President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hailed the delivery of a Russian missile defence system despite the threat of US sanctions, as Turkey marked the third anniversary of a bloody coup attempt.
Spain’s caretaker prime minister Pedro Sanchez called an end to power-sharing talks with the only major political party offering to govern with him, magnifying the risk that Spaniards will be asked to vote again in the autumn.
Heavy rains affected normal life in various north and northeastern states, cut road and rail links and forced evacuation of thousands of people from their inundated houses to safer areas, particularly in Assam and Bihar, officials said yesterday.
Indonesia’s Maluku islands were hit by scores of aftershocks yesterday after an earthquake killed at least two people, prompting hundreds of people to flee their homes. Rescue teams were struggling to reach parts of the area hit by the quake in eastern Indonesia on Sunday due to its remote location
Anti-government protesters who fought police inside a Hong Kong shopping mall were “rioters”, the finance hub’s pro-Beijing leader said yesterday, as she threw her support behind the city’s beleaguered police force following another weekend of clashes.
The remnants of the once-mighty storm Barry, the first hurricane of the 2019 season, yesterday dumped dangerous amounts of rain as it crawled north through the United States after coming ashore west of New Orleans at the weekend.