Qatar has expressed “regret and utter surprise” over the move by a number of Arab states to close their borders and airspace, and sever diplomatic relations with Doha, stressing that the Persian Gulf kingdom has been subjected to a campaign of lies.
US President Donald Trump on Saturday accused former president Barack Obama of wiretapping him in October during the late stages of the presidential election campaign, but offered no evidence to support the allegation.
French presidential candidate Francois Fillon suffered a new blow to his campaign, with his spokesman saying he is quitting, as Marine Le Pen, the other presidential candidate's bid to become the next president hit another stumble after members of the European Parliament voted to lift her immunity from prosecution.
Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim officially launched his ruling party’s campaign for a "yes" vote in a referendum on ushering in a presidential system, which critics fear will concentrate too many powers in the hands of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
With his political career on the line, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi launched a final day of campaigning on Friday ahead of a Dec. 4 referendum, saying Italy would be the strongest nation in Europe if he wins.
South Korean diplomatic sources have reportedly said that US President-elect Donald Trump has pledged his commitment to an existing security alliance between Washington and Seoul, despite his campaign rhetoric that the US would potentially abandon its Asian ally.