New European Commission approved
The European Parliament approved in a vote the new European Commission headed by Jean-Claude Juncker. The new Commission will proceed to work on November 1. Juncker wants the new Commission to be "more political". New chairman also said that the Commission will deal with issues most important to citizens.
Canada raised terrorism threat level
Canada raised its terrorist threat level from low to medium. On Tuesday in Montreal a car driven by alleged Islamist rammed two Canadian soldiers killing on of them. Spokesman for Public Safety Minister said that raising the alert does not result from a specific threat.
Sikorski: Memory failed me
The speaker of Poland's parliament, Radoslaw Sikorski, said on Tuesday that "memory failed him" when he told that Vladimir Putin had proposed to Polish PM Donald Tusk dividing Ukraine between Russia and Poland. - There was no such meeting - he told a news conference. According to him, there was also an over-interpretation in the text of the interview.
Congolese gynecologist with the Sakharov Prize
Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege, who treated victims of mass rape in Democratic Republic of Congo, was awarded the Sakharov Prize. The award is granted by the European Parliament for defensing human rights. Mukwege was mentioned among the candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013 and 2014.
Pistorius jailed for 5 years for Steenkamp killing
A South African judge sentenced Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius' defence lawyer Barry Roux said he expected the jailed athlete to serve only 10 months of the five-year sentence behind bars, and the remainder under house arrest.