Russia expressed support for Japan's intention to play a role in helping ease tensions between Iran and the United States, an official in Tokyo said on Thursday after a meeting of Japan and Russia's foreign and defense ministers. On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed Japanese Prime
The United States is seeking the extradition of Assange, 47, who was dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London on April 11. "He's in fact far from well," Assange's lawyer, Gareth Peirce told Westminster Magistrates' Court. Judge Emma Arbuthnot, who was presiding over the case
The world risks a descent into lawlessness and a new Cold War if multilateralism fails, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday, calling on the European Union to take a lead role in fighting to preserve a rules-based global order. Speaking in the western German city of Aachen, where
“If they make any [wrong] move, we can hit them in the head with our missiles,” declared Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) aerospace forces. Until now, Iran has rejected any new talks unless Washington rejoins the nuclear deal.
For the true believers of Turkey’s ruling party, the opposition’s victory Sunday in Istanbul mayor’s race was inconceivable. “It’s impossible, absolutely impossible,” that the Justice and Development Party (AKP) could lose, predicted Ertuğrul, a volunteer at a party kiosk on the eve of the vote. Istanbul
Cheap airfare and package deals make the possibilities of summer travel boundless, but Ana Simeon has an easier time narrowing down her options. Ms. Simeon is interested in other cultures and languages, having been born in Croatia and having traveled all across Europe by train as a youth. From her
In normal times, the election of a mayor in Istanbul would not be a point of inspiration. Sunday’s election of a new mayor in Turkey’s largest city did indeed prove to be a light unto the world. The winner, Ekrem İmamoğlu, not only defeated the candidate of the ruling party of President Recep Tayyip
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament is predicting that nationalist, populist and anti-migrant groups will make significant gains in the May 23-26 EU elections but says it thinks mainstream parties will keep control over the assembly.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says Mexico's tightening of immigration controls has focused "more than anything" on regulating entries at its southern border. "We have to avoid a confrontation with the government of the United States," López Obrador said Tuesday. Mexico
SÃO PAULO (AP) — The group stage of the Copa America ended with Brazil and Uruguay still the favorites and Argentina still unable to meet expectations. Colombia also impressed early on, finishing with a perfect record and without conceding any goals, while two-time defending champion Chile stuttered
A Saudi military spokesman says the country's special forces have captured the leader of the Islamic State group's branch in Yemen during a raid on a house that was under surveillance. Spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition at war in Yemen, Col. Turki al-Maliki, says the June 3 operation lasted
Amid heavy skepticism and deep doubts about prospects for success, the Trump administration on Tuesday was convening an international conference to promote its ambitious but harshly criticized $50 billion economic support plan for the Palestinians. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior
Europe's main human rights forum on Tuesday approved Russia's readmission, the first time that an international sanction imposed for its seizure of Crimea in 2014 has been reversed, despite a stalling protest from Ukraine and Georgia. The decision, supported by France and Germany as a way of
President Hassan Rouhani went on to call the sanctions against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei "outrageous and idiotic," especially since the 80-year-old Shiite cleric has no plans to travel to the United States.
Egyptian police arrested at least eight people on Tuesday, including a former lawmaker and key secular activists in the country's 2011 uprising, for their alleged ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, authorities said. The arrests mark the latest in a years-long crackdown by President Abdel-Fattah
France's top diplomat has warned Iran that breaking the 2015 nuclear deal is a "grave error," and the "wrong answer" to pressure from the United States. France, Germany, the United Kingdom and other European countries are trying to save the 2015 nuclear deal, which the U.S. pulled
The U.S. government has removed most children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas near the border with Mexico following reports that more than 300 children were detained there and caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation. Only about 30 children remained at the station
With barely one day on the job, acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper is heading to Europe to try to persuade reluctant and increasingly wary NATO allies to work with the Trump administration on Iran sanctions and security in the Middle East, amid worries that the U.S. and the Islamic Republic may be on
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that NATO-member Turkey would take delivery of Russia's S-400 missile defence system in July -- a deal that has created tensions with the United States. "The issue of S-400 is an issue directly related to our sovereignty and we will not backtrack
Mauritanian police raided the headquarters of two opposition parties, closing one of them amid high tension followed a disputed outcome to presidential elections, sources said Tuesday. The operation late Monday came after police clashed with opposition supporters angered over the declared victory of
NATO will this week decide how to respond to Russia's violation of a key Cold War arms treaty, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday, insisting any measures would be defensive. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty is expected to formally collapse on August 2 after both Russia
Addressing legislators from his ruling party in Parliament, Erdogan again congratulated opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu who garnered 54.21% of the vote in Istanbul on Sunday to become Istanbul's mayor. Erdogan had previously congratulated Imamoglu in a tweet.
Even with practice deemed optional, it wasn't an option for Virat Kohli to skip it. Three days after a nervously narrow win over Afghanistan in a Cricket World Cup group game in Southampton, the India skipper was one of four players who practiced in the indoor nets on Tuesday because rain washed
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday the country's new militarized National Guard police force could have committed "excesses" by detaining migrant women close to the U.S. border, and that they had not been instructed to do so. Mexico has not traditionally used
"I want to go out on my own terms. That’s why I want the option of medical aid-in-dying to peacefully end my suffering."
"There is absolutely no oversight in the law to protect the ill person from someone else who wants to hurry their death along."
"Deciding how one wants to end one’s life must be the ultimate human right."
"If we allow this form of euthanasia into our health care system, it will corrode and destroy the values that define the health profession."
“Nowhere in the laws is there any sort of guidance for how to do it."