Turkey slams EU officials in row over Netherlands campaigning

Turkey slams EU officials in row over Netherlands campaigning

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Turkish referendum next month would expand Mr Erdogan’s powers The Turkish foreign ministry has rejected a call by top EU officials to show restraint in a row with the Netherlands over political campaigning. It described as “worthless” an appeal by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and EU […]

South Korea’s Park leaves presidential palace after impeachment

Media captionPark Geun-hye was greeted at home by hundreds of supporters Ousted South Korean leader Park Geun-hye has now left the presidential palace, two days after judges upheld parliament’s decision to impeach her. Ms Park arrived at her home in southern Seoul amid waving supporters. She has been impeached over her role in a corruption […]

IS conflict: US sends Marines to support Raqqa assault

IS conflict: US sends Marines to support Raqqa assault

Image copyright Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/US Marine Corps Image caption The Marines will reportedly set up an artillery battery including M777 Howitzers The US has sent several hundred Marines to Syria to support an allied local force aiming to capture the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa. Defence officials told the Washington Post they would establish an […]

Poland threatens ‘whole EU summit’ over Tusk vote

Poland threatens ‘whole EU summit’ over Tusk vote

Image copyright AFP Image caption Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo says Mr Tusk has “violated multiple times his European mandate” Poland has threatened to derail Thursday’s EU summit as it attempts to block the re-election of Donald Tusk as president of the European Council. Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said Poland would “do everything” to prevent […]

Australia officers disciplined for using counter-terror boat on surf trip

Australia officers disciplined for using counter-terror boat on surf trip

Two Australian police officers have been disciplined after they used a counter-terror boat on a surf trip, reports say. The pair were taking part in a training exercise on Swan Island, south-east Australia, last week. They used the vessel to reach Corsair Rock, a remote spot popular with surfers. The officers have not been identified. […]

‘Justin Bieber impostor’ on 931 child sex-related charges

‘Justin Bieber impostor’ on 931 child sex-related charges

Image copyright AP Image caption Justin Bieber in concert A man who posed as Justin Bieber online has been charged with more than 900 child sex-related crimes in Australia. The man, 42, masqueraded as the Canadian singer to gain explicit images from children, Queensland Police said. He was charged with 931 crimes, including three of […]

Trump travel ban: Hawaii files first legal challenge

Trump travel ban: Hawaii files first legal challenge

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The original ban sparked protests and chaos at airports Hawaii has become the first US state to file a suit against President Donald Trump’s revised travel order. Its attorney general says the new version is fundamentally the same as the first, calling it “Muslim Ban 2.0”. The directive, which […]

Afghanistan: IS gunmen dressed as medics kill 30 at Kabul military hospital

Media captionSpecial forces begin an operation against IS attackers More than 30 people have been killed after attackers dressed as doctors stormed the largest military hospital in Kabul, Afghan officials say. Militants armed with guns and grenades gained entry after one detonated explosives at a hospital gate and then opened fire on staff and patients. […]

Trump wiretap: FBI chief Comey ‘rejects’ allegation

Trump wiretap: FBI chief Comey ‘rejects’ allegation

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The allegation relates to the presidential race last year FBI director James Comey has rejected Donald Trump’s claim that his predecessor, Barack Obama, ordered a wiretap of his phone before he was elected US president, US media say. Mr Comey reportedly asked the US justice department (DOJ) to publicly reject […]

Fillon France election: Candidate faces crucial test in Paris rally

Media captionIs Mr Fillon finished in the presidential race? Supporters of scandal-hit French presidential candidate Francois Fillon are gathering for a rally in central Paris, in what is being seen as a crucial test of his popularity. Calls have been growing for him to quit over allegations he paid his wife and children for work […]

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