European leaders agree to post-Brexit ‘road map’

European leaders agree to post-Brexit ‘road map’

EU leaders, meeting without their British counterpart on Friday, said they had come up with a “road map” of strategies for rebuilding public trust in the European Union after the shock of Britain’s vote to leave. “We have a proposal of a road map for concrete steps for strengthening citizens confidence in the functioning of […]

Peshmerga, Iraqi forces agree on Mosul battle plan, Kurdish leader

Peshmerga, Iraqi forces agree on Mosul battle plan, Kurdish leader

Military plans to retake Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) group are ready, the president of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region told FRANCE 24 on Friday, claiming the Iraqi city could be retaken before the end of 2016 if a deal on its future administration is reached. The Iraqi army and Kurdish Peshmerga forces, backed by […]

UN, Gulf States, US agree on plan to restart Yemen peace talks

UN, Gulf States, US agree on plan to restart Yemen peace talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday he had agreed in talks with Gulf Arab states and the United Nations in Saudi Arabia on a plan to restart Yemen peace talks with a goal of forming a unity government. U.N.-sponsored negotiations to end 18 months of fighting in the impoverished country on Saudi […]

Erdogan and ‘dear friend’ Putin mend relations, agree energy projects

Erdogan and ‘dear friend’ Putin mend relations, agree energy projects

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday after talks with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Moscow that the two nations can rebuild their damaged relations and move them even closer, promising to back major energy projects with Russia. Calling Putin his “dear friend” and hailing the start of “a very different period” in relations between […]

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Microsoft agree EU deal on removing hate speech

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Microsoft agree EU deal on removing hate speech

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft agreed Tuesday to review requests for the removal of hateful content posted on their sites within 24 hours as part of a new code of conduct deal with EU regulators. Authorities across Europe have been trying in recent months to get social platforms to crack down on a rise in […]