Punctured batteries, massive waste: Whistleblower accuses Tesla of sloppy production

A former Tesla technician took to Twitter to detail what he says is extensive evidence of malpractice and waste at the electric carmaker’s factories, and potentially deadly battery defects in its cars. Martin Tripp is...

After clearance pull, Democrats rush to back Brennan – who spied on them

Democrats have been vocal in condemning US President Donald Trump for revoking former CIA chief John Brennan’s security clearance, forgetting that time he spied on a Democrat-run Senate committee in the name of #Resistance. On...

Trump revokes clearance of former CIA chief Brennan

President Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, saying he helped to “sow division and chaos” while criticizing the Trump administration, the White House has announced. The Trump administration...

Turks ask God to depress value of US dollar

As a diplomatic crisis between Turkey and the US over an American pastor hits the Turkish economy, a group of Turks in the southern province of Mersin prayed for a halt in the rise...

Congressional candidate who called Israel ‘apartheid regime,’ wins primary

Omar is one of two Muslim women likely to be the first elected to Congress. The other is Rashida Tlaib, who won her primary in a Detroit-area district last week. By RON KAMPEAS/JTA WASHINGTON (JTA)...

Gov’t ally: Any Turk who applauds lira’s plunge should lose citizenship

Mustafa Destici, chairman of Turkish government ally the Grand Unity Party (BBP), has said people who are pleased with the Turkish lira’s fall against the US dollar and who are promoting a loss of...

Turkey’s FM: World looking to move away from dollar after US-Turkey row

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Wednesday the world has witnessed the disrespect of the US administration and is starting to consider moving away from the US dollar after what happened between the...

HDP co-chair disputes former leader’s ‘vacation mode’ charge

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair and member of parliament Sezai Temelli on Tuesday responded to criticism directed by the party’s former co-chair, jailed politician Selahattin Demirtaş, stating that they disagree with the critique and...

European socialists vow solidarity with jailed Turkish deputy Berberoğlu

The Party of European Socialists (PES) has vowed solidarity with Enis Berberoğlu, an imprisoned deputy from Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) whose appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeals demanding his release...

Qatar pledges to make $15 billion investment in Turkey

Qatar has pledged $15 billion of investment in Turkey that will be channeled into Turkish financial markets and banks, Reuters reported, citing a government source, following a meeting on Wednesday between Qatari Emir Tamim...

US considering further sanctions against Turkey including limits on THY: report

The Trump administration is considering a range of further sanctions against Turkey including limits on Turkish Airlines (THY), The New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing a senior administration official who spoke on condition...

VP Pence warns Turkey: Don’t test Trump’s resolve on return of pastor Brunson

US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday tweeted that Turkey should not test US President Donald Trump’s resolve to see the return to the United States of Americans wrongfully imprisoned in foreign countries. Following the...

Report: Egyptian intelligence chief visits Israel to discuss Gaza truce

According to the report, Kamal met with Israeli officials on Wednesday and spoke about a possible prisoner exchange deal and updated them on the results of the recent talks between Hamas and Fatah. By...

Turkey calls on Syrian regime to end Idlib operation

Turkey has called on the Syrian regime to terminate its ongoing military operation into the northwestern province of Idlib, the last rebel-held enclave in the country, and has suggested a diplomatic solution to the problems in the...

Pompeo, De Mistura Agree Syrian Reconstruction Talks Premature – State Dept

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura during a private meeting agreed that any discussions of reconstruction in Syria are premature without a political solution, the...

Diplomatic row won’t affect military relations with Turkey: UK commander

An ongoing row between Ankara and Washington will not lead to a change in Turkey’s military relations with the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), British Army Major General...

Turkey increases tariffs on U.S.-origin products

Turkey has increased tariffs on several United States-origin products. In a presidential decree published in the Official Gazette on Aug. 15, Ankara said it was imposing extra tariffs on imports of products, including rice, tobacco products,...

Turkish court rejects US pastor Brunson’s appeal for release

A Turkish court has rejected an appeal for United States Christian pastor Andrew Brunsonto be released from house arrest during his trial on terrorism charges. Brunson’s lawyer, İsmail Cem Halavurt, filed the demand on Aug. 14 around...

Talks with US to continue if it shows constructive stance: Turkey

Turkey's presidential spokesman said on Aug. 15 he expected problems with the United States, which battered lira, to be resolved but Washington must stop trying to influence Turkey's judiciary. İbrahim Kalın told a news conference that...

Brazilian Workers’ Party Registers Jailed Silva for Presidential Race

MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Papers were submitted to Brazil’s Supreme Court hours before the Wednesday deadline passed. The court is expected to issue a ruling on whether he can run, the Brazilian Workers’ Party...