ANKARA (Sputnik) – The death toll from the devastating earthquake in Turkey’s western Izmir province has gone up to 73, according to the country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).
The Philippines have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic crisis. Millions have lost their jobs while thousands are struggling to feed themselves. The government has failed.
LONDON (Sputnik) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s father, John Shipton, said that his son, who is subject to an extradition trial in the United Kingdom, is being persecuted, not prosecuted, for revealing US war crimes and diplomatic secrets.
US Coast Guard patrols of the Arctic Ocean have been temporarily suspended following an electrical fire that broke out on the medium icebreaker USCGC Healy (WAGB-20), the service’s largest vessel.
US Democratic presidential nominee for the 3 November general election, Joe Biden, has been famous during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for carefully wearing a face mask wherever he goes. The former vice president’s Republican rival, President Donald Trump, has during his rallies repeatedly mocked Biden’s mask wearing health habit.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The US Embassy in Libya welcomes the assurance of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the head of the Libyan National Army (LNA), that the energy sector in the country would reopen no later than 12 September.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wants to redraw national borders in the Mediterranean region and is alienating neighboring countries. Turkey and Greece, both NATO allies, are mobilizing their navies against each other.