Monday, June 24, 2019
The move comes amid a stalemate between Mr Maduro and National Assembly leader Juan Guaido, who labels himself the interim president of Venezuela. With a visit from the UN high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet looming, the opposition have accused Mr Maduro of currying favour with the...
The earthquake struck at a depth of about 10km about 53 miles northeast of the island of Honshu.A tsunami advisory has been issued for Yamagata Pref, Niigata Pref and Noto area in Japan.The wave is estimated to be one metre high.Residents have been told to get out of...
B-52 Stratofortress out of Edwards Air Force Base (Image: US Army Air Force)Hypersonic missiles capable of travelling at many times the speed of sound are being developed by the US, China, and Russia, which is generally regarded as having the edge as things stand. However, the latest test,...
The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian mother being held in a Tehran prison, has set up a tent outside of the Iranian embassy and joined his wife on hunger strike in protest over the 41-year-old’s “unfair treatment”. Father-of-one Richard Ratcliffe is holding a vigil outside the Iranian...
Angela Merkel appeared unsteady on Tuesday at an event with Ukraine’s new president in Berlin. The German Chancellor has since “drunk water” and now feels “better”, according to Reuters. Footage shows Ms Merkel appearing unwell, where she can be seen visibly shaking and pursing her lips. The video...
Erdogan said on Sunday: "We continue and will continue to search in those areas, Cypriot waters.”However, an EU draft statement will say that Turkey “continues to move further away from the European Union” and calls on Ankara to stop “illegal” drilling in the region.It will then call on...
Washington stepped up its pressure over Turkish plans to buy S-400 missiles from Russia by threatening sanctions on Turkish firms. Chief arms buyer Ellen Lord said that the only businesses that would be excepted are those currently building parts for American F-35 fighter jets. However, even the current...
Iran has denied being involved in two oil tanker attacks on Norwegian-owned Front Altair and the Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous. But fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route have been sparked after US president Donald Trump has blamed Tehran for attacks at the entrance to the...
The Italian right-wing leader said Rome wants to be Washington’s closest partner, while on a trip to the US capital to meet senior officials from Donald Trump’s administration. Mr Salvini, Italy’s deputy prime minister, met with, Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state, as part of a series of...
State Councillor Wang Yi said: "We call on all sides to remain rational and exercise restraint, and not take any escalatory actions that irritate regional tensions, and not open a Pandora's Box."In particular, the US side should alter its extreme pressure methods.“Any unilateral behaviour has no basis in...