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European Union wastes Turkey's time, Erdogan tells the BBC

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In January, secret European Union intelligence reports claimed Erdogan planned to purge opposition elements from government institutions even before the coup. Erdoğan is scheduled later to depart for Ankara where he will address the parliament at 2.32 a.m., the time the parliament was bombed on the night of the coup attempt. Read More »

Former Nobel chairman stands by Liu award after China

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We've gotten to know each other very well. I believe that this is what he would have wanted. House Foreign Affairs subcommittee chairman Chris Smith (R-N.J.) said Beijing is responsible for the recent death of Chinese dissident and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo . Read More »

United States to renegotiate Korea trade deal

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U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer said in a letter Wednesday to South Korean Trade Minister Joo Hyung-hwan that the United States wants to meet to discuss "possible amendments and modifications" to the pact. Under the present Korea-US FTA agreement, if one party asks for a meeting of the special joint committee, the other party should, in principle, respond within 30 days. Read More »

Chuck Grassley Wants Paul Manafort to Testify on Russia Next Week

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News outlets reported late in June Manafort recently registered as a foreign agent with the U.S. Justice Department. His panel is investigating Russian meddling in the US election. But that offer came before the latest revelation that Donald Trump Jr ., the elder Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner , and Manafort met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. Read More »

16 dead in U.S. military plane crash

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State law enforcement agencies are guarding the site where the KC-130 crashed . Bryant asks people to stay away and turn debris over to authorities. Julian Keviane was killed Monday in the crash . Several of the crew members aboard the Marine Corps Reserves KC-130 aircraft that crashed in MS on Monday killing all 16, were assigned to the Stewart Air Guard Base where the Marines Det. Read More »

Body of one Bucks County missing man found on farm

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Weintraub, said on Thursday that the 12-foot deep grave was getting deeper as the search effort continued. Additional human remains were found inside the grave, but have not been identified yet. The judge ordered DiNardo jailed in lieu of $5 million cash bail. Meo was never known to go anywhere without his medication. Authorities have not yet filed charges against anyone in connection with the death of Finocchiaro or any of the other men. Read More »

Family of Liu Xiaobo declines artificial ventilation

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Liu, a former professor who helped negotiate with the military for the safe passage of students during the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest, was convicted in 2009 of inciting subversion for his role in the "Charter 08" movement calling for political reform and was sentenced to 11 years in prison. Read More »

Queen Elizabeth Welcomes Spain's Queen Letizia to England

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Spain's King Felipe said on Wednesday he was confident that an acceptable arrangement could be worked out with Britain over the future of Gibraltar , a British territory that Spain wants back. As a effect to the visit beginning one day later than anticipated, Prime Minister Theresa May had to miss Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons to welcome the Spanish royals. Read More »

'Morning Joe' Host Leaving GOP to Become Independent

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Colbert asked Scarborough about the Republican Party's apparent unwavering support for President Donald Trump . "It's black and white.' I said I can never vote for anybody in my party that would say they are going to ban people because of the god they worshiped". Read More »

Why? Kenneth Dion Lever Gardendale shooting: 3 dead, on the run

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According to Gardendale Police, 51-year-old Kenneth Dion Lever shot two women and one man in a mobile home park, fled the scene and is considered armed and unsafe. A Lincoln Navigator included in previous vehicle descriptions has been located in Florida and is no longer suspected, Walker said. A Jefferson County judge in December issued protection from abuse order against Lever. Read More »

5000 firefighters battling 14 large wildfires in California

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It has burned about 300 acres. The Whittier Fire forced the evacuation of about 3,500 residents and campers near Lake Cachuma Saturday afternoon. Almost 700 firefighters and other personnel are assigned to the fire , which is 51 percent contained . Forty-five fires are burning across the Western part of the US, according to the US Forest Service. Read More »

Rahul says he met Chinese ambassador; Cong does flip-flop

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Hitting back at the government, Rahul said if it was so concerned about his July 8 meeting with the Chinese envoy how did three union ministers enjoy Chinese hospitality "while the border issue is on". Later, Vijay questioned that he added that whether Rahul Gandhi's tweet criticizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi was under the influence of meeting with Chinese ambassador Lui Zhaohui. Read More »

Bomb kills police chief, 2 others in southwest Pakistan town

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At least 10 people were also injured when a bike-riding suicide bomber targeted the convoy of the senior police officer, local media reported. An emergency was declared at government hospitals in Quetta . Law enforcement agencies personnel cordoned off the area. In a statement, the prime minister expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the attack. Read More »

3 children among 9 people shot at gender reveal party near Cincinnati

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The victim added that her cousin was killed after two men wearing all black busted in the front door and opened fire. Denney says none of the eight who were wounded appeared to have life-threatening injuries. Local police have not identified a motive for the shooting. Victims' names and ages had yet to be released. When the shooting began, everyone was sitting down watching a movie. Read More »

Iraq announces 'liberation' of Mosul from Daesh

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited Sunday the northern city of Mosul to celebrate the victory in a nine-month battle against the self-styled "Islamic State" (IS) militant group. Officials warned that, while the main battle for Mosul was over, the militants may yet launch sporadic attacks from rural areas near the city where IS still has pockets of control. Read More »

G-20 nations align against increasingly isolated US

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For the United States, the singular focus on North Korea is not only naive and ineffectual, but also masks other consequential issues in the relationship that need to be addressed directly and candidly. - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2017Trade between China and North Korea grew nearly 40% in the first quarter. Germany, which holds the rotating G-20 presidency this year, led the "very difficult" negotiations to reaffirm 19 members' commitment to the Paris accord while ... Read More »

Boris Johnson flies in to Qatar to sort out Gulf crisis

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Qatar has announced the formation of a committee to pursue compensation potentially worth billions of dollars for damages stemming from the blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia and its allies in the Gulf crisis. Hamburg - Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir held talks on Saturday with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on joint efforts to combat terrorism and extremism, as well as regional and global developments. Read More »

England v South Africa: Alastair Cook swells hosts' lead to 216

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Joe Root told Sky Sports that he was in "a dream world" after he scored an unbeaten 184 in his first innings as England Test captain. Off-spinner Ali, who on Thursday completed both halves of the Test all-rounder's double of 2,000 runs and 100 wickets, had Bavuma (59) taken at slip by Stokes via Bairstow's thigh. Read More »