North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan’s northern Hokkaido island into the sea early on Tuesday, provoking a sharp reaction from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. It came as U.S. and South Korean forces conduct annual military drills on the peninsula, to which North Korea strenuously objects. Source: Reuters
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One of the main issues that has recently damaged relations between the two countries has been repeated statements by Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, claiming that Bosnia is home to up to 10,000 Islamic extremists. Source Balkan Insight
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Monday that Turkey considers the independence referendum in northern Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) null and void and illegitimate regardless of its results, adding that there may be economic and military repercussions. Source Daily Sabah
Due to the danger to its own drivers, Reining Transport from Hoogezand has stopped road transport in England on 1 September. “We left the table at the end of last year,” says director Gerrit Hes, “asking whether we wanted to go to England. Our drivers were often threatened. Windows were swept and the windscreen flew. ” Source Dagblad Noorden