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Johnson faces Brexit flak from EU lawmakers and top UK court

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by European Union officials on Sept. 18 of failing to negotiate seriously and branded the "father of lies" by a lawyer in the U.K. Supreme Court, as his plan to leave the EU in just over six weeks faced hurdles on both sides of the Channel.

Saudi oil attacks an Iranian 'act of war', says Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denounced strikes on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure as an "act of war", as Riyadh unveiled new evidence it said showed the assault was "unquestionably" sponsored by arch-foe Iran.    

Guterres says Cyprus leaders need to agree on terms of reference

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday Greek- and Turkish-Cypriots need to quickly reach an agreement on the terms of reference, based on the work that was done in Crans Montana, in order to start settlement talks.

Main opposition CHP to hold Syria conference

Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) will hold an International Syria Conference on Sep. 28 in Istanbul, according to a party statement on Sept. 18.       

AKP rules out early election rumors

The Turkish government does not have an early election in its agenda, ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) spokesperson Ömer Çelik has said, after the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader brought up the issue, saying the government might "have to go to early polls" due to economic troubles.

‘Rasputin’ to come under scrutiny

After Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' return from New York on September 29, a plenary session of Parliament is set to discuss a proposal by ruling New Democracy for the creation of a special investigative committee to probe "the clear signs" that former alternate justice minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos intervened in the alleged bribery scandal involving Swiss drugs manufacturer Novartis t

Palmer Has Chance to Revive US Leadership in Balkans

For the EU, this means developing a new plan for the Western Balkans that is less about Enlargement and more about projects and programs that address immediate core problems involving regional structures, laws and institutions that have led to state capture, dysfunction, and instability. 

PM Dancila: I am not going to the US for photos, but to represent the country, strengthen transatlantic relations

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila stated on Wednesday evening that the visit she is to pay to the US, as of Sunday, is aimed at strengthening the transatlantic relations, as well as the signing of some bilateral agreements to the benefit of Romania and which "can generate a much greater wave of confidence in our country." "You know very well that I care a lot about the transatlantic relation and I

Gordan Duhacek: Croatia has Never Fully Resolved Free Speech

"The issue of freedom of speech in Croatia has never really been fully resolved, nor is Croatian society mature enough to lead such discussion," Duhacek told BIRN, noting the different criteria by which people can be prosecuted in the country for written or spoken words.

Satirical song 'offended nation's morals':

Photo: Illustration. EPA-EFE/CLEMENS BILAN.

Commanders Go Unpunished for Killings in Bosnia’s Konjic

"The mortal remains of my mother and sister could have fitted into two nylon bags. I identified my late mother on the basis of several pieces of a dress that she wore," Buturovic recalled.