El Paso mayor nearly walks out with microphone during press conference on border crisis
El Paso, Texas mayor Oscar Leeser nearly walked out with a microphone during a press conference on Thursday after being challenged about declaring a state of emergency.During a press conference on Thursday, the mayor was pressed on why was delaying on making that call.
© supplied by News 360 The mayor of Istanbul, Ekrem Imamoglu. - Onur Dogman / Zuma Press / Contactophoto
The mayor of Istanbul, Ekrem Imamoglu, warned on Wednesday that the Turkish authorities were going to continue to increase pressure on him and his municipal administration after confirmation a few days ago, of his conviction At two years and seven months in prison for insulted members of the Supreme Electoral Council.
M. Imamoglu, of the People's Republican Party (CHP), opposition party, expects other "politically motivated" surveys to be opened in the weeks and months to come in order to prejudice it, As well as his party, during the June 2023 elections, due to alleged terrorist links within its staff.
A Ukrainian military captain asked Zelenskyy to give Biden a medal he had won for his service: 'Give it to a very brave president'
"Undeserved but much appreciated," Biden said, asking Zelenskyy for the soldier's name so he could contact him.Among these weapons are shoulder-launched anti-tank weapons, unmanned combat aerial vehicles, and mobile rocket launchers — game-changing systems that have helped Ukraine derail Russian President Vladimir Putin's campaign, whether it was defending Kyiv in the early spring or keeping Russian forces at bay in eastern Ukraine over the summer.
Thus, the mayor of Istanbul detailed that the prosecution currently has more than 1,650 suspicious names and accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of preparing a whole plot to remove it from his duties and thus recover, almost three years more late, a city that was under its control for more than two decades.
"They can do anything ... We know that they will not back down in the three, four or five months," warned Mr. Imamoglu, the main representative of the secular and potential rival of Erdogan in the 2023 elections.
Fifteen days ago, he was disqualified and sentenced to two years and seven months in prison for allegedly insulted members of the Higher Elections Council (YSK) in 2019, when he canceled the First round of local elections, which he again won with an even greater margin when they were started later in the year.
Several organizations for the defense of rights and civil society have questioned the judicial process against the mayor Imamoglu and the persecution against him which would have been initiated by the Erdogan government, lest it emerge as A major challenger in a context of economic and political crisis which makes the 2023 election the most important electoral competition of the last 20 Imamoglu years is not the only local authority to have been dismissed by the courts. In recent years, several Kurdish mayors of localities in the south-east of the country have been removed from their functions for alleged ties with terrorist groups.
Source: (Europa Press)
Russia warns US against ‘decapitation strike’ targeting Putin .
Russia’s top diplomat warned the US Tuesday against ordering a so-called “decapitation strike” targeting President Vladimir Putin. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov talked about the alleged assassination plan in a wide-ranging interview with the state new agency Tass. “Some ‘unnamed officials’ from the Pentagon essentially threatened to carry out a ‘decapitation strike’ against the Kremlin,” he said. “Basically, we are talking about a threat to physically eliminate the head of the Russian government.” Lavrov cautioned: “if such ideas are, in fact, being considered by someone, that someone should very carefully think of the possible consequences of such plans.