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Berlin and Ankara exchange barbs over Ozil-Gundogan-Erdogan meeting 0

Berlin and Ankara exchange barbs over Ozil-Gundogan-Erdogan meeting

A senior Turkish official has slammed the German football federation, media and several politicians after they criticised two German players of Turkish descent who met Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as he seeks re-election. Erdogan met Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan during an official visit to the United Kingdom. Both also play…

Donald Trump: Time and draw draw for North Korea meeting 0

Donald Trump: Time and draw draw for North Korea meeting

Donald Trump says the time and place for his much-anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been decided, and will shortly be made public. Earlier this week, the US president suggested that the demilitarised zone, or DMZ, between North and South Korea would be an excellent venue for the planned summit, but that…

Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in set aside for historic meeting 0

Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in set aside for historic meeting

North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are set to meet for talks that will centre on denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. New details of the meeting were revealed on Thursday at a media briefing by South Korea’s presidential chief of staff. In the first summit between the two countries…

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Armenian PM Sargsyan walks out of meeting with opposition

Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan walked out of a televised meeting with the leader of a burgeoning opposition movement on Sunday, after days of rallies calling for his resignation. The protest movement, which has put thousands of people in the streets, is headed by opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan who has built and maintained a network…

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Blended reaction as Lebanon prepares for donor assembly

Saad Hariri, Lebanon’s prime minister, has arrived in Paris to seek billions of dollars in loans at a major investment summit due to take place in France, hoping to drum up international support to kickstart its precarious economy and crumbling infrastructure. Already one of the most heavily indebted countries in the world, Lebanon will be seeking…

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UAE delegate ‘storms out’ of UN human rights meeting

Activists have accused Emirati officials of refusing to address criticism of the UAE’s human rights record and storming out of a UN organised meeting with civil society groups. Rights groups presented Emirati officials with evidence of alleged abuses happening in the country at the UN Universal Periodical Review (UPR) pre-session in the Swiss city of Geneva…

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Egypt: Coptic pope cancels Pence meeting over Jerusalem

The leader of Egypt’s Coptic Church has cancelled an upcoming meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence, protesting against Washington’s move to declare Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The move by Pope Tawadros II on Saturday came a day after Palestinian leaders also said that Pence, who is scheduled to visit the region later this month, was…