Wednesday, Sep 18
Israel votes in second general election in five months
Important decisions taken during trilateral summit on Syria
Johnson holds talks with EU’s Juncker over Brexit crisis
Boris Johnson, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have working lunch in Luxembourg.
Turkish, Russian, Iranian leaders to hold summit on Syria
At the 5th Syria-themed trilateral summit, achieving lasting truce and voluntary return of refugees will be discussed.
Trump calls Egypt's Sisi his favorite dictator
Canadian PM to intervene in religious symbol ban
Trudeau and the governing Liberals must win the Oct. 21 federal election if he is to intervene at all.
Russia, Ukraine to exchange prisoners
Relations between Kyiv and Moscow broke down after Russia annexed Crimea following an illegal independence vote in 2014.
Putin: We have new quality in Israeli relations
Earlier this year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid two visits to Russia for official talks.
Trump rejects Israel spied on US
Earlier in the day, an investigation by the FBI and other US agencies concluded Israel was responsible.
EU commissioner: UK had only ever been part-time Europeans
"The British were told for more than 40 years that yes they are in, but they don’t want to share all the policies which have been decided by the EU," Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday.
German FM says EU to fulfill commitments to Turkey
Heiko Maas cited a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart on implementation of EU-Turkey refugee agreement.
Johnson denies lying to Queen Elizabeth
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denied lying to Queen Elizabeth over the reasons for suspending parliament for five weeks after a court ruled his decision to do so was unlawful.
China agrees on selling military drones to Serbia
Serbia has already been boosting its armed forces with Russian warplanes and armored vehicles while seeking European Union membership.
Scottish court declares suspension of parliament is unlawful
Scotland’s highest court of appeal ruled on Wednesday that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament for five weeks was unlawful and should be annulled.
China slams German minister on meeting Hong Kong protester
Joshua Wong met Maas on Monday in Berlin at an event hosted by the German newspaper BILD.
Trump fires security adviser Bolton
The 70-year-old Bolton, who took up the post in April 2018, replacing H.R. McMaster, had also often been at odds with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a Trump loyalist.
Italian government wins 2nd vote of confidence
The second vote of confidence was the final step needed for the coalition government to exercise its powers.
Ukrainian gov’t passes bill on presidential impeachment
The president can be removed from the power if the decisions of the two courts confirm the head of state is guilty and if three quarters of the members of parliament will vote for the impeachment.
EU Commission head unveils new team
As head of the EU executive, von der Leyen will be in charge of trade negotiations, economic and climate policy for 500 million Europeans and antitrust rulings involving powerful tech giants.
British lawmakers reject snap elections