400 German soldiers will help Turkey with the patriots

The deployment of Patriot systems along Turkey’s border with Syria will probably take place in early 2013, as technical work to determine the number of batteries and sites continues, local Hurriyet Daily News reported Thursday, APA reports quoting Xinhua. “It’s hard to give a precise date for the deployment of the Patriots.

Palestine’s yes vote: Is Israel losing grip in Europe?

It was hard to read the delegates’ expressions as they squinted at the board in the United Nations, searching for confirmation of who had and hadn’t voted for Palestine. As the camera zoomed into the results, the red figures revealed 138 countries were in favour, nine against

Asian oil prices rise on calls for more Iran sanctions

Crude prices rose in Asia today after the United States, Britain, France and Germany moved to apply more restrictions and sanctions on Iran over its controversial nuclear programme, analysts said. New York’s main contract, light sweet crude for delivery in November rose 31 cents to USD 92.24 a barrel and Brent North Sea crude for […]

The rather dangerous Monsieur Hollande

IT IS half of the Franco-German motor that drives the European Union. It has been the swing country in the euro crisis, poised between a prudent north and spendthrift south, and between creditors and debtors. And it is big. If France were the next euro-zone country to get into trouble, the single currency’s very survival […]

Turkey to search ship possibly carrying weapons to Syria

Turkish authorities are preparing to board and search a German-owned cargo ship reported to be carrying Iranian weapons bound for Syria. Citing unnamed dissident sources within the Syrian government, the German magazine Der Spiegel first reported last week that the Atlantic Cruiser was carrying Iranian arms