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The German government has said it does not expect to see Turkish security agents accused of attacking protesters in Washington during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to the upcoming G-20 summit in Hamburg, which will be held on July 7 and July 8
Jeremy Meeks, who went viral after being labelled on social media as “America’s hottest convict,” arrived in the Aegean province of Muğla’s resort town Bodrum on June 25
Tokyo police detained two Turkish employees of a kebab shop on June 21 after locals filed a total of 27 complaints over the employees’ alleged aggressive approach inside the shop
The battle to take full control of Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant will be over in a few days and an attempted fight-back by the militants failed, an Iraqi general told Reuters yesterday.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for dialogue a “lowering of rhetoric” between Qatar and a four-nation group led by Saudi Arabia after Doha denounced their sweeping list of demands.
With a heat wave expected later this week, Greece’s government yesterday failed to persuade striking garbage collectors to return to work after a 10-day protest left huge piles of trash around Athens
An Irish naval ship rescued 712 people including pregnant women and infants off the coast of the Libyan capital of Tripoli as part of an international migrant rescue effort, Ireland’s Defence Forces said on May 26
China’s jailed Nobel peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has been granted medical parole after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer last month, his lawyer told AFP on June 26
U.S. President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational summit next month. But the idea is exposing deep divisions within the administration on the best way to approach Moscow in the midst of an ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. elections
DUBLIN - Reuters
Nine years after proclaiming independence, fragile Kosovo votes on June 11 at a time of high tension with Serbia, rampant unemployment and some of its leaders threatened with prosecution for war crimes
Rescue workers were battling yesterday to reach remote areas of Bangladesh hit by landslides and heavy rains that have killed at least 137 people, with dozens more missing.
Eritrea rejects cutting ties with Qatar
Eritrea on June 9 declined a request by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar
Tunisia PM warns no one safe in anti-graft ‘war’
Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed was reported on June 4 as saying no one in the North African country involved in corruption would emerge unscathed in his government’s “war” on graft
MOSCOW – Reuters
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on June 14 that it had documented cases where workers building venues for Russia’s 2018 World Cup had been left unpaid, made to work in dangerously cold conditions, or suffered reprisals for raising concerns.
WASHINGTON – The Associated Press
CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise
CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America’s secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the “worship” of leakers like Edward Snowden
US concerned over Turkey’s actions against opposition
The United States is concerned over Turkey’s actions against opposition, U.S. State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert has said
President Vladimir Putin said on June 1 that Russia was ready to sell Turkey advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile systems and had discussed the matter with Ankara, the TASS news agency reported.
BAGHDAD – Reuters
More than 5 million children are in urgent need of aid in Iraq, the United Nations said on Thursday, describing the war on Islamic State as “one of the most brutal” in modern history
UN court slams Turkey for jailing judge for seven years
A U.N. court condemned Turkey on June 15 for sentencing one of its top judges to seven years in jail on charges of having links to what the government and prosecutors call the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ)
One in five children in developed world in relative poverty: UN
One in five children in rich countries lives in relative poverty, according to a UNICEF report published on June 15 that put the U.S. and New Zealand among the world’s worst performers for youth well-being.
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