Turkey sack thousands of workers in post-referendum purge, block access to Wikipedia

Turkey on Saturday expelled more than 3,900 people from the civil service and military as threats to national security, in the second major purge since President Tayyip Erdogan was granted sweeping new powers. Erdogan won those concessions in a referendum in mid-April, which rights groups and some Western allies believe has brought the country, a… Read More Turkey sack thousands of workers in post-referendum purge, block access to Wikipedia

North Korea tests ballistic missile amid world nuclear pressure

North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to catastrophic consequences. U.S. and South Korean officials said the test, from an area north of the North Korean capital, appeared to have failed, in what… Read More North Korea tests ballistic missile amid world nuclear pressure

Eight dead as military plane crash in Cuba

A military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba’s north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said. The aircraft, a twin-engined turboprop Antonov AN-26, had taken off at 6:38 a.m. (0638 ET) from Playa Baracoa, just outside Havana, and crashed into the Loma… Read More Eight dead as military plane crash in Cuba