Erdogan phones Putin as Turkish Lira loses value as tensions with USA reach high levels (UPDATED)

UPDATE: A statement by the Kremlin announced that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke by phone with Vladimir Putin to discuss “trade and economic cooperation.

The statement will fuel speculation that Erdoğan is moving closer to Russia as relations worsen between Turkey and the United States, even though both countries are NATO members.… Be Informed

Salvini orders change of ‘parent 1 and parent 2’ to ‘mother’ – ‘father’

Ansa: Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Friday said he has ordered to change “parent 1” and “parent 2” into “mother” and “father” on forms to get an electronic identity card on his ministry’s website.

Speaking to online Catholic daily La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana, Salvini said: “I was told that on the interior ministry’s website, forms for an electronic identity card had “parent 1” and “parent 2″‘.… Be Informed

Daisy Osakue will compete for Italy in European final, days after drive-by attack that left her with black eye

Discus-thrower Daisy Osakue will compete in the finals of the European Athletics Championships in Berlin tomorrow, days after she was targeted in a drive-by attack that left her with a black eye.

The 22-year-old Italian-born athlete from Turin, whose parents are Nigerian, will represent Italy in the discus-throwing finals at the Olympic stadium after she qualified on her second attempt yesterday with a throw of 58.73 metres.… Be Informed

Ryanair braces itself for turbulent Friday

Ryanair is bracing for mass travel disruptions on Friday as pilots across Europe begin a coordinated 24-hour strike to push their demands for better pay and conditions at the peak of the busy summer season.The Irish no-frills airline said it would be scrapping some 400 out of 2,400 European flights scheduled for Friday as pilots in Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Sweden and the Netherlands walked off the job.… Be Informed

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Newspaper Headlines MaltaThe Opposition leader Adrian Delia has presented an application before the Constitutional Court seeking a complete copy of the Egrant inquiry report

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