World

Turkey detains USA consulate worker's family as tension mounts

Turkey detains USA consulate worker's family as tension mounts

The government accused the employee of ties to Fethullah Gulen , the much-maligned Turkish cleric who lives in USA exile and is accused of plotting a failed military coup in Turkey in July 2016. Turkish authorities are also seeking a second USA consulate worker for questioning as a suspect, the BBC reports . "We hope it will not last long, but at this time, we can't predict how long it will take to resolve this matter", he said.


New Zealand opposition says 'kingmaker' won't be PM

New Zealand opposition says 'kingmaker' won't be PM

The New Zealand First party will meet with the ruling National Party, led by Prime Minister Bill English, at midday and then in the afternoon with the Labour Party, led by Jacinda Ardern who nearly single-handedly boosted her party's chances after assuming the party's leadership in August.


US warship sails near islands China claims in South China Sea

US warship sails near islands China claims in South China Sea

Hua said the mission was unsafe and violated China's sovereignty, prompting Beijing to send military vessels and fighter jets to warn off the Chafee. The Chinese spokesperson said the United States warship violated Chinese and global laws and seriously threatened China's sovereignty and security.


Probe against all those named in Saritha's letter

Probe against all those named in Saritha's letter

With Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announcing a Vigilance probe against people involved in solar scam, the sensational case has once again grabbed the spotlight. Quoting the Commission report, Mr Vijayan said, "Those who have not taken bribes from Saritha Nair but have sought sexual favours, can also be dealt with under anti-corruption rules".


Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins Visit President Trump at White House

Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins Visit President Trump at White House

Several athletes, including a handful of National Football League players, have refused to stand during "The Star-Spangled Banner" to protest the treatment of blacks by police. "We stand in solidarity", are the words he shared with those affected by the recent Las Vegas shooting. Prior to introducing members of the Penguins, Trump praised the deal-making abilities of team co-owner Ron Burkle.