• Incoming Mexico leader blasts campaign fine as ‘act of vengeance’

    Mexico’s incoming president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday slammed a decision by the electoral authority to fine his party $10 million over a campaign financing breach, calling it an “act of vengeance” against his landslide victory. On Wednesday, the National Electoral Institute (INE) handed down the fine to Lopez Obrador’s leftist National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) over a trust the […]

    Incoming Mexico leader blasts campaign fine as ‘act of vengeance’
  • Pope accepts Honduran bishop’s resignation following misconduct allegations

     Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a senior Roman Catholic bishop in Honduras on Friday, following allegations of financial and sexual impropriety against the cleric. Bishop Juan Jose Pineda Fasquelle announced the pontiff had accepted his resignation in an open letter, saying his departure would allow him more time for prayer and personal development. “If I have failed you, I […]

    Pope accepts Honduran bishop’s resignation following misconduct allegations
  • Putin idea for Ukraine referendum rejected by White House

    The White House has rejected a Vladimir Putin-backed effort to hold a referendum in eastern Ukraine on the region’s future, distancing itself from the idea in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s controversial summit with the Russian leader. Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Anatoly Antonov, said the two leaders had discussed the possibility of a referendum in separatist-leaning eastern Ukraine […]

    Putin idea for Ukraine referendum rejected by White House
  • Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay says it was most honorable day of struggle for right to Turkish Cypriots’ freedom

    Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has appointed a new member to the country’s official electoral commission in advance of parliamentary and municipal polls slated for Sept. 1. On Thursday evening, Mohamed Fal Ould Bilal was officially appointed to the commission, replacing Didi Ould Bounama, who recently resigned from the post for health reasons. Known to be close to some opposition […]

    Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay says it was most honorable day of struggle for right to Turkish Cypriots’ freedom
  • Turkish vice president marks anniversary of Cyprus op

    Turkish vice president on Friday marked the 44th anniversary of Turkey’s military operation launched to protect Turkish population in northern Cyprus. Known as “Cyprus Peace Operation”, the massive military operation was launched with the aim of protecting Turkish Cypriots from inter-communal violence that had broken out on the island. “[It is] the most honorable day of the struggle for a […]

    Turkish vice president marks anniversary of Cyprus op
  • Macron to fire bodyguard caught on camera beating protester

    French President Emmanuel Macron has decided to fire the bodyguard who was caught on camera hitting a May Day protester after “new facts” emerged about the alleged misdemeanor, the president’s office said on Friday. The man was also being questioned by police on Thursday over the incident, the prosecutor’s office said separately. Macron had come under fire after Le Monde […]

    Macron to fire bodyguard caught on camera beating protester
  • Melania Trump listens to students talk about online civility

    Melania Trump spent part of Thursday listening to more than a dozen teens talk about their best practices for being civil online. The first lady made the short trip to Microsoft’s Innovation and Policy Center in Washington as part of a nationwide child well-being campaign she launched this year called “Be Best,” which includes teaching children and youth to be […]

    Melania Trump listens to students talk about online civility
  • North Korea takes swipe at Moon, urges return of restaurant workers

     North Korea lambasted South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in on Friday for “needlessly kibitzing” about relations between Pyongyang and Washington and dismissed Moon’s pledge to take the driver’s seat on the Korean Peninsula as “sophistry”. North Korean state media, which has often derided the South and its former presidents as a “puppet” of U.S. hostile forces, has notably refrained from criticizing […]

    North Korea takes swipe at Moon, urges return of restaurant workers
  • Trump-Putin II: Planning fall event in aftermath of Helsinki

    Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump swiftly invited the Russian leader to the White House this fall for a second get-together. Cleanup from the first has continued with no letup and Trump belatedly decided Putin’s “incredible offer” of shared U.S.-Russia investigations was no good after all. A White House meeting would be […]

    Trump-Putin II: Planning fall event in aftermath of Helsinki
  • South Korean court sentences president Park to another eight years in jail

    A South Korean court sentenced former president Park Geun-hye to eight more years in prison on Friday after finding her guilty on charges of causing loss of government funds and interfering in a 2016 parliamentary election. Park has already been sentenced to 24 years in jail after she was found guilty by a lower court in April of separate charges […]

    South Korean court sentences president Park to another eight years in jail

World »

Jamie Lee Curtis hugs an emotional ‘Halloween’ fan

Jamie Lee Curtis hugs an emotional ‘Halloween’ fan

July 21, 2018 at 12:50 pm

 In Comic-Con’s Hall H, the massive room that holds the highest profile presentations and hosts the biggest movie and television stars, there is still a strict division...

Africa »

Eritrea appoints first ambassador to Ethiopia in two decades

Eritrea appoints first ambassador to Ethiopia in two decades

July 21, 2018 at 1:17 pm

 Eritrea has appointed its first ambassador to neighboring Ethiopia in two decades, the government said on Saturday, as the former foes pushed on with a rapprochement. The...

Asia »

Myanmar violated UN child rights pact in Rohingya crackdown,

Myanmar violated UN child rights pact in Rohingya crackdown,

July 21, 2018 at 1:19 pm

 Myanmar violated its obligations to the United Nations child rights convention in its crackdown on the Rohingya that led to an exodus of hundreds of thousands of people...

Economy »

GlaxoSmithKline considers splitting up the group

GlaxoSmithKline considers splitting up the group

July 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm

laxoSmithKline Plc (GSK.L) is considering a break-up of the group after investors pressed the company’s board to spin off its consumer division, the Financial Times...

Europe »

French interior minister to face parliament over Macron’s bodyguard

French interior minister to face parliament over Macron’s bodyguard

July 21, 2018 at 1:15 pm

French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb will be questioned by lawmakers next week as the government faces mounting criticism of the way it disciplined President Emmanuel Macron’s...

Middle East »

Syrian army pushes into Quneitra province

Syrian army pushes into Quneitra province

July 21, 2018 at 1:14 pm

The Syrian army and its allies made advances in the southwest that bring it closer to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights border, state television and rebels said on Saturday. The...

UK »

Nerve agent victim released from UK hospital after poisoning

Nerve agent victim released from UK hospital after poisoning

July 21, 2018 at 12:38 pm

 Nerve agent victim Charlie Rowley has been released from the hospital after three weeks of treatment since being poisoned, U.K. officials said Friday. Lorna Wilkinson,...

Energy »

Turmoil slows rebuilding of Puerto Rico’s power grid

Turmoil slows rebuilding of Puerto Rico’s power grid

July 20, 2018 at 9:20 am

 Ten months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico’s electric grid, the local agency responsible for rebuilding it is in chaos and more than $1 billion in federal...

Entertainment »

Margaret Thatcher’s spouse not happy about McCartney invite

Margaret Thatcher’s spouse not happy about McCartney invite

July 21, 2018 at 1:24 pm

Most hosts would be quite happy to have Paul McCartney come to a shindig. But that wasn’t the case with Denis Thatcher in 1988 when planning a gala reception at 10...

Photo Gallery »

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s arrival press conference

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s arrival press conference

July 20, 2018 at 1:01 pm

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) arrives to hold her annual press conference at the at the Federal Press Office (Bundespressekonferenz) in Berlin, Germany, 20 July 2018. German...

Technology »

Facebook suspends Boston analytics firm over data usage

Facebook suspends Boston analytics firm over data usage

July 21, 2018 at 1:31 pm

Facebook said Friday that it has suspended Boston-based analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares Facebook and Instagram’s user...

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 »

Leicester sign goalkeeper Ward from Liverpool

Leicester sign goalkeeper Ward from Liverpool

July 21, 2018 at 1:38 pm

 Leicester City have signed goalkeeper Danny Ward from Liverpool on a four-year contract, both clubs confirmed on Friday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed,...

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Leicester sign goalkeeper Ward from Liverpool

Leicester sign goalkeeper Ward from Liverpool

 Leicester City have signed goalkeeper Danny Ward from Liverpool on a four-year contract, both clubs confirmed on Friday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but British media reported Leicester paid around 12.5 million pounds ($16.41 million) for the 25-year-old. Ward, who joined Liverpool from Wrexham in January 2012, made only three first-team appearances for the Merseyside club, and […]

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AC Milan cleared to compete in Europa League after court overturns UEFA ban

AC Milan cleared to compete in Europa League after court overturns UEFA ban

The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday overturned a decision by European soccer body UEFA to ban AC Milan from next season’s Europa League competition, saying the Italian club’s finances had improved after a recent ownership  UEFA said last month that AC Milan did not meet a break-even requirement under its Financial Fair Play regulations, adding the club had […]

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Son and Lamela sign long-term deals at Spurs

Son and Lamela sign long-term deals at Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur’s Erik Lamela and Son Heung-min have signed new long-term contracts ahead of the 2018-19 campaign, the Premier League club said on Friday. Argentine midfielder Lamela agreed a four-year extension while South Korean forward Son penned a deal until 2023. Lamela, 26, returned to first-team action in November after over a year out with hip problems, and made 33 […]

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Facebook suspends Boston analytics firm over data usage

Facebook suspends Boston analytics firm over data usage

Facebook said Friday that it has suspended Boston-based analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares Facebook and Instagram’s user data. Facebook has been facing increased scrutiny over how third-party firms use its data since news broke in March that data firm Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed user data. The Wall Street Journal first reported that Facebook […]

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Russian space agency confirms security agency search

Russian space agency confirms security agency search

Russia’s space agency is confirming that federal security agents have searched two of its daughter operations, following a report that their workers were suspected of treason for cooperating with the West. The respected business newspaper Kommersant reported Friday that a criminal case for treason had been filed in connection with the alleged passing on of information about Russia’s hypersonic rocket […]

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Nordic telecom operator Telia enters TV business

Nordic telecom operator Telia enters TV business

 The Nordic region’s largest telecoms operator, Telia AB, said Friday it has agreed to buy the broadcasting and streaming operations of Swedish publishing company Bonnier AB to gain a foothold in the television and entertainment business. The 9.2 billion kronor ($1 billion) deal to buy Bonnier Broadcasting includes Swedish TV4 channel, streaming service C More and Finnish MTV channel. CEO […]

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Margaret Thatcher’s spouse not happy about McCartney invite

Margaret Thatcher’s spouse not happy about McCartney invite

Most hosts would be quite happy to have Paul McCartney come to a shindig. But that wasn’t the case with Denis Thatcher in 1988 when planning a gala reception at 10 Downing Street. Newly released papers show that the late husband of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher put a question mark next to the former Beatle’s name on a […]

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An excited, energetic Taylor Swift brings tour to MetLife

An excited, energetic Taylor Swift brings tour to MetLife

Taylor Swift brought her explosive Reputation Tour to the MetLife Stadium on Friday and will make history as the first female artist to play three consecutive shows at the venue when she performs Saturday and Sunday. Swift was energetic and excited during her two-hour-plus show at the stadium, home to the New York Giants and the New York Jets. She […]

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Comic-Con gets a look at gritty Spider-Man spinoff ‘Venom’

Comic-Con gets a look at gritty Spider-Man spinoff ‘Venom’

 Director Ruben Fleischer says that there aren’t really any heroes in the superhero movie “Venom,” who is a grittier, more violent and more complicated character than his Marvel brethren. Comic-Con attendees got a look at footage from the upcoming Spider-Man spinoff Friday and heard from stars Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed as well. Hardy plays Eddie Brock and the alien […]

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Myanmar violated UN child rights pact in Rohingya crackdown,

Myanmar violated UN child rights pact in Rohingya crackdown,

 Myanmar violated its obligations to the United Nations child rights convention in its crackdown on the Rohingya that led to an exodus of hundreds of thousands of people from the minority community, legal experts have found. Children make up around half of the more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled Buddhist-majority Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh since the start of […]

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