Catalonia, Spain's northeastern region, has been embroiled in demonstrations over the past three days in the wake of the Supreme Court decision to imprison nine Catalan independence leaders for their attempt to implement the region's breakaway from Spain in 2017.
Donald Trump’s take on the Turkish encroachment in Syria has apparently been unstable: the US president effectively cleared the way for the operation by withdrawing US troops from the area, but later threatened to impose sanctions against Turkey as the offensive went on.
Footage from surveillance drones flying around what are formally called “particularly vulnerable areas” will be used as evidence in a trial to get a conviction if witnesses are absent.
Ankara launched 'Operation Peace Spring' last week, justifying the attack on Syria as necessary to clear the area of "terrorists" prior to relocating Syrian refugees who currently reside in Turkey. The Syrian government decried the incursion as an aggressive violation of its sovereignty, and the international community widely condemned the move.
Over the past few months, the United States and Saudi Arabia, two of Iran’s key adversaries, have blamed the Islamic Republic for a series of attacks on commercial vessels in the Persian Gulf and oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, which Iran categorically denies having conducted.
The European Union and the British government are still negotiating on a revised Brexit deal with hours to go before a crunch EU summit. The main sticking point remains how the deal will treat the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey S. Berman has filed fraud and money laundering charges against Turkey's Halkbank amid the escalating row between Ankara and Washington. Scholars have warned that if the charges lead to sanctions against Turkey's banking system it will hit Turkey's currency and economy hard.
The ESA’s Mars Express Orbiter is imaging and mapping the entire surface of Mars with the help of its High Resolution Stereo Camera, in a long-term effort to help unlock some of the secrets of the red planet.