World News: Saudi crown prince in Turkey to “normalize” ties
Updated: 2022-06-23 09:28:20 KST
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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has traveled to Turkey for the first time in years to hold talks with Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The move comes as both sides try to normalize frayed relations, following the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate.
Following a summit between the leaders on Wednesday, a joint statement was issued highlighting cooperation in bilateral relations.
Restrictions on trade, flights, and TV programs were also lifted, alongside a halt on mutual negative media coverage.
This comes as Turkey is facing its worst economic crisis in years and Saudi Arabia is using its wealth to build alliances in the region.
Bulgaria's government has collapsed after only six months in power, following a vote of no-confidence by lawmakers.
The vote against Prime Minister Kiril Petkov means that unless he can propose an alternative government, Bulgaria will face its fourth general election since April 2021.
The no-confidence vote was made with 123 in favor and 116 opposed.
It comes after the ruling coalition lost its majority over disputes about the budget and North Macedonia's bid to join the EU.
Petkov has had a pro-European and pro-NATO stance following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, while Bulgaria has strong historical ties with Moscow.
Moscow has officially changed the address of the US embassy in the Russian capital.
According to city authorities on Wednesday, the street where the U.S. facility is located is now "Donetsk People's Republic Square", a reference to pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.
The name was chosen by an online poll that started in mid-May and follows similar renaming strategies in European cities, where streets outside Russian embassies have been changed to names of Ukrainian heroes.
Russia says one of the reasons it sent its troops into Ukraine was to protect Russian-speakers from persecution in separatist regions, as it recognizes the independence of the self-declared Donetsk and Luhansk Republics in Donbas.
A protest against the Dutch government's plan to curb emissions has seen thousands of farmers gather in central Netherlands.
Travel to the demonstration's location in the agricultural village of Stroe on Wednesday, saw farmers use their tractors to slow traffic on major highways.
The protest comes amid new targets to limit nitrogen oxide and ammonia levels associated with high-concentration livestock farming.
But farmers claim the mandates will negatively impact those working in the agricultural sector and will likely see some farmers reduce livestock numbers or get rid of them altogether.
The new mandates require a 70-percent reduction near some protected nature areas, going as high as 95-percent in other locations.
More than two-hundred thousand festival goers have poured into the UK's southwestern county of Somerset since Wednesday, to attend the Glastonbury Music Festival.
It's the first time in three years that the event has taken place after it was postponed twice due to the pandemic.
Taking place at Worthy Farm from June 22nd to June 26th, the festival will see performances from 80 artists, including Billie Eilish, Sir Paul McCartney, and Kendrick Lamar.
Festival goers have faced complications reaching Glastonbury due to the UK's biggest rail strike in 30 years.