Turkey’s Erdogan Describes Dutch Government As “Nazi Remnants”

Turkey’s Erdogan Describes Dutch Government As “Nazi Remnants”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has described the Dutch government as “Nazi remnants and fascists”, as a diplomatic dispute  grows over a cancelled rally. Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, was due to speak in the Dutch city of Rotterdam on Saturday in support of a referendum to give President Erdogan greater powers. But the rally was banned […]

Kim Jong Nam: North Korea And Malaysia In Tit For Tat Exit Restrictions

Kim Jong Nam: North Korea And Malaysia  In Tit For Tat Exit Restrictions

North Korea and Malaysia prohibited each other’s citizens from leaving their countries, in a growing diplomatic confrontation over the killing of Kim Jong Nam in Kuala Lumpur. These extraordinary actions come amid North Korea’s fury at Malaysia’s ongoing investigation into the death of Kim Jong Nam at a Kuala Lumpur airport. The elder half-brother of Kim Jong In, the North […]

$1.1bn Malabu Oil Deal: EFCC Files Corruption Charges Against Anglo-Dutch Shell, ENI

$1.1bn Malabu Oil Deal: EFCC Files Corruption Charges Against Anglo-Dutch Shell, ENI

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nigeria’s main anti-corruption agency, has filed fresh corruption charges against two multinational oil firms, Anglo-Dutch Shell and the Italian oil firm ENI, for their roles in the long-running Malabu $1.1 billion scandal. The charges were filed at the FCT High Court on Thursday afternoon against the oil majors and […]

Ex-CIA Operative Freed In Portugal, Escapes Extradition To Italy

Ex-CIA Operative Freed In Portugal, Escapes Extradition To Italy

A former CIA officer convicted of involvement in the 2003 kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric in Italy was released by authorities in Lisbon, Portugal on Wednesday after winning a last-minute reprieve from extradition. Sabrina de Sousa, a dual U.S.-Portuguese citizen, was waiting at Lisbon airport to be flown to Italy early on Wednesday when word […]

Germany Records 10 Hate Attacks On Refugees And Migrants Per Day

Germany Records 10 Hate Attacks On Refugees And Migrants Per Day

About ten hate crimes were committed against refugees and migrants per day in 2016, according to the German Interior Ministry. Three-quarters of the attacks targeted migrants outside of their accommodation, while nearly 1,000 attacks were on housing where refugees and migrants lived. A total of 560 people were injured in violent hate attacks, including approximately […]

Heidelberg Car Attack: One Dead, Two Injured

Heidelberg Car Attack: One Dead, Two Injured

A man has died and two other people were hurt after a man drove into a pedestrian area in Heidelberg, Germany. The attacker, said to have been armed with a knife, was shot, injured and arrested by police in a brief standoff after fleeing the scene on foot. His motives are still not clear, but […]

Turkey Lifts Ban On Female Army Officers’ Headscarf

Turkey Lifts Ban On Female Army Officers’ Headscarf

A ban on female military officers in Turkey wearing the headscarf has been lifted by the government. The Armed Forces is the last Turkish institution to see the ban removed. It has long been the guardian of Turkey’s secular constitution. Wearing headscarves in public institutions was banned in the 1980s as the flailing secularist establishment tried to shore […]

Breaking News: Large Explosion In Southern Turkey

Breaking News: Large Explosion In Southern Turkey

A large explosion has hit a building occupied by judges and prosecutors in southern Turkey, local media reports indicate. The blast occured in the town of Viransehir, in Sanliurfa province, which is in on the border with Syria. Reuters reports at least one person killed and several injured in the mainly Kurdish and Arab town. The cause of the explosion […]

UK To Help The Gambia Reform Its Justice System

UK To Help The Gambia Reform Its Justice System

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson promised support for justice reform in The Gambia Tuesday after the new government declared it would overhaul its prisons after shocking footage was released of conditions inside. Johnson met President Adama Barrow and Interior Minister Mai Fatty to reset ties with the West African nation after years of tension with […]

Ex-Foreign Minister Elected German President

Ex-Foreign Minister Elected German President

Former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected Germany’s president on Sunday, the 12th person to hold the largely ceremonial post in the post-war era. Steinmeier, a Social Democrat who had served as foreign minister until last month, won 931 of the 1,239 valid votes by lawmakers and representatives of Germany’s 16 federal states. There 103 […]