U.S. has spent nearly $6 trillion on 'war on terror,' study says
The United States has spent or will have spent nearly $6 trillion on its war on terrorism since it began in 2001, a new study showed Wednesday, according to UPI.com. The "Costs of War Project" by the Watson Institute of International ...
Marie Antoinette pearl reaps record $36 million, with fees
A large, drop-shaped natural pearl pendant sold for more than $36 million Wednesday at a rare auction of jewelry that once belonged to French Queen Marie Antoinette, which Sotheby’s is calling a record price for a pearl at auction ...
Yonhap News Agency launches YouTube news channel “KOREA NOW”
Yonhap News Agency, South Korea's representative news wire service, launched a new English-language news channel “KOREA NOW” on YouTube on Oct. 1, 2018 ...
Saudi Arabia charges 11 in relation to Khashoggi murder
Saudi Arabia’s chief prosecutor’s office on Thursday announced it had charged 11 out of 21 suspects in relation to the murder early last month of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Anadolu Agency reported. At a press conference held in capital Riyadh, the prosecutor announced ...
4 dead, 41 injured in Shaanxi road accident
Four people were killed and another 41 injured in a road accident in Jingbian County in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, local authorities said Thursday, Xinhua reported ...
Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman resigns
Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman stated on Wednesday, addressing the media, that he resigns from his post, TASS reported. "Yes, I resign from the post of the Israeli minister of defense," he said. "Our party Yisrael ...
Turkey withdraws from Libya conference in Italy
Turkey has withdrawn from an international conference on Libya in Italy's southern city of Palermo, the country’s vice president said on Tuesday, Anadolu Agency reported. Speaking to reporters, Fuat Oktay said: “The international community, unfortunately, could not reach a consensus this morning ...
Abe, Pence reaffirm cooperation toward nuclear-free N. Korea
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence agreed on Tuesday to expand trade and investment for mutual benefit, Kyodo news agency reported. During their meeting in Tokyo, Abe and Pence also confirmed their cooperation in the ...
50 countries vow to fight cybercrime
Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies pledged to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech. But the United States, Russia and China are not among them ...
Migrant boat sinks off Aegean coast, 5 die
At least five irregular migrants died Monday when a boat sank off the coast of Dikili district in Turkey's Aegean province of Izmir, according to the coast guard sources, Anadolu Agency reported. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking ...
Russian president to visit Istanbul on November 19
Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Istanbul on November 19, his aide said on Monday, according to Anadolu Agency. Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will attend a ceremony of the completion of TurkStream gas pipeline’s offshore ...
Turkish forces 'neutralize' 14 terrorists in N. Iraq
Turkish forces "neutralized" 14 PKK terrorists in Saturday's airstrikes held in Avasin region of northern Iraq, said the army on social media on Sunday, Anadolu Agency reported. Turkish Armed Forces said in a Twitter post that Turkish fighter jets 'neutralized' 14 PKK terrorists ...
Death toll in Mogadishu terrorist attack goes up to 53
The death toll from Friday's terrorist attack in Somali capital Mogadishu has reached 53 persons, said Somali police sources on early Sunday, Anadolu Agency reported. Captain Mohamed Hussein - a senior Somali police officer - said that 53 people were killed, and at least 100 others were injured ...
Erdogan, Trump meet over dinner in French capital
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump chatted for a while on Saturday during a dinner hosted by the French leader, according to Anadolu Agency. Erdogan arrived in Paris on Saturday at the invitation of French President Emmanuel ...
Austrian president calls for thorough investigation of espionage case
Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen has called for a comprehensive investigation into the case of retired Austrian colonel suspected of spying for Russia, TASS reported. "Espionage is unacceptable. This case should be thoroughly investigated," Van der Bellen said ...
Erdogan: 7 soldiers martyred in ammo depot explosion
At least seven Turkish soldiers have been martyred and 25 others injured in an ammo depot explosion in southeast Turkey, the country’s president said on Saturday, according to Anadolu Agency ...
Turkey marks 80th anniversary of Ataturk's demise
Turkey commemorated the 80th death anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of Republic of Turkey early Saturday, Anadolu Agency reported. Alongside a delegation including Turkish ministers and senior army officers ...
Moscow-Vienna ties may suffer if spying allegations confirmed, says Austrian top diplomat
Relations between Austria and Russia may significantly suffer if accusations against a retired Austrian colonel suspected of spying for Russia turn out to be true, Austria's top diplomat Karin Kneissl said on Friday, TASS reported. ...
'Bridging the Digital Divide' ministerial forum held in Wuzhen
A ministerial forum themed, "Bridging the Digital Divide", was held in Wuzhen, East China's Zhejiang province, serving as a sub-forum of the fifth World Internet Conference (WIC), according to chinadaily.com.cn. More than 20 speakers from 14 countries, including ministerial officials, heads ...