Wildfires Hit Ancient Olympia in Greece and Thermal Plant in Turkey

by Sofia Chegodaeva Greece and Turkey have been suffering from an unprecedented heatwave for more than a week, with people in some regions forced to evacuate by boat as the flames fed by strong winds approached...

Ten Years On From Devastating Riots, Labour Says UK is Still a ‘Tinderbox’

On 6 August 2011riots broke out in north London following the fatal shooting of a black man, Mark Duggan, by police. The riots spread to other parts of London and to several other cities. The opposition Labour...

Bill Gates Calls Relationship With Epstein ‘a Mistake’, Says Divorce From Melinda is ‘Sad...

by Maxim Minaev US billionaire entrepreneur Bill Gates and his wife Melinda finalised their divorce after 27 years of marriage earlier this week. According to previous reports, Melinda was less than thrilled by the relationship between...

‘Wrong ‘Un’: Cummings Says BoJo Was ‘Trapped by Crazy Girlfriend’ Symonds, Who ‘Drove Him...

by Svetlana Ekimenko Dominic Cummings, the former chief adviser to the UK Prime Minister, who left No 10 in November last year and has since branded the government of Boris Johnson a branch of the "entertainment...

‘That Was Litigated’: Psaki Grilled on Sexual Harassment Claims Against Biden Amid Andrew Cuomo...

by Maxim Minaev A months-long investigation into allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo - sanctioned by New York State Attorney General Letitia James - concluded that he harassed multiple women, including younger colleagues. The New York governor...

Time’s Up Co-Founders Helped Cuomo Draft ‘Victim-Shaming’ Letter Smearing His Accuser: AG Report

by Svetlana Ekimenko The district attorney's offices of Westchester County, Manhattan, Albany, and Nassau County have announced they are formally seeking evidence from the New York Attorney General's report to determine whether NY Governor Andrew Cuomo...

Vast majority of Republicans still believe 2020 US election was ‘stolen’ from Donald Trump,...

Nine months after the 2020 US election, a new poll shows that two-thirds of Republicans still refuse to believe President Joe Biden got his job “fair and square,” despite media efforts to dismiss any...

Indra 2021: Joint Russian & Indian counter-terrorism military drills kick off near Volgograd, southern...

Joint Russian-Indian military exercises have kicked off in Russia’s southern Volgograd Region. The militaries of the two nations will hone their skills in fighting terrorists and facing mock enemies in various combat environments. The Indra...

‘My colleagues under intense pressure,’ German Police Union head tells RT after officer filmed...

The anti-lockdown protest in Berlin wasn’t peaceful and the officers acted lawfully to contain it, the German Police Union head told RT when asked to comment on a viral clip of a cop tossing...

Israeli warplanes pound southern Lebanon, as IDF vows to ‘continue & intensify’ retaliation to...

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched a series of airstrikes on Lebanese territory, calling them retaliation for cross-border rocket attacks after earlier firing scores of artillery rounds in response. The IDF confirmed the strikes early on Thursday...

Japan to expand Covid emergency restrictions to 8 more regions, as Tokyo tallies record...

Japanese officials have agreed to tighten Covid-19 measures in eight more prefectures, with six already under full states of emergency, including this year’s Olympic host, Tokyo, which posted a record number of daily infections. Japan’s...

Bolu municipality approves mayor’s proposal to charge extra in utility fees to foreigners

The municipal council in the Turkish city of Bolu approved approved the mayor's proposal to charge higher fees for utilities like water and solid waste bills in what has been called a racist proposal by...

Erdoğan points to PKK on eighth day of wildfires

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said there were connections with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) among those arrested in relation to the wildfires that have been burning for more than a week in the...

Turkey seeks to stop ‘irregular’ Afghan migrants with village guards, UAVs

Turkey’s government has sent village guards to the border with Iran and deployed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to help stop ‘irregular’ migrant flows from Afghanistan. Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said Turkey is also extending a...

Germany-Turkey ties extremely close and trusting: Envoy

Germany's envoy in Turkey said on Aug. 4 that he was "pleased" that bilateral relations between Turkey and Germany are "extremely close and trusting." "Our political relations are extremely close at all levels of government and...

Women protest against murder of university student

A group of women held protests in Istanbul’s Kadıköy district on Aug. 3 after the brutal murder of 21-year-old university student Azra Gülendam Haytaoğlu. Haytaoğlu was raped and choked to death, and her body was dismembered...

Turkey reports 26,822 new coronavirus cases, 122 more deaths

Turkey's confirmed cases of the coronavirus increased by 26,822 in the past 24 hours, and 122 more people have died, the Health Ministry announced on Aug. 4. The ministry’s infographic said that some 6,096 patients recovered...

Number of daily cases jump to nearly 25,000, highest since early May

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Turkey jumped to nearly 25,000, government data showed, the highest level in almost three months, as the health minister urged Turkish nationals to get vaccinated against the virus. The number of new cases...

Turkey replaces land forces commander in routine reshuffle

Turkey has replaced Land Forces Commander Gen. Ümit Dündar with 1st Army Commander Gen. Musa Avsever in a routine reshuffle as the former is retired as per the age limitation, while Navy and Air forces commander’s...

US voices regret about Afghan refugee comments amid diplomatic row

The U.S. walked back on Aug. 4 remarks from senior officials regarding Afghan refugee flows amid a diplomatic row with Turkey, and voiced regret about the comments. State Department spokesman Ned Price said Washington "did not...