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Biegun to visit Seoul ahead of Trump

Biegun to visit Seoul ahead of Trump

President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands during a summit at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul in November 2017. Yonhap “June 25 (incident) is a bitter history, but the Republic of Korea has kept its identity by overcoming North Korea’s invasion,” Moon said while referring to South Korea’s official name. He underlined […]

Turkish court orders release of US Consulate employee from house arrest

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Turkish court orders release of US Consulate employee from house arrest

US Charge d’Affaires in Ankara Jeffrey Hovenier (L) speaks to reporters as US Istanbul Consulate Mete Cantürk, the suspect in trial over alleged links to FETÖ, leaves the courtroom in Istanbul’s Çağlayan Courthouse. (DHA Photo) A Turkish court ruled on Tuesday to release U.S. Consulate General employee Nazmi Mete Cantürk from house arrest due to […]

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Ethiopia’s Army chief, politician killed in failed coup Bahir Dar residents said there was at least 4 hours of gunfire and some roads had been closed off

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Ethiopia’s Army chief, politician killed in failed coup Bahir Dar residents said there was at least 4 hours of gunfire and some roads had been closed off

Dressed in military fatigues, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announces the failed coup on TV on June 23, 2019.(AP) Ethiopia’s army chief of staff and the regional president of the northern state of Amhara were killed in two related attacks when a general tried to seize control of Amhara in an attempted coup, the Prime Minister’s […]

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Yemen’s Houthis hit Saudi airport, killing one, wounding 21: Saudi-led coalition

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Yemen’s Houthis hit Saudi airport, killing one, wounding 21: Saudi-led coalition

RIYADH (Reuters) – Yemen’s Houthi movement launched an attack on Abha civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Sunday that killed one person and wounded 21 others, the Saudi-led coalition battling the group in Yemen said.  Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV earlier said that the Iran-aligned movement had targeted Abha and Jizan airports in the south of […]

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Palestinians reject economic part of US peace plan Palestinian officials dismiss $50bn investment and infrastructure proposal, say political solution must be found first

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Palestinians reject economic part of US peace plan Palestinian officials dismiss $50bn investment and infrastructure proposal, say political solution must be found first

Jared Kushner’s Middle East peace plan has been rejected by the Palestinian leadership [Kevin Lamarque/Reuters] The United States has revealed a proposal to create a $50bn global investment fund for the Palestinians and neighbouring Arab states, designed to be the economic engine of the long-awaited US Middle East peace plan. The plan was posted on the White House website […]

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Biden blasts Trump’s ‘racist invective’ in immigration plan roll-out By Marc Caputo

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Biden blasts Trump’s ‘racist invective’ in immigration plan roll-out By Marc Caputo

Migrants shield themselves from dust while being detained after crossing to the U.S. side of the U.S.-Mexico border barrier in May in El Paso, Texas. Joe Biden was critical of President Donald Trump’s policies, and the rhetoric behind them. | Mario Tama/Getty Images Former Vice President Joe Biden criticized President Trump’s “racist invective” and called […]

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Turkey’s opposition set to win rerun of Istanbul’s mayoral vote AK Party’s candidate concedes defeat after initial results show CHP’s Ekrem Imamoglu leading with 54 percent.

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Turkey’s opposition set to win rerun of Istanbul’s mayoral vote AK Party’s candidate concedes defeat after initial results show CHP’s Ekrem Imamoglu leading with 54 percent.

Ekrem Imamoglu declared victory after initial results showed he won a clear majority [Huseyin Aldemir/Reuters] Istanbul, Turkey – In a major blow to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidate Ekrem Imamoglu has declared victory in the rerun of Istanbul’s mayoral election, after initial results showed he was set for a clear […]

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Ethiopian government said there was coup datat in Amhara Regional State

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Ethiopian government said there was coup datat in Amhara Regional State

The official Ethiopian government news media the Ethiopian broadcasting corporation – EBC reported there was a failed coup detat attempt in one of the regional states of Amhara state. Negussu Telahun, spokesman for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, told the state Television Ethiopian broadcasting corporation – EBC, there was an organized attempt to overthrow the regional […]

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‘Excellent content’: North Korea touts new Trump letter to Kim

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‘Excellent content’: North Korea touts new Trump letter to Kim

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reads a letter from President Donald Trump. | Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP PYONGYANG, North Korea — President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a letter, a government-controlled news agency reported Sunday. Kim “said with satisfaction that the letter is of excellent content,” […]

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North Korea lauds China ties as Xi wraps up trip Xi travels through Pyongyang in open-top car with Kim Jong Un as two leaders celebrate two countries’ close friendship.

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North Korea lauds China ties as Xi wraps up trip Xi travels through Pyongyang in open-top car with Kim Jong Un as two leaders celebrate two countries’ close friendship.

Xi and Kim wave from an open-top limousine as they travel along a street in Pyongyang [Ju Peng/Xinhua via AP Photo] The leaders of North Korea and China lauded their two nations’ historic ties on Friday, as Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up a two-day visit to Pyongyang amid stalled talks with the United States over the North’s nuclear programme. Kim Jong Un told […]

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