• Brazil’s Lula should have political rights: U.N. Human Rights Committee

    The U.N. Human Rights Committee on Friday said it had requested that the Brazilian government allow imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to exercise his political rights.Lula is the presidential candidate for his Workers Party and leads polls ahead of the October ballot but is widely expected to be banned from running by an electoral court. He was […]

    Brazil’s Lula should have political rights: U.N. Human Rights Committee
  • EU deplores ‘brutal treatment’ of Ugandan MPs after president’s convoy stoned

    European Union diplomats in Uganda on Friday deplored “brutal treatment” of lawmakers arrested over a stoning of President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy, and a rights body called for Ugandan authorities to prosecute the perpetrators of the alleged abuses. Government spokesman Ofwono Opondo denied security personnel had deliberately beaten up the lawmakers and others. “Some of these injuries could have been sustained […]

    EU deplores ‘brutal treatment’ of Ugandan MPs after president’s convoy stoned
  • Trump cancels military parade, says he will head to Paris

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had canceled his planned military parade and would instead visit Paris on Nov. 11 to commemorate Veterans Days, after the Defense Department said it had postponed the parade to at least next year. The Republican president had requested a parade to honor U.S. military veterans and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the […]

    Trump cancels military parade, says he will head to Paris
  • Merkel, Putin share a headache: Donald Trump

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will have plenty to talk about when they meet Saturday — thanks in no small part to U.S. President Donald Trump, whose sanctions and criticisms over trade, energy and NATO have created new worries for both leaders. The two will meet at the German government’s guest house outside Berlin and will […]

    Merkel, Putin share a headache: Donald Trump
  • Afghan president congratulates armed forces for Ghazni victory

    President Ashraf Ghani congratulated Afghanistan’s armed forces in Ghazni on Friday for their victory over Taliban insurgents in the strategically important city after clashes that killed at least 150 soldiers and 95 civilians. The Taliban’s five-day siege of Ghazni eased on Wednesday after Afghan officials declared that they had regained complete control of the city by killing hundreds of Taliban […]

    Afghan president congratulates armed forces for Ghazni victory
  • Pressure mounts on Trump to deliver for Iowa ahead of elections

    Warren Bachman, a 72-year-old Iowa soybean farmer, is one of many who turned Clarke County into Donald Trump country, as the Republican president took 61 percent of the votes in 2016 in a county that went for Democrat Barack Obama four years earlier. But Bachman’s loyalty to Trump is wavering under the weight of a trade war that has disproportionately […]

    Pressure mounts on Trump to deliver for Iowa ahead of elections
  • Peru to tighten entry requirements for Venezuelans as migration surges

     The government of Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra is going to start barring Venezuelan migrants from entering the country unless they have passports, two government sources said on Thursday, following a similar decision in neighboring Ecuador. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the measure aims to curb a surge in immigration from crisis-stricken Venezuela that has driven hundreds […]

    Peru to tighten entry requirements for Venezuelans as migration surges
  • Bishops request Vatican investigation as abuse crisis grows

     Responding to what it calls a “moral catastrophe,” the leading body of U.S. Catholic leaders said Thursday it would ask the Vatican to investigate the scandal involving a former cardinal who allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct with children and adult seminarians. The request by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for an investigation into the actions of Theodore McCarrick came […]

    Bishops request Vatican investigation as abuse crisis grows
  • Somali president names new military chief in security services revamp

     Somalia on Thursday named a new military supreme commander, a deputy head of intelligence services and ahead of presidential security as part of a revamp of security forces to better tackle the Islamist militant threat. Diplomats worry that without strong, corruption-free security forces, al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militants could be reinvigorated, destabilizing the region and offering a safe haven to […]

    Somali president names new military chief in security services revamp
  • Poland’s president vetoes altered election rules

    Poland’s President Andrzej Duda said on Thursday he would veto a law proposed by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party that would benefit bigger parties such as PiS and its main opposition grouping in European Parliament elections next year. “I’ve decided to veto this bill. This change would mean that the effective electoral threshold would rise to as much […]

    Poland’s president vetoes altered election rules

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Phantom of the Courthouse: Manafort trial is Trump-free zone

Phantom of the Courthouse: Manafort trial is Trump-free zone

August 17, 2018 at 8:53 am

His name has rarely been uttered during the two-week trial of his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. References to his campaign and administration have slipped in only...

Africa »

Higher living costs, fees force many Egyptians to drop haj plans

Higher living costs, fees force many Egyptians to drop haj plans

August 17, 2018 at 3:35 pm

Mahmoud Aouni has always wanted to make the haj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, an important religious duty for all Muslims, but says he might never...

Asia »

Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as new prime minister

Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as new prime minister

August 17, 2018 at 3:38 pm

Pakistani lawmakers elected former cricket legend Imran Khan prime minister on Friday, paving the way for him to form a coalition government whose first major task will be...

Economy »

British watchdog says cryptocurrency scams on the rise

British watchdog says cryptocurrency scams on the rise

August 17, 2018 at 2:17 pm

Cryptocurrency scams are using images of celebrities and upmarket London addresses to hoodwink consumers into parting with cash, Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority...

Europe »

Merkel says don’t expect much from meeting with Putin

Merkel says don’t expect much from meeting with Putin

August 17, 2018 at 3:52 pm

Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned against expectations that her meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday will produce any breakthrough on the conflicts...

Middle East »

Israeli troops kill two Palestinians in Gaza border protests

Israeli troops kill two Palestinians in Gaza border protests

August 17, 2018 at 7:59 pm

Israeli troops killed two Palestinians and wounded scores of other taking part in weekly Gaza border protests on Friday, medics said, as Egyptian mediators tried to clinch...

UK »

UK court issues asset freeze order against Russia’s Vozrozhdenie Bank

UK court issues asset freeze order against Russia’s Vozrozhdenie Bank

August 17, 2018 at 8:02 pm

The Commercial Court in London has ordered a freeze of assets owned by brothers Dmitry and Alexei Ananyev, secured against Russia’s Vozrozhdenie Bank (VZRZ.MM) and other...

Energy »

Russian oil industry would weather U.S. ‘bill from hell’

Russian oil industry would weather U.S. ‘bill from hell’

August 17, 2018 at 10:57 am

Stiff new U.S. sanctions against Russia would only have a limited impact on its oil industry because it has drastically reduced its reliance on Western funding and foreign...

Entertainment »

Jill Janus, singer of the metal band Huntress, dies at 43

Jill Janus, singer of the metal band Huntress, dies at 43

August 17, 2018 at 12:20 pm

Jill Janus, lead singer of the heavy metal band Huntress, has died at age 43, her family and band said Thursday. Janus had long struggled with mental Illness, and killed...

Photo Gallery »

Floods hit rubber output in southern Indian state as death toll rises to 79

Floods hit rubber output in southern Indian state as death toll rises to 79

August 17, 2018 at 11:59 am

Rescue workers help people to cross a flooded road after the opening of Idamalayr, Cheruthoni and Mullaperiyar dam shutters following heavy rains, on the outskirts of Kochi,...

Technology »

Can Twitter change its ‘core’ and remain Twitter?

Can Twitter change its ‘core’ and remain Twitter?

August 17, 2018 at 12:24 pm

After long resisting change, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wants to revamp the “core” of the service to fight rampant abuse and misinformation. But it’s not clear...

Prima TV »

British Embassy in Ankara organizes fundraiser

British Embassy in Ankara organizes fundraiser

March 23, 2018 at 9:52 pm

The British Embassy in capital Ankara on March 23, 2018 organized a fundraiser to raise awareness on women and children subjected to violence. In the “Sport Relief...

Sport »

Fabregas out of Arsenal reunion with leg injury

Fabregas out of Arsenal reunion with leg injury

August 17, 2018 at 3:43 pm

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas will miss Saturday’s Premier League reunion with former club Arsenal due to a leg injury, manager Maurizio Sarri said on Friday. The Spaniard...

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UK court issues asset freeze order against Russia’s Vozrozhdenie Bank

UK court issues asset freeze order against Russia’s Vozrozhdenie Bank

The Commercial Court in London has ordered a freeze of assets owned by brothers Dmitry and Alexei Ananyev, secured against Russia’s Vozrozhdenie Bank (VZRZ.MM) and other international assets, a law firm representing investors said. The order was obtained by London law firm Withers, which applied for the freezing order on behalf of investors who say they lost money on their […]

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Israeli troops kill two Palestinians in Gaza border protests

Israeli troops kill two Palestinians in Gaza border protests

Israeli troops killed two Palestinians and wounded scores of other taking part in weekly Gaza border protests on Friday, medics said, as Egyptian mediators tried to clinch a truce deal that would calm the impoverished enclave. After a more than four-month surge in confrontations, Israel this week eased its clampdown on the Gaza Strip border and fishing waters. Cairo said […]

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Merkel says don’t expect much from meeting with Putin

Merkel says don’t expect much from meeting with Putin

Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned against expectations that her meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday will produce any breakthrough on the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria. Speaking on the eve of talks with the Russian leader, Merkel pitched the meeting as the product of necessity rather than choice: Russia and Germany must engage in dialogue on the long […]

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Slovenia’s parliament confirms Sarec as PM designate

Slovenia’s parliament confirms Sarec as PM designate

 Slovenia’s parliament approved Marjan Sarec, a comedian turned politician, as prime minister designate on Friday, setting him on track to form a minority government and end the country’s longest political stalemate since an election. Sarec, 40, became the country’s youngest prime minister, with support from 55 lawmakers in the 90-seat body, sidelining the anti-immigrant SDS of ex-Prime Minister Janez Jansa […]

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Fabregas out of Arsenal reunion with leg injury

Fabregas out of Arsenal reunion with leg injury

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas will miss Saturday’s Premier League reunion with former club Arsenal due to a leg injury, manager Maurizio Sarri said on Friday. The Spaniard took a knock to his leg near his knee and is expected to resume training with the squad next week. “Fabregas is out for this match. I hope he’ll be able to feature […]

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U.N. rights chief condemns Bosnian Serb revoking of Srebrenica report

U.N. rights chief condemns Bosnian Serb revoking of Srebrenica report

 Outgoing United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein condemned a decision by the Bosnian Serb parliament to revoke a 2004 report on the Srebrenica massacre and called on lawmakers to reconsider the move which he said will damage reconciliation. “The High Commissioner warns that the revocation will only serve to feed into the divisive, nationalistic rhetoric ahead of the […]

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Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as new prime minister

Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as new prime minister

Pakistani lawmakers elected former cricket legend Imran Khan prime minister on Friday, paving the way for him to form a coalition government whose first major task will be to avert a brewing economic crisis. Khan, 65, saw his party sweep to victory in a July 25 general election promising to fight corruption and lift millions of people out of poverty. […]

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Higher living costs, fees force many Egyptians to drop haj plans

Higher living costs, fees force many Egyptians to drop haj plans

Mahmoud Aouni has always wanted to make the haj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, an important religious duty for all Muslims, but says he might never be able to do so now because of Egypt’s economic woes. “They say charity begins at home. In the current economic climate, that’s where it stays,” said Aouni, a […]

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Demolitions to protect river spark rows in Kenyan capital

Demolitions to protect river spark rows in Kenyan capital

For decades the Nairobi River has been besieged by the construction of buildings teetering perilously over its banks, bringing pollution, blockages and floods to the waterway that runs through the capital. The government is taking bulldozers to the problem, in a demolition campaign begun this month that has levelled shopping malls, a petrol station and a coffee shop in Nairobi, […]

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Netanyahu questioned again in long-running corruption probe

Netanyahu questioned again in long-running corruption probe

Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday over what local media said was a case involving the country’s largest telecoms firm, one of three corruption probes in which he has been named as a suspect. Netanyahu, a conservative premier now in his fourth term, has denied any wrongdoing in all the cases. He has been questioned over so-called […]

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