Minsk is against establishing a Russian military base on Belarusian soil since the country can ensure its own security, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko told a meeting attended by a group of US analysts, TASS reported ...

More than 70 top business leaders call for second Brexit referendum

06.11.2018 [10:25]
More than 70 major business leaders have called for a second referendum on Brexit, according to Standard.co.uk Bosses from major high street companies such as Waterstones and Sainsbury’s warned Theresa May’s Brexit proposals are ...

Japanese oil industry reacts to Iran waiver

05.11.2018 [23:52]
Japanese oil dealers have welcomed the US decision to grant Japan and seven other countries a temporary waiver for its ban on Iranian oil imports, Japanese public broadcasting organization NHK reported. They stopped importing Iranian crude oil in October, in advance ...

Indonesia Lion Air crash: Jet had speed indicator problems on last four flights

05.11.2018 [21:18]
A Lion Air passenger plane that crashed last week with 189 people on board experienced airspeed indicator problems on its last four flights, Indonesian investigators announced on Monday, Deutsche Welle reported ...

Japan's youth suicides hit 30-year high

05.11.2018 [20:04]
Suicides by Japanese youth have reached a 30-year-high, the education ministry said on Monday, even as overall suicide numbers have steadily declined over the past 15 years, according to Japan Today online newspaper ...

12 killed as truck collides with car, jeep in India

04.11.2018 [21:52]
At least 12 people were killed Sunday after a truck collided with a car and a jeep near Mudlana village in Sonipat district, India, local officials said, Hindustan Times reported. “There are 12 casualty as of now. Seven persons have been injured in the accident ...

Russia celebrates National Unity Day

04.11.2018 [15:15]
On Sunday, Russia celebrates the National Unity Day. By tradition, this day is marked with various cultural festivals, concerts, flash mobs, sports relay races all over the country, TASS reports. These activities are aimed at uniting people of all ages and ...

EBRD predicts Latvia will have fastest growth in Baltics this year

04.11.2018 [13:33]
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has upped its economic growth forecast for Latvia this year, and believes Latvia will show the fastest growth in the Baltics this year, according to The Baltic Times ...

Death toll in NW China pile-up rises to 15

04.11.2018 [12:10]
The death toll in a 31-vehicle pile-up on an expressway in northwest China's Gansu Province on Saturday evening has risen to 15 with 44 injured as of Sunday morning, local authorities said, Xinhua reported ...

Turkish envoy to Uganda recalled over dress controversy

03.11.2018 [20:08]
Turkish Ambassador to Uganda Sedef Yavuzalp was summoned to Ankara after footage of Republic Day reception on Oct. 29 drew a public criticism, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday, Anadolu Agency reported. ...

Factory explosion kills 8 in central China

03.11.2018 [19:47]
An explosion following a propane leak on Saturday morning killed eight people and injured another in a factory in central China's Henan Province, local police said, Xinhua reported. The accident happened at about 6:40 a.m. at a factory producing thermal insulation ...

Erdogan says top Saudi officials ordered Khashoggi hit

03.11.2018 [16:02]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that the order for journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing came from the top levels of the Saudi government, according to Anadolu Agency ...

Turkey neutralizes 18 PKK terrorists over three days

03.11.2018 [14:03]
Turkey’s Interior Ministry said Friday that 18 PKK terrorists were neutralized between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2, with one being captured alive, according to Anadolu Agency. Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured ...

Turkey responds to US, lifts sanctions on 2 officials

02.11.2018 [21:21]
Turkey has lifted sanctions on two U.S. officials in response to the same move for Turkish justice and interior ministers, the country's foreign ministry said Friday, Anadolu Agency reported ...

US lifts sanctions on Turkish ministers

02.11.2018 [19:55]
The U.S. on Friday lifted sanctions on Turkey’s justice and interior ministers, Anadolu Agency reported. The Treasury Department said the blacklistings of Abdulhamit Gul and Suleyman Soylu have been lifted ...

Portugal bans use of wild circus animals

02.11.2018 [12:36]
Portugal has banned the use of wild animals in circuses by 2024 with a new law passed by parliament and applauded by animal rights groups, according to Physics.org. Lions, tigers, elephants, camels and zebras are among the more than 1,000 animals ...

Turkey's Erdogan, Trump talk bilateral, regional issues

01.11.2018 [21:28]
Turkey’s president and his U.S. counterpart spoke about bilateral and regional issues in a phone call, Turkey's presidential press office said on Thursday, Anadolu Agency reported. Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Donald Trump spoke on bilateral issues ...

Launch of cargo spacecraft Progress MS-10 to ISS set for November 16, says Roscosmos

01.11.2018 [14:30]
The cargo spacecraft Progress MS-10 will be launched to the International Space State (ISS) on November 16, Roscosmos’s Executive Director for Manned Programs, Sergei Krikalyov, has confirmed, TASS reported ...

Crash of Afghan military chopper claims 25

31.10.2018 [20:48]
A military helicopter crashed in western Afghanistan on Wednesday near the border with Iran, killing at least 25 officers and officials on board, with the Taliban claiming responsibility, according to Anadolu Agency ...