• May to meet Trump in New York to discuss Brexit and trade

     Prime Minister Theresa May will discuss Brexit and a bilateral trade deal with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, amid increasing uncertainty over Britain’s EU exit plans. “She will be discussing a post-Brexit trade deal amongst a range of subjects also including chemical weapons and foreign affairs,” a […]

    May to meet Trump in New York to discuss Brexit and trade
  • Peru wants no military solution on Venezuela

    Peru rejects a military solution to the crisis in Venezuela but further options are under discussion to increase pressure on the Maduro government to restore democracy, including a human rights complaint, Peru’s president said in an interview. Venezuela, which has suffered an economic collapse and mass emigration under Nicolas Maduro, is likely to be a focal point of the latest […]

    Peru wants no military solution on Venezuela
  • Trump says will not meet Iran’s Rouhani, maybe in future

    U.S. President Donald Trump, in New York to attend the U.N. General Assembly, on Tuesday said has no plans to meet Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani but signalled he was open to a possible future meeting.“Despite requests, I have no plans to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Maybe someday in the future. I am sure he is an absolutely lovely man,” […]

    Trump says will not meet Iran’s Rouhani, maybe in future
  • Macron’s presidency hurt by ex-aide flaunting gun in photo

     A French investigative website has published a photo of one of President Emmanuel Macron’s former security aides posing with a gun and a waitress during a campaign stop amid France’s 2017 election — without any known authorization to be armed. The report by Mediapart raised new questions about 27-year old Alexandre Benalla, his role in Macron’s campaign and in the […]

    Macron’s presidency hurt by ex-aide flaunting gun in photo
  • Trump and Macron: Realism replaces unlikely bromance

    French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Donald Trump aren’t as chummy as they used to be. When the two men met Monday in New York, they shook hands lightly and got down to business. They agreed to disagree on Iran’s nuclear program and Trump’s crackdown on global trade, The progressive, globalist Macron appears to have lost hope that he […]

    Trump and Macron: Realism replaces unlikely bromance
  • Tunisia reforms face fresh strain after president ends Islamist tie-up

    Efforts to rescue Tunisia’s ailing economy face the prospect of fresh turmoil after the president declared his alliance with moderate Islamists at an end, deepening divisions in a fragile coalition managing the country’s transition from autocracy. Political analysts say Monday evening’s announcement by President Beji Caid Essebsi could make it difficult for the government to enact tough economic reforms sought […]

    Tunisia reforms face fresh strain after president ends Islamist tie-up
  • Pope acknowledges abuse scandals outrage, drive people away

     Pope Francis acknowledged Tuesday that the sex abuse scandals rocking the Catholic Church have outraged the faithful and are driving them away, and said the church must change its ways if it wants to keep future generations. Francis referred directly to the crisis convulsing his papacy on the fourth and final day of his Baltic pilgrimage, which coincided with the […]

    Pope acknowledges abuse scandals outrage, drive people away
  • Philippine poll shows biggest ratings slump for Duterte as inflation soars

    Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte suffered the biggest ratings slump of his presidency in the third quarter, an independent pollster said on Tuesday, amid signs of public unease about rising inflation and the cost of staple foodgrain rice. Duterte’s approval rating, a measure of his performance, dropped 13 points to 75 percent in a survey of 1,800 voting-age Filipinos conducted by […]

    Philippine poll shows biggest ratings slump for Duterte as inflation soars
  • Venezuela’s Maduro accuses Chile, Colombia, Mexico of helping drone attack

     Venezuela’s socialist president Nicolas Maduro accused the right-wing governments of Chile, Colombia and Mexico on Monday of helping “terrorists” who tried to kill him during a drone attack in early August. The three countries refuted Venezuela’s accusations that they were linked to the attack, which used drones carrying explosives during a military parade, in the latest spat between diplomatically isolated […]

    Venezuela’s Maduro accuses Chile, Colombia, Mexico of helping drone attack
  • Messy domestic politics overshadow Trump’s address to UN

     President Donald Trump charged into office on the resonance of his aggressive “America First” agenda, but now, as he returns to the pinnacle of global diplomacy, he can’t escape the growing shadows of domestic political troubles. Between promoting the wisdom of his rapprochement with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and railing against Iran’s malign influence across the Middle East, Trump […]

    Messy domestic politics overshadow Trump’s address to UN

World »

As Trump arrives at UN, world leaders honor Mandela

As Trump arrives at UN, world leaders honor Mandela

September 25, 2018 at 10:00 am

World leaders kicked off their annual gathering at the United Nations on Monday by honoring a global icon of peace and reconciliation — drawing some pointed contrast with...

Africa »

More than 1,200 detained over deadly Ethiopia violence

More than 1,200 detained over deadly Ethiopia violence

September 25, 2018 at 2:20 pm

Ethiopian authorities arrested more than 1,200 people after violence erupted in and around the capital this month, a senior police official said, three times more than earlier...

Asia »

Duterte foe arrested after Philippine court revives old rebellion charges

Duterte foe arrested after Philippine court revives old rebellion charges

September 25, 2018 at 1:21 pm

Philippine police on Tuesday arrested a lawmaker who is among President Rodrigo Duterte’s most vocal critics, just minutes after a court issued a warrant on revived charges...

Economy »

Novartis to cut 2,200 jobs in Switzerland to boost profitability

Novartis to cut 2,200 jobs in Switzerland to boost profitability

September 25, 2018 at 10:45 am

Drugmaker Novartis (NOVN.S) will cut about 2,200 jobs in Switzerland over the next four years as it consolidates production and shifts positions elsewhere to boost profitability,...

Europe »

Spain’s Socialists see electoral support rise in official poll

Spain’s Socialists see electoral support rise in official poll

September 25, 2018 at 1:22 pm

Spain’s Socialists (PSOE) would win 30.6 percent of the vote if an election was held today, an official poll showed on Tuesday, up from a previous poll held in August which...

Middle East »

Watchdog accuses Yemen rebels of taking hostages, torture

Watchdog accuses Yemen rebels of taking hostages, torture

September 25, 2018 at 1:54 pm

 An international watchdog on Tuesday accused Yemen’s Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, of committing abuses including hostage taking, torture and enforced disappearances...

UK »

UK PM May to meet Iran’s Rouhani, lobby for detained aid worker’s release

UK PM May to meet Iran’s Rouhani, lobby for detained aid worker’s release

September 25, 2018 at 2:12 pm

British Prime Minister Theresa May will lobby for the release of detained British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe during a meeting with Iranian President Hassan...

Energy »

Rising oil prices haven’t hurt the US economy so far

Rising oil prices haven’t hurt the US economy so far

September 22, 2018 at 6:48 am

America’s rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. economy. It has long been conventional...

Entertainment »

Singer Gary Numan’s tour bus involved in fatal crash

Singer Gary Numan’s tour bus involved in fatal crash

September 25, 2018 at 11:55 am

Police say a tour bus carrying British singer Gary Numan struck and killed a 91-year-old man in Cleveland. Authorities say Numan’s tour bus was making a right turn...

Photo Gallery »

Sweden’s center-left PM loses confidence vote

Sweden’s center-left PM loses confidence vote

September 25, 2018 at 1:57 pm

Sweden’s prime minister lost a vote of confidence in parliament on Tuesday after an election this month stripped him of his majority. Stefan Lofven, the leader of...

Technology »

SiriusXM presses play on deal with Pandora Media

SiriusXM presses play on deal with Pandora Media

September 25, 2018 at 12:06 pm

Subscription radio company SiriusXM says it’s buying music streaming service Pandora Media Inc. in a deal valued at about $3.5 billion that will allow it to expand...

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 »

Manchester United forecasts record revenue for 2019

Manchester United forecasts record revenue for 2019

September 25, 2018 at 2:10 pm

 English soccer club Manchester United (MANU.N) forecast record revenue for 2018-19, despite having dropped off the early pace in the new Premier League season. United, whose...

Other News

More than 1,200 detained over deadly Ethiopia violence

More than 1,200 detained over deadly Ethiopia violence

Ethiopian authorities arrested more than 1,200 people after violence erupted in and around the capital this month, a senior police official said, three times more than earlier estimates. Twenty-eight people died, the head of the capital’s police commission, Degfie Bedi, said, raising the death count from 23. “The majority were beaten to death. Seven were killed by security forces,” he […]

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UK PM May to meet Iran’s Rouhani, lobby for detained aid worker’s release

UK PM May to meet Iran’s Rouhani, lobby for detained aid worker’s release

British Prime Minister Theresa May will lobby for the release of detained British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe during a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani when both attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. A senior British official said that the meeting with Rouhani would discuss consular cases, including that of Zaghari-Ratcliffe who has been sentenced […]

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Manchester United forecasts record revenue for 2019

Manchester United forecasts record revenue for 2019

 English soccer club Manchester United (MANU.N) forecast record revenue for 2018-19, despite having dropped off the early pace in the new Premier League season. United, whose squad includes World Cup winner Paul Pogba, David de Gea and Alexis Sanchez, said revenue is expected to be between 615 million pounds and 630 million pounds in the year to next June. Its […]

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UK’s Labour opposition says it will reject May’s Brexit deal

UK’s Labour opposition says it will reject May’s Brexit deal

 Britain’s main opposition Labour Party said Tuesday it will reject Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal with the European Union when it comes to a vote in Parliament, saying the government was offering the country a choice between “really bad and even worse.” If Britain and the EU agree on a deal, it must be approved by individual nations […]

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Sweden’s center-left PM loses confidence vote

Sweden’s center-left PM loses confidence vote

Sweden’s prime minister lost a vote of confidence in parliament on Tuesday after an election this month stripped him of his majority. Stefan Lofven, the leader of the Social Democratic Party who has been prime minister for four years, will continue in a caretaker role until a new government can be formed that has the command of the Riksdagen. Lawmakers […]

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Watchdog accuses Yemen rebels of taking hostages, torture

Watchdog accuses Yemen rebels of taking hostages, torture

 An international watchdog on Tuesday accused Yemen’s Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, of committing abuses including hostage taking, torture and enforced disappearances of people they hold in detention. New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement it documented 16 cases in which Houthi authorities held people unlawfully, largely to extort money from relatives or to exchange them for prisoners […]

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WHO warns of ‘perfect storm’ for Ebola in eastern Congo

WHO warns of ‘perfect storm’ for Ebola in eastern Congo

The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization says insecurity, public defiance about vaccinations and political jockeying could create a “perfect storm” leading Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak to spread. Dr. Peter Salama says the response is at a “critical juncture” in eastern North Kivu province, where the outbreak was declared nearly two months ago. Health officials have counted 150 confirmed […]

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Wails, vows of revenge at Iran funeral after parade attack

Wails, vows of revenge at Iran funeral after parade attack

Amid wails and vows of revenge, thousands of Iranians on Monday attended a mass funeral service for victims of a weekend attack targeting a military parade that killed at least 25 people. The dead from Saturday’s attack in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, blamed on Arab separatists, ranged from a disabled war hero to a 4-year-old boy. The assault killed […]

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5 powers agree on plan to assist Iran’s exports

5 powers agree on plan to assist Iran’s exports

Five world powers have agreed with Iran to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iran’s exports, including oil, as well as its imports. It is a key move sought by Tehran following the U.S. pullout from the 2015 nuclear deal and its re-imposition of sanctions. Foreign ministers from Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and […]

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US warns Russia over missile defense for Syria

US warns Russia over missile defense for Syria

The Trump administration is warning Russia that supplying Syria with an advanced missile defense system would be a “major mistake” and should be reconsidered. It also says U.S. forces will not leave Syria until Iran leaves. National security adviser John Bolton said Monday that delivery of the Russian S-300 would be a “significant escalation” in already high tensions in the […]

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