World News

Turkish court orders release of journalists during their trial

ANKARA (Reuters) – A Turkish court ruled on Friday that two journalists should be released for the duration of their trial for subversion, a lawyer at the courthouse said. Murat Sabuncu, editor-in-chief of the newspaper Cumhuriyet, and writer Ahmet Sik were ordered released, the lawyer said. However, Cumhuriyet said that its attorney, Akin Atalay, was remanded in custody until the ...

Read More »

Saudi Crown Prince signs off UK visit with push for fighter deal

LONDON/RIYADH (Reuters) – Britain and Saudi Arabia took a step closer to a multi-billion- pound arms deal on Friday, touching on the most inflammatory element of their relationship at the end of an official visit to London that has mixed warm diplomacy with angry street protests. The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman leaves 10 Downing Street in ...

Read More »

Four arrested after balcony protest at Iranian embassy in London

LONDON (Reuters) – Four people were arrested after they climbed on to a first-floor balcony of the Iranian embassy in London on Friday and waved flags in an apparent protest against the government in Tehran. The four were arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage and being unlawfully on diplomatic premises, a spokeswoman for London’s Metropolitan Police said. No one ...

Read More »

U.S. seeks ‘concrete actions’ from North Korea before talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will not meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un unless Pyongyang takes “concrete actions,” the White House said on Friday as it faced criticism for agreeing to talks that would give North Korea international legitimacy. “The president will not have the meeting without seeing concrete steps and concrete actions take place by ...

Read More »

Turkish court orders opposition journalists be released for duration of trial

ANKARA (Reuters) – A Turkish court ruled on Friday that two journalists from the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper should be released for the duration of their trial for subversion, a lawyer at the courthouse said. Editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu and writer Ahmet Sik were ordered to be released, the lawyer said, while Turkish media said the paper’s attorney, Akin Atalay, was remanded ...

Read More »

Largest Slovak protests in decades ratchet up pressure on PM Fico

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Slovaks rallied on Friday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Robert Fico’s government following the murder of a journalist that has shocked the central European nation and stoked anger over sleaze in public life. Demonstrator holds a placard reading “Resign” during a protest called “Let’s stand for decency in Slovakia” in reaction ...

Read More »

Turkey’s top court says journalist should get stiffer sentence

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s highest court overruled a five-year jail sentence against prominent journalist Can Dundar on Friday, saying he should instead face up to 20 years in prison on espionage charges, the state-run Anadolu agency said. Can Dundar, former editor-in-chief of Cumhurryiet, Turkey’s main opposition newspaper which was raided by Turkish police on Monday, is pictured after an interview ...

Read More »

Britain sends specialist troops to city where Russian double agent poisoned

SALISBURY, England (Reuters) – Britain deployed specialist troops on Friday to remove potentially contaminated objects from the English city where a Russian former double agent and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent. Sergei Skripal, 66, who passed Russian secrets to Britain, and his daughter Yulia, 33, have been in intensive care since they were found slumped unconscious on ...

Read More »
Skip to toolbar