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Thousands gather at Britain's ancient Stonehenge site for summer solstice

Wrapped in jackets and blankets, thousands of people gathered at Britain’s Stonehenge for summer solstice, watching the sun rise over the Neolithic monument and welcoming the longest day of the year.

Peskov speaks about Putin-Trump possible meeting

The Kremlin has nothing to say about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, the spokesperson for Russian President Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

South Korean President arrives in Moscow

South Korean President Moon Jae-in las arrived in Moscow, Russia for a state visit to, Sputnik News reported.

Erdogan's election rivals struggle to be heard in Turkey's media

Turkey’s main state-run TV station devoted 67 hours of airtime to President Tayyip Erdogan and his AK Party last month in the run-up to elections, according to two opposition members of television watchdog RTUK, Reuters reports.

Trump to meet Queen Elizabeth next month

US President Donald Trump will meet Queen Elizabeth when he visits Britain next month, the US Ambassador to the UK Robert Wood Johnson said, CNN reports.

Brexit: House of Lords passes EU Withdrawal bill after peers back down on 'meaningful vote' amendment

The House of Lords has passed the EU Withdrawal Bill after peers backed down on an amendment about allowing Parliament to have a say on the final Brexit deal.

Trump signs order preventing migrant families’ separation at US border

United States President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to end the process of separating children from families that have crossed into the country illegally, reported the Voice of America.

Turkey to get F-35 fighters despite US lawmakers' decision

Despite the objection of the U.S. lawmakers, Turkey will receive the first F-35 Joint Strike fighter this week, the Voice of America reported quoting its sources in Pentagon.

Ukraine's Tymoshenko announces she will run for president

Ukrainian opposition leader and political veteran Yulia Tymoshenko said on Wednesday she would run for president in elections due next year.

Canada becomes second nation in the world to legalize marijuana

Marijuana use will soon be legal in Canada after the Senate passed a "historic" bill on Tuesday with a vote of 52-29, CNN reports.

Israel defense minister cancels Azerbaijan visit

The Defense Minister of Israel, Avigdor Lieberman, has canceled visit to the Azerbaijani capital city of Baku.

UN Secretary General arrives in Russia

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has arrived in Moscow, where he is expected to meet with Russia’s president and foreign minister and attend the Portugal vs. Morocco game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, TASS reports.

United States quits UN Human Rights Council

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced the United States is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday, accusing the body of bias against US ally Israel and a failure to hold human rights abusers accountable, CNN report.

Girl child killed, a person injured in attacks on Syria’s Daraa

A girl child was killed, and one person was injured on Tuesday due to rocket shells fired by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists on residential neighborhoods in Daraa, SANA agency reported.

Top diplomat confirms Turkey will buy Russia’s S-400 missile systems

Turkey will purchase Russia’s S-400 missile systems and this issue is closed, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told NTV channel on Tuesday.

Trump threatens China with new tariffs

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods, prompting a swift warning from Beijing of retaliation, as the trade conflict between USA and China escalated, Reuters reports.

North Korea's Kim in China; U.S., South Korea suspend military drill

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, where he will likely brief Chinese President Xi Jinping on his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last week, as Washington and Seoul agreed to suspend a major joint military exercise.

Blasts kill at least 20 in northeast Nigeria: police

Blasts have killed at least 20 people in northeast Nigeria, police said, while residents said the toll was even higher in the largest attack for weeks in a region blighted by the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency.

U.N. special envoy Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Iraq

The world is failing to properly invest in the Syrian refugee crisis and families, women, and children are suffering terribly as a result, U.N. refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie said on Sunday.

Three dead, hundreds injured in Japan earthquake

A strong earthquake in Osaka, Japan has killed at least three people, including a child, and injured more than 200, BBC reports.