Britain should be a player in the EU, but can’t ‘cherry pick’ what part of Europe to take or to leave, Denis MacShane, former UK Minister for Europe told RT, as the debates of the nation’s membership in the union continue.
International donors have pledged €3.25bn to rebuild Mali as fighting against Islamist militants continues in the north. France intervened in Mali in January and has 1,000 troops there, raising fears of a drawn-out battle against insurgency.
Saudi Arabia has confirmed four more cases of the new deadly coronavirus, contributing to global fears over the disease’s spread. Panic of this type has been boosting media ratings and has kept the drugs market bubbling over the last decade.
“Unable to resist attack without assistance,” is how a watchdog report described France’s prestigious Republican Guard in a damning report. It recommended the downsizing of the force amid sweeping cuts to France’s defense budget.