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27 February, 2015


Danish police arrest 3rd alleged accomplice in Copenhagen attacks

Danish police said they have arrested a third alleged accomplice in the Copenhagen shootings on Friday. The young man is “charged with complicity in the perpetrator’s actions,” AFP reported. The detention came nearly two weeks after twin attacks that killed two civilians in Denmark’s capital. Two other alleged accomplices have been in custody since shortly after the attacks.


CNN apologizes for using Putin’s image in ‘Jihadi John’ report

CNN apologized Friday for mistakenly using Russian President Vladimir Putin’s image in its “Who is Jihadi John?” report. “Due to a failure of a video server,” a photo of Putin, prepared for the next report, was accidentally shown, a channel spokesman said. “We apologize for that mistake.”


Spain police detain 8 citizens who fought in E. Ukraine

Police in Spain arrested on Friday eight Spanish citizens who returned from Ukraine after fighting in Donbass, EFE news agency reported. The arrests were made in six regions, according to the Interior Ministry. Those detained are accused of “killings, illegal possession of weapons and explosives and committing activities directed against Spain’s interests abroad,” it said.


UNESCO wants emergency UNSC meeting on Iraq after video of destruction

The head of the UN cultural agency UNESCO has asked the UN Security Council president for an emergency meeting on the protection of Iraq’s cultural heritage. Irina Bokova said she was “deeply shocked” at footage showing militants from the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) group using sledgehammers to destroy Iraqi artifacts. The statement came shortly after the militants released a video Thursday of the destruction in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul. The group described the relics as idols that must be removed.


Kerry plans to meet with Lavrov on March 2

US Secretary of State John Kerry is planning to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva on Monday, the US State Department's Jen Psaki said. Kerry will be in Geneva to speak at the 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. “Secretary of State Kerry...will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss the situation in Ukraine and other regional issues,” the statement said.