Turkey and Greece agree to resume talks on disputed eastern Mediterranean region

Turkey and Greece have agreed to resume talks over their contested maritime claims in the eastern Mediterranean after a four year hiatus following weeks of tensions that culminated in a collision between their warships. The talks, which broke off in 2016 after 60 rounds that made little progress over 14 years, will resume in “the… Read More Turkey and Greece agree to resume talks on disputed eastern Mediterranean region

Intel receives U.S. licenses to supply certain products to Huawei

Intel Corp has received licences from U.S. authorities to continue supplying certain products to Huawei Technologies, an Intel spokesman said on Tuesday. With U.S.-China ties at their worst in decades, Washington has been pushing governments around to world to squeeze out Huawei, arguing that the telecoms giant would hand data to the Chinese government for… Read More Intel receives U.S. licenses to supply certain products to Huawei

State of emergency declared in city of Louisville ahead of decision on Breonna Taylor case

The mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, declared a state of emergency and closed much of downtown to vehicles on Tuesday ahead of an expected decision by a grand jury on whether to indict the police officers involved in killing Breonna Taylor, a Black medical worker, in a botched raid. Although the timing of any decision remains… Read More State of emergency declared in city of Louisville ahead of decision on Breonna Taylor case

China sentences political critic Ren Zhiqiang to eighteen years imprisonment on corruption charges

China sentenced a former property executive who once called President Xi Jinping “a clown” to 18 years in prison for graft, a court said on Tuesday, in what some critics called an especially harsh sentence amid an ongoing clampdown on dissent. Ren Zhiqiang, the former chairman of Huayuan, a state-owned real estate group, was convicted… Read More China sentences political critic Ren Zhiqiang to eighteen years imprisonment on corruption charges

Pakistani court sentences two to death over 2012 factory fire

Pakistan’s deadliest industrial fire, which killed over 260 factory workers in 2012, was a case of arson and not an accident, a court ruled on Tuesday, as it sentenced two men to death who were previously affiliated with a political party currently part of the ruling government coalition. The Anti-Terrorism Court found that the men… Read More Pakistani court sentences two to death over 2012 factory fire