• Erdogan: New documents on top FETO member revealed

     President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that new information about a top accused plotter of the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey has been revealed. During a joint interview with the state-run TRT, TRT1, TRT Haber and TRT World news channel, Erdogan said new documents related to Kemal Batmaz would be published in the coming days. Batmaz is the accused second-in-command of […]

    Erdogan: New documents on top FETO member revealed
  • South Sudan’s president, rebel leader to meet again next week

    Sudan’s foreign minister said on Friday that a new round of talks between South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar would take place next week in the Sudanese capital.The minister’s statement came after Kiir and Machar met in the Ethiopian capital this week, the first time the two men had met since 2016 when a peace deal […]

    South Sudan’s president, rebel leader to meet again next week
  • In China, universities seek to plant ‘Xi Thought’ in minds of students

    Armed with interactive online courses, generous funding and new dedicated research institutes, China’s universities are on the frontlines of an effort to promote the thinking of President Xi Jinping to China and the world. Since October, many universities across China have placed “Xi Thought” at the core of their curricula – the first time since the era of Mao Zedong […]

    In China, universities seek to plant ‘Xi Thought’ in minds of students
  • Ukraine extends its Russian sanctions list

    Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree to enact a recently adopted decision to expand sanctions on Russian companies and entities, Ukraine’s council of national security and defense said on Friday. It said 30 Russian legal entities and 14 individuals were added to the sanction list, taking it to 1,762 individuals and 786 entities. “The Council has imposed sanctions […]

    Ukraine extends its Russian sanctions list
  • Muted reaction by ‘pro-family’ groups to family separations

    Even as many religious organizations, from liberal to conservative, denounced the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, some major advocacy groups that depict themselves as “pro-family” declined to join in the criticism. Two of the most influential anti-abortion groups in the U.S. — the National Right to Life Committee and the Susan B. Anthony List […]

    Muted reaction by ‘pro-family’ groups to family separations
  • Obama, like Trump, grappled with family immigration

     The Trump administration isn’t the first to grapple with the question of how to handle tens of thousands of immigrant families stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border. Four years ago, Barack Obama faced a similar crisis when record numbers of Central American immigrants fleeing violence began showing up at the border. Officials had to deal with the same court case the […]

    Obama, like Trump, grappled with family immigration
  • Courting Putin, Trump jolts the West with a nationalist bent

     As Donald Trump presses ahead with plans for a summer summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, the U.S. president is jolting relationships with some of America’s longest and strongest allies. Amid concerns over Trump’s apparent desire to be cozy with the Russian leader, he is pursuing increasingly nationalistic foreign and trade policies and delivering scathing personal attacks on traditionally friendly leaders […]

    Courting Putin, Trump jolts the West with a nationalist bent
  • US: First lady stirs outrage with ‘I don’t care’ jacket

    Melania Trump’s visit to southern Texas on Thursday was meant to demonstrate her care for immigrant children, but a fashion faux pas has instead thrown a dark cloud over the visit.  Trump donned a military-style green jacket emblazoned with the words “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” as she headed to the immigrant children’s detention center, stirring widespread confusion and criticism.  The […]

    US: First lady stirs outrage with ‘I don’t care’ jacket
  • Erdogan sheds light on Turkey’s new presidential system

    With Turkey’s elections fast approaching, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shed light on the new presidential system of government late Thursday. Speaking during a special joint live broadcast on Turkish channel ATV and channel A Haber at Istanbul’s new airport, Erdogan unveiled what it will bring. “We will reduce the number of ministries to 16 in the presidential system of government,” […]

    Erdogan sheds light on Turkey’s new presidential system
  • Pope, in Geneva, says Christians can work together on peace

     Pope Francis on Thursday encouraged Christians to work together to further peace and justice in the world and resist the temptation to use religious differences as excuses to thwart unity as he made a visit to Geneva, one of the first cities to embrace the Protestant Reformation. Francis pitched for greater togetherness at an ecumenical prayer service hosted by the […]

    Pope, in Geneva, says Christians can work together on peace

World »

US officials say girl on Time cover isn’t separated from mom

US officials say girl on Time cover isn’t separated from mom

June 23, 2018 at 7:13 am

U.S. Border Patrol officials said Friday that a girl who is pictured on the cover of this week’s Time magazine was not separated from her mother, despite the poignant...

Africa »

South Sudan government confirms FM defection

South Sudan government confirms FM defection

June 23, 2018 at 6:39 am

The South Sudanese government confirmed to Anadolu Agency the defection of its foreign minister, Deng Alor. Alor has been in Ethiopia since February when he had traveled...

Asia »

Rival Koreas agree to reunions of war-separated families

Rival Koreas agree to reunions of war-separated families

June 23, 2018 at 6:47 am

North and South Korea have agreed to hold temporary reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War in August as they boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic...

Economy »

Trade and rate worries set FTSE for fifth week of losses

Trade and rate worries set FTSE for fifth week of losses

June 22, 2018 at 10:45 am

 The UK’s top share index rebounded on Friday but was set for a weekly loss as trade war concerns and the revived prospect of an interest rate hike in August took their...

Europe »

Many Brazilians look to military amid anger at politicians

Many Brazilians look to military amid anger at politicians

June 23, 2018 at 7:23 am

Furious at corrupt politicians and fearful of deteriorating security, many Brazilians are calling for a military intervention to clean house of crooked leaders and crack...

Middle East »

Car dealers gear up for Saudi women to hit the roads

Car dealers gear up for Saudi women to hit the roads

June 23, 2018 at 7:27 am

Cradling her four-month-old daughter, Nour Obeid scans the car showroom and heads to the mid-sized SUVs. In the past, a woman looking to buy a car in Saudi Arabia would...

UK »

UK service celebrates ‘Windrush generation’ from Caribbean

UK service celebrates ‘Windrush generation’ from Caribbean

June 23, 2018 at 7:01 am

 British Prime Minister Theresa May joined more than 2,000 people at London’s Westminster Abbey on Friday to celebrate the contribution of immigrants from the Caribbean,...

Energy »

OPEC agrees to pump more oil but crude prices jump anyway

OPEC agrees to pump more oil but crude prices jump anyway

June 23, 2018 at 7:05 am

 The countries of the OPEC cartel agreed on Friday to pump 1 million barrels more crude oil per day, a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices. Questions...

Entertainment »

Cohen’s photo with Tom Arnold fuels Trump tape speculation

Cohen’s photo with Tom Arnold fuels Trump tape speculation

June 23, 2018 at 7:22 am

President Donald Trump’s former longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen retweeted a photo of himself with comedian Tom Arnold, who is working on a TV show to hunt...

Photo Gallery »

AK Party’s rally in Istanbul

AK Party’s rally in Istanbul

June 22, 2018 at 11:39 am

Turkish President and the leader of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during AK Party’s rally in Kartal district of Istanbul,...

Technology »

Uber autonomous car driver distracted before crash

Uber autonomous car driver distracted before crash

June 23, 2018 at 6:36 am

Uber suggested Friday that the safety driver in one of its autonomous vehicles involved in a fatal collision in March may have been breaking protocol if a local police report...

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 »

England must be more clinical against Panama

England must be more clinical against Panama

June 22, 2018 at 9:54 am

England need to be more clinical if they are to take care of Panama in their second game in Group G and put themselves on the brink of qualification to the knockout stage. If...

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Car dealers gear up for Saudi women to hit the roads

Car dealers gear up for Saudi women to hit the roads

Cradling her four-month-old daughter, Nour Obeid scans the car showroom and heads to the mid-sized SUVs. In the past, a woman looking to buy a car in Saudi Arabia would focus on the features in the back, but Obeid is checking out the driver’s seat, picturing herself doing grocery store runs or school drop-offs. This Sunday, the kingdom will lift […]

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Many Brazilians look to military amid anger at politicians

Many Brazilians look to military amid anger at politicians

Furious at corrupt politicians and fearful of deteriorating security, many Brazilians are calling for a military intervention to clean house of crooked leaders and crack down on heavily armed drug gangs. While chances of a military takeover in Latin America’s largest nation are small, the calls have become such a part of the national discussion that several generals have felt […]

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Cohen’s photo with Tom Arnold fuels Trump tape speculation

Cohen’s photo with Tom Arnold fuels Trump tape speculation

President Donald Trump’s former longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen retweeted a photo of himself with comedian Tom Arnold, who is working on a TV show to hunt down recordings of the president, fueling speculation Friday that Cohen has secret tapes of Trump and is willing to share them. Last month, Vice Media announced that Arnold would be featured in a […]

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Jailed filmmaker in Russia loses 44 pounds on hunger strike

Jailed filmmaker in Russia loses 44 pounds on hunger strike

A lawyer for a Ukrainian filmmaker who has been on hunger strike for more than a month in a Russian prison says his client has lost about 20 kilograms (44 pounds) and is severely weak. Oleg Sentsov, a vehement opponent of Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, is serving a 20-year sentence on a conviction for planning terrorist acts. […]

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US officials say girl on Time cover isn’t separated from mom

US officials say girl on Time cover isn’t separated from mom

U.S. Border Patrol officials said Friday that a girl who is pictured on the cover of this week’s Time magazine was not separated from her mother, despite the poignant image of the child standing alone, weeping. Time attached a correction to the story, saying “The original version of this story misstated what happened to the girl in the photo after […]

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Ex-priest who abused child allowed access to Chicago schools

Ex-priest who abused child allowed access to Chicago schools

Chicago Public Schools correspondence provided to The Associated Press shows that the nation’s third largest school district gave a former Roman Catholic priest access to its schools for months despite knowing he was forced to leave the priesthood for sexually abusing a boy of 6 when he was around 15. Only after the victim and the AP asked why the […]

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Inmate charged with capital murder in Kansas deputy deaths

Inmate charged with capital murder in Kansas deputy deaths

A 30-year-old inmate was charged Friday with capital murder in the shooting deaths of two Kansas sheriff’s deputies who were overpowered by him while they were trying to move him between a courthouse and jail. Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree announced that his office charged Antoine Fielder with two counts of capital murder in the deputies’ deaths. In Kansas, […]

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OPEC agrees to pump more oil but crude prices jump anyway

OPEC agrees to pump more oil but crude prices jump anyway

 The countries of the OPEC cartel agreed on Friday to pump 1 million barrels more crude oil per day, a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices. Questions remain, however, over the ability of some OPEC nations — Iran and Venezuela in particular — to increase production as they struggle with domestic turmoil and sanctions. […]

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UK service celebrates ‘Windrush generation’ from Caribbean

UK service celebrates ‘Windrush generation’ from Caribbean

 British Prime Minister Theresa May joined more than 2,000 people at London’s Westminster Abbey on Friday to celebrate the contribution of immigrants from the Caribbean, 70 years to the day after hundreds of West Indians arrived to help rebuild war-scarred Britain. The former troop ship Empire Windrush landed in Britain on June 22, 1948, carrying people from across the Caribbean […]

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Airbus threatens to leave Britain in case of no-deal Brexit

Airbus threatens to leave Britain in case of no-deal Brexit

Aviation giant Airbus is threatening to leave Britain if the country exits the European Union without an agreement on trade relations, underscoring the concerns of business leaders who say the government is moving too slowly. Airbus, which employs about 14,000 people at 25 sites in the U.K., said it needs to know by the end of the summer what rules […]

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