Turkey detains 4 Kurdish mayors who were removed from office

Turkish police on Monday detained four Kurdish mayors, including the chief executive of Turkey’s largest predominantly Kurdish city of Diyarbakır, after first removing them from office in a recent controversial move, according to Turkish media reports. Former Diyarbakır Mayor Adnan Selçuk Mızraklı, who was fired by an Interior Ministry decision[Read More…]

Labor says Scott Morrison’s ‘megaphone diplomacy’ is making Australia’s China relationship ‘terrible’

Labor deputy leader Richard Marles says Australia’s relationship with China is “terrible”, accusing Prime Minister Scott Morrison of using “megaphone diplomacy” against the nation’s largest trading partner. Mr Marles, Labor’s defence spokesman, has just returned from a three-day study tour of Beijing. “The state of the relationship as it exists[Read More…]

US House Democrats plunge into Trump impeachment inquiry

Democrats in the US House of Representatives plunge into a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Wednesday, a move that could dramatically change the 2020 presidential race. The Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump on Tuesday. The announcement[Read More…]