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Turkish general election, 2018

Incumbent President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan claims victory as preliminary results show him winning a majority of votes.

Critics say an Erdogan victory would further erode democracy in the NATO member state and entrench one-man rule.

Turkish general election, 2018

Voters in Turkey go to the polls for a presidential and parliamentary election.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory in Sunday's presidential election and said his ruling AK Party and its alliance partner had won a parliamentary majority.

European migrant crisis

Politicians from Germany, Spain, and Portugal visit MV "Lifeline" amid negotiations for the ship to dock in Malta or Italy, both of which have refused permission.

A group of five European politicians have spent the night on a rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean with hundreds of migrants on board, in a desperate bid to hammer out a deal for the vessel to dock.

European migrant crisis

Two ships, MV "Lifeline" and MV "Alexander Mærsk", carrying hundreds of rescued migrants, await a port to disembark. The commercial Maersk ship rescued migrants following a request from Italian authorities but Italy and Malta have refused permission to dock.

An NGO rescue ship and a merchant vessel are waiting to disembark more than 300 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea. Malta and Italy have refused the Mission Lifeline rescue ship permission to dock.

European migrant crisis

16 European Union leaders meet in advance of the 28 June full EU summit on migration.

The leaders of Germany, France and about a dozen other EU nations are converging on Brussels for an afternoon of informal talks on differences over migration.

Bulk freighter

Firefighters extinguish a blaze on bulk freighter MV "Iron Chieftain", which was burning for almost a week while docked at Port Kembla in New South Wales, Australia. Police say they will remain on-scene to assist the owner and operator with salvage operations.

After the best part of a week, a problematic blaze aboard the Iron Chieftain bulk carrier at Port Kembla has been extinguished.


An explosion in Wuppertal, Germany, destroys a building and injures at least 25 people, four of them seriously.

Four severely injured people were rescued from the house after the blast

Women to drive movement

Saudi Arabia lifts its ban on women being allowed to drive.

Saudi women are in the driver’s seat for the first time in their country and steering their way through busy streets after the world’s last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.

Terrorism in Israel

Shin Bet and the Israel Defence Forces detain eight suspected terrorists, including one suspected of conducting a vehicle-ramming attack earlier in the day. Guns, cash, and stun grenades are seized.

Eastern Daraa offensive (June 2018)

Russian warplanes provide air cover for the offensive for the first time.

Russian jets struck an opposition held town in southwest Syria on Sunday, opposition sources said, in the first air cover provided by Moscow to an expanding Syrian army offensive to recapture the strategic area bordering Jordan and the Israeli occupied Golan Heights.