Press diary on February 3

Here are the main topics World Bulletin’s English Desk plans to cover Friday Feb. 3, 2017

Press diary on February 3

World Bulletin / News Desk

 

TURKEY

MERSIN - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to attend inauguration ceremony of hospital complex.

ANKARA - Finance Minister Naci Agbal to attend Anadolu Agency’s Editors’ Desk.

ANKARA - Turkish Statistical Institute to announce consumer index inflation rate.

MEXICO

MEXICO CITY - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to meet Mexican counterpart Luis Videgaray Caso, attend opening ceremony of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency office.

SWITZERLAND

GENEVA - World Health Organization to launch new guidance on early cancer diagnosis on eve of World Cancer Day.

GENEVA - UN human rights investigators to hold news conference on situation of Rohingya in Myanmar.

TOKYO

Any nuclear attack by North Korea would trigger an "effective and overwhelming" response, US Defense Secretary James Mattis says in Seoul as he seeks to reassure Washington's Asian allies rattled by Donald Trump's isolationist rhetoric.

UNITED NATIONS

US Ambassador Nikki Haley condemns Russia's "aggressive actions" in Ukraine and pledged strong US support to Kiev even as the new US administration seeks to improve ties with Russia.

SYDNEY

Australia is scrambling to come to terms with the realisation that decades as one of the closest of US allies may count for little in the "America First" vision of President Donald Trump

WASHINGTON

US President Donald Trump steps up his war of words against the world, firing on friend and foe alike even as his new top diplomat arrived for work.

The uproar over President Donald Trump's travel ban has thrown the plight of immigrants into stark relief, but it also has engulfed skilled foreign workers.

MEXICO CITY

With Donald Trump threatening to scrap a two-decade-old trade pact, Mexico is looking to expand economic ties with Europe and Asia, but reducing its dependence on the massive US market will be tough.

For years, Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht landed huge public works contracts by paying hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes. Now, fallout from the company's dirty dealings is spreading across Latin America.

EUROPE

European Union leaders will try to rally together to revive the beleaguered bloc at a special summit in Malta in the face of "threats" from migration, Brexit and Donald Trump.

BUCHAREST

Romania's prime minister insists that the government will press ahead with decrees decriminalising certain corruption offences, defying the country's biggest protests since the end of communism.

TEHRAN

Iran rejects a warning from President Donald Trump over its latest missile test as unfounded and provocative, reflecting growing tensions between Tehran and the new US administration.

 

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