Turkey closes 20 TV and radio stations in post-coup clampdown

The president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has said he wants to extend a three-month state of emergency imposed after a failed coup attempt in July, so that authorities can eradicate the threat he says is posed by a religious movement blamed for the plot, and by Kurdish militants who have waged a 32-year insurgency.

Getting in Early: Japan Wants Free Trade Talks ASAP With UK Ahead of Brexit

“Of course the main drawback of Brexit for Japanese financial institutions is the issue of the [EU passport], so it would be natural for them to shift to Frankfurt, Amsterdam or Dublin,” stated Takashi Miwa, Nomura’s chief economist in Japan.

Brexit: Emergency talks called between UK and EU over ‘carpet bomb’ plan – amid warning over US trade deal

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Bob Shennan named Radio 2 controller

However, Shennan will have the experienced head of music Jeff Smith and the well respected Carnie – if he decides to stay on – to rely on. Insiders have also said the BBC wanted to fill the position quickly and Shennan can start almost immediately, following his departure from Channel 4 Radio.

Lukashenko Sent Unpublished Parts of Alleged Berlin-Warsaw Talks on Navalny to Russia, Reports Say

The German government said last week that traces of a nerve agent from the Novichok group had been detected in Navalny’s system. Moscow said Russian doctors had found no toxic substances before he was transported to Germany and that Berlin has provided no evidence to support its claims.

Inside the ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Soundtrack

DJ Pooh hosts the West Coast Classics station. He’s legendary – this is the guy who created the movie Friday. He’s a big personality, and he grew up with all these guys who are on the station. We were getting phone calls from Pooh saying, “I’m driving over to Dre’s house, what do you need […]

Belarus protest leader detained at border as Lukashenko rejects dialogue

Kolesnikova’s whereabouts were unclear. Two other opposition figures who had gone missing around the same time as her, Anton Rodnenkov and Ivan Kravtsov, did however enter Ukraine in the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Ukrainian border service said.

UK secures first major post-Brexit trade deal with Japan as talks with EU turn sour

The diplomatic shockwaves from the British announcement could derail any hopes Prime Minister Boris Johnson may have of negotiating a U.S. trade deal. The House of Representatives speaker, Nancy Pelosi, warned the British government that there will be “absolutely no chance” of a trade deal if the UK violates its international obligations as they apply […]

UK, EU start new round of trade talks before Oct. 15 deadline

“Amid all the noise and negotiations, businesses in the UK and EU remain clear, a good deal is essential. An agreement will be the foundation for post-COVID recovery across the continent,” said Josh Hardie, deputy director general of the Confederation of British Industry.

Brexit: UK and EU set for emergency talks as tensions rise

The meeting of the UK-EU Joint Committee, co-chaired by Mr Gove and Mr Sefcovic, comes after the Speaker of the US House of Representatives insisted there was “absolutely no chance” of a US-UK trade deal if the Northern Ireland peace process was jeopardised.