Erdogan says Turkey will ‘never declare a ceasefire’

Speaking to journalists traveling on his presidential plane following a visit to Azerbaijan Tuesday, Erdogan said a ceasefire was off the table. “Declare a ceasefire, they say. We will never declare a ceasefire,” Erdogan said. “We do not sit at the table with terrorist organizations.” ### Erdogan’s comments come as Russian-backed Syrian regime troops on Read more about Erdogan says Turkey will ‘never declare a ceasefire’[…]

Pedophile who abused up to 200 children found dead in prison

Richard Huckle, 33, who claimed to have abused almost 200 Malaysian children, died at Full Sutton prison in Yorkshire, England on Sunday, the UK’s Ministry of Justice confirmed in a statement. UK media reported that Huckle had been stabbed to death. ### Huckle received 22 life sentences at the Old Bailey in 2016 for offenses Read more about Pedophile who abused up to 200 children found dead in prison[…]

Parents of teen killed in car crash want diplomat’s wife to face justice in the UK

The mother and father of Dunn, the 19-year-old who died in August, said in a news conference Monday they want Anne Sacoolas to voluntarily go back or be extradited. ### “She needs to just do the right thing and just come back and face what she’s done,” Charlotte Charles, Harry Dunn’s mother, told reporters. “Face Read more about Parents of teen killed in car crash want diplomat’s wife to face justice in the UK[…]

The Queen just read out Boris Johnson’s stump speech

After making Queen Elizabeth quite literally hoof it over to the Houses of Parliament and read out his plans for the forthcoming legislative session, Boris Johnson needs to get back to the real task in hand — getting a Brexit deal. ### Such a pivot would not ordinarily be required on the day of a Read more about The Queen just read out Boris Johnson’s stump speech[…]

Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and England paused twice over racist abuse

England’s Football Association tweeted after the match that English players had been “subjected to abhorrent racist chanting” and that it would ask the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) to “investigate as a matter of urgency.” ### “This is unacceptable at any level of the game and our immediate focus is supporting the players and Read more about Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and England paused twice over racist abuse[…]

48 hours in Paris among racing’s beautiful people

### Friday’s sleep-sapping evening took in the Moulin Rouge, the famous cabaret near Montmartre, but this morning they’re at another iconic Parisian venue to see an extravaganza of a four-legged kind. ### They are among the lead elements of the international racing tribe who descended in their thousands for the prestigious Qatar Prix de l’Arc Read more about 48 hours in Paris among racing’s beautiful people[…]

Investors cheered US-China talks and Brexit. Now they’re not so sure

Investors entered the weekend marshaling optimism. The prevailing view: After months of uncertainty, progress was being made to resolve both the US-China trade war and Brexit, two big geopolitical fights that have been weighing on global markets. ### Behind the euphoria: Higher tariffs on Chinese goods worth $250 billion, which would have gone into effect Read more about Investors cheered US-China talks and Brexit. Now they’re not so sure[…]

Woman busted for marijuana at Moscow airport is at the center of a three-way diplomatic wrangle

Israeli officials have pleaded for the release of Naama Issachar, but the 26-year-old, who was stopped in April while transiting through Moscow on her way from India to Israel, was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison on drug smuggling charges. ### “The punishment being demanded by the Russian prosecutor is disproportionate and Read more about Woman busted for marijuana at Moscow airport is at the center of a three-way diplomatic wrangle[…]

The situation in Syria is rapidly deteriorating. Four things you need to know

Last week, the Trump administration ordered US troops to step aside from the border in northern Syria, effectively paving the way for Turkey to launch an offensive against US-backed Kurdish forces who they regard as enemies. ### In the days since then, the world has watched major changes unfold in northern Syria, including shuffling allegiances Read more about The situation in Syria is rapidly deteriorating. Four things you need to know[…]

Japan, a day after Typhoon Hagibis, reaches first rugby World Cup quarterfinal

The team’s victory came hours after Japan’s worst storm in decades battered much of the country with hurricane like winds and incessant, overpowering rain, killing dozens of people. ### Residents had to be airlifted from homes, there was considerable flooding — especially in and around Tokyo — and flights were canceled from the capital’s two Read more about Japan, a day after Typhoon Hagibis, reaches first rugby World Cup quarterfinal[…]