European Commissioner voices optimism over Greek debt, post-bailout era

by Maria Spiliopoulou ATHENS, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici voiced optimism on Thursday over the issue of...

Kim Jong-un’s sister begins unprecedented South Korea visit

Kim Yo-jong is part of a diplomatic delegation led by ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam and the first member of the ruling dynasty...

Police raid UK flower farm suspected of enslaving 200 migrants

The British government estimates that at least 13,000 people are victims of forced labour, sexual exploitation and domestic servitude - but police say the...

Turkey’s former top judiciary official detained

A total of 42 FETO suspects including the former secretary general of the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors were detained in operations across...

Turkey will return Manbij to its rightful owners: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Operation Olive Branch in Afrin in northwestern Syria will extend to Idlib. Turkey’s president said on Tuesday that the...

Chinese president meets Dutch king, calls for closer cooperation on B&R...

BEIJING, (Xinhua) -- China and the Netherlands on Wednesday agreed to carry out more mutually beneficial cooperation through joint implementation of the Belt and...

Egypt has allowed Israel to covertly bomb its territory

A report carried by New York Times over the weekend said Israeli forces had carried out more than 100 airstrikes in Egypt targeting Daesh...

Turkey tells EU all conditions met for visa-free travel

Turkey has fulfilled all 72 requirements set by the EU to secure visa-free travel for Turkish citizens to the 28-nation bloc, says Turkey's presidential...

Study shows FGM prevalent among India’s Bohra sect

The Dawoodi Bohra, a Muslim sect thought to number up to 2 million worldwide, considers the age old ritual known as khafd to be...

Tesco faces record 4 billion pound equal pay claim in Britain

The massive retailer is facing Britain's largest ever equal pay claim from women. Tesco is facing Britain's largest ever equal pay claim and a possible...

EU lifts flight restrictions on Kazakhstan’s airlines

During a weekly government meeting chaired by Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, the Minister of Investments and Development Zhenis Kassymbek announced that EU flight restrictions...

Polish president signs controversial Holocaust bill

Poland's right-wing government says the law is needed to protect the reputation of its citizens and make sure they are recognised as victims not...

British judge upholds UK arrest warrant for Julian Assange

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange could still be detained if he leaves the Ecuador embassy in London where he sought refuge since 2012. A British court...

Kazakhstan completed Presidency of UN Security Council

ASTANA, On February 1st, 2018 – Kazakhstan has completed its presidency of the United Nations Security Council. Throughout January, Kazakhstan steered the work of one...

UK rules out being in a customs union with the EU...

Britain has ruled out staying in any customs union with the European Union after Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said on Monday as...

Azerbaijan calls surprise snap presidential poll

A decree issued by the office of President Ilham Aliyev says, Azerbaijan has brought forward the date of a planned presidential election to April...

Turkish President Erdogan meets Pope Francis in Vatican City

The two leaders had a closed-door meeting at the Apostol Palace's Library Hall, which lasted for an hour. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began his...

Dutch withdraw ambassador to Turkey pausing efforts to normalise ties

Ties between Turkey and the Netherlands, that had deteriorated after Dutch officials barred Turkish ministers from meeting with its diaspora in Rotterdam. A bid...

UK will not ‘surrender’ over bespoke Brexit deal with EU –...

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will not “surrender” in its fight to win a bespoke deal with the European Union that would offer tariff-free trade...

Turkey to move into Manbij if YPG refuses to clear the...

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag warns that military operation in Syria expand to strategic Manbij city in the west of the Euphrates. If the...