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Items filtered by date: December 2016


Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş on Tuesday criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's 'unacceptable' travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim majority countries, urging the U.S. to 'review' the executive order.

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This fair shows how much choice a traveller has today - what country to visit, what activities to do - the options are endless and on display at the fair.

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  • Published in U.S.


Jared Kushner has divested his equity interest in 666 Fifth Avenue, a 39-story office and retail building on Manhattan's famed shopping area, according to a spokesperson at Kushner Companies.

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Massachusetts on Tuesday joined a legal effort to block U.S. President Donald Trump's order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, which the state's attorney general has said is unconstitutional.

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An airline maintenance worker in Oklahoma found 31 pounds (14 kg) of cocaine in the nose cone of an American Airlines jet after it arrived from Colombia, police said on Monday.

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U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly will participate in a press conference at noon EST (1700 GMT) on Tuesday with other department officials to discuss implementation of President Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration, the department said.

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President Donald Trump was set to unveil his pick for a lifetime job on the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday as Democrats, still fuming over the Republican-led Senate's refusal to act on former President Barack Obama's nominee last year, girded for a fight.

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The 35-year-old Swiss rocket claims his 18th grand slam title, becoming the oldest grand slam winner since Ken Rosewall won the 1972 Australian Open at 37.

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It was Super Bowl Opening Night on Monday when the National Football League opened its borders to all saying; give us your weird, your strange and wackiest questions.

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Comments by NATO head come ahead of emergency UN Security Council meeting on Iran missile test

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A group of technology companies plans to meet on Tuesday to discuss filing an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging U.S. President Donald Trump's order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, said a spokesperson for a company organizing the gathering.

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Without a doubt, people in the 21st century are smartphone addicts. What is more worrying is that more tend to sacrifice their sleep and wake up to check their cellphones.

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Make the most of the shortest month of the year with İş Sanat's busy schedule that offers art lovers of all ages a heartwarming series of classical music performances, which can be a fine opportunity to spend time with your loved ones in the most romantic month of the year

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  • Published in World


The former owner of the house where Adolf Hitler was born has launched a legal battle against the Austrian government for expropriating the building, a court official said Tuesday.

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The French-Canadian student charged in a shooting spree that killed six people at a Quebec City mosque was known in online circles as a supporter of far-right French politician Marine Le Pen and described by a former classmate as a "nerdy outcast."

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The U.S. dollar tumbled against key rivals on Tuesday and was on course for its worst month since March after U.S. President Donald Trump commented on currency devaluation by other countries and his trade adviser remarked on the euro.

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Deutsche Bank agreed to pay $630 million in fines to U.S. and UK regulators for failing to prevent around $10 billion in suspicious trades being laundered out of Russia, settling a second major legal case this month.

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Techies have devised a program to execute quickfire stock trades to take advantage of President Donald Trump's Twitter habit of blackballing individual companies.

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Turkey’s population reached 79.8 million last year according to figures released yesterday, but the growth rate remains at 1 percent, a concerning figure for the aging country

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French presidential candidate Francois Fillon got his wife and two of his children jobs that paid nearly one million euros ($1.1 million), according to new claims in the Canard Enchaine newspaper on Tuesday.

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A Syrian girl who made headlines last year for her plea to doctors to transplant her eyes to her blind father, met President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, a leading patron of Syrian refugees, who have found a safe haven in Turkey after fleeing their war-torn country.

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Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, 92, was discharged on Monday from a Houston hospital where he was treated for more than two weeks after developing pneumonia, a spokesman said.

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House Republicans on Monday began the process of killing five Obama-era rules on corruption, the environment, labor and guns under the first real test of the Congressional Review Act, a law intended to keep regulation in check.

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As Turkey continues to discuss the credibility of the subjective decisions of the big three rating agencies that control 95 percent of the market, another issue has ignited questions of a possible lawsuit

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The U.S. Department of Defense confirmed on Tuesday that it has delivered "up-armored vehicles" to the Syrian Arab Coalition, a component of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a U.S.-backed militia alliance, but noted that the delivery had been planned prior to the election, during the Obama administration.

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A five-year-old boy was detained for several hours at Washington Dulles International Airport on Saturday after U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order to ban immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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As soon as he became U.S. president, Donald Trump signed quite a number of executive orders, some of which have provoked heated debates.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu downplayed a spat with Mexico over U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed border wall Tuesday, saying the countries' relations were stronger than a "passing" row.

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The U.S.'s top lawyer told the Justice Department on Monday not to enforce President Donald Trump's executive order to ban citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from the U.S. - a move that ultimately led to her dismissal.

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama is heartened by the political activism he sees across the country and disagrees with discrimination against people based on their religion, a spokesman said on Monday.

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Police and prosecutors scheduled a press conference on Monday to announce that they had solved the 1976 murder in Los Angeles of the ex-wife of Righteous Brothers singer Bill Medley, saying the killer was identified through familial DNA testing.

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A defense lawyer told a New York City jury on Monday that police got the wrong man when they charged his client in the notorious 1979 disappearance of six-year-old Etan Patz, a case that raised alarms nationwide about the abduction of children.

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Detecting cancer, HIV and Hepatitis can now be possible through the use of a smartphone, following a groundbreaking discovery in southern Turkey.

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The Premier League's star imports are demanding huge pay rises as clubs' TV revenues rocket, Chinese teams entice them with mega wages - and the pound slumps ahead of Brexit.

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  • Published in Turkey


Formerly adorning the palaces of Europe in the 14th and 15th centuries and once the most famous carpet on the continent, Uşak carpets are regaining their historic fame as producers work hard to meet increasing demand for the pieces famous for their patterns, number of knots and warping characteristics

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Halal cruises will be Turkey's booming tourism offering in 2017 with ships sailing along the Danube River, the Nile and the Rhine River, exclusively serving religiously observant Muslims.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan came across and took part in an engagement ceremony on Sunday while he was paying a visit to the home of a coup veteran in Istanbul.

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Toyota has relinquished the title of the world's biggest automaker, reporting Monday that it sold 10.175 million vehicles worldwide in 2016, fewer than Volkswagen's 10.31 million.

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A 23-year-old dental student from France won the Miss Universe crown Monday in a pageant held in the Philippines, saying her triumph will make the beauty contest more popular in Europe and help her efforts to put more underprivileged children in school.

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Turkish Airlines has offered passengers who have flights booked with the airline to rebook or get a refund on their tickets if their travel plans were cancelled due to the sudden U.S. travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries.

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Researchers from Gebze Technical University (GTÜ) in northwestern Turkey have developed a polymeric material that can self-heal by up to 95 percent for a project supported by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK).

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Two lawmakers say that the Iraqi parliament has approved a "reciprocity measure" after U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning citizens from Iraq and six other Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

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Facebook, Netflix criticize Trump; Starbucks, Airbnb offer services for refugees

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Confusion persists about status of British dual citizens affected by US entry ban on 7 Muslim-majority countries

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French Foreign Ministry advises some dual nationals against U.S. travel; German Chancellor hits out at entry ban

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Mohamed Abrini charged by French prosecutors over alleged involvement in 2015 Paris killings

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Petition to British parliament lashes out at US leader's 'well documented misogyny and vulgarity'

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Interior Ministry says 'four terrorists neutralized' during last week's operations

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Foreign Ministry says Turkey stands in solidarity with its ally Canada in wake of deadly shooting

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