Pope urges restraint in Gulf after tanker attacks

Pope urges restraint in Gulf after tanker attacks

Pope Francis leaves at the end of a mass during his visit to the town of Camerino, affected by an earthquake in 2016, Italy on June 16. (REUTERS Photo) CAMERINO, Italy, June 16 (Reuters): Pope Francis called for restraint and a lowering of tensions in the Middle East on Sunday following attacks on two oil […]

Turkey’s Erdogan sees Russian S-400s delivery starting in July – NTV

Turkey’s Erdogan sees Russian S-400s delivery starting in July – NTV

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on June 15, 2019. (REUTERS Photo) ISTANBUL, June 16 (Reuters): Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he expected Russian S-400 missile defence systems to start arriving in Turkey in the first half of July, broadcaster NTV reported on […]

“Sea of black” Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

“Sea of black” Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

Protesters hold placards as they attend a demonstration demanding Hong Kong’s leaders to step down and withdraw the extradition bill, in Hong Kong, China on June 16. (REUTERS Photo) HONG KONG, June 16 (Reuters): Hundreds of thousands of people clogged the streets in central Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city’s […]

China prepared for long trade fight with the U.S. – party journal

China prepared for long trade fight with the U.S. – party journal

The flags of China, U.S. and the Chinese Communist Party are displayed in a flag stall at the Yiwu Wholesale Market in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, China on May 10, 2019. (REUTERS File Photo) SHANGHAI, June 16 (Reuters): The United States has underestimated the Chinese people’s will to fight a trade war and Beijing is prepared […]

Netanyahu’s wife admits criminal wrongdoing in meals catering case

Netanyahu’s wife admits criminal wrongdoing in meals catering case

Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, listens to a member of her security staff after arriving to the National Palace in Guatemala City, Guatemala on December 11, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo) JERUSALEM, June 16 (Reuters): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, appeared in court on Sunday to admit criminal wrongdoing over […]

Guatemala to elect president amid tensions over violence, migration

Guatemala to elect president amid tensions over violence, migration

Sandra Torres, presidential candidate for the National Unity of Hope (UNE), greets supporters during her closing campaign rally in Villanueva, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, Guatemala on June 14, 2019. (REUTERS Photo) GUATEMALA CITY, June 16 (Reuters): Guatemalans on Sunday will vote for a new president, who will face the challenge of curbing drug […]

Saudi seeks oil supply protection as U.S. and Iran face off

Saudi seeks oil supply protection as U.S. and Iran face off

An Iranian navy boat tries to stop the fire of an oil tanker after it was attacked in the Gulf of Oman on June 13, 2019. (REUTERS Photo) DUBAI, June 16 (Reuters): Saudi Arabia called for swift action to secure Gulf energy supplies and joined the United States in blaming Iran for attacks on two […]

Britain “almost certain” Iran was behind tanker attacks – foreign minister Hunt

Britain “almost certain” Iran was behind tanker attacks – foreign minister Hunt

Jeremy Hunt, leadership candidate for Britain’s Conservative Prime Minister, attends a hustings event in London, Britain on June 15, 2019. (REUTERS Photo) LONDON, June 16 (Reuters): Foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday Britain is “almost certain” Iran was behind attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, adding that London did not believe […]

G20 agrees to tackle ocean plastic waste

G20 agrees to tackle ocean plastic waste

A truck unloads plastic waste for recycling at Minato Resource Recycle Center in Tokyo, Japan on June 10, 2019. (REUTERS Photo) KARUIZAWA, Japan, June 16 (Reuters): Group of 20 environment ministers agreed on Sunday to adopt a new implementation framework for actions to tackle the issue of marine plastic waste on a global scale, the […]

Iran says will take further steps to reduce nuclear deal commitments – Tasnim

Iran says will take further steps to reduce nuclear deal commitments – Tasnim

The Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria on March 4, 2019. (REUTERS File Photo) DUBAI, June 16 (Reuters): Iran said it would announce additional steps to reduce its commitments under the 2015 international nuclear pact, which Washington withdrew from last year, Tasnim news agency reported […]

Anti-graft crusader sworn in as Slovakia’s first female president

Anti-graft crusader sworn in as Slovakia’s first female president

Slovakia’s President Zuzana Caputova is applauded during her swearing-in ceremony as the country’s first female head of state, in Bratislava, Slovakia, June 15, 2019. REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa Bratislava, June 15 (Reuters) – Anti-corruption campaigner Zuzana Caputova was sworn in as Slovakia’s first female president on Saturday, vowing to fight impunity and champion justice in a country […]

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