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UK's Johnson says past insults to world leaders taken out of context

Johnson faced the us press corps for the first time in his new role following a meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry in London on Tuesday. The newly appointed British foreign secretary blushed and bowed his ahead after reporters, majority American, repeatedly asked him whether he plans to apologize to President Obama, Hillary Clinton and others for his past comments about them.



Turkey suspends 21000 teachers and 900 police officers

Turkey's education ministry has revoked the licenses of 21,000 teachers working in private institutions, an official at the ministry told Reuters on Tuesday, part of an expanding government crackdown. Erdogan appeared to affirm the supposition, calling the coup a "gift from Allah". On July 15, a small military junta linked to the Gülenist Terror Organization (FETÖ) attempted to topple the democratically elected government in Turkey and bring martial law.



Late-night Shows Take Aim at Taylor Swift-Kim K. Feud

The latest news about the controversial song involves whether or not Swift gave permission for Kanye to use the lyrics in question. It seems like everyone, including a certain Chris Brown, has something to say about the high-profile public feud between Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.


Rallies continue in Turkey four days after failed coup

Rallies continue in Turkey four days after failed coup

His spokesman yesterday hit out at suggestions from Fethullah Gulen, the imam based in the USA who is blamed by Mr Erdogan for orchestrating the uprising, that the president organised it to strengthen his position. The Turkish currency dropped 1.8 percent against the USA dollar Wednesday, trading at a low for the year of just over 3 lira to the dollar. Among those jailed in the coup attempt were 85 generals and admirals - including its suspected ringleader, former air force commander Gen.


Tensions with West rise as Turkey continues purge

Tensions with West rise as Turkey continues purge

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refused to rule out bringing back the death penalty, telling broadcaster CNN in an interview via a government translator, "There is a clear crime of treason". Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said 7,543 people had so far been detained, including 6,038 soldiers. As he did early on Saturday, Stoltenberg condemned the attempted coup in Turkey and reiterated his full support for Turkey's democratic institutions.



In South Sudan: Soldiers accused of rape near United Nations base

It was not clear why the communication was limited between the two top leaders, whether it was for security reasons in fear of being possibly listened to by security personnel. "In accordance with the provisions of the agreement, the SPLM/A-IO is supposed to appoint someone to act on behalf of Riek Machar until that time when he comes back and in case the position falls vacant, then the IO would be required to nominate a candidate to fill the position of the first vice president", said Lueth ...