Turkish fledging party to run in June polls after membership boost

Turkish fledging party to run in June polls after membership boost

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) – A fledgling Turkish political party founded by a popular former interior minister will be allowed to run in snap June elections, authorities ruled on Sunday, after 15 parliamentarians from the main opposition switched parties to bolster its ranks. Turkey’s…

U.S. allies press Trump to keep Iran nuclear deal alive

U.S. allies press Trump to keep Iran nuclear deal alive

WASHINGTON/TORONTO (Reuters) – Western allies stepped up pressure on U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday to keep alive an international nuclear deal with Iran, with French President Emmanuel Macron due to urge him in person not to tear up the 2015 agreement….

Van kills at least two, injures seven, on Toronto sidewalk

Van kills at least two, injures seven, on Toronto sidewalk

TORONTO (Reuters) – A white van killed at least two people and injured seven when its driver plowed through a busy Toronto sidewalk on a sunny Monday afternoon, according to police, hospital officials and a Reuters witness. The incident occurred just before…

Egypt denies Sinai battle choking off food, medicine supplies

Egypt denies Sinai battle choking off food, medicine supplies

CAIRO (Reuters) – An Egyptian military campaign to defeat Islamic State militants in the northern Sinai Peninsula is choking essential food and medical supplies to thousands of residents in the desert region, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. The army denied the…

Police in Armenia detain opposition leaders, protesters

Police in Armenia detain opposition leaders, protesters

YEREVAN (Reuters) – Police in Armenia detained three opposition leaders and nearly 200 protesters on Sunday, drawing a rebuke from the European Union after demonstrators demanded newly appointed Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan quit. Protesters accuse Sarksyan, 63, of clinging to power after…

Syrian opposition says U.S. cannot afford to leave Syria yet

Syrian opposition says U.S. cannot afford to leave Syria yet

RIYADH (Reuters) – Syria’s chief opposition negotiator said the United States cannot afford to leave Syria as it has yet to achieve any of its goals in the region, even though President Donald Trump said recently Washington would withdraw its troops. FILE…

Singapore PM reshuffles cabinet with succession question looming

Singapore PM reshuffles cabinet with succession question looming

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong reshuffled his cabinet on Tuesday, naming one of his potential successors, Chan Chun Sing, as trade minister and giving additional duties to two other ministers tipped as contenders. Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien…

Quentin Tarantino Teases New Film, Says Leo DiCaprio And Brad Pitt Are The New Robert Redford And Paul Newman

Quentin Tarantino Teases New Film, Says Leo DiCaprio And Brad Pitt Are The New Robert Redford And Paul Newman

The famed director touts the superstar dynamic for his upcoming movie ‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’ Move over Butch and Sundance. Fifty years after Paul Newman and Robert Redford made movie magic as Wild West outlaws in the Academy Award-winning film,…

Two Chinese dragon boats capsize in river, 17 killed

Two Chinese dragon boats capsize in river, 17 killed

BEIJING (Reuters) – Two dragon boats practicing to race on a river in China have overturned and 17 people drowned, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. Television pictures showed one of the long, narrow boats packed with paddlers going over…

UK opposition likely to seek broader BoE mandate if in power

UK opposition likely to seek broader BoE mandate if in power

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party would likely broaden the Bank of England’s mandate to include factors like employment but would not seek to remove the central bank’s independence, Labour’s finance policy chief John McDonnell said on Sunday. The Bank of…

Morgan Freeman's murdered step-granddaughter ‘told boyfriend she’d had a secret sexual relationship with Shawshank Redemption star'

Morgan Freeman's murdered step-granddaughter ‘told boyfriend she’d had a secret sexual relationship with Shawshank Redemption star'

Before she was murdered E’Dena Hines told her boyfriend the actor had been secretly sleeping with her, according to Lamar Davenport’s attorneys. They have now introduced text messages into evidence where the victim mentioned “grandpa feelings”. Ms Hines was murdered on August…

Mylee Billingham's mum clutches a doll at funeral of daughter 'killed by brother of SAS Who Dares Wins star'

Mylee Billingham's mum clutches a doll at funeral of daughter 'killed by brother of SAS Who Dares Wins star'

The schoolgirl's funeral at St James Church in her hometown of Brownhills, West Midlands, has seen friends and family wear "bright and beautiful clothing" in her memory. Mum Tracey Taundry paid tribute to her "angel" ahead of the service, and thanked locals…

Terrorists’ use of drones has NYPD on alert

Terrorists’ use of drones has NYPD on alert

Terrorists have grown increasingly inventive with their use of drones — and NYPD officials fear they could start using them to execute attacks in the Big Apple and other American cities. “Our job is to look forward . . . in terms…

Four men arrested over brutal shooting of a British engineer's sister-in-law by 'white hating' gang in South Africa

Four men arrested over brutal shooting of a British engineer's sister-in-law by 'white hating' gang in South Africa

Retired David Thomas, 67, and wife Brenda, 61, and close friend Shaun Vorster, 51, had been enjoying a reunion barbecue in the Western Cape on April 16, with Brenda's sister Heina Kilian, 63, drinking wine and listening to music when terror struck….

Headless body found hanging upside down in tree on Indian beach in search for 'vulnerable' Irish tourist who vanished from yoga retreat

Headless body found hanging upside down in tree on Indian beach in search for 'vulnerable' Irish tourist who vanished from yoga retreat

Liga Skromane, 33, was believed to have been suffering from post-traumatic depression when she disappeared from Kovalam, Kerala last month. Although police are yet to identify the remains, Liga's sister said she had identified the body as her sibling's as she paid…