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G20 energy and environment ministers gather in Japan’s Karuizawa

G20 energy and environment ministers met on Saturday in the Japanese resort city of Karuizawa for a two-day meeting to discuss energy security and efficient use of natural resources.

Turkey says would retaliate against U.S. sanctions over Russian S-400s

Turkey will “take reciprocal steps” if the United States imposes sanctions over its purchase of Russian S-400 defenses, the Turkish foreign minister said on Friday, marking the latest step toward a standoff between the NATO allies, Reuters reported.

Rouhani: US becomes serious threat to global stability

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said Washington had become a serious threat to the stability of the region and peace, Business Standard reported.

Sarah Sanders leaving White House post

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, whose tenure was marked by a breakdown in regular press briefings and questions about the administration’s credibility, as well as her own, will leave her post at the end of the month, President Donald Trump announced Thursday.

Jury sentences father to death for killing his 5 children

A South Carolina father was sentenced to death Thursday for killing his five children with his own hands.

Two oil tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman

Two oil tankers have been evacuated in the Gulf of Oman following reported attacks on the vessels which prompted international alarm and sent oil prices spiralling upwards, Al Jazeera reports.

Trump says he would “want to hear” foreign dirt on 2020 presidential election rivals

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that if a foreign power offered dirt on his 2020 presidential election opponent, he would be open to accepting it and that he would have no obligation to call in the FBI, The Associated Press reported.

Good Russian-Ukrainian relations will inevitably return — Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes that the new Ukrainian government would actively engage in restoring relations between Russia and Ukraine, adding that the process of normalizing relations was inevitable, Tass reports.

US appoints special envoy for Sudan amid ongoing turmoil

The US State Department has appointed a veteran diplomat as its special envoy for Sudan amid ongoing political turmoil in the African nation.

Notre-Dame to celebrate first mass since fire shuttered cathedral

The Notre-Dame cathedral will host its first mass this weekend since a fire ravaged the Paris landmark almost two months ago, France 24 reported, citing the city’s diocese.

Joe Biden promises to 'cure cancer' if elected president

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden made a bold promise on Tuesday to "cure cancer" if he is elected president in 2020, Fox News reports.

Italy to fine NGOs who rescue migrants at sea

The Italian government has decided to impose stiff fines on rescuers who bring migrants into port without authorization. It also gave the interior ministry, led by Matteo Salvini, power to demand the payment, Deutsche Welle reports.

Japan PM to pay his first visit to Iran since 1978

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is starting an official visit to Iran on Wednesday, during which he will meet with President Hassan Rouhani, as well as with the leader and spiritual leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Tokayev takes office as Kazakh President

Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev, who won the presidential elections in Kazakhstan, took the oath to the people of the republic and assumed the office of head of state, Tengrinews reported.

Greek President Approves Tsipras's Call For July 7 Snap Election

Greece's president has accepted a request from Alexis Tsipras to dissolve parliament, formally triggering a snap election that the prime minister has called for next month after his party suffered a resounding defeat in European parliamentary and local elections, Al Jazeera reports.

Hundreds More Arrested As Kazakhs Protest 'Rigged Vote'

Police in Kazakhstan have arrested 200 more people in the country's biggest city, the interior ministry said on Tuesday, amid continuing protests against what many see as a rigged presidential election, Al Jazeera reports.

Danish parliament speaker announces resignation

The Speaker of the Danish Parliament, Pia Kjærsgaard resigns from her post after the defeat of the party and the center-right bloc in the June 5 elections, TASS reported.

Iran Made No Request to Purchase Russia's S-400 Systems

Iran has made no request to purchase S-400 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Monday.

Iran showcases new surface-to-air missiles

Iranian army's air defense has showcased a new generation of Sayyad-3 missiles said to be twice as much powerful than the previous generation Sayyad-2, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reported.

UK signs new deal on free trade with South Korea after Brexit

The UK and South Korea have signed a preliminary deal on free trade, aimed at preserving the existing trade deal between the countries after the Brexit, BBC reported.