News archive of August 2018

Military Helicopter Crash Kills 18 in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A military helicopter crashed in Ethiopia's Oromiya region on Thursday and all 18 people aboard, including 15 soldiers, were killed, the state-affiliated news agency Fana said.

The other three dead were civilians, Fana said. There was no immediate word on exactly where the helicopter came down and whether there were any casualties or damage on the ground.

Earthquake of Magnitude 5.1 Shook Greece

An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 on the Richter scale was registered in the area of Trikala, Central Greece, reported Kathimerini, referring to the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Institute.

The quake was at a depth of 10 kilometers and was also felt in Attica. There are no reports of casualties or damages.

Ambassador Scott visiting Pristina

Answering to Tanjug's question regarding the topics of the upcoming talks Ambassador Scott will have in Pristina, the American embassy in Belgrade replied that he would meet with them in order to hear their opinions and learn more about the situation in the region.

Tsipras tells new cabinet cycle of fiscal adjustment has ended

The fiscal adjustments enforced through Greece's three bailout programs ended on August 20 and policies will now shift towards supporting those who have borne the brunt of the economic burdens, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday in his first address at the new cabinet that emerged from a reshuffle earlier this week.

Matic and Vrkic to talk about the disappeared on September 4

The meeting will take place in the town of Osijek, Croatia.

The goal of the meeting is to start talks on resolving the question of the missing persons and to focus on moving the problem from politics and into the civil and humanitarian sphere.

EU ready to retaliate if US imposes car tariffs: Juncker

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker warned on Aug. 31 the EU would hit back with tariffs of its own if Donald Trump made good on threats to slap duties on foreign cars, as an EU-U.S. trade truce wobbled.