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 ... “Yes! Yes, that’s the real world, guys, c’mon,” McFaul replied, drawing laughter from the audience ... .
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 ... .
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 ... .
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.
The AustralianLabor party will topple the ruling conservatives at a national election, although it may have to form a minority government, the Australian Broadcasting Corp said on Saturday ... "Labor is 72 and needs 76 seats to govern ... "If Labor falls short and it wants to form a government, it can talk to the Greens or it can talk to the crossbench.".
Photo. AFP/file. BEIJING. Thousands of COVID-negative Beijing residents were forcibly relocated to quarantine hotels overnight due to a handful of infections, as the capital begins to take more extreme control measures resembling virus-hit Shanghai. Beijing has been battling its worst outbreak since the pandemic started ... then disinfect homes ... .
He led a meeting on the outbreak on Friday ... “What seems to be happening now is that it has got into the population as a sexual form, as a genital form, and is being spread as are sexually transmitted infections, which has amplified its transmission around the world,” Heymann said ... .
Russia has declared victory in its months-long operation to capture the strategic port of Mariupol after Ukraine ordered the last of its troops holed up in the city's Azovstal steelworks to lay down their arms ... The verdict is due Monday ... Smoke rises at a warehouse after shelling in Severodonetsk ... "Attempts to attack Donbas continue ... 'End of operation'.
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 ... .