May will survive no-confidence vote, but only because there’s little choice – analysts

Theresa May is set to remain as British PM after Wednesday's no-confidence vote despite a resounding defeat in the Commons, but she has nothing to celebrate, as the country is stuck in limbo over...

Macron rules out more EU concessions for UK after Brexit deal crashes in parliament

French President Emmanuel Macron has said that the EU has "reached the maximum" of what it can offer the UK and will not compromise European interests for the sake of resolving a British political...

Iran’s Missiles Used in Satellite Launches Threaten Europe, Middle East – Pompeo

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Earlier in January, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned that if Tehran went ahead with plans to carry out space launches in the coming months, Iran would face more economic...

Syrian Kurds Reportedly Reject Turkish Safe Zone Agreed With Trump

On 15 January, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that he and his American counterpart Donald Trump had reached a "historic understanding" on Syria in their latest phone call. AFP cited senior political leader Aldar...

Pentagon Reportedly Considering Boosting Missile Defences Worldwide

Donald Trump’s national security strategy, unveiled in December 2017, described “enhanced” missile defence as a priority, at the same time the document emphasised that it was not intended to undermine strategic relationship with Russia...

US Envoy Defends His Threats to Nord Stream 2 Firms Amid German Backlas

US Ambassador Richard Grenell, dubbed by some German media outlets as “Trump terrier”, has prompted outrage among some in Germany by sending out letters to European companies, outlining the “reputational costs and sanctions risks”...

‘Beginning of the End of Brexit’: UK Politicians on May’s Deal Crushing Defea

Following a historic failed vote on Theresa May’s Brexit plan, UK political leaders – from hardcore Brexiteers to hardcore Remainers - are using it to reinforce their own agenda. After the devastating vote on her Brexit...

LIVE UPDATES: FM Lavrov Reviews 2018 Russian Diplomacy at Annual Presser

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is holding his annual big press conference to speak about the results of Russian diplomacy in 2018 and answer the questions of both Russian and foreign journalists. Lavrov is expected...

Turkey requests Interpol Red Notice for NBA player Kanter on terrorism charges

The government of Turkey on Tuesday requested that Interpol issue a Red Notice for Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter on allegations of membership in a terrorist organization due to his close connections to Islamic...

Economy is country’s biggest problem according to 35 percent of Turks: survey

A full 35.5 percent of the Turkish public thinks that Turkey’s recent economic deterioration is the most urgent problem facing the country, according to a new survey, Hürriyet daily columnist Abdülkadir Selvi reported. Among women,...

Woman with 45-day-old baby detained as part of post-coup witch-hunt in Turkey

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and human rights defender Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu on Tuesday reported another human rights violation in Turkey, saying that a mother with a 45-day-old baby is in police custody. Gergerlioğlu was referring...

Turkey suspends customs tariffs on onion exports until Feb. 28 as crisis looms

Turkey has suspended customs tariffs on onion exports until Feb. 28 as the country has been experiencing high inflation, particularly in the price of onions, a staple of Turkish cuisine. A presidential order suspending the...

Owners of now-defunct Turkish poultry producer arrested over Gülen links

The father and son owners of Şeker Piliç, which was one of Turkey’s major poultry producers prior to its declaration of bankruptcy in 2015, were arrested Tuesday on charges of alleged terrorism due to...

European court rules Turkey violated freedoms of church group

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled that Turkey violated the right to freedom of association by refusing to recognizing a religious group, euronews reported on Tuesday. In 2004 Turkish nationals Erkin Altınkaynak...

Turkish theologian dismissed after remarks praising atheists

Cemil Kılıç, a Turkish theologian and religious teacher, was removed from his post at a high school in İstanbul on Tuesday following recent remarks suggesting that atheists lead a more ethical life than pious...

Donald Tusk says Brexit deal looks impossible

European council chief hints at UK staying in EU after MPs vote down Theresa May’s deal Daniel Boffey and Jennifer Rankin in Brussels, Jon Henley and Lisa O'Carroll- The Guardian Donald Tusk has made a thinly...

Iraqi migrant in Turkey blames Greek officers for daughter’s death

An Iraqi irregular migrant who was rescued by the Turkish Coast Guard along with 45 others in the Aegean Sea on Jan. 15 said Greek naval officers "tried to kill" them. Coast Guard teams saved...

Exchange of non-papers between Turkey and US aims to set political framework for post-US...

Turkey’s response to a non-paper, delivered by a top White House aide during talks in Ankara on Jan. 8, mainly outlines how Ankara perceives Turkey’s role in a deal reached between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan...

Turkey to set up safe zone in Syria: Erdoğan

Turkey will set up a safe zone 30 kilometers deep into northeastern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğanhas said, a move suggested by President DonaldTrump, adding that the two sides’ teams will continue to discuss the technical aspects of the proposed measure along...

British MPs vote overwhelmingly to reject Brexit deal

British lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to reject the EU divorce deal struck between London and Brussels, in a historic vote that leaves Brexit hanging in the balance. MPs in parliament’s lower House of Commons voted by 432...