Lying is effectively a standard practice for diplomats in “real world,” Michael McFaul says ... The veteran diplomat made the revelation in a public policy forum, the semi-annual Munk Debates, earlier this month in Toronto ... Read more NATO expansion ‘not a threat’ – Biden ... “We kept saying that, over and over again.” ... .
Former US PresidentGeorge W Bush suffered an unfortunate slip of the tongue last week when he condemned "the decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq" before correcting himself to say “I mean, Ukraine” ... No such weapons were ever found. The US subsequently admitted that its intelligence was wrong ... Bruce Golding. .
North Macedonia's fugitive former Prime MinisterNikola Gruevski has been handed a nine-year prison sentence for illegally ordering the 2011 demolition of a multimillion-dollar residential and business complex owned by a former political ally turned opponent ... Three other former officials at the time of the demolition were also sentenced late Friday.
Australia's new leader has vowed to take the country in a new direction, with a big shift in climate policy ... "We have an opportunity now to end the climate wars in Australia ... After taking over from Malcolm Turnbull in 2018, Mr Morrison led Australia through a period dominated by natural disasters and the pandemic ... Australian election ... .
Tens of thousands of people have rallied in Turkey's largest city of Istanbul in support of the leading opposition figure, Canan Kaftancioglu. Kaftancioglu, who heads the secular Republican People's Party's (CHP) Istanbul branch, smiled and waved to the cheering crowds ... .
The WHO’s working theory based on the cases identified so far is that the outbreak is being driven by sexual contact, said David Heymann, chair of the WHO’s Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Infectious Hazards with Pandemic and Epidemic Potential. He led a meeting on the outbreak on Friday ... .
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Panathinaikos beat PAOK 1-0 to clinch the Greek Cup on Saturday in a match marred by crowd trouble as rival fans threw flares and clashed with police inside the Olympic stadium... PAOK fans also clashed with police outside the stadium during half-time, a police official said ... .
Pakistan’s former human rights minister was arrested on Saturday in the capital over a decades-old land grabbing allegation, her daughter and another former minister said ... She said ... Footage on local Geo TV showed female police officers detaining Mazari ... TopicsPakistanSouth and central Asianews ... .
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Turkey claims Greece violated its airspace twice this week, and that it had replied to those violations Friday “based on reciprocity and in accordance with” the Turkish Air Force’s rules of engagement ... Bilgic accused Greece of trying to mislead international public opinion ... .
The Ethereum blockchain has burned 2.35 million ether since the implementation of the Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1559. The $8.10 billion in value was burned over nine months, and during the last seven days, 18,110 ether worth $34.9 million was destroyed. Over the last 24 hours, 2,396 ether worth $4.63 million has been burned ... ....
SRINAGAR, India (AP) Rescuers on Saturday found the bodies of nine more workers in a collapsed tunnel in Indian-controlled Kashmir, taking the death toll to 10 ... The body of one worker was recovered Friday ... (AP Photo/Dar Yasin). Read more ... .