Morning Briefing: Oct. 1, 2023
Anadolu’s recap of top stories from around the globe
Here’s a rundown of all the news you need to start your Sunday, including the US president's signing off on a short-term spending bill to avert a government shutdown, US statement reiterating its 'firm commitment' to the security of diplomats after Armenian groups harass Turkish officials and Türkiye raising concern about radical diaspora groups using hate speech to incite violence.
US President Joe Biden signed a short-term spending bill to keep the government open for the immediate future ahead of a critical midnight deadline when funding for federal agencies was set to run out.
"I just signed a law to keep the government open for 47 days. There’s plenty of time to pass Government funding bills for the next fiscal year, and I strongly urge Congress to get to work right away. The American people expect their government to work. Let’s make sure it does," Biden wrote on X and shared a picture of the signing.
The move came after the US Senate signed off on the bill earlier Saturday evening and sent the measure to Biden's desk to be signed into law.
- US reiterates 'firm commitment' to security of diplomats after Armenian groups harass Turkish officials
The US State Department said it will continue to take "appropriate steps" to protect the safety and security of diplomats after Armenian protestors disrupted a Turkish conference in the American state of California, which was attended by the Turkish ambassador and diplomats.
In response to Anadolu's questions in an email, a State Department spokesperson said, "We are working with LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) to look into this matter," but added that they have no further information to provide.
Following an incident of physical and verbal harassment in the US, Türkiye raised concerns about radical diaspora groups using hate speech to incite violence against Türkiye, Azerbaijan, the Armenian government, and regional peace.
“It is worrying that the hate language of radical diaspora groups, which target our country and Azerbaijan, and more recently the Armenian government and the peace process in the region, has turned into violent acts. We will initiate the necessary legal process against those who physically attack our delegation,” said the Foreign Ministry.
NEWS IN BRIEF
- India raised an issue with the UK Foreign Ministry and police after Indian High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami was stopped from entering a gurudwara in Scotland, according to an official statement.
- Türkiye’s ambassador to Washington slammed an attack by Armenian protesters against Turkish and Azerbaijani officials in the US state of California, saying all necessary legal measures have been taken.
- The Kosovo government announced it requested that Serbia immediately withdraw all military units from the Kosovo border.
- Mohamed Muizzu was elected President of Maldives, according to early results.
- The president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) condemned an attack by Armenian protesters on Turkish and Azerbaijani officials in the US state of California.
- Police intervened after a group of Armenians verbally and physically assaulted participants at a conference on Turkish foreign policy in the US state of California.
- The ambitious Development Road Project, set to connect the Persian Gulf to Europe via Iraq and Türkiye via railways, roads, and ports, could be completed faster than initially expected, and even as soon as 2028, according to a top Turkish official.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) failed to win in a French Ligue 1 week 7 match against Clermont.
The reigning champions could not score against winless Clermont and played to their third draw of the 2023-24 season.
Bayern Munich held onto a 2-2 draw with RB Leipzig in a German Bundesliga week 6 match.
Leipzig's Belgian forward Lois Openda drew first blood in the 20th minute. Six minutes later, French defender Castello Lukeba made it 2-0 at Red Bull Arena.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.