• 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
  • Mali president Keita wins re-election with 67 percent of vote

    Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won re-election with 67 percent of the vote in a run-off against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse, the Ministry of Territorial Administration said on Thursday. The victory hands Keita a second five-year term in the mostly desert West African country where militant violence and claims of fraud by the opposition marred the poll. Keita’s now faces […]

    Mali president Keita wins re-election with 67 percent of vote
  • China rebuffs Philippines president’s South China Sea rebuke

    China rebuffed Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for Beijing to rethink its conduct in the South China Sea on Thursday, saying China had the right to react to foreign ships or aircraft that get close to its islands. Duterte said China has no right to repel foreign aircraft and boats passing by its artificial islands in the disputed waterway, and […]

    China rebuffs Philippines president’s South China Sea rebuke
  • Venezuela asks Peru to find drone blasts suspects: Peru foreign ministry

    Venezuela has asked Peruvian police to help locate two Venezuelan citizens it says were involved in drone explosions during a speech by President Nicolas Maduro earlier this month, Peru’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. Venezuela’s government has accused opposition politicians and anti-Maduro activists abroad of scheming to assassinate the leftist leader with explosives-laden drones during a military […]

    Venezuela asks Peru to find drone blasts suspects: Peru foreign ministry
  • US newsrooms to Trump: We’re not enemies of the people

     The nation’s newsrooms are pushing back against President Donald Trump with a coordinated series of newspaper editorials condemning his attacks on “fake news” and suggestion that journalists are the enemy. The Boston Globe invited newspapers across the country to stand up for the press with editorials on Thursday, and several began appearing online a day earlier. Nearly 350 news organizations […]

    US newsrooms to Trump: We’re not enemies of the people
  • Zimbabwe president challenges opposition petition against his election victory

    Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has filed submissions in the country’s highest court opposing a court challenge to his victory by main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, one of Mnangagwa’s lawyers said on Wednesday.Chamisa has said the July 30 vote was rigged and challenged the result which gave Mnangagwa 2.46 million votes against 2.15 million votes for him.

    Zimbabwe president challenges opposition petition against his election victory
  • South Korea seeks progress on denuclearization at Sept summit

    A third summit of Korean leaders planned for next month will be a further step toward denuclearization of the peninsula and a peace treaty to end the Korean War, South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to work toward denuclearization at a landmark summit in Singapore with U.S. President Donald Trump in […]

    South Korea seeks progress on denuclearization at Sept summit
  • Philippine leader says China wrong to police airspace over disputed sea

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said in a rare rebuke of Beijing he wants China to rethink its conduct in the South China Sea and that it has no right to repel foreign aircraft and boats passing by its artificial islands in the disputed waterway. Duterte said he hoped China would “temper” its behavior and stop restricting movements, which could lead […]

    Philippine leader says China wrong to police airspace over disputed sea
  • Russia’s and Turkmenistan’s leaders to hold energy dialogue

     Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will hold “a possible energy dialogue” amid other bilateral issues with his Turkmen counterpart Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov later on Wednesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call. Russia has suspended gas purchases from Turkmenistan for many years while Ashgabat supplied China with its fuel. Iran and four ex-Soviet nations, including Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan, agreed […]

    Russia’s and Turkmenistan’s leaders to hold energy dialogue

World »

Swimmer suffers puncture wounds in shark attack on Cape Cod

Swimmer suffers puncture wounds in shark attack on Cape Cod

August 16, 2018 at 10:35 am

 A man swimming off Cape Cod was attacked by a shark on Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital. It was the first shark attack on a human at the popular summer tourist...

Africa »

U.S. concerned about irregularities in Tanzania’s local elections

U.S. concerned about irregularities in Tanzania’s local elections

August 16, 2018 at 2:59 pm

The United States said it was concerned about accounts of violence and intimidation in the run-up to Aug. 12 by-elections in Tanzania. Tanzanian opposition leaders have...

Asia »

Former Indian PM Vajpayee, the gentler face of Hindu nationalism, dies

Former Indian PM Vajpayee, the gentler face of Hindu nationalism, dies

August 16, 2018 at 2:17 pm

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who ordered nuclear tests to make India a nuclear weapons power and traveled by bus to Pakistan in a grand diplomatic gesture,...

Economy »

Trade unions unite in protest at likely new Air France KLM boss

Trade unions unite in protest at likely new Air France KLM boss

August 16, 2018 at 11:16 am

The major trade unions representing Air France KLM <AIRF.PA> staff issued a joint statement on Thursday to protest the likely choice of Air Canada <AC.TO> executive...

Europe »

German army study sees need for dozens more light helicopters

German army study sees need for dozens more light helicopters

August 16, 2018 at 2:16 pm

The German military needs dozens of new light helicopters to cover shortfalls in flight hours for pilot training and carry out other missions, a new study completed by the...

Middle East »

Turkey arrests German citizen

Turkey arrests German citizen

August 16, 2018 at 2:51 pm

Turkish police have arrested a German citizen, a German foreign ministry source said on Thursday that the man was accused of “terrorist propaganda” after criticism...

UK »

Britain sends mixed messages post-Brexit with greater scrutiny of foreign deals

Britain sends mixed messages post-Brexit with greater scrutiny of foreign deals

August 16, 2018 at 3:25 pm

Jon Moulton, the founder of private equity house Better Capital (BCAP.L), was “absolutely staggered” when he learned that his firm’s 44 million-pound sale...

Energy »

UK’s Quercus pulls plug on $570 million Iran solar plant as sanctions bite

UK’s Quercus pulls plug on $570 million Iran solar plant as sanctions bite

August 14, 2018 at 1:23 pm

British renewable energy investor Quercus said it will halt the construction of a 500 million euro ($570 million) solar power plant in Iran due to recently imposed U.S. sanctions...

Entertainment »

UK investigates celebrities over social media promotions

UK investigates celebrities over social media promotions

August 16, 2018 at 1:20 pm

Celebrities and influencers who endorse products without labeling their social media posts as paid-for by brands were warned on Thursday that they were breaking the rules...

Photo Gallery »

Canada Hajj pilgrims, Saudi students face uncertainty due to diplomatic row

Canada Hajj pilgrims, Saudi students face uncertainty due to diplomatic row

August 16, 2018 at 2:15 pm

Muslim pilgrims pray around the holy Kaaba at the Grand Mosque, during the annual hajj pilgrimage in Mecca File-Muslim pilgrims pray near the holy Kaaba (not seen) at the...

Technology »

Uber narrows 2Q loss as company polishes tarnished image

Uber narrows 2Q loss as company polishes tarnished image

August 16, 2018 at 11:37 am

 Uber is still struggling to make money while the ride-hailing service’s CEO deals with the headaches left behind by his predecessor. The second-quarter results...

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 »

Atletico Super Cup win vindicates decision to stay, says Griezmann

Atletico Super Cup win vindicates decision to stay, says Griezmann

August 16, 2018 at 1:17 pm

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has said his side’s 4-2 win over Real Madrid to win the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday vindicates his decision to reject a move to...

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Britain sends mixed messages post-Brexit with greater scrutiny of foreign deals

Britain sends mixed messages post-Brexit with greater scrutiny of foreign deals

Jon Moulton, the founder of private equity house Better Capital (BCAP.L), was “absolutely staggered” when he learned that his firm’s 44 million-pound sale of British company Northern Aerospace was being investigated by the UK government. Better Capital had announced on June 8 that it had agreed to sell the aircraft components supplier to a subsidiary of Chinese company Shaanxi Ligeance […]

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UK Queen Elizabeth’s doctor killed in London road crash

UK Queen Elizabeth’s doctor killed in London road crash

A doctor who worked as a physician to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has been killed in a road accident in London. Peter Fisher, 67, was riding his bicycle through central London on Wednesday when he was involved in a collision with a truck, British media reported. Police said a 67-year-old cyclist had died at the scene. “We are all deeply shocked […]

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U.S. concerned about irregularities in Tanzania’s local elections

U.S. concerned about irregularities in Tanzania’s local elections

The United States said it was concerned about accounts of violence and intimidation in the run-up to Aug. 12 by-elections in Tanzania. Tanzanian opposition leaders have complained that tolerance for dissent has diminished rapidly since President John Magufuli took office in 2015 on pledges to reform the East African nation’s economy and crack down on corruption. The U.S. Embassy in […]

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Three Ugandan lawmakers charged with treason over stoning of president’s convoy

Three Ugandan lawmakers charged with treason over stoning of president’s convoy

Three Ugandan lawmakers, who are critics of President Yoweri Museveni, were charged with treason for their alleged role in the stoning of Museveni’s convoy on Monday, a charge sheet from a magistrate showed on Thursday. The accused “with intent to do harm to the person of the president … unlawfully aimed and threw stones thereby hitting and smashing the rear […]

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Turkey arrests German citizen

Turkey arrests German citizen

Turkish police have arrested a German citizen, a German foreign ministry source said on Thursday that the man was accused of “terrorist propaganda” after criticism of the Turkish govrnment on social media. “We’re aware of the case. The embassy in Ankara will initiate consular assistance,” the foreign ministry said. Turkey has arrested several German and U.S. citizens in the past […]

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British public don’t trust banks 10 years after crisis, survey finds

British public don’t trust banks 10 years after crisis, survey finds

A majority of Britons do not trust banks and think they did not face severe enough penalties for their part in the 2008 financial crisis, a survey showed on Thursday.Next month will mark the tenth anniversary of the collapse of investment bank Lehman Brothers, as a bubble in the United States sub-prime mortgage market burst. The poll of 2,250 adults […]

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Rapper Stormzy to fund Cambridge university scholarship for two black students

Rapper Stormzy to fund Cambridge university scholarship for two black students

Rapper Stormzy said on Thursday he will fund two black British students to go to Cambridge university through a scholarship, after criticism of some top UK universities that their admissions processes do not do enough to ensure diversity. His move came as a record proportion of 18-year-olds in England and Wales learned they will be heading to university after receiving […]

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Former Indian PM Vajpayee, the gentler face of Hindu nationalism, dies

Former Indian PM Vajpayee, the gentler face of Hindu nationalism, dies

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who ordered nuclear tests to make India a nuclear weapons power and traveled by bus to Pakistan in a grand diplomatic gesture, died on Thursday, the hospital where he was admitted said in a statement. A poet-politician, Vajpayee was one of the most popular leaders of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya […]

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German army study sees need for dozens more light helicopters

German army study sees need for dozens more light helicopters

The German military needs dozens of new light helicopters to cover shortfalls in flight hours for pilot training and carry out other missions, a new study completed by the German army found, according to sources familiar with the document. The report, which has not been publicly released, concluded that the various military services needed about 70 to 80 new light […]

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Canada Hajj pilgrims, Saudi students face uncertainty due to diplomatic row

Canada Hajj pilgrims, Saudi students face uncertainty due to diplomatic row

Canadian Muslims traveling to the Hajj pilgrimage face delays coming back due to a diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia that is also prompting thousands of students from the kingdom to scramble to sell their assets and return home to meet a month-end deadline. As the stalemate continues, Canada is reaching out to its allies, including the United States and European […]

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