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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is ready to “play ball” on reaching a deal to reunify divided Cyprus because it would help resolve overarching regional issues including mending Turkey’s relations with the European Union, a United Nations envoy said Dec. 8
SYDNEY/WELLINGTON – Reuters
Residents of the remote Solomon Islands rushed into the hills after a powerful 7.8 earthquake struck early on Dec. 9, with some reports of small tsunami waves as aftershocks rattled the South Pacific nation.
Over 1,300 migrants have been rescued from the Mediterranean over the past 48 hours with 16 bodies recovered, the Italian Coast Guard said Dec. 5.
France’s first Boeing B787 taxis on the tarmac after its landing for delivery at Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport in Roissy, Paris on Dec 2.
WELLINGTON – The Associated Press
New Zealand’s popular Prime Minister John Key stunned the nation on Dec. 5 when he announced, in a breaking voice, he was resigning after eight years as leader.
BRUSSELS – Reuters
A leading NATO’s top commander said on Dec. 7 that he did not believe Turkish personnel sacked from NATO command were involved in July’s failed coup attempt and has raised his concerns with Turkey about the impact on its armed forces.
The Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders have agreed to immediately resume reunification talks, the United Nations stated on Dec. 2, with the five-party summit that Turkish Cyprus has long been waiting for set to start on Jan. 12, 2017.
BRUSSELS – The Associated Press
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has urged Western allies to maintain diplomatic pressure and sanctions on Russia until it respects the peace agreement in Ukraine.
Ömer Bilge – NICOSIA
A group of around 1,000 people protested in Turkish Cyprus on Dec. 1 over the decision to abandon Daylight Saving Time, blaming the move for a road crash that killed two schoolgirls.
At least 97 people were killed and scores injured when a strong earthquake struck western Indonesia Dec. 7 and flattened hundreds of homes and mosques, with officials warning the death toll would likely rise.
AMMAN, Jordan - The Associated Press
The world's population grew slightly to 7.4 billion in 2016, the U.N. said Dec. 1, with a substantial youth bulge challenging political and social systems across the planet