World expresses condolences over Kerch college shooting in Crimea

MOSCOW, October 18. /TASS/. World officials have expressed condolences over the shooting and explosion at the Kerch Polytechnic College in Crimea that claimed the lives of 19 people. Italy's Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister...

Minister says 11 out of 20 victims of Crimea college shooting minors

KERCH, October 18. /TASS/. Eleven out of 20 victims of the Kerch college shooting were under the age of 18, Russian Healthcare Minister Veronika Skvortsova told reporters on Thursday. "Twenty people were killed, among them...

Crimea’s government publishes official list of people killed in Kerch college attack

KERCH, October 18. /TASS/. Crimea’s authorities have published an official list of people killed in the Kerch college attack. The list was published on the website of the republic’s government. "There are 15 students (including...

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias resigns over Macedonia

Greece's coalition government appears to be unravelling after the foreign minister resigned over the name-changing deal with neighboring Macedonia. Tsipras is under pressure from a key coalition ally. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias resigned on...

US intelligence casts doubt on Saudi prince’s denials

By Julian E. Barnes Washington: US intelligence officials are increasingly convinced that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia is culpable in the killing of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an appraisal that poses...

Crimea suicide attack kills multiple people: reports

An attack at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea has killed multiple people, mostly teenagers. Russian investigators have called it a case of mass murder. At least 19 people were killed in a suicide attack at a...

‘The Saudis will find a scapegoat’ for Khashoggi, says exiled Prince Khalid

In an interview with DW, Prince Khalid bin Farhan al-Saud accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of being behind the alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He currently lives in exile in Germany. DW:...

German intelligence foiled 2016 Islamic State terror attack

Intelligence officials in Germany thwarted a 2016 attack that was planned by the "Islamic State" militant group. A couple who traveled to Syria was said to be trying to send teams of militants back...

EU shelves plans for Brexit divorce deal summit citing lack of progress

EU leaders have dropped their plan to hold a Brexit divorce deal summit in mid-November. Europe's Brexit negotiator said much more time was needed for decisive progress to be made. European Union leaders on Wednesday...

Norway apologises to its World War Two ‘German girls’

Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg has issued an official government apology to Norwegian women who were mistreated over World War Two-era relationships with German soldiers. Norway, a neutral country, was invaded by Nazi forces in...

8 journalists detained in Turkey over alleged Gülen links

Eight media workers were detained on Wednesday during operations in seven provinces following the issuance of detention warrants by the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office for 15 journalists who used to work for Turkey’s...

After Brunson’s release, US presses Turkey on ex-NASA scientist, other detainees

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday urged Turkey to release dual Turkish-US citizen and former NASA scientist Serkan Gölge, among other detainees, days after Ankara freed American evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson. Pompeo raised...

İstanbul consul general relieved of duties, to be investigated: Saudi statement

Saudi Arabia’s consul general in İstanbul, where prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared, has been relieved of his post and will be investigated, according to an official statement carried by the Sabq news website...

Ankara, Moscow say Idlib deal still on course despite missed deadline

Russia and Turkey said Tuesday their deal to set up a buffer zone for the last major Syrian rebel bastion of Idlib was still on course, despite jihadists missing a deadline to withdraw, AFP...

Jailed businessman Kavala says would be uncomfortable if released in deal with Europe

Jailed Turkish businessman and political activist Osman Kavala has said he would be uncomfortable if he were released by a court in Turkey as part of a deal made with European countries that extracted...

EP’s Piri visits jailed Kurdish politician’s Diyarbakır home

European Parliament (EP) Turkey rapporteur Kati Piri on Wednesday visited the family of jailed Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtaş in Diyarbakır, the Artı Gerçek news website reported. Piri had breakfast with Demirtaş’s wife, Başak Demirtaş, his...

US pastor Brunson’s lawyer appeals jail sentence

The lawyer for United States evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson said on Oct. 17 he had appealed to a Turkish court against the jail sentence his client received last week for terrorism offenses. Brunson was sentenced to more than three...

Istanbul metro receives first reverse vending machine

Istanbul’s İTÜ-Ayazağa metro station has become the first station to receive a newly launched vending machine that accepts recyclable cans and bottles as currency. The city transportation pass, known as an Istanbul Card (Istanbul Kart), can be...

Turkey to clear Manbij if US fails to do so: Erdoğan tells Pompeo

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Turkey could easily clear the northern Syrian city of Manbij of the YPG if the United States failed to do so, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said. “Turkey is ready to “eliminate terrorists in Syria’s Manbij if the...

Trump denies covering for Saudis on journalist, says truth out soon

President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied covering up for ally Saudi Arabia in the suspected murder of a critical journalist and said that he expects to learn the truth about Jamal Khashoggi’s fate within days. Trump’s comments followed the publication...