Iran's Rouhani claims victory over unrest and blames foreigners

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday claimed victory over unrest he blamed on foreign enemies, according to state media, after protests over fuel price rises rocked the nation and left scores reported dead, Reuters reports.

President Donald Trump’s Threats Against China are Escalating

In a Cabinet meeting at the White House on Tuesday, the president warned that he would hike tariffs on Chinese imports if the two countries fail to reach an agreement that would end their year-and-a-half-long trade war, FN reports.

Tusk to become new EPP president in Zagreb

Outgoing European Council President Donald Tusk will be the new president of the European People's Party, the EPP said on Monday ahead of its congress in Zagreb on Wednesday.

Turkey not considering plans to sign new deal with Russia on supplies of S-400 systems

Turkey is not considering any plans of signing a new deal with Russia on the supplies of S-400 missile systems, Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on November 20, reports TASS.

OSCE Secretary General hopes for “progress through dialogue” in Georgia

OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger has called on all sides in Georgia to “ensure peaceful protest and progress through dialogue” amid the demonstrations in Tbilisi.

Pompeo announces reversal of longstanding US policy on Israeli settlements

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced a major reversal of the American longstanding policy on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, rejecting a 1978 State Department legal opinion that deemed the settlements "inconsistent with international law”, CNN reports.

North Korea says will not offer anything to Trump without receiving in return: KCNA

North Korea will not offer anything for U.S. President Donald Trump to brag about without receiving anything in return, Reuters reported, citing a statement on the country's state news agency KCNA.

Turkey's S-400 systems to be ‘ready for combat’ by spring

The S-400 missile defence systems will be operated by the Turkish army no later than the spring of 2020, while the training of Turkish specialists will be complete by the end of 2019, Dmitry Shugaev, director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, told reporters at an exhibition in Dubai, according to Sputnik.

Nancy Pelosi says Trump’s actions are worse than Richard Nixon’s

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi believes President Donald Trump's actions are worse than Richard Nixon, suggesting he should leave the White House if he cares about the US, CNBC reported.

Michael Bloomberg apologizes for stop and frisk policy

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York who has made moves towards running as a presidential candidate, has apologised for backing the city's "stop and frisk" policy, according to BBC News.

Pope hosts meal for 1,500 needy people

Pope Francis hosted 1,500 homeless and needy people for lunch on Sunday as the Roman Catholic Church marked its World Day of the Poor.

Plane with Hillary Clinton aboard returns to gate after mechanical issue

Hillary Clinton was aboard an American Airlines flight from New York that suffered a mechanical issue and needed to return to the gate Sunday afternoon, according to a law enforcement source.

US, EU call on Georgian authorities and opposition for dialogue

The US Embassy and the EU delegation in Georgia urge the parties to start a dialogue to find a way out of the situation that has developed after the failure of the constitutional reform of the electoral system, informs, citing News-Georgia.

US, South Korea announce transfer of joint military drills

The United States and South Korea announced the transfer of joint military drills. US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said the move is an act of goodwill for North Korea, NBC News reported.

Hillary Clinton 'under enormous pressure' to run in 2020

Former Secretary of State and ex-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has no intention to join the 2020 race.

Two reported dead as Venice flooded by highest tide in 50 years

The mayor of Venice is poised to declare a state of emergency after the city was hit by the highest tide in more than 50 years, with another surge expected to cause further widespread flooding and destruction on Wednesday, The Guardian reports.

Meghan and Harry to 'skip Christmas with the Queen and spend it with Duchess's mum'

Prince Harry and Meghan may not come back to the UK for Christmas - deciding instead to spend it in America with Meghan’s mum instead, Daily Mirror reports.

Trump offers trade deal, sanctions workaround to Erdogan for better U.S.-Turkey relations

U.S. President Donald Trump has offered Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, due to visit the White House on Wednesday, a package of inducements for better U.S.-Turkey relations that is virtually identical to those the administration proposed last month in a failed effort to stop Turkey’s invasion of Syria, The Washington Post reports.

Bolivian Senator Jeanine Ánez declares herself interim president

Bolivian opposition senator Jeanine Anez has declared herself interim president of the South American country following Evo Morales' resignation, BBC News reported.

Peru closing its embassy in Baku

Peru is closing its embassy in Azerbaijan, the embassy reported on its Facebook page, according to Azerbaijani mass media, reports.