German trial observer doesn’t believe YARSAV’s Murat Arslan is a Gülenist

Ingrid Heinlein, a retired German judge who is among the observers of the trial of Murat Arslan, president of the now dissolved Association for the Union of Judges and Prosecutors (YARSAV), has claimed to...

Fake Washington Post copies announcing Trump’s resignation handed out in Washington, DC

Taking the art of fake news to new heights, a non-profit has circulated mock Washington Post issues near the White House, telling readers that President Donald Trump fled to Crimea on the back of...

Erdoğan: Manbij blast might be aimed at affecting US decision on Syria withdrawal

Following a suicide bombing on Wednesday in the northern Syrian town of Manbij that killed 20 people including four Americans, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the attack might be aimed at affecting the...

US to begin INF treaty pullout next month after Russia missile talks fail

  Officials reject Russian offer to inspect new missile US says it will suspend observance of treaty on 2 February Julian Borger in Washington-  The  Guardian The US has rejected Moscow’s offer to inspect a new...

US sees Palestinian state on most of West Bank, some of East Jerusalem —...

REUTERS: JERUSALEM: Israeli television said on Wednesday that US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan would propose a Palestinian state on as much as 90 percent of the occupied West Bank, with a capital...

Trump peace plan: divide Jerusalem, Palestinian state on 85-90% of W.Bank

The report, based on a source who took part in a briefing in Washington on the plan, said it calls for the annexation of the large settlements and the evacuation of some settlement outposts....

Theresa May survives vote, but Britain remains in Brexit deadlock

Prime minister invites party leaders to discuss alternative deal but sticks to red lines Heather Stewart, Jessica Elgot and Peter Walker-  The Guardian-  The Guardian Theresa May has survived as prime minister after weathering a dramatic...

Tell us what you want, German conservative Weber urges London

BERLIN (Reuters) - Delaying a March 29 deadline for Britain’s planned exit from the European Union only makes sense if London sets out plans on how to proceed after British lawmakers rejected the draft...

Sex seminar model who claimed Trump secrets deported from Thailand

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A model from Belarus who was arrested during a “sex training seminar” in Thailand and then claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in U.S. President Donald Trump’s election was deported...

Female imperial family members to be barred from key succession rite

JST -TOKYO The government decided Thursday only male adult imperial family members will attend one of the key ceremonies to mark Crown Prince Naruhito's ascension to the throne on May 1, following the example set...

Indonesian woman mauled to death by giant pet crocodile

An Indonesian woman has been mauled to death by a pet crocodile in Sulawesi after she fell into its enclosure. Deasy Tuwo, 44, had reportedly been feeding the crocodile at the pearl farm where she...

Ghosn appeals against bail rejection

JST -By Behrouz Mehri Lawyers for former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn on Thursday appealed against a decision by a Tokyo court to refuse him bail, as he faces charges on three counts of financial misconduct. Since...

Greek PM wins confidence vote after Macedonia name crisis

Alexis Tsipras secures majority as opposition claims deal with Skopje is ‘nationally damaging’ Reuters in Athens The Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has won a confidence vote in parliament, clearing a major hurdle for Greece’s approval...

AKP’s mayoral candidate vows to elevate Ankara ‘to upper league’

Ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) mayoral candidate for Ankara MehmetÖzhaseki has pledged to promote the capital city to an “upper league” with multiple human- and environment-based projects, while also vowing to attract foreign tourists through faith,...

Russia calls on Japan to recognize outcome of World War II

Reuters MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov denied on Wednesday that Moscow was imposing an ultimatum on Japan in talks to end a decadeslong territorial dispute, but called on Tokyo to recognize the results...

Ain’t ‘lovin’ it’: McDonald’s loses ‘Big Mac’ trade mark battle in EU

The European Union Intellectual Property Office ruled on Tuesday that US fast food giant McDonald’s has failed to prove “genuine use” of the Big Mac trademark as a burger or restaurant name. The ruling...

165-year-old Turkish woman on voter lists signals election fraud: CHP deputy

A supposedly 165-year-old Turkish woman from the Central Anatolian city of Kayseri made it into the voter lists announced by Turkey’s Supreme Election Board (YSK), main opposition deputy Onursal Adıgüzel said on Wednesday, criticizing...

5 Syrian workers killed in fire at Ankara factory

Five Syrian workers died in a fire that broke out in a factory in the Altındağ district of Ankara on Wednesday, according to a statement from Deputy Turkish Interior Minister Mehmet Ersoy. Five other workers...

US investment fund triples stake in Russia’s internet giant Yandex

The Oppenheimer family of investment funds has increased its stake in Russian tech corporation Yandex, according to the latest filing submitted to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The company that identifies itself as one...

Expect a wild ride for the British pound – Professor Steve Keen

As the British Parliament voted down Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan on Tuesday, analysts expect more losses for sterling amid uncertainty over how the UK’s eventual withdrawal from the EU will take shape. Professor...