US-Russia missile sabre-rattling in the Arctic sends threatening political messages but the bigger threat is its lasting environmental damage.
Italian aid group Mediterranea Saving Humans says a ship it operates has rescued about 100 migrants, including eight pregnant women and 22 children, and is asking Italian authorities to provide a safe port for them.
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the country would disembark the migrants stranded for two weeks aboard a humanitarian ship in the Mediterranean Sea after six European countries agreed to accept all of them.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says no project excluding Turkey or Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus can be realised in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar made clear that Turkey will not sit and watch without doing anything, while others drill for oil and gas.
In the middle of the holiday season, Italy seems set for renewed instability after Interior Minister Salvini called for a new election based on his party’s high polling.
Turkey's Energy Minister Fatih Donmez says the ship, Yavuz, began operations in an area off the Karpas peninsula where TRNC foreign minister says the meeting between Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders does not bring much hope to solve the issues.
Human rights groups, like SeaWatch, have long complained about the conditions migrants have been held in detention centres run by EU-funded Libyan groups.
Traffickers and armed groups have exploited the country's security vacuum, turning it into a hellhole for migrants.
Aid agencies say more than 110 migrants were missing and scores feared drowned after their overloaded boat sank off the Libyan coast.
President Erdogan says Turkey may re-evaluate its procurement of the aircraft from the US following Ankara's suspension from F-35 fighter jet project.
According to a survey by TUI Group, Turkey is the third most preferred for summer holiday in European countries.
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