AP News in Brief at 9:04 p.m. EST

Kherson celebrates Russian exit yet faces huge rebuilding KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Residents of Kherson celebrated the end of Russia´s eight-month occupation for the third straight day Sunday, even as they took stock of the extensive damage left behind in the southern Ukrainian city by the Kremlin´s retreating forces. A jubilant crowd gathered in Kherson´s […]

Over 140 tourists launch legal action after illness at Turkish hotel

More than 140 British holidaymakers have launched legal action after being struck down with severe illness at a luxury five-star resort in Turkey. Dozens of families claim they contracted a sickness bug which ruined their holidays while staying at the Mukarnas Resort and Spa, in Antalya — a resort city on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. Tourists […]

 is still believed to be in Moscow today and has met with the ex-German chancellor trying to broker peace with Putin after his own world was turned upside down by sanctions — forcing him to divert his £1.3billion of superyachts and private jets to spots where they won’t be seized. The Chelsea owner, 55, last seen […]

James Lock films TOWIE while Yazmin Oukhellou recovers in hospital 

James Lock was seen for the first time since his ex ‘s horror car accident as he returned to filming on Tuesday. The reality star, 35, cut a casual figure as he joined his co-stars Amy Childs, Pete Wicks and Saffron Lampriere as they went for drinks at a local bar. On Sunday, Yazmin’s on-off […]

AP News in Brief at 9:04 p.m. EST

Kherson celebrates Russian exit yet faces huge rebuilding KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Residents of Kherson celebrated the end of Russia´s eight-month occupation for the third straight day Sunday, even as they took stock of the extensive damage left behind in the southern Ukrainian city by the Kremlin´s retreating forces. A jubilant crowd gathered in Kherson´s […]

UN warns of possible war crimes in Turkish-controlled Syria

Infighting among various Turkish-affiliated armed groups over power-sharing was causing civilian casualties and damage to civilian infrastructure. Armed groups in the area of northern Syria controlled by Turkey may have committed war crimes and other violations of international law, the UN rights chief said Friday. Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, […]

Turkish biotech tycoon charged with plotting murder of Vermont father

The Turkish biotech tycoon charged with plotting the murder of a father shot dead in 2018 is a former teenage magician who allegedly faked his own medical degree to dupe US healthcare executives, including Dr. .  Serhat Gumrukcu is the 39-year-old founder of Enochian Biosciences, which claims to be developing treatments for cancer, hepatitis and HIV. The […]

Russian oligarchs welcome in Turkey, foreign minister says

March 26 (Reuters) — Russian oligarchs are welcome in Turkey but must abide by international law in order to do any business, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday. Turkey has strongly criticized Russia’s invasion of Ukraine but opposes sanctions imposed by its NATO allies on principle. «If Russian oligarchs … or any Russian […]

LITERARY FICTION

LITERARY FICTION The Romantic by William Boyd (Viking £20, 464 pp) The Romantic  Boyd’s new novel revisits the ‘whole life’ formula of his 2002 hit Any Human Heart, which followed its hero across the 20th century. The Romantic does the same thing for the 19th century. It opens with the kind of tongue-in-cheek framing device […]

US Embassy denies claims husband of diplomat in Istanbul crashed car

The US Embassy in Turkey Lawyer has denied claims that the husband of America’s Consul General in Istanbul crashed his car while drink-driving and then walked away from the scene after claiming diplomatic immunity. Turkish media reported that Mounir Elkhamri, the husband of US consul general in Istanbul Julie Eadeh, was driving a consular vehicle […]