US House passes Hong Kong human rights bills

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills Wednesday aimed at supporting protesters in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which would impose sanctions on…

EU calls for restraint in Hong Kong

ANKARA — The European Union on Monday called on all sides in Hong Kong to exercise restraint and said that any violence is “unacceptable”. Maja Kocijancic, a spokeswoman for the EU…

Mexico grants asylum to ex-Bolivian president

PUERTO ESCONDIDO, Mexico — Mexico announced Monday that it is granting asylum to former Bolivian President Evo Morales, who resigned over the weekend amid protests over irregularities in last month’s presidential…

Hong Kong officially withdraws extradition bill

ANKARA — After months of being hit by protests, the government in Hong Kong officially withdrew the extradition bill as the session of Legislative Council resumed on Wednesday, local media reported.…

39 found dead in truck believed to be Chinese nationals

LONDON – The 39 people who were found dead in a truck in Essex, England were Chinese nationals, local media reported on Thursday. British police said the bodies of 39 people…

Death toll from Japan typhoon rises to 77

ANKARA — The death toll from the last weekend typhoon in Japan has risen to 77, with more than a dozen others still missing, local media reported on Thursday. In the…

Indonesia: 250 injured, 649 detained in Jakarta riots

JAKARTA, Indonesia — At least 250 people — including 209 protesters and 41 policemen — were injured during a protest-turned-riot in this Indonesian capital on late Monday, police said on Tuesday.…

UN chief urges leaders to avoid ‘new coal’ after 2020

ISTANBUL — Tensions ran high at the UN Climate Summit in New York when United Nations Secretary (UN) General Antonio Guterres challenged leaders to no longer invest in new coal…

Oil prices down as Saudi Arabia’s supply concerns ease

ANKARA — Oil prices were down early Tuesday as investors’ worries eased with news that Saudi Arabia is expected to restore full production by next week. International benchmark Brent crude was…