Greece Plans Military Exercise Amid Dispute With Turkey
Greece said Monday that it will conduct a navy and air force exercise in an area of the eastern Mediterranean where Turkey is prospecting for oil and gas in an area as the neighboring countries remain locked in a dispute over offshore energy rights.
Japan’s Takeda Sells Drugs Subsidiary to US Blackstone Fund
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. is selling its subsidiary in Japan focused on consumer healthcare to U.S. investment fund Blackstone Group.
Iran Sets June 18 as Date for Next Presidential Election
Iran’s constitutional watchdog on Monday set June 18 as date for the country’s next presidential election, a vote that will choose the successor to President Hassan Rouhani who has served two four-year terms in office.
Taliban Political Team in Pakistan to Talk Afghan Peace Push
A Taliban political team arrived in Pakistan on Monday as efforts appear to be ramping up to get negotiations underway between the Afghan government and the insurgents.
Paris Police Arrest 148 After PSG Loses in Champions League
Paris police arrested 148 people as Paris Saint-Germain soccer fans clashed with officers and smashed cars and store windows after the club lost the Champions League final in Lisbon.
Engine-Room Blast on Greek Ferry Injures 4 Crew Members
Authorities in Greece say four crew members have been injured in an engine-room explosion on a ferry at Iraklio port on the island of Crete.
Denmark Suspends Foreign Spy Agency Chief, 2 Others
Denmark’s government says that the head of the country’s foreign intelligence service has been 'relieved of duty for the time being' along with two other senior employees.
Burkina Faso Army Blamed for Extrajudicial Torture, Deaths
FADA N’GOURMA, Burkina Faso – Huddled on the floor in a dimly lit room, one by one the five men displayed wounds they say were inflicted by government soldiers armed with wooden planks, knives and electric cables.
Protest Erupts After Wisconsin Police Shoot Man From Behind
Officers deployed tear gas early Monday to disperse hundreds of people who took to the streets following a police shooting in Kenosha that also drew a harsh rebuke from the governor after a video posted on social media appeared to show officers shoot at a Black man's back seven times as he leaned into a vehicle.
Fire Set at Police Precinct as Protesters Gather in Portland
A police precinct was set on fire during a protest in Portland, Oregon, prompting authorities to declare a riot and deploy tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.