• Philippines’ Duterte says no ‘justice’ for families of drugs war casualties

    Outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday the families of people killed in his controversial war on drugs will not receive “justice”, rejecting calls from rights groups seeking redress for the thousands of deaths. More than 4,200 suspected drug dealers have been killed by police in Duterte’s anti-narcotics campaign since June 2016, as well as several thousand more by […]

    Philippines’ Duterte says no ‘justice’ for families of drugs war casualties
  • Former Mexico President Vicente Fox joins High Times board

    Former Mexico President Vicente Fox, who calls himself a soldier in the global campaign to legalize marijuana, is joining the board of directors of venerable cannabis publication High Times to advance his agenda. Speaking with The Associated Press about his views on cannabis and his new appointment, Fox said he foresees a day when a robust legal marketplace will produce […]

    Former Mexico President Vicente Fox joins High Times board
  • Trump rips Germany’s immigration policies

    President Donald Trump falsely claimed Monday that crime in Germany is on the rise in an attempt to defend his own controversial immigration policies. “The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition,” Trump said on Twitter, referring to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing coalition.   “Big mistake made all over Europe in […]

    Trump rips Germany’s immigration policies
  • Turkey’s president praises Portuguese star Ronaldo

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan praised Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo for his stellar performance against Spain during a 2018 FIFA World Cup match in which he scored a hat-trick to secure a 3-3 draw and the player’s support for Palestine. Erdogan made the comments during a question and answer session with Turkish youths in a live social media broadcast late Monday. He praised Ronaldo’s efforts against […]

    Turkey’s president praises Portuguese star Ronaldo
  • Pentagon halts major military drill with South Korea

    The Pentagon on Monday confirmed the suspension of a major joint military exercise with South Korea shortly after President Donald Trump vowed to end “war games” during his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. “Consistent with President Trump’s commitment and in concert with our Republic of Korea ally, the United States military has suspended all planning for this August’s defensive ‘wargame’,” Chief Pentagon […]

    Pentagon halts major military drill with South Korea
  • Israel’s Netanyahu, Jordan’s Abdullah meet in Amman

     Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Jordan’s King Abdullah in Amman on Monday to discuss regional developments, Netanyahu’s office said in a statement.“Prime Minister Netanyahu reiterated Israel’s commitment to maintaining the status quo at the holy sites in Jerusalem,” the statement said.

    Israel’s Netanyahu, Jordan’s Abdullah meet in Amman
  • Trump blasts Germany while making case for U.S. immigration policy

    U.S. President Donald Trump blamed migrants in Europe for violently changing the culture and for what he inaccurately described as a rise in crime in Germany as he sought on Monday to defend his administration’s widely criticized policy on illegal immigration. Immigration activists, medical professionals, religious leaders, Democrats and some in Trump’s own Republican Party have condemned his administration for […]

    Trump blasts Germany while making case for U.S. immigration policy
  • Presidential candidate makes TV speech from prison

    Turkey’s state broadcaster aired a campaign speech by a jailed presidential candidate Sunday, a week before snap parliamentary and presidential elections. Selahattin Demirtas asked voters in the June 24 elections to prevent the “one-man regime” of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He called Turkey’s current climate a “teaser” and warned that “the actual scary part of the movie has not yet […]

    Presidential candidate makes TV speech from prison
  • Colombia’s president-elect seeks unity after polarizing vote

    President-elect Ivan Duque appealed for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook Colombia’s political establishment and laid bare deep divisions over the nation’s peace process. The conservative Duque, the protege of a powerful former president, was elected Sunday with 54 percent of the vote. He finished more than 12 points ahead of former guerrilla […]

    Colombia’s president-elect seeks unity after polarizing vote
  • First lady Melania Trump “hates” to see families separated

     First lady Melania Trump “hates” to see families separated at the border and hopes “both sides of the aisle” can reform the nation’s immigration laws, according to a statement from her office Sunday about the controversy. Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Trump, said: “She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country […]

    First lady Melania Trump “hates” to see families separated

World »

FBI won’t repeat mistakes noted in watchdog

FBI won’t repeat mistakes noted in watchdog

June 19, 2018 at 7:44 am

The FBI is determined to not repeat any of the mistakes identified in a harshly critical watchdog report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Director...

Africa »

Libya’s coast guard recovers five bodies from migrant boat

Libya’s coast guard recovers five bodies from migrant boat

June 19, 2018 at 8:42 am

 Libyan coastguards said on Monday they had recovered the bodies of five migrants and picked 191 survivors off the coast west of the capital Tripoli. Libya’s western...

Asia »

Chinese ambassador calls on Australia to drop ‘Cold War mentality’

Chinese ambassador calls on Australia to drop ‘Cold War mentality’

June 19, 2018 at 8:47 am

China’s ambassador to Australia said on Tuesday “less bias and bigotry” was needed to repair bilateral relations amid concerns over Chinese influence in...

Economy »

Bank of England to keep rates steady as winter chill slow to lift

Bank of England to keep rates steady as winter chill slow to lift

June 19, 2018 at 8:56 am

 The Bank of England will be looking to see if Britain’s economy has recovered from a severe winter chill as it weighs the prospects for a future interest rate rise...

Europe »

New Zealand softens ban on foreigners’ home ownership in amended bill

New Zealand softens ban on foreigners’ home ownership in amended bill

June 19, 2018 at 8:45 am

New Zealand’s government on Tuesday softened its stance on foreign ownership of homes, rewriting a proposed law banning non-residents from investing in housing. The...

Middle East »

MERS kills scores in Saudi Arabia

MERS kills scores in Saudi Arabia

June 19, 2018 at 7:31 am

Outbreaks of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) have killed 23 people in Saudi Arabia over a roughly four-month span, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday. The...

UK »

Britain has lost the war on cannabis: former Conservative leader

Britain has lost the war on cannabis: former Conservative leader

June 19, 2018 at 8:58 am

 Britain has lost the battle to drive cannabis off the streets so it should consider legalizing the drug, a former leader of Theresa May’s Conservative Party said...

Energy »

Energy wells plugged as Hawaii’s volcano sends lava nearby

Energy wells plugged as Hawaii’s volcano sends lava nearby

May 23, 2018 at 8:07 am

Production wells at a geothermal plant under threat by lava flowing from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano have been plugged to prevent toxic gases from seeping out. Lava from a...

Entertainment »

Judge cancels hearing in Stormy Daniels case against Trump, Cohen

Judge cancels hearing in Stormy Daniels case against Trump, Cohen

June 19, 2018 at 8:39 am

 A Los Angeles judge has canceled a June 21 hearing at which a lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels planned to seek the resumption of her lawsuit there against U.S....

Photo Gallery »

Protest in Skopje

Protest in Skopje

June 18, 2018 at 11:33 am

Police officers block the road as Macedonians stage a protest against the agreement on the naming dispute between Macedonia and Greece in Skopje, Macedonia on June 17, 2018. Macedonians...

Technology »

Peek at the future: Electric plane cruises skies over Norway

Peek at the future: Electric plane cruises skies over Norway

June 19, 2018 at 7:40 am

 Norway’s transportation minister and the head of the Scandinavian country’s airport operator took off Monday for a short flight … aboard a Slovenian-made...

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 »

Tarkowski happy with England pullout for hernia operation

Tarkowski happy with England pullout for hernia operation

June 19, 2018 at 8:53 am

 Burnley defender James Tarkowski said he made a “tough” but right decision to remove himself from England’s standby list for the World Cup in Russia to undergo a hernia...

Other News

Britain has lost the war on cannabis: former Conservative leader

Britain has lost the war on cannabis: former Conservative leader

 Britain has lost the battle to drive cannabis off the streets so it should consider legalizing the drug, a former leader of Theresa May’s Conservative Party said on Tuesday. William Hague, a member of parliament’s upper chamber who led the Conservatives from 1997 to 2001, said the case of a 12-year-old epileptic boy who struggled to access a cannabis-based medicine […]

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Bank of England to keep rates steady as winter chill slow to lift

Bank of England to keep rates steady as winter chill slow to lift

 The Bank of England will be looking to see if Britain’s economy has recovered from a severe winter chill as it weighs the prospects for a future interest rate rise this week. No economists polled by Reuters expect the BoE to raise rates on Thursday, and some are getting cold feet about their forecasts for a rate rise in August, […]

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Tarkowski happy with England pullout for hernia operation

Tarkowski happy with England pullout for hernia operation

 Burnley defender James Tarkowski said he made a “tough” but right decision to remove himself from England’s standby list for the World Cup in Russia to undergo a hernia operation. Tarkowski was part of manager Gareth Southgate’s five-man reserve list after rising to prominence during a stellar Premier League season which earned him a first international cap in a 1-1 […]

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Club record fee won’t bother Edouard – Celtic captain Brown

Club record fee won’t bother Edouard – Celtic captain Brown

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard will not be weighed down by the club record 9 million pounds transfer fee the Scottish Premiership side paid for him, captain Scott Brown has said. Edouard, who spent last season with the Scottish champions on loan from PSG, signed a four-year permanent deal on Friday and the fee is behind only the 12 million pounds […]

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Chinese ambassador calls on Australia to drop ‘Cold War mentality’

Chinese ambassador calls on Australia to drop ‘Cold War mentality’

China’s ambassador to Australia said on Tuesday “less bias and bigotry” was needed to repair bilateral relations amid concerns over Chinese influence in Australia and its use of loans to build leverage over poorer South Pacific island nations. “We need to see each other’s development and policy intentions from a more positive perspective with less Cold War mentality,” Cheng Jingye […]

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Asia stocks skid to four-month low as Trump raises stakes in China trade war

Asia stocks skid to four-month low as Trump raises stakes in China trade war

Asian stocks sank on Tuesday and Shanghai shares plunged to near two-year lows as U.S. President Donald Trump threatened new tariffs on Chinese goods in an escalating tit-for-tat trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. U.S. and European equity markets looked set to follow Asia into the red. S&P 500 futures <ESc1> were off 1 percent and Dow Jones […]

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New Zealand softens ban on foreigners’ home ownership in amended bill

New Zealand softens ban on foreigners’ home ownership in amended bill

New Zealand’s government on Tuesday softened its stance on foreign ownership of homes, rewriting a proposed law banning non-residents from investing in housing. The amended law would allow non-residents to own up to 60 percent of large, new apartment buildings. There is currently no ban on foreign ownership of land, houses or apartments. The amended bill will also exempt Singaporeans […]

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Libya’s coast guard recovers five bodies from migrant boat

Libya’s coast guard recovers five bodies from migrant boat

 Libyan coastguards said on Monday they had recovered the bodies of five migrants and picked 191 survivors off the coast west of the capital Tripoli. Libya’s western coast is the main departure point for migrants trying to reach Europe by the sea, though the number of crossings has dropped sharply since last July. The five dead migrants were brought back […]

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Judge cancels hearing in Stormy Daniels case against Trump, Cohen

Judge cancels hearing in Stormy Daniels case against Trump, Cohen

 A Los Angeles judge has canceled a June 21 hearing at which a lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels planned to seek the resumption of her lawsuit there against U.S. President Donald Trump and his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen. According to an order issued on Monday, U.S. District Judge James Otero decided it was unnecessary to hear arguments on […]

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No early elections in Spain, says new PM Sanchez

No early elections in Spain, says new PM Sanchez

 Spain’s new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Monday said he was unlikely to call a snap election and that he wanted to hold the next countrywide vote in 2020 when the current term is scheduled to end. Sanchez, who toppled his conservative predecessor Mariano Rajoy last month in a confidence vote, controls less than a quarter of the seats in […]

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