News archive of May 2017

British PM May could lose majority in June 8 election: Pollster

Prime Minister Theresa May could lose control of parliament in Britain's June 8 election, according to a projection by polling company YouGov, raising the prospect of political deadlock just as formal Brexit talks begin.

Official says Trump expected to pull US from Paris deal

President Donald Trump is expected to pull the United States from a landmark global climate agreement, a White House official said Wednesday, though there could be “caveats in the language” announcing a withdrawal, leaving open the possibility that his decision isn’t final.

Hoax bomb threat puts police on alert in Ankara's Kızılay

Police on Ankara were put on alert on May 31 after someone called in a fake bomb threat, daily Hürriyet reported on its website.

Buildings in Ankara's Kızılay district were evacuated due to the suspected bomb threat at an internet cafe.

A number of police officers were dispatched to the scene following the alert on Selanik Street in Kızlıay. 

The Nebra Sky Disk is one of the most important archaeological finds of the 20th Century

The Nebra sky disk is made from bronze; it weighs about five pounds and is approximately 12 inches in diameter, with a bluish-green coating and ornaments of gold symbols. The symbols have been tentatively interpreted as a lunar crescent, a sun or full moon, and stars. One theory is that it could also represent a cluster of stars we now know as the constellation Pleiades.

Three Turkish soldiers killed in PKK clash in Turkey's Diyarbakır

Three Turkish soldiers were killed and two others were wounded in a clash with outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on May 31, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported. 

The clash occurred during operations launched by 10,073 security forces officers in six different districts. 

Trump to take US out of climate change accord

US President Donald Trump has decided to withdraw his country from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing "a source briefed about the decision."

BP to sign Azerbaijan oilfield extension deal at end of June

British oil company BP expects to sign a contract at the end of June extending its production sharing deal for Azerbaijan's biggest oilfields until 2050, the company's regional head said on May 31.

Bulgarian Socialist Party Wants the Resignation of Parliament's President Dimitar Glavchev

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has demanded the resignation of the Parliament's president, Dimitar Glavchev.

''The Parliament has not been working for six weeks now because the government and the ruling majority have no programme for governance and legislation'', BSP leader Korneliya Ninova told journalists, quoted by FOCUS News Agency.

Arming YPG in Syria will harm all, Turkey tells US

The U.S.'s arming of a Syrian Kurdish militia is "extremely dangerous" that could one day harm everyone, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said yesterday, urging Washington to reverse its "mistake." 

Step back from arming YPG, Turkey again tells US

The U.S.'s arming of a Syrian Kurdish militia is "extremely dangerous" Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on May 31, urging Washington to reverse its "mistake."

"Such steps are extremely dangerous for Syria's unity and territorial integrity," Çavuşoğlu said, after the United States began providing small arms to fighters of the People's Protection Units (YPG).