German unions and employers ended marathon pay talks early on Wednesday with a phased agreement to boost the pay of more 2 million public sector workers by some 7.5 percent over two-and-a-half years.
German unions, employers agree pay hike for public sector workers
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called snap elections in Turkey for June 24, bringing the polls forward by over a year-and-a-half after a call from his main nationalist ally.
Erdogan calls Turkey snap polls for June 24
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said he was ready to consider changing an unpopular social security overhaul that has sparked days of deadly protests and one of the biggest crises of his leadership.
Nicaragua's Ortega offers benefits rethink as protest death toll rises
Businesses should welcome Turkey’s state of emergency because it guards against terrorism and prevents workers from going out on strike, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.
Erdogan: Emergency rule good for economy, stops terrorism, strikes
US President Donald Trump will visit Britain midway through 2018, possibly in July, British newspapers reported on Saturday, citing government sources in Washington and London.
US president to visit UK mid-year in spite of anticipated protests
The first batch of terrorists left Eastern Qalamoun on Friday area on 35 buses as per the agreement reached on Friday for having terrorists and their families leave al-Rheibeh, Jairoud, and al-Nasseriyeh and head north.
First batch of terrorists,families leave Eastern Qalamoun area
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party will discuss the possibility of holding Turkey’s presidential election in August, more than a year earlier than planned, the government spokesman said on Tuesday, following a suggestion from its nationalist allies.
Turkey's ruling party to discuss call for early election
The Turkish prime minister said Wednesday Ankara is still committed to getting membership in the EU, adding that a thaw in relations with Russia is not an alternative to Europe.
Ankara fully committed to EU membership – Turkish PM
Violent protests against a proposed change to Nicaragua’s pension system have left at least 10 people dead over two days, the government said Friday.
10 killed in violent protests against Nicaragua’s pension reform plan
Police arrested more than 180 people as opposition supporters staged sit-ins and attempted to block traffic in Armenia's capital Friday, the latest in days of protests at what they are branding a power-grab by ex-president Serzh Sarkisian.
Dozens of opposition protesters arrested in Armenia

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