Turkey summons German envoy after top lawmaker calls Erdoğan ‘sewer rat’ – POLITICO

Turkey’s foreign ministry summoned the German ambassador to Ankara on Tuesday after the Bundestag’s vice president compared Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to a “sewer rat.” “We condemn in the strongest terms the insulting statements made by Mr. Wolfgang Kubicki, the Vice President of the Federal Parliament of Germany, about our President,” the Turkish ministry said in … Read more

California murder suspect and 15-year-old daughter both killed in shootout with police | US News

A father, wanted over the murder of his estranged wife, and his 15-year-old daughter have both died in a shootout with police in California. Anthony John Graziano abducted his child, Savannah, a day earlier after allegedly killing his wife in Fontana near San Bernardino. Police had issued an Amber Alert (a missing person alert) after … Read more

Russian synchronised swimmer who held flag at London 2012 flees country with ‘no plans to return’

Vladimir Putin’s favourite synchronised swimmer who carried Russia’s flag at the London 2012 Olympics has fled the country with ‘no plans to return’. Anastasia Davydova, 39, a five-time gold medallist and the current secretary-general of the Russian Olympic Committee [ROC], has shocked the Kremlin by joining thousands heading over the border in the wake of Putin’s … Read more

Inside the backroom deal to put Giorgia Meloni in power – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article ROME — On a sultry summer evening, a few days after Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s government fell apart, Italy’s right-wing political leaders gathered in a private room inside Rome’s Palazzo Montecitorio, the lower house of parliament. The group included some of Europe’s most colorful, outspoken, and unpredictable political … Read more

Shocking social media posts capture outlandish bridezilla behaviour

Here comes the bridezilla! Social media posts capture their most outrageous behaviour – including a woman who wants to ‘demote’ her bridesmaid because she losing hair due to chemo People have taken to social media to share the biggest bridezilla moments The most shocking posts shared online were rounded up by tastyarea.com One demanded a free … Read more

Will Russia annex the occupied Ukrainian territories this week? | Ukraine

Russia has finished holding “referendums” in occupied Ukraine, paving the way for an annexation of more sovereign Ukrainian territory in what some have called an “all-in” moment for Moscow. The Kremlin has threatened to annex those territories as early as this week, as Moscow tries to blackmail Ukraine to halt its successful counteroffensive. But with … Read more

Nuclear attack in Ukraine should spark ‘devastating’ Nato response, says Polish foreign minister | Nuclear weapons

Poland’s foreign minister, Zbigniew Rau, has said Nato’s response to any use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine should be non-nuclear but “devastating”. Speaking on a visit to Washington, Rau said the alliance was in the process of delivering that message to Moscow. The Russian military debacle in Ukraine, where its forces are being pushed back … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war live: US condemns ‘sham referendums’; Poland and Bulgaria urge citizens to leave Russia | Ukraine

US to denounce ‘sham refererendums’ at UN security council The United States will introduce a resolution at the U.N. Security Council calling on member states not to recognise any change to Ukraine and obligating Russia to withdraw its troops, U.S. ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said. We are putting forward a Security Council resolution to: – condemn … Read more

Iran’s morality police disappear from streets after dozens killed in protests

The white-and-green Guidance Patrol vans, used by Iran’s morality police to monitor and arrest women who defy the Islamic dress code, have in recent days disappeared from the streets of Tehran. For the past decade a symbol of the Islamic republic’s crackdown on women, the vans are not even visible outside the morality police centre … Read more

Trump news latest: Capitol rioter given seven years for police attack as Jan 6 panel postpones final hearing

Former US president Donald Trump claims he can declassify top secret documents just ‘by thinking about it’ A Capitol rioter has been sentenced to seven years in prison for providing the taser used in the attack on police officer Michael Fanone. Reading his victim statement at the sentencing, Mr Fanone said Kyle Young deserved a … Read more