The status of Varosha, a ghost town in the Turkish Cypriot-controlled Famagusta city, needs to be changed to break the status quo because no common vision appears for the near future, Turkish Cypriot Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kudret Özersay has said.
A judge who denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges on July 19 said he poses a danger to the public and seems to still have an uncontrollable urge for sexual conduct with or in the presence of underage girls.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova slammed on July 17 a conclusion adopted by the EU Foreign Affairs Council on the Turkish drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Ursula von der Leyen was confirmed as the European Commission president on July 16, becoming the first woman to hold one of the most prestigious positions in the European Union and who will be one of the most prominent faces from the bloc on the world stage.
A small oil tanker from the United Arab Emirates traveling through the Strait of Hormuz entered Iranian waters and turned off its tracker three days ago, leading the U.S. to suspect Iran seized the vessel amid heightened tensions in the region.
Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı said in a written statement on July 16 that he regretted Greek Cyprus’ rejection of his side’s proposal for cooperation on the joint exploration and profit-sharing of hydrocarbon resources around the island of Cyprus.
President Donald Trump said on July 16 the U.S. will not sell Turkey advanced F-35 fighter jets over Ankara's acquisition of the Russian S-400 anti-air system, bemoaning the fact and blaming his predecessor for the impasse.
Italian police seized an air-to-air missile, machine guns and rocket launchers during raids sparked by an investigation into far-right extremist groups on July 15, a huge haul of weapons that authorities said was almost without precedent.
Defiant in the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump renewed his belligerent call for four Democratic congresswomen of color to get out of the U.S. "right now," cementing his position as the most willing U.S. leader in generations to stoke the discord that helped send him to the White House.
India aborted the launch on July 15 of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon less than an hour before liftoff.
Starkly injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said four congresswomen of color should go back to the "broken and crime infested" countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are American citizens and three were born in the U.S.