Archive for February, 2017

German Foreign Ministry calls in Turkish ambassador over journalist detention

February 28, 2017 10:30 pm
German Foreign Ministry calls in Turkish ambassador over journalist detention

German-Turkish politician of the Green party Ozcan Mutlu protests the detention of German journalist Deniz Yucel in front of Turkish embassy in Berlin on February 28, 2017. The German Foreign Ministry has called in Turkey’s ambassador in protest at Ankara’s provisional detention of a journalist with Germany’s Die Welt newspaper over terrorism-related accusations. […]

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Turkish forces next step in Syria is Kurd-held Manbij: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Turkish forces next step in Syria is Kurd-held Manbij: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

This file photo taken on September 05, 2016, shows Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gesturing during a press conference after the closing of the G20 Leaders Summit in Hangzhou. (Photos by AFP) Turkey says that after its forces complete their operations in Syria’s al-Bab, they will move towards the Kurdish-held […]

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson hits back at former premiers over Brexit remarks

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson hits back at former premiers over Brexit remarks

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson speaks at the British Chambers of Commerce conference in London on February 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP) British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says he is becoming “impatient” with those projecting doom and gloom for Brexit, lashing back at two former prime ministers who rebuked the […]

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Sniper accidentally shoots 2 people during French President Francois Hollande’s speech

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Sniper accidentally shoots 2 people during French President Francois Hollande’s speech

A sniper has mistakenly shot two people during a speech given by French President Francois Hollande. The incident occurred on Tuesday in western France as Hollande was speaking during the opening ceremony of a high-speed train line between Bordeaux and Tours.       His speech was suddenly interrupted by the sound of […]

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Russia won’t support Western-backed UN motion on Syria: Russian President Vladimir Putin

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Russia won’t support Western-backed UN motion on Syria: Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and his Kyrgyzstan counterpart, Almazbek Atambayev, shake hands in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, February 28, 2017. (Photo by AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin has denounced a draft United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution that would impose sanctions on the Syrian government over its alleged use of chemical […]

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Time running out for UK to stop Scotland independence bid: Sturgeon

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Time running out for UK to stop Scotland independence bid: Sturgeon

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (L) and UK Prime Minister Theresa May The government of British Prime Minister Theresa May is pushing Scotland towards another independence bid, says Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, warning London that “time is running out” for making amends. In an article for the Times newspaper, Sturgeon said […]

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UK police overwhelmed by reports of child sex abuse: Official

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UK police overwhelmed by reports of child sex abuse: Official

A report by NSPCC, the leading children’s charity in the UK, warned last year that as many as half a million people could be involved in sharing improper images of children online. (file photo) British authorities say the number of child sex abuse reports has reached alarming levels in the […]

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South Korean prosecutors indict five executives with Samsung

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South Korean prosecutors indict five executives with Samsung

Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee arrives at the office of the independent counsel team in Seoul, South Korea, February 22, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) South Korea’s special prosecutor’s office has indicted Samsung Group chief and four other executives with the company for bribery and embezzlement at the end of […]

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Barack Obama behind protests, White House leaks: US President Donald Trump

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Barack Obama behind protests, White House leaks: US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump (L) and former president Barack Obama talk on the steps of the US Capitol after inauguration ceremonies, Washington, January 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump says his predecessor Barack Obama is personally behind the growing intelligence leaks and nationwide protests against his administration. […]

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19 million Yemenis in need of relief aid: UN official

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19 million Yemenis in need of relief aid: UN official

A Yemeni infant suffering from malnutrition lies on a scale to be weighed while receiving treatment at a medical center on the outskirts of Sana’a, January 9, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The UN relief aid chief says 19 million out of Yemen’s 26-million population are in pressing need of humanitarian assistance, […]

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