Lying is effectively a standard practice for diplomats in “real world,” Michael McFaul says ... The veteran diplomat made the revelation in a public policy forum, the semi-annual Munk Debates, earlier this month in Toronto ... Read more NATO expansion ‘not a threat’ – Biden ... “We kept saying that, over and over again.” ... .
North Macedonia's fugitive former Prime MinisterNikola Gruevski has been handed a nine-year prison sentence for illegally ordering the 2011 demolition of a multimillion-dollar residential and business complex owned by a former political ally turned opponent ... Three other former officials at the time of the demolition were also sentenced late Friday.
He led a meeting on the outbreak on Friday. Monkeypox is an infectious disease that is usually mild, and is endemic in parts of west and central Africa... The outbreak in 11 countries where it is not endemic is highly unusual, according to scientists. More than 100 confirmed or suspected cases have been reported, most of them in Europe ... .
Pakistan’s former human rights minister was arrested on Saturday in the capital over a decades-old land grabbing allegation, her daughter and another former minister said ... She said ... Footage on local Geo TV showed female police officers detaining Mazari ... TopicsPakistanSouth and central Asianews ... .
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Turkey claims Greece violated its airspace twice this week, and that it had replied to those violations Friday “based on reciprocity and in accordance with” the Turkish Air Force’s rules of engagement ... Bilgic accused Greece of trying to mislead international public opinion ... .
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Former US PresidentGeorge W Bush suffered an unfortunate slip of the tongue last week when he condemned "the decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq" before correcting himself to say “I mean, Ukraine” ... No such weapons were ever found. The US subsequently admitted that its intelligence was wrong ... Bruce Golding. .
Tens of thousands of people have rallied in Turkey's largest city of Istanbul in support of the leading opposition figure, Canan Kaftancioglu. Kaftancioglu, who heads the secular Republican People's Party's (CHP) Istanbul branch, smiled and waved to the cheering crowds ... .
Amber Heard almost got fired from ‘Aquaman 2,’ her agent testifies in court. Warner Bros. quoted Amber Heard's ‘lack of chemistry’ with Aquaman 2 lead star Jason Momoa as a reason for possibly recasting her role, Heard's agent testified in court on Thursday ... "I fought really hard to stay in the movie ... .
Photo. AFP/file. BEIJING. Thousands of COVID-negative Beijing residents were forcibly relocated to quarantine hotels overnight due to a handful of infections, as the capital begins to take more extreme control measures resembling virus-hit Shanghai. Beijing has been battling its worst outbreak since the pandemic started ... then disinfect homes ... .