France has initiated a judicial probe on June 14th into suspected “corruption” and “favoritism” over the 7.8-billion-euro Rafale contract of 2016. A judge has been appointed by the National Financial Prosecutor Office (PNF) of France to investigate the matter.
Negotiations to be a member of the free trade area, granting business access to “some of the biggest economies of the present and future” will be initiated by Britain, said the government.
The military alliance of western powers, NATO initiates its summit with a verbal attack on China. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called for the transatlantic security alliance to confront the challenges of China’s rise and respond to its growing economic, political and military power.
UN appeals judges have upheld the convictions of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic, 78, known as the “Butcher of Bosnia,” for his role in the genocide in Srebrenica, the siege of Sarajevo, and other war crimes.
The results of a Greenpeace investigation released last month reveal that Europe is still dumping plastic waste on other countries. New photo and video evidence shows that plastic bags and packaging from the UK and Germany are being dumped and burned across southern Turkey.
A bid by the French senate to ban wearing hijab (a headscarf) in public by girls under 18 years of age has been highly criticized on social media by using hashtag #HandsOffMyHijab.
Latest development after US-China meet at Alaska comes from European allies of United States in which several Western countries (The Council of Europe) has imposed sanctions on four Chinese officials accused of rights abuses against the mostly Muslim Uighur minority group.
On Monday, the issue of protesting farmers was discussed in the UK parliament and the concerns were raised over the safety of the agitating farmers and the status of press freedom in India.
The design for the statue of Sikh fighter pilot of World War One, Hardit Singh Malik has been approved for a new memorial to be erected in the England port city of Southampton in memory of the black and ethnic minority service personnel who lost their lives in the two world wars.
On one hand, the Sikhs of Punjab are leading the ongoing farmers’ agitation and on the other hand, the Sikh Diaspora in various foreign countries is lending their support to the protest by various means.