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Turkish’s Top society figure held at Istanbul airport

Turkish police on Thursday detained a businessman who is one of the country's leading civil society figures, reports said, raising fresh alarm over freedom of expression under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Osman Kavala was detained at Istanbul's Ataturk airport...

Thief in a suitcase robs bus in Paris

It was a mystery that had police puzzled for a while: a rash of thefts reported by passengers who had taken the 75-minute bus trip between Paris and Beauvais airport. An eagle-eyed driver has been credited with helping crack...

Putin’s Critic Navalny can run for president ‘after 2028’

Vladimir Putin's top critic Alexei Navalny will be able to run for president after 2028, the head of the Russian Central Election Commission said on Tuesday. Russians are scheduled to go to polls to elect a president next March...

Breaking News: 10 arrested in France over suspected plot to kill politicians

Ten people have been arrested in southeast France and in the Paris region over a suspected plot to kill politicians, a source close to the investigation said today. The arrests by anti-terror police of suspects aged 17-25 were part of...

Four Crew members on Japan military chopper went missing

A Japanese military helicopter with four people on board went missing on Tuesday during a drill in the Pacific off central Japan, the defense ministry said. The Black Hawk helicopter of the Air Self-Defense Force disappeared from radar at around...

Israeli bill to shield future prime minister from investigations

Israeli legislation will be proposed to shield future prime ministers from investigations while in office, an official said Monday, prompting opposition concern that Benjamin Netanyahu could use it to evade prosecution. Netanyahu, now prime minister for a total of...

UK couple jailed for faking holiday sickness

A British couple were jailed Friday for making fake holiday sickness claims in a case that authorities hope will bring end the "explosion" of fake food poisoning cases. Deborah Briton, 53, and partner Paul Roberts, 43, claimed they and...

Catalonia President gives unclear reply to independence rumors

Catalonia's separatist leader has not given Madrid the clear answer it wanted over whether or not he has declared independence, the Spanish foreign minister said Monday. In response to a deadline set by the central government to clarify an ambiguous...

Iraq lift barriers on city of mosul roads

Iraqi Kurdish forces on Thursday removed barriers they had installed just hours earlier on roads from second city Mosul amid fears of an attack following last month's independence referendum, an official said. "The two main roads connecting Arbil and Dohuk...

Austria plans to sue Germany over motorway toll

Austria said on Thursday it is launching a lawsuit at the European Union's top court over Germany's planned motorway toll for cars, calling it discriminatory. "The German toll is a toll against foreigners," Austrian Transport Minister Joerg Leichtfried said,...
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N75B Survival Fund: Abia Govt Makes Revelation

The Abia State Project Delivery Office of the Federal Government’s 75 Billion Naira Survival Fund, has said its attention...