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Germany Destroys Last Of Libya’s Chemical Weapons

Germany’s Foreign and Defense ministries announced that some 500 tons of chemicals stemming from former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s chemical weapons program had been destroyed “successfully and in an environmentally sustainable manner,” Deutsche Welle reports. A German government-owned specialty firm, GEKA, destroyed the chemicals at facilities in Munster, Germany, the ministries said. The international community had long feared that the ...

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Meet the scientists immortalizing African heritage in virtual reality

(CNN)The archaeological wonders of the world offer a rich window into the past. But many are crumbling, weed-laden and victim to vandalism and conflict. UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as those in Libya and Mali, have been caught in the crossfire of regional disputes. Concerned with the decay of African heritage sites, The Zamani Project, based at the University of ...

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EU to bolster ties with Cuba amid U.S. hostility: official

HAVANA, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) — The European Union’s top diplomat Federica Mogherini said Thursday that the EU is a reliable ally of Cuba and announced a series of agreements, in the face of the reversal in U.S.-Cuban relations under President Donald Trump. Mogherini said at the end of a two-day official visit to Havana that the EU is a “solid, ...

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Donald Trump did not want to be US president, says book

Donald Trump did not want to be the president of the US and the First Lady Melania was in tears — not of joy — on knowing about the surprising electoral victory last year, according to a new book by an American journalist. The book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House written by Michael Wolff, claims that the ...

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Erdogan seeks reset with Europe on Paris visit

French President Emmanuel Macron and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan previously met at a NATO summit in Brussels in May last year Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan travels to Paris on Friday for talks with France’s Emmanuel Macron aimed at improving relations with Europe, after a war of words in 2017. The lunch and talks at the Elysee Palace are ...

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