Thursday

21st Sep 2017

Ticker

Erdogan set to re-introduce death penalty

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that his government would ask parliament to consider reintroducing the death penalty as a punishment for the plotters behind the July coup bid. Capital punishment was abolished in Turkey in 2004 as the nation sought accession to the European Union. Meanwhile, Turkish police detained Murat Sabuncu, the editor of newspaper Cumhuriyet, on Monday morning, in the latest crackdown on independent media.

Asylum seekers create EU 'limbo' nation

The number of asylum seekers "in limbo" in the EU is likely to be greater than the combined populations of Cyprus and Malta, estimates indicate.

EU hopes for clarity on Brexit payments

May to give first major speech on Brexit since notifying EU that the UK was leaving. Negotiations have stalled, but she could revive them with a financial offer.

News in Brief

  1. Le Pen's right-hand man leaves National Front
  2. Spanish PM calls on Catalan leaders to 'stop escalation'
  3. Dutch government to appeal Srebrenica ruling
  4. Verhofstadt: Northern Ireland could stay in single market
  5. Catalan leader decries Spanish government intervention
  6. Hungary set for fresh campaign against public enemy Soros
  7. Iceland's PM leads in polls ahead of October elections
  8. Erdogan demands Iraqi Kurds cancel referendum

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