ANKARA (AA) – Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover Thursday, June 9, 2016 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ISTANBUL – Prime Minister Binali Yildirim will attend fast-breaking meal organized by Anatolian Businessmen’s Association at Halic Congress Center.
BERLIN – Amnesty International to launch report on racist violence in Germany and failure of authorities to effectively investigate far-right NSU murders.
WARSAW – Turkey, Poland and Romania will hold first trilateral foreign ministers’ meeting to discuss political and military issues.
Spanish polls point to fresh chance for radical left
By Alyssa McMurtry
MADRID (AA) – New research predicts Spain's anti-austerity United Podemos will overtake traditional Socialists in June elections.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – A prayer service will be held as part of Muhammad Ali's funeral. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will attend.
Pakistan Muslims help Christian neighbors build church
By Aamir Latif
KARACHI, Pakistan (AA) – In Pakistan’s northeastern Punjab province, Muslim villagers raise funds to help poor Christian neighbors build church.
Budding India-Afghan ties disconcert Pakistan
By Mubasshir Mushtaq and Aamir Latif
MUMBAI/ISLAMABAD (AA) – Pakistan is increasingly concerned about burgeoning economic and defense cooperation between arch-rival India and Afghanistan.
SOUTHEAST ASIA & PACIFIC
BANGKOK – Thailand celebrates 70th anniversary of King Bhumibol's accession to throne amid climate of anxiety over what future holds.
SEOUL – North Korea announces plan to hold major parliamentary assembly on back of landmark congress.
YANGON – With Muslims falling victim to local nationalist aggression, lawyers establish firm to provide free legal aid to defend basic rights.