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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Meets Trump

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg met with President Donald Trump on Thursday during a fence-mending visit to Washington where the chief executive faced aggressive questioning from lawmakers about the social network’s failures to protect consumer privacy, Reuters reports.

Cameron and the Queen: Palace 'displeasure' over comments

David Cameron's revelation that he sought help from the Queen ahead of the Scottish independence vote in 2014 has caused displeasure at Buckingham Palace, a source has said.

Gantz party rejects Netanyahu's call to form unity government

The leaders of Blue and White rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's calls on Thursday to form a government led by him that would also include all his satellite parties on the Right, The Jerusalem Post reports.

Iran's Zarif questions U.S. coalition for 'peaceful resolution' in Middle East

Iran’s foreign minister on Friday questioned U.S. plans for a coalition for a “peaceful resolution” in the Middle East while listing repeated Iranian diplomatic initiatives, Reuters reported.

Famous Turkish comedian ‘pays a fortune’ for Daron Mouradian’s paintings

Famous Turkish stand-up comedian, actor, filmmaker and cartoonist Cem Yilmaz ‘has paid a fortune’ to acquire paintings by Armenian artist Daron Mouradian.

Trump visits border wall construction in California

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday visited a portion of wall being constructed here along the U.S.-Mexico border, where he bragged of the barrier's effectiveness while also arguing the flow of migrants and drugs must be cut further, The Hill reported.

Scotland plans to remain part of EU in case of Brexit

Scotland intends to remain part of the European Union (EU) in the event of Brexit. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said this at a news conference in Berlin, news.am reports, referring to DW.

Trump says China trade deal could come before U.S. election, or not

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration could seal a deal on trade with China before the U.S. presidential election, or an agreement could be reached the day after U.S. voters go to the polls.

Lagarde Wins EU Lawmakers' Approval to Lead European Central Bank

The European Parliament backed Christine Lagarde on Tuesday as the next president of the European Central Bank, paving the way for her to become the first woman to hold the post, Reuters reports.

Nato rings alarm on Gulf 'escalation'

Nato was "extremely concerned about a risk of escalation" in Gulf tensions after the US accused Iran of drone attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, the Western military alliance's secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, told the AFP news agency on Monday, according to EU Observer.

Armenians, Jews are focus of hate speech in Turkish media – study

Armenians and Jews are the two most frequent targets of hate speech in Turkish media in 2018, Ahval reported, citing a study by the Hrant Dink Foundation.

US Trump says not ready to meet with Iranian leadership without preliminary conditions

President of the United States Donald Trump has dismissed earlier media reports that he was ready to meet with the Iranian leadership without any preliminary conditions, Tass reports.

Turkey receives second batch of Russian S-400s

The Turkish defense ministry has announced that it has received the second batch of the Russian S-400 air defense systems, Anadolu reports.

Kim Jong-un invites Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang, according to reports

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un invited US president Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August, a South Korean newspaper reported on Monday, citing diplomatic sources, The Guardian reported.

Trump enters his next phase of vetting for new national security adviser

US President Donald Trump entered his next phase of vetting for a new national security adviser, interviewing his top hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien at the White House on Friday, and combing through a growing list of candidates with diplomatic, military and business experience, The Washington Post reported.

Ahmet Davutoglu withdraws from ruling Justice and Development Party

Former Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced his withdrawal from the ruling Justice and Development Party and plans to form a new political movement, AP reported.

Russian, Turkish, Iranian presidents to discuss Idlib at Ankara summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will meet at a summit on Syrian settlement in Ankara on Monday and will discuss the situation in the Idlib Region, the Turkish leader told the national NTV channel, Tass reports.

Trump claims Bolton was 'holding me back!' on foreign policy matters

US President Donald Trump on Thursday again claimed former national security adviser John Bolton, well-known for his hawkish impulses and inclination toward military intervention, was “holding me back” on certain matters of foreign policy, Politico reports.

Trump will not pick Pompeo' as national security adviser

US President Donald Trump on Thursday ruled out asking Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to take on a dual role as national security adviser and said he has about 15 candidates for the post last held by John Bolton.

UN's Guterres denounces Israeli leader Netanyahu's land annexation plan

UN's Guterres denounces Israeli leader Netanyahu's land annexation plan

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