summer lease two state-of-the-art French warships, the defence ministry said Friday, as Athens seeks to bolster its defences in the Aegean Sea amid growing tensions with Turkey. Confirming a report by the daily Kathimerini, Greece's deputy defence minister, Fotis Kouvelis, told Skai radio that France "has made two frigates available to us in a leasing agreement." The deal was finalised in a telephone call between Greek Prime Minister Alexs Tsipras and French President Emmanuel Macron, Kouvelis said. According to the daily Kathimerini, Greece will lease two French FREMM-type navy frigates for a period of f

  • Grèce-France-défense-marine-industrie-diplomatie - 20.04.2018

    Grèce-France-défense-marine-industrie-diplomatie La Grèce insiste sur le fait que la France va lui louer deux frégates (LEAD GENERAL) ATTENTION - ajoute réaction du ministère de la Défense grec après la réaction de Florence Parly /// Athènes, 20 avr 2018 (AFP) - La Grèce va louer cet été pour cinq ans deux frégates à la France, a assuré vendredi le ministère grec de la Défense, malgré les réserves de la ministre française des Armées Florence Parly qui a considéré l'opération "pas d'actualité". L'information a été donnée une première fois vendredi matin à la radio par le ministre-adjoint à la Défense grec Fotis Kouvelis. Puis une source du ministère de la Défense grec l'a fermement réaffirmée dans la soirée à l'AFP, après la réaction de la ministre fra

  • Cameroun-violences-armée - 20.04.2018

    Cameroun-violences-armée Cameroun anglophone: deux militaires tués dans l'explosion d'une mine Yaoundé, 20 avr 2018 (AFP) - Deux militaires camerounais sont morts et quatre ont été gravement blessés vendredi dans l'explosion d'une mine en zone anglophone, région en proie à des violences entre séparatistes et pouvoir central de Yaoundé. "Un véhicule de l'armée camerounaise a sauté sur une mine" vendredi matin à Eyumedjock, ville de la région anglophone du Sud-Ouest, proche de la frontière nigériane, faisant "deux morts et quatre blessés graves", a indiqué une source sécuritaire à l'AFP sous couvert d'anonymat. La ville d'Eyumedjock est située sur la route entre Mamfe (chef-lieu du département du Manyu) et Ekok, "dans une zone épicentre des violences dans

  • défense-industrie-France-Grèce - 20.04.2018

    défense-industrie-France-Grèce Paris dément la location de frégates françaises par la Grèce Toulon, 20 avr 2018 (AFP) - La ministre françaises des Armées Florence Parly a démenti vendredi la location par Athènes de deux frégates multimissions (FREMM) françaises, annoncée plus tôt dans la journée par les autorités grecques. "Cette nouvelle (...) n'est pas d'actualité, même si bien sûr nous sommes à la disposition de nos amis grecs pour continuer à travailler de manière encore plus étroite", a déclaré Mme Parly, interrogée par la presse en marge d'une visite à Toulon (sud-est), sur une des frégates ayant pris part aux frappes contre des installations syriennes il y a une semaine. "Nous avons des rapports extrêmement cordiaux avec nos amis grecs, nous av

  • Syria-conflict-US-France-Britain-Germany - 20.04.2018

    Syria-conflict-US-France-Britain-Germany Western air strikes in Syria illegal: German parliament experts Berlin, April 20, 2018 (AFP) - The air strikes unleashed in Syria by Western allies in mid-April were a violation of international law, jurists at the German parliament said in a report Friday. "The use of military force against a state, as a sanction against the violation of an international convention by this state, is an infringement of the prohibition of the use of violence in international law," said the Bundestag experts in a reply to a question filed by the far-left Die Linke party. The Bundestag experts referred in particular to the United Nations declaration from their 1970 general assembly which stresses "the duty of States to refrain in

  • transport-aviation-social-grèves-France - 20.04.2018

    transport-aviation-social-grèves-France Air France : face à la grève, le PDG met sa démission en jeu =(Photo)= Paris, 20 avr 2018 (AFP) - Enlisé dans un conflit social qui perdure depuis deux mois, le patron d'Air France a annoncé le lancement d'une consultation du personnel sur ses propositions salariales, pourtant déjà rejetées par les syndicats en grève, menaçant de démissionner si le résultat était négatif. "Si le résultat est négatif, je ne vois pas comment je pourrais rester à la tête d'Air France", a dit le pédégé d'Air France-KLM, Jean-Marc Janaillac, lors d'une conférence de presse. Cette consultation, qui n'a pas de valeur légale, se déroulera par vote électronique du 26 avril à début mai. La directio

  • Israël-Palestiniens-conflit-médias-armée,PREV - 20.04.2018

    Israël-Palestiniens-conflit-médias-armée,PREV Une vidéo contredit les critiques israéliennes contre la presse à Gaza (PAPIER D'ANGLE-ACTUALISATION) Par Michael SMITH =(Photo+Video)= ATTENTION - actualise avec les manifestations de ce vendredi, nouveau bilan des tués /// Jérusalem, 20 avr 2018 (AFP) - L'armée israélienne a publié la semaine dernière une photo censée montrer que les journalistes couvrant les manifestations de Palestiniens à Gaza servent, peut-être sciemment, de boucliers humains. Une vidéo et le témoignage d'un reporter sur le terrain décrivent une autre réalité. La bande de Gaza, coincée entre Israël, l'Egypte et la Méditerranée et contrôlée par le mouvement islamiste Hamas, qualifié de "terrori

  • Nepal-accident-aviation,2ndlead - 20.04.2018

    Nepal-accident-aviation,2ndlead Jet skids off runway causing Kathmandu airport chaos By Paavan MATHEMA =(Picture)= ATTENTION - UPDATES with detail on removing the craft. Quote from aviation official /// Kathmandu, April 20, 2018 (AFP) - A Malaysian jet carrying 139 people that aborted its takeoff and skidded into mud forced Kathmandu airport to shut down for more than 12 hours causing flight chaos Friday after the latest near miss on the city's notoriously dangerous runway. Nobody was hurt in the incident but hundreds of passengers had flights out of the Nepalese capital cancelled and all incoming flights were diverted after the Malindo Airlines Boeing 737 went off the runway late Thursday. The jet was speedi

  • Grèce-France-défense-marine-industrie-diplomatie - 20.04.2018

    Grèce-France-défense-marine-industrie-diplomatie La Grèce annonce que la France va lui louer deux frégates Athènes, 20 avr 2018 (AFP) - La Grèce va louer pour cinq ans deux frégates à la France, qui seront intégrées dès cet été à sa flotte, a indiqué vendredi le ministre-adjoint à la Défense, Fotis Kouvelis. Le ministre confirmait dans un entretien à la radio Skaï un article paru vendredi du quotidien Kathimerini. Selon le journal, les deux frégates sont de type Fremm et seront louées pour cinq ans, dans l'attente de l'achat par Athènes, actuellement négocié, de corvettes Belharra. L'accord marque, toujours selon Kathimerini, le soutien français à la Grèce, sur fond d'un regain des disputes de souveraineté en mer Egée avec la Turquie. "La Fra

  • USA-CoréeNord-nucléaire-désarmement-ICAN - 20.04.2018

    USA-CoréeNord-nucléaire-désarmement-ICAN Les politiques nucléaires américaine et russe aussi dangereuses que la Corée du Nord (ICAN) Par Nina LARSON =(Video)= Genève, 20 avr 2018 (AFP) - Les récents changements de politique en matière d'armes nucléaires aux Etats-Unis et en Russie, avec notamment le gonflement des arsenaux, constituent un danger aussi grand que la menace nucléaire nord-coréenne, estime une organisation antinucléaire prix Nobel de la Paix 2017. Lors d'une rencontre avec des journalistes à Genève, Beatrice Fihn, responsable de la Campagne internationale pour l'abolition des armes nucléaires (ICAN), s'est félicitée du futur sommet entre le président américain Donald Trump et le dirigeant nord-corée

  • Saudi-conflict-Yemen-missile - 20.04.2018

    Saudi-conflict-Yemen-missile Saudis intercept ballistic missile from Yemen: coalition Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, April 20, 2018 (AFP) - Saudi air defences intercepted a "ballistic missile" fired by Yemeni rebels at the kingdom's southern coastal city of Jizan, the Saudi-led coalition fighting the rebels said. It was the latest in a series of such attacks. "Saudi air defences intercepted a ballistic missile launched by the Huthi militias targeting Jizan," the coalition said in a statement. The Huthis, in a statement on their news outlet Al-Masirah, claimed that they fired a "Badr 1" ballistic missile and said it struck Jizan Regional Airport. AFP was unable to reach the airport for comment, but open-source flight information appeared to show flights arr

  • Israël-Palestiniens-conflit-médias-armée,PREV - 20.04.2018

    Israël-Palestiniens-conflit-médias-armée,PREV Une vidéo contredit les critiques israéliennes contre la presse à Gaza (PAPIER D'ANGLE) Par Michael SMITH =(Photo+Video)= Jérusalem, 20 avr 2018 (AFP) - L'armée israélienne a publié la semaine dernière une photo censée montrer que les journalistes couvrant les manifestations de Palestiniens à Gaza servent, peut-être sciemment, de boucliers humains. Une vidéo et le témoignage d'un reporter sur le terrain décrivent une autre réalité. La bande de Gaza, coincée entre Israël, l'Egypte et la Méditerranée et contrôlée par le mouvement islamiste Hamas, qualifié de "terroriste" par Israël, est en proie depuis le 30 mars à des manifestations massives de Palestiniens. Certa

  • Nepal-accident-aviation,lead - 20.04.2018

    Nepal-accident-aviation,lead Jet skids off runway causing Kathmandu airport chaos =(Picture)= ATTENTION - UPDATES with detail on airport reopening after more than 12 hours, delayed passenger quote /// Kathmandu, April 20, 2018 (AFP) - A Malaysian jet carrying 139 people that aborted its takeoff and skidded into mud forced Kathmandu airport to shut down for more than 12 hours until the plane was moved Friday. Nobody was hurt in the incident but hundreds of passengers had flights cancelled and all incoming flights were diverted after the Malindo Airlines Boeing 737 went off the runway late Thursday. The jet was speeding down the Tribhuvan International Airport runway when the pilots detected a problem and aborted t

  • Taiwan-parliament-welfare-reform-military - 20.04.2018

    Taiwan-parliament-welfare-reform-military Taiwan lawmakers brawl over military pension cuts =(Picture)= Taipei, April 20, 2018 (AFP) - Taiwan legislators brawled in parliament on Friday over proposed reductions to military veterans' pensions, part of wider cutbacks that have triggered mass protests. The clashes came as a draft bill proposed by the cabinet earlier this month was deliberated in parliament for the first time, following a protest by military retirees in February. That demonstration ended in tragedy as a former colonel fell while climbing up a wall, and later died in hospital. Legislators shouted, pushed and shoved in the chamber Friday, with lawmakers from the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) waving placa

  • aviation-transport-incident-Népal - 20.04.2018

    aviation-transport-incident-Népal L'aéroport de Katmandou fermé après une sortie de piste =(Photo)= Katmandou, 20 avr 2018 (AFP) - L'aéroport de Katmandou était fermé vendredi après la sortie de piste d'un avion malaisien qui s'est embourbé avec 139 personnes à bord, ont annoncé les autorités. Personne n'a été blessé dans l'incident survenu jeudi soir. Mais les vols à destination de la capitale népalaise étaient détournés alors que les autorités tentaient de libérer le Boeing 737 de la compagnie malaisienne Malindo Airlines coincé dans la boue. L'avion à destination de Kuala Lumpur était en train d'accélérer sur la piste de décollage quand les pilotes ont décelé un problème et ont interrompu les opérations, a ex

  • Nepal-accident-aviation - 20.04.2018

    Nepal-accident-aviation Kathmandu airport closed after jet skids off runway =(Picture)= Kathmandu, April 20, 2018 (AFP) - Kathmandu airport was closed Friday after a Malaysian jet with 139 people on board aborted its takeoff and skidded off the runway, officials said. Nobody was hurt in the incident but incoming flights to the Nepali capital were diverted while authorities tried to move the Malindo Airlines Boeing 737, which was stuck in mud. It was not known how long Tribhuvan Airport, Nepal's sole international air gateway, would be closed. The flight by the Malaysian carrier to Kuala Lumpur was accelerating on the runway late Thursday when the pilots detected a problem and halted the takeoff, airport spokesm

  • Syria-conflict-Germany-Kurdish-jihadist-US - 20.04.2018

    Syria-conflict-Germany-Kurdish-jihadist-US German jihadist tied to 9/11 attacks caught in Syria: Pentagon Washington, April 20, 2018 (AFP) - A Syrian-born German national accused of helping to plan the September 11, 2001 attacks has been detained by US-allied forces in Syria, the Pentagon confirmed on Thursday. "We can confirm that Mohammad Haydar Zammar, a Syrian-born German national, was captured more than a month ago by SDF partners," Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon said in a statement, referring to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). A senior Kurdish commander told AFP the previous day that Zammar had been detained "and is now being interrogated." Zammar, in his mid-fifties, has been accused of recruiting some of the September 11 Al-Qaeda hijackers

  • US-drones-arms-trade-politics,WRAP-update - 20.04.2018

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  • US-drones-arms-trade-politics,WRAP-update - 20.04.2018

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  • Saudi-defence-attack,lead - 20.04.2018

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  • Brazil-politics-corruption-army - 20.04.2018

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  • Syria-conflict-US-military,lead - 20.04.2018

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  • Saudi-defence-attack - 20.04.2018

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    Brésil-politique-armée Brésil: la corruption menace la démocratie, dit le chef des armées =(Photo)= Brasilia, 19 avr 2018 (AFP) - La corruption et l'impunité représentent une menace pour la démocratie au Brésil, a déclaré jeudi le chef des armées, le général Eduardo Villas Boas, lors d'une cérémonie marquant la Journée de l'armée à laquelle était présent le président Michel Temer. Le général avait créé la polémique au début du mois en souhaitant implicitement que la Cour suprême tranche en défaveur de l'ex-président Lula, condamné pour corruption, en rejetant son appel et en l'envoyant en prison. L'armée partage avec la population "la haine de l'impunité", avait-il dit, ravivant les craintes d'un pays qui a connu la

  • USA-commerce-industrie-aéronautique-drones-armes - 19.04.2018

    USA-commerce-industrie-aéronautique-drones-armes Les Etats-Unis lèvent certaines restrictions sur les ventes de drones Washington, 19 avr 2018 (AFP) - Les Etats-Unis ont levé jeudi certaines restrictions sur les ventes de leurs drones les plus performants afin de renforcer les armées de leurs alliés et de concurrencer la Chine sur le marché mondial des armes, a annoncé la Maison Blanche. L'exécutif américain a mis à jour sa politique sur les transferts d'armes afin de promouvoir les exportations et les emplois aux Etats-Unis. Les nouvelles règles concernent en particulier les avions de combat sans pilote. L'un des conseillers économiques de la Maison Blanche, Peter Navarro, a expliqué que cette levée de restrictions visait à remédier à la décision de l

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  • Syria-conflict-US-military - 19.04.2018

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  • Syria-conflict-IS - 19.04.2018

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  • NATO-defence-headquarters - 19.04.2018

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  • Otan-défense-diplomatie-immobilier - 19.04.2018

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  • Colombia-conflict-peace-UN-diplomacy - 19.04.2018

    Colombia-conflict-peace-UN-diplomacy UN urges Colombia to make progress on peace before elections United Nations, United States, April 19, 2018 (AFP) - Warning of new challenges to Colombia's peace deal, the UN envoy on Thursday urged the government to move quickly to integrate former rebels into civilian life as elections loom. The first round of a presidential election will be held on May 27 following parliamentary polls last month won by right-wing parties opposed to the peace deal -- though they fell short of a majority. UN envoy Jean Arnault told the Security Council that there must be "a sustained drive to put the reintegration of former combatants on a more solid basis before the end of the government's mandate." Under the peace accord, the

  • US-drones-arms-trade-politics - 19.04.2018

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  • US-aviation-accident - 19.04.2018

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  • USA-Russie-Chine-défense-armement-industrie - 19.04.2018

    USA-Russie-Chine-défense-armement-industrie Lockheed Martin chargé de développer un missile hypersonique Washington, 19 avr 2018 (AFP) - Le Pentagone s'est officiellement lancé dans la course hypersonique en chargeant le groupe de défense américain Lockheed Martin de développer le premier missile américain capable de voler à une vitesse cinq fois supérieure à celle du son. Le Pentagone a annoncé mercredi soir qu'il accordait à Lockheed Martin un contrat d'un montant pouvant aller jusqu'à 928 millions de dollars sur une durée indéterminée pour la conception, le développement, les tests d'un missile air-sol hypersonique. Le nouveau patron de la recherche et du développement au Pentagone, Michael Griffin, a souligné mardi que les missiles hypersoniques éta

  • USA-diplomacy-defence-Russie-Baltes - 19.04.2018

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  • Russia-US-politics-military - 19.04.2018

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  • US-military-hypersonics-weaponry - 19.04.2018

    US-military-hypersonics-weaponry US Air Force awards nearly $1 bn for hypersonic missile Washington, April 19, 2018 (AFP) - The US Air Force is awarding almost $1 billion to Lockheed Martin to design and develop a hypersonic missile that can be launched from a warplane. The contract follows repeated warnings from senior defense officials about rapid advances by China and Russia in the field of hypersonic weaponry, where missiles can fly at many times the speed of sound and dodge missile-defense systems. In a statement late Wednesday, the Pentagon said Lockheed will receive up to $928 million to build the new, non-nuclear missile it is calling the "hypersonic conventional strike weapon." "This contract provides for the design, development, engineerin

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    Russie-armée-diplomatie Rencontre entre le chef d'état-major russe et un commandant de l'Otan à Bakou Moscou, 19 avr 2018 (AFP) - Le chef d'état-major de l'armée russe, Valéri Guerassimov, et le commandant des forces de l'Otan en Europe, Curtis Scaparrotti, se sont prononcés pour le maintien des contacts militaires bilatéraux, lors d'une rare entrevue jeudi à Bakou en Azerbaïdjan. Les deux hommes ont "évoqué l'activité militaire de l'Otan et de la Russie en Europe, les mesures destinées à renforcer la confiance et à éviter les incidents", a indiqué le ministère russe de la Défense dans un communiqué. Ils ont également échangé "sur la situation en Syrie en soulignant l'importance d'une coopération dans la lutte contre le terrorisme international", selo

  • USA-accident-aviation-transport - 19.04.2018

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  • USA-Baltes-Russie-diplomatie-défense - 19.04.2018

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  • Poland-Germany-Jews-history-war,WRAP-update - 19.04.2018

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  • China-Taiwan-politics-military,2ndlead - 19.04.2018

    China-Taiwan-politics-military,2ndlead China flies bombers around Taiwan, holds live-fire drills =(Video)= ATTENTION - ADDS detail on planes /// Beijing, April 19, 2018 (AFP) - Chinese bombers and spy planes have flown around Taiwan, the air force said Thursday as Taipei accused Beijing of trying to stoke regional tensions with its military drills. China sees the democratically-governed island as a renegade part of its territory to be brought back into the fold and has not ruled out reunification by force. H-6K bombers, Su-30 and J-11 fighters and reconnaissance aircraft took part in a patrol around Taiwan, air force spokesman Shen Jinke told the official Xinhua news agency. Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman Ma

  • Irak-Syrie-jihadistes-armée,LEAD - 19.04.2018

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  • China-Taiwan-politics-military - 19.04.2018

    China-Taiwan-politics-military China flies bombers around Taiwan, holds live-fire drills =(Video)= ATTENTION - UPDATES with Chinese air force flying bombers around Taiwan /// Beijing, April 19, 2018 (AFP) - Chinese bombers and spy planes have flown around Taiwan, the air force said Thursday as Taipei accused Beijing of trying to stoke regional tensions with its military drills. China sees the democratically-governed island as a renegade part of its territory to be brought back into the fold and has not ruled out reunification by force. In a statement on its microblog, the Chinese air force said it had "recently" flown a patrol, which included H-6K bombers, around Taiwan. "We are confident to meet any challenge.

  • industrie-défense-corruption-enquête-GB-Algérie - 19.04.2018

    industrie-défense-corruption-enquête-GB-Algérie GB: Ultra Electronics visée par une enquête pour corruption en Algérie Londres, 19 avr 2018 (AFP) - L'entreprise britannique de défense Ultra Electronics a annoncé jeudi faire l'objet d'une enquête du Serious Fraud Office (SFO), ouverte en raison de soupçons de corruption dans le cadre d'activités du groupe en Algérie. D'après le communiqué de la société, l'investigation du SFO, l'office national de lutte contre la délinquance financière au Royaume-Uni, vise à la fois les actes d'"Ultra, ses filiales, ses employés et ses associés". Selon une source proche du dossier, les transactions impliquées dans l'affaire représenteraient un montant d'environ 400.000 livres (459.000 euros), alors que le chiffre d'affa

  • Irak-Syrie-jihadistes-armée,LEAD - 19.04.2018

    Irak-Syrie-jihadistes-armée,LEAD L'aviation irakienne a mené un raid contre l'EI en Syrie (gouvernement) =(Photo+Video)= Bagdad, 19 avr 2018 (AFP) - L'armée de l'air irakienne a mené jeudi "un raide meurtrier" contre des positions du groupe jihadiste Etat islamique (EI) en Syrie, a indiqué le bureau du Premier ministre Haider al-Abadi. Dans un communiqué, ce dernier affirme que le "raid contre les gangs de Daech (acronyme arabe de l'EI) a été mené en raison du danger qu'ils représentent pour le territoire irakien et a été conduit sur ordre du Premier ministre", qui est le chef des forces armées. Une vidéo distribuée par l'armée de l'air irakienne montre deux F-16 en action. "Ces raids démontrent la capacité crois

  • USA-CoréeNord-diplomatie-nucléaire-désarmement - 19.04.2018

    USA-CoréeNord-diplomatie-nucléaire-désarmement Les dons de négociateur de Trump déterminants pour le sommet avec Kim (ambassadeur) =(Video+Photo)= Genève, 19 avr 2018 (AFP) - Les "dons" de négociateur du président américain Donald Trump vont être déterminants pour que sa rencontre prévue avec le dirigeant nord-coréen débouche sur des résultats "concrets" en matière de dénucléarisation, a estimé jeudi l'ambassadeur américain sur le désarmement. "Nous ne voulons pas revivre le processus traditionnel auquel nous avons assisté au fil des années, qui consiste à adopter une approche graduelle pour que finalement le Nord revienne sur ses positions", a dit l'envoyé spécial américain à la Conférence du désarmement de l'ONU, Rob

  • Irak-Syrie-jihadistes-armée - 19.04.2018

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  • parlement-UE-conflit-armée-Israël-Palestiniens - 19.04.2018

    parlement-UE-conflit-armée-Israël-Palestiniens Gaza: le Parlement européen appelle Israël à la retenue Strasbourg, 19 avr 2018 (AFP) - Le Parlement européen a exhorté jeudi Israël à "s'abstenir de tout recours à la force létale" face à des manifestants palestiniens, après des affrontements à la frontière entre la bande de Gaza et le territoire israélien qui ont fait plus de 30 morts côté palestinien. Dans une résolution adoptée à une large majorité, les eurodéputés ont condamné "le fait que des manifestants palestiniens innocents aient été tués et blessés dans la bande de Gaza au cours des trois dernières semaines". Ils ont demandé "instamment aux forces israéliennes de défense de s'abstenir de tout recours à la force létale contre des manifestants non

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  • Syria-conflict-IS-DeirEzzor-army - 19.04.2018

    Syria-conflict-IS-DeirEzzor-army Surprise IS attack kills 25 regime forces in east Syria: monitor Beirut, April 19, 2018 (AFP) - The Islamic State group launched a surprise attack near a town in eastern Syria they had lost six months ago, killing at least 25 regime forces, a monitor said Thursday. At least 13 jihadists were also killed in the attack which IS carried out near Mayadeen on Wednesday afternoon, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said. Mayadeen lies in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor on the western bank of the Euphrates River and is flanked by the vast Badia desert to its west and south. A military source on Thursday however denied any attack against positions of the Syrian army along the western bank of the Euphrates.

  • Britain-environment-plastic-straws-consumer - 19.04.2018

    Britain-environment-plastic-straws-consumer UK to ban sale of plastic straws to tackle marine waste London, April 19, 2018 (AFP) - Britain on Thursday announced plans to ban the sale of plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds in England, as part of a push to tackle global marine pollution. Prime Minister Theresa May said her government will launch a consultation on banning the single-use items later this year, ahead of legislation on the issue. The move follows the 2015 introduction of a small charge for carrier bags in most shops, a ban on plastic microbeads and last month's announcement of plans for consumers to pay a deposit on plastic bottles. "The UK government is a world leader on this issue, and the British public have shown passion and ener

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    Israel-army Israeli army reservists get holiday emergency call up by accident Jerusalem, April 19, 2018 (AFP) - Israeli army reservists received an emergency message calling them to duty early Thursday as the country celebrated Independence Day -- but found out shortly later the message had been a mistake. A military spokesman confirmed the mistaken call to duty, but declined to provide further details, including how many reservists received the message. The mistaken message came with tensions high between Israel and its main enemy Iran over a recent strike in Syria attributed to the Jewish state. Israel's military said the message was issued by an automated system by accident and "was very quickly resolved." It was issued as Israel marked 70 year

  • China-Taiwan-politics-military - 19.04.2018

    China-Taiwan-politics-military Helicopters hold live-fire drills in southeast China =(Video)= Beijing, April 19, 2018 (AFP) - Chinese combat helicopters conducted live-fire drills with missiles off the country's southeast coast, state media said Thursday, without confirming whether the exercises took place in the sensitive Taiwan Strait. The People's Liberation Army (PLA) exercise took place Wednesday and involved various types of helicopters that tested "all-weather operational capability of the air force at sea," the official Xinhua news agency said. State broadcaster CCTV showed footage of helicopters firing missiles at distant objects in the water. The reports did not say exactly where the exercises took plac

  • Centrafrique-conflit-ONU-armées - 19.04.2018

    Centrafrique-conflit-ONU-armées Centrafrique: La Minusca "ne cédera pas a l'intimidation" des groupes armés Bangui, 19 avr 2018 (AFP) - La Mission de l'ONU en Centrafrique (Minusca) a assuré mercredi qu'elle "ne cédera pas à l'intimidation" suite au regroupement d'éléments armés à Kaga Bandoro, une ville à 300 km au nord de Bangui. "La Mission ne cédera pas à l'intimidation et continuera, en toute impartialité, à assurer son mandat de protection des civils et des institutions", a déclaré le porte-parole de la Minusca, Vladimir Monteiro, lors d'une conférence de presse. Deux groupes armés issus de l'ex-Séléka, le Mouvement patriotique pour la Centrafrique (MPC) et le Front populaire pour la renaissance de la Centrafrique (FPRC), ont tenu une réunion vend

  • Poland-Germany-Jews-history-war,ADVANCER - 19.04.2018

    Poland-Germany-Jews-history-war,ADVANCER Daffodils to mark 75 years after Warsaw ghetto uprising By Bernard Osser =(File Picture)= Warsaw, April 19, 2018 (AFP) - Sirens will sound and paper daffodils will fill the streets of the Polish capital on Thursday to mark 75 years since hundreds of young Jews took up arms against Nazi German forces in the Warsaw ghetto uprising. The Jewish fighters launched their attack on April 19, 1943 after the Nazis began deporting the surviving residents of the Jewish district they had set up after invading Poland. The insurgents preferred to die fighting instead of in a gas chamber at the Treblinka death camp where the Nazis had already sent more than 300,000 Warsaw Jews. Po

  • USA-gouvernement-clandestins-armée - 19.04.2018

    USA-gouvernement-clandestins-armée La Californie va finalement déployer des soldats comme demandé par Trump Los Angeles, 19 avr 2018 (AFP) - La Californie va finalement déployer 400 soldats de l'armée de réserve ("national guard") notamment à sa frontière avec le Mexique, comme le réclamait le président américain Donald Trump, lors d'une apparente volte-face, d'après un communiqué mercredi. Lundi, Ronald Vitiello, directeur adjoint du service des douanes et de la protection des frontières des Etats-Unis, avait dit avoir reçu un message du gouverneur de Californie Jerry Brown, selon lequel celui-ci "ne participerait pas" au déploiement de la Garde nationale. M. Brown a cependant annoncé mercredi dans un communiqué que, faisant "suite à son engagement à

  • Ecuador-Colombia-conflict-peace-kidnapping,lead - 19.04.2018

    Ecuador-Colombia-conflict-peace-kidnapping,lead Ecuador will no longer host Colombia peace talks: minister =(Picture)= ATTENTION - CHANGES dateline, UPDATES with Colombia confirmation /// Bogota, April 19, 2018 (AFP) - Ecuador will no longer host peace talks between Colombia and that country's last rebel group, Bogota's foreign minister said on Wednesday after recent attacks on the border between the neighbors. The talks between Colombia's government and guerrillas of the ELN, the National Liberation Army, have been hosted in Quito since early 2017. But Colombia's Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin said Bogota "understands the reasons why President (Lenin) Moreno has decided to step away from his condition as

  • USA-accident-aviation-transport,PREV - 19.04.2018

    USA-accident-aviation-transport,PREV Une ex-pilote de chasse, héroïne du tragique vol New York-Dallas (PAPIER GENERAL-ACTUALISATION) Par Catherine TRIOMPHE =(Photo+Infographie)= ATTENTION - ajoute détail sur l'état de l'appareil et accélération des inspections par Southwest /// New York, 18 avr 2018 (AFP) - Tammie Jo Shults était aux commandes du Boeing 737 de la Southwest mardi lorsqu'un moteur a explosé en plein vol, blessant mortellement une passagère. Le sang-froid de cette ex-pilote de l'US Navy, qui a sans doute permis d'éviter un bilan plus lourd, était célébré mercredi aux Etats-Unis. L'avion, avec à son bord 144 passagers et cinq membres d'équipage, a dû se poser en urgence à Philadelphie après que des

  • SKorea-NKorea-US-diplomacy-security-Trump-peace,lead - 19.04.2018

    SKorea-NKorea-US-diplomacy-security-Trump-peace,lead Trump voices hope Koreas can live 'together' in 'peace' =(Picture+Video)= Palm Beach, United States, April 18, 2018 (AFP) - US President Donald Trump voiced hope Wednesday that North and South Korea, technically still at war, can pave the way to a lasting peace at a series of upcoming summits. Trump made the comments amid a flurry of diplomatic activity that has fuelled hopes of a major breakthrough in the standoff with Pyongyang. "We hope to see the day when the whole Korean peninsula can live together in safety, prosperity and peace," the US president told a joint press conference with visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his Mar-a-Lago retreat in Flori

  • Ecuador-Colombia-conflict-peace-kidnapping - 19.04.2018

    Ecuador-Colombia-conflict-peace-kidnapping Ecuador suspends role as guarantor of Colombia peace talks =(Picture)= Quito, April 18, 2018 (AFP) - Ecuador on Wednesday said it was suspending its role as guarantor of the peace talks between Colombia's government and ELN guerrillas which have been hosted in Quito since early 2017. "I have asked that the foreign ministry put the breaks on these discussions and put the breaks on our role as guarantor in this peace process as long as the ELN doesn't commit to stopping terrorist attacks," President Lenin Moreno told Colombia's RCN television. Contacted by AFP, Moreno's office did not respond to requests to further clarify his remarks, and there was no immediate comment from

  • SKorea-NKorea-US-diplomacy-security-Trump-peace - 19.04.2018

    SKorea-NKorea-US-diplomacy-security-Trump-peace URGENT Trump voices hope Koreas can live 'together' in 'peace' =(Picture+Video)= Palm Beach, United States, April 18, 2018 (AFP) - US President Donald Trump voiced hope Wednesday that North and South Korea, technically still at war, can pave the way to a lasting peace at a series of upcoming summits. "We hope to see the day when the whole Korean peninsula can live together in safety, prosperity and peace," Trump told a joint press conference in Florida with visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. "As I've said before, there is a bright path available to North Korea when it achieves denuclearization in a complete and verifiable and irreversible way," he added.

  • Syria-conflict-US-military,2ndlead - 19.04.2018

    Syria-conflict-US-military,2ndlead Mattis disputes report he wanted Congress to approve Syria strike ATTENTION - ADDS Sanders quote /// Washington, April 18, 2018 (AFP) - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday disputed a report saying he had unsuccessfully urged President Donald Trump to seek congressional approval ahead of last week's air strikes in Syria. Citing anonymous military and administration officials, The New York Times said Mattis had recommended Trump get approval from lawmakers before launching Friday's cruise missile barrage against three targets the Pentagon said were tied to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons program. "I have no idea where that story came from," Mattis told reporters as he greeted Qatar's defe

  • Syria-conflict-Germany-Kurdish-jihadist-US,2ndlead - 19.04.2018

    Syria-conflict-Germany-Kurdish-jihadist-US,2ndlead German jihadist tied to 9/11 attacks caught in Syria: Kurdish commander ATTENTION - ADDS Pentagon reax, background /// Qamishli, Syria, April 18, 2018 (AFP) - A Syrian-born German national accused of helping to plan the September 11, 2001 attacks has been detained by Kurdish forces in Syria, a senior Kurdish commander told AFP Wednesday. "Mohammed Haydar Zammar has been arrested by Kurdish security forces in northern Syria and is now being interrogated," the top official said, without providing further details. Zammar, who is in his mid-fifties, has been accused of recruiting some of the September 11 hijackers. He was detained in Morocco in December 2001 in an operation involving CIA agents, an

  • Centrafrique-conflit-ONU-armées - 19.04.2018

    Centrafrique-conflit-ONU-armées Centrafrique: La Minusca "ne cédera pas a l'intimidation" des groupes armés Bangui, 18 avr 2018 (AFP) - La Mission de l'ONU en Centrafrique (Minusca) a assuré mercredi qu'elle "ne cédera pas à l'intimidation" suite au regroupement d'éléments armés à Kaga Bandoro, une ville à 300 km au nord de Bangui. "La Mission ne cédera pas à l'intimidation et continuera, en toute impartialité, à assurer son mandat de protection des civils et des institutions", a déclaré le porte-parole de la Minusca, Vladimir Monteiro, lors d'une conférence de presse. Deux groupes armés issus de l'ex-Séléka, le Mouvement patriotique pour la Centrafrique (MPC) et le Front populaire pour la renaissance de la Centrafrique (FPRC), ont tenu une réunion vend

  • Syria-conflict-US-military,lead - 18.04.2018

    Syria-conflict-US-military,lead Mattis disputes report he wanted Congress to approve Syria strike ATTENTION - RECASTS with Mattis, OPCW comment, ADDS background /// Washington, April 18, 2018 (AFP) - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday pushed back against a report saying he had unsuccessfully urged President Donald Trump to seek congressional approval ahead of last week's air strikes in Syria. Citing anonymous military and administration officials, the New York Times said Mattis had recommended Trump get a green light from lawmakers before launching Friday's cruise missile barrage against three targets the Pentagon said were tied to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons program. "I have no idea where that story came from," Matti

  • Brésil-aéronautique-crime-transport-électronique - 18.04.2018

    Brésil-aéronautique-crime-transport-électronique Un million de dollars de portables volés à l'aéroport de Rio (TV) Rio de Janeiro, 18 avr 2018 (AFP) - Des voleurs déguisés en travailleurs de la zone de fret ont dérobé une cargaison de téléphones portables d'une valeur d'un million de dollars à l'aéroport international de Rio de Janeiro, a annoncé mercredi la télévision Globo. Globo a diffusé ce qu'elle a présenté comme des images de caméras de sécurité où apparaissent trois hommes tous vêtus de l'uniforme des employés du fret, entrant dimanche dans la zone de l'Aéroport international de Galéo. Le gang armé aurait ensuite caché son butin, des smartphones Samsung Galaxy S9, dans le complexe de Mare, une immense favela non loin de l'aéroport, selon la chaî

  • Colombie-Equateur-armée-presse-drogues-homicide - 18.04.2018

    Colombie-Equateur-armée-presse-drogues-homicide Meurtre de journalistes équatoriens: un homme arrêté =(Photo+Video)= Tumaco (Colombie), 18 avr 2018 (AFP) - La Colombie et l'Equateur ont arrêté l'un des chefs du groupe armé de dissidents des Farc responsable de l'enlèvement et du meurtre d'une équipe de presse équatorienne, ont annoncé mercredi les autorités. Les deux pays ont lancé ces derniers jours une chasse à l'homme pour retrouver Walter Artizala, alias "Guacho", le leader du Front Oliver Sinisterra, groupe dissident de l'ex-guérilla Farc soupçonné de nombreuses attaques à la frontière depuis janvier. C'est dans le cadre de ces opérations que les autorités ont arrêté Vicente Canticus Pascal, alias Brayan, l'un

  • Libya-conflict-military,3rdlead - 18.04.2018

    Libya-conflict-military,3rdlead Libya strongman's chief of staff survives car bombing: military ATTENTION - ADDS details on Haftar /// Benghazi, Libya, April 18, 2018 (AFP) - Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar's chief of staff on Wednesday survived a car bombing in the eastern city of Benghazi, according to his self-styled Libyan National Army. General Abdelrazak al-Nadhuri "escaped unharmed from a terrorist assassination attempt after a car bomb exploded... as his convoy passed," the LNA said in a statement. The explosion took place in the Sidi Khalifa district at the eastern entrance to Benghazi, the statement said. One civilian was killed in the attack and another was wounded, a spokesman for Benghazi's al-Jala hospital told AFP. Nad

  • Russia-NATO-defence-aviation-industry - 18.04.2018

    Russia-NATO-defence-aviation-industry Russian aircraft provider stops doing business with NATO Moscow, April 18, 2018 (AFP) - Russian airline Volga-Dniepr announced Wednesday it will stop providing cargo planes to NATO at the end of the year, dealing a blow to the transatlantic alliance and France in particular which rely heavily on its aircraft. "We have been gradually withdrawing from the military logistics transportation market, in due compliance with our previous commitments. The Group will not participate in the tender process initiated by NATO in its existing configuration," Volga-Dniepr said in a statement. Relations between Moscow and NATO have become increasingly strained. NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg on Saturday called on Russia

  • Brazil-airport-crime - 18.04.2018

    Brazil-airport-crime Brazil thieves grab $1 million in cellphones from airport: report Rio de Janeiro, April 18, 2018 (AFP) - Brazilian thieves disguised as workers made off with a shipment of cellphones worth $1 million from Rio de Janeiro's international airport, Globo television reported Wednesday. Globo broadcast what it said was security video footage of the men, wearing the uniforms usually used by cargo area employees, as they entered the area in Galeo International Airport on Sunday. The gang, which was armed, was then believed to have hidden the shipment of Samsung Galaxy S9 phones in the Mare, a huge, nearby Rio favela, or impoverished community, the report said. "The three criminals easily got into the cargo terminal and stole a million d

  • Libya-conflict-military,2ndlead - 18.04.2018

    Libya-conflict-military,2ndlead Libya strongman's chief of staff survives car bombing: military ATTENTION - ADDS details on victims, quotes /// Benghazi, Libya, April 18, 2018 (AFP) - Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar's chief of staff on Wednesday survived a car bombing in the eastern city of Benghazi, according to his self-styled Libyan National Army. General Abdelrazak al-Nadhuri "escaped unharmed from a terrorist assassination attempt after a car bomb exploded... as his convoy passed," the LNA said in a statement. The explosion took place in the Sidi Khalifa district at the eastern entrance to Benghazi, the statement said. One civilian was killed in the attack and another was wounded, a spokesman for Benghazi's al-Jala hospital told AFP

  • USA-accident-aviation-transport,PREV - 18.04.2018

    USA-accident-aviation-transport,PREV Une ex-pilote de chasse, héroïne du tragique vol New York-Dallas (PAPIER GENERAL) Par Catherine TRIOMPHE =(Photo+Infographie)= New York, 18 avr 2018 (AFP) - Tammie Jo Shults était aux commandes du Boeing 737 de la Southwest mardi lorsqu'un moteur a explosé en plein vol, faisant un mort. Le sang-froid de cette ex-pilote de l'US Navy, qui a sans doute permis d'éviter un bilan plus lourd, était célébré mercredi aux Etats-Unis. L'avion, avec à son bord 144 passagers et cinq membres d'équipage, a dû se poser en urgence à Philadelphie après que des éclats du moteur ont brisé un hublot, peu après le décollage de New York à destination de Dallas. La cabine a été dépressurisée et un

  • transport-aviation-armée-défense-Russie-Otan-France - 18.04.2018

    transport-aviation-armée-défense-Russie-Otan-France L'Otan perd un important fournisseur russe d'avions de transport militaire Moscou, 18 avr 2018 (AFP) - Le groupe russe Volga-Dnepr a annoncé arrêter à la fin de l'année de fournir ses avions Antonov 124 aux armées de l'Otan, un coup dur pour l'Alliance atlantique et la France, très dépendantes de ces appareils. "Nous nous retirons progressivement du marché du transport militaire (...) Le groupe ne participera pas à l'appel d'offre lancé par l'Otan dans sa configuration actuelle", a annoncé Volga-Dnepr dans un communiqué transmis à l'AFP. Concrètement, Volga-Dnepr ne prolongera pas un contrat expirant à la fin de l'année 2018 pour la fourniture de ses Antonov 124 à dix armées européennes de l'Otan. Ce

  • Turkey-politics-coup-military - 18.04.2018

    Turkey-politics-coup-military Turkey to sack 3,000 more military over Gulen links Ankara, April 18, 2018 (AFP) - Turkish authorities will soon dismiss nearly 3,000 military personnel over links to the movement Ankara blames for the 2016 failed coup, a government minister said on Wednesday. Turkish Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said officials "discovered a nearly three-thousand strong structure" in the armed forces, state news agency Anadolu reported. "In the coming days they will be dismissed by emergency decree. We have sent (the paperwork) to the prime ministry," Canikli said in parliament. Turkey introduced a state of emergency five days after the July 15, 2016 attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The state of emergency wa

  • Nigeria-unrest-US-military,FOCUS - 18.04.2018

    Nigeria-unrest-US-military,FOCUS US urges Nigeria to change tactics against Boko Haram By Stephanie FINDLAY =(Picture+Video)= ATTENTION - Pictures by Stefan Heunis, video by Florian Plaucheur /// Gwagwalada, Nigeria, April 18, 2018 (AFP) - Nigerian forces battling Boko Haram jihadists need a change of mindset to overcome an evolving guerrilla threat, US military officials said this week on the sidelines of an African security summit. Boko Haram's tactics -- from improvised explosive devices to hiding within the local population -- necessitate a shift away from conventional strategies, said Lieutenant-Colonel Sean McClure, the US defence attache in Abuja. "We haven't necessarily seen that kind of adaptation cycl

  • Turquie-armée-politique-coup - 18.04.2018

    Turquie-armée-politique-coup La Turquie va limoger 3.000 membres supplémentaires de l'armée Ankara, 18 avr 2018 (AFP) - L'armée turque va limoger dans les prochains jours quelque 3.000 membres de son personnel soupçonnés de liens avec le putsch manqué de juillet 2016, a annoncé mercredi le ministre de la Défense. "Nous avons démasqué une structure de 3.000 personnes au sein des forces armées. Dans les prochains jours, ils seront limogés par décret-loi", a déclaré Nurettin Canikli, cité par l'agence de presse étatique Anadolu. Les autorités turques ont lancé de vastes purges dans les institutions après la tentative de coup d'Etat menée dans la nuit du 15 au 16 juillet 2016 par des militaires factieux. Ankara accuse le prédicateur Fethullah Gülen, à la

  • troubles-Nigeria-jihadistes-armée-USA,PREV - 18.04.2018

    troubles-Nigeria-jihadistes-armée-USA,PREV Lutte contre Boko Haram: l'armée nigériane doit s'adapter aux tactiques de guérilla (PAPIER GENERAL) Par Stephanie FINDLAY =(Photo+Video)= ATTENTION - Photos par Stefan HEUNIS. Vidéo par Florian PLAUCHEUR. /// Gwagwalada (Nigeria), 18 avr 2018 (AFP) - Les soldats nigérians qui combattent Boko Haram dans le nord-est du Nigeria doivent s'adapter aux tactiques de guérilla du groupe jihadiste, ont estimé des responsables militaires en marge d'un sommet sur la sécurité en Afrique cette semaine. La guerre conventionnelle menée par l'armée nigériane ne suffit plus, face à des combattants qui se fondent parmi la population locale et disséminent des engins explosifs improvisés d

  • US-aviation-accident,FOCUS - 18.04.2018

    US-aviation-accident,FOCUS Pilot hailed as 'American hero' for landing stricken jet By Jennie MATTHEW =(File Picture)= New York, April 18, 2018 (AFP) - Captain Tammie Jo Shults, one of the first women fighter pilots in the US Navy, was hailed as an American hero Wednesday for calmly landing a stricken passenger jet after a midair engine explosion that killed a mother-of-two. Shults was identified as the pilot by passengers on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, which was en route from New York to Dallas when its left engine suddenly blew apart, shrapnel shattering a window and partially sucking one woman out of the plane. An audio recording revealed a calm, unflappable Shults requesting medical assistance and telli

  • Libya-conflict-military,lead - 18.04.2018

    Libya-conflict-military,lead Libya strongman's chief of staff survives car bombing: military Benghazi, Libya, April 18, 2018 (AFP) - Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar's chief of staff on Wednesday survived a car bombing in the eastern city of Benghazi, according to his self-styled Libyan National Army. General Abdelrazak al-Nadhuri "escaped unharmed from a terrorist assassination attempt after a car bomb exploded... as his convoy passed," the LNA said in a statement. The explosion took place in the Sidi Khalifa district at the eastern entrance to Benghazi, the statement said. One civilian was killed in the attack and another injured, a spokesman for Benghazi's al-Jala hospital told AFP. Nadhuri's spokesman Malek al-Sharif told AFP that the

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