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‘We‘ll get new friends‘: Upset Erdogan lashes out at US in speech and article in US paper

‘We‘ll get new friends‘: Upset Erdogan lashes out at US in speech and article in US paper

‘We‘ll get new friends‘: Upset Erdogan lashes out at US in speech and article in US paper Washington has “upset” Turkey with its “unilateralism and disrespect,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a rally. He also wrote in the New York Times that Ankara will be forced to look […]

70,000 people protest US army base in Okinawa

70,000 people protest US army base in Okinawa

70,000 people protest US army base in Okinawa Around 70,000 people protested the Japanese government’s plan to relocate a US air base within Okinawa island. Locals say the base will hurt the environment and claim they have sacrificed enough for Japan’s security alliance. The demonstrators gathered at a park in […]

‘Turkey isn‘t crumbling‘: Erdogan belittles ‘fictional currency plots’ introduced by competitors

‘Turkey isn‘t crumbling‘: Erdogan belittles ‘fictional currency plots’ introduced by competitors

‘Turkey isn‘t crumbling‘: Erdogan belittles ‘fictional currency plots’ introduced by competitors Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denied that his country is in a currency crisis, insisting that the plunge of the lira is merely a result of what he called “fluctuations.” “Those who can‘t compete with us on the […]

‘Hulking muscled guards’: CIA cable gives steamy description of ‘enhanced’ interrogation

‘Hulking muscled guards’: CIA cable gives steamy description of ‘enhanced’ interrogation

‘Hulking muscled guards’: CIA cable gives steamy description of ‘enhanced’ interrogation A declassified cable detailing torture at a CIA blacksite in Thailand operated by now-CIA Director Gina Haspel employed hokey language perhaps better suited for an erotic novel – as opposed to documenting the agency’s actions. The bizarre literary work, […]

Snr Russian senator warns US politicians about dangers of exceptionalism doctrine

Snr Russian senator warns US politicians about dangers of exceptionalism doctrine

Snr Russian senator warns US politicians about dangers of exceptionalism doctrine The head of the Russian Upper House Committee for International Relations has warned American politicians against using exceptionalism as national ideology, adding that there are enough historical examples proving his point. “The problem of the current generation of American […]

World’s only ‘prickly’ woolly mammoth hat goes on sale in Siberia for $10k

World’s only ‘prickly’ woolly mammoth hat goes on sale in Siberia for $10k

World’s only ‘prickly’ woolly mammoth hat goes on sale in Siberia for $10k Heads up, fashionistas! A man in Russia’s Yakutia region has made the world’s only wooly mammoth hair hat, and is reportedly selling the item for the hefty price of $10,000. Vladimir Ammosov, a 44-year-old builder from Yakutsk, […]

Brazil legend Ronaldo expected to be released from hospital after health scare

Brazil legend Ronaldo expected to be released from hospital after health scare

Brazil legend Ronaldo expected to be released from hospital after health scare Retired footballer Ronaldo, who was admitted to intensive care on the Spanish island of Ibiza last week, has allayed fears about his health, saying he expects to be released on Monday. Ronaldo, 41, was rushed to Can Misses […]

Ex-soldiers MP group demands inquiry into ‘UK involvement in US torture and rendition program’

Ex-soldiers MP group demands inquiry into ‘UK involvement in US torture and rendition program’

Ex-soldiers MP group demands inquiry into ‘UK involvement in US torture and rendition program’ A public inquiry into Britain’s complicity in torture must be ordered by Prime Minister Theresa May, a cross-party group of ex-soldiers, including Andrew Mitchell, Dan Jarvis and Crispin Blunt, has demanded. In a letter to May, […]

FBI fires Peter Strzok whose texts revealed anti-Trump bias amid Bureau‘s major probes

FBI fires Peter Strzok whose texts revealed anti-Trump bias amid Bureau‘s major probes

FBI fires Peter Strzok whose texts revealed anti-Trump bias amid Bureau‘s major probes FBI agent Peter Strzok, who became a central figure in controversy surrounding investigations into alleged Russian meddling and Hillary Clinton’s private email server, has been fired, his attorney has said. The 21-year FBI veteran was fired Friday […]

Nazis and fairytales: Germany‘s forests are full of hidden history

Nazis and fairytales: Germany‘s forests are full of hidden history

Nazis and fairytales: Germany‘s forests are full of hidden history Steeped in myth and legend, the forest has long held deep meaning and been a source of fascination. How did the woods become so symbolic for so many, from the romantics and the Nazis to modern environmentalists? Few places in […]