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Items filtered by date: February 2017

  • Published in U.S.


North Dakotans will no longer need a permit to carry a concealed weapon after Republican Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation lifting restrictions, a victory for gun rights advocates that came a week after South Dakota's governor vetoed a similar bill.

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  • Published in Health


U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Obamacare was "exploding" after Republican lawmakers shelved legislation that would have dismantled the healthcare law.

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President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies.

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After failing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans in the U.S. Congress quickly pivoted on Friday to President Donald Trump's next priority: overhauling the federal tax code, but their plan has already split the business community.

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  • Published in Health


More Americans are drinking a daily cup of coffee in 2017, a reversal of four years of declines, as gourmet brews gain in popularity, according to an industry group's report released on Saturday.

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Kendrick Lamar, one of the most praised voices in hip-hop, took on both U.S. President Donald Trump and rivals in the rap world in a surprise new song.

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  • Published in Tech


With ‘brand safety' emerging as a major concern for marketers amid a surge in offensive content across the internet, major advertisers' decision to shift large chunks of their budgets from TV to digital now looks much more dubious

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The world's biggest smartphone maker Samsung, assailed by a shambolic recall and embroiled in South Korea's wide-ranging corruption scandal, on Friday backed away from a planned corporate restructuring.

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  • Published in Sports


Goalkeeper icon Gianluigi Buffon kept a clean sheet in his 1,000th match as Italy beat Albania 2-0 on Friday and remained joint leaders with Spain in their World Cup qualifying group.

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  • Published in Health


Add enhanced risk of premature balding to the list of illnesses and indignities faced by diminutive men of European descent, according to a new study.

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Panned by Turkish critics, the latest film by Ferzan Özpetek subtly interweaves modernist and populist sensibilities

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After the U.S. and U.K. banned passengers from carrying electronic devices other than cellphones in aircraft cabins, Turkish Airlines has taken action to offer free internet to all its passengers, while it is reported that Emirates Airlines is carrying out a similar project. THY's next plan is to distribute tablets to passengers on U.S. flights

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  • Published in World


The lights are being switched off around the world at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, to mark the 10th annual Earth Hour, and to draw attention to climate change.

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  • Published in Turkey


One of the highlights at a Turkish chocolate festival has been U.S. President Donald Trump — made of cake icing.

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The recently introduced U.S. and British bans on electronic devices as carry-ons in flights coming from certain countries, including Turkey, is based on "trade concerns rather than security", Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş said Saturday.

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EU Minister Ömer Çelik criticized a recent report by the lower house of the British Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee for failing to include the Turkish view regarding the topics covered in the paper.

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  • Published in World


As a wave of anti-Turkey sentiment becomes a familiar theme in the EU amid rising populism, another anti-Erdoğan protest clearly advocating violence took place right in the heart of Switzerland.

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  • Published in Turkey


Former UK foreign secretary says 'without any question' Fetullah Terror Organization involved in last July's failed coup

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  • Published in World


Representatives of 27 EU countries, minus Britain, gather in Rome for anniversary of founding treaty

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Communist Party of the Philippines says it will declare unilateral cease-fire no later than March 31

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Report calls Ankara 'essential partner', stresses furthering relations after Brexit

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Survey shows strong opposition to energy exploration in wilderness on day Trump revives Keystone Pipeline projec

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Trump says Keystone 'first of many infrastructure projects' for administration

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A strike last week allegedly left over a hundred civilians dead in densely-populated western Mosul

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Czech member of European Parliament calls for political realism in EU-Turkey relations

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'Secretary Tillerson will reaffirm Turkey’s important role in ensuring regional stability', State Department says

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Two Canadian provincial ministers on Thursday expressed support for Muslim students attending prayers after a district school board concluded that weekly Friday prayers do not interefer with education, amid opposition by some when a protester tore up a Quran.

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  • Published in Health


Developed by the Health Ministry, the mobile app "e-Nabız" (e-Pulse), which allows users to access their medical records, has been chosen the "Best Health Application" at the World Summit Award presented under the auspices of the United Nations Information Society.

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The 53rd Library Week will be celebrated with a series of events between March 27 and April 1 focusing on archival tradition, book art as well as an exhibition centering on the street dogs that share Istanbul with its human residents

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FBI agents infiltrated a militia by posing as filmmakers in order to obtain statements from the armed militants, and used the recordings against two people on trial, reports said on Wednesday.

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  • Published in Sports


Forward Cenk Tosun struck twice in four minutes to keep Turkey in contention to reach the 2018 World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Finland in Group I on Friday.

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  • Published in Turkey


11 people died after a boat carrying 20 refugees capsized near the Kuşadası district of Turkey's Aydın province on Friday.

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Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek says pre-2008 growth levels will return

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  • Published in U.S.


Trump says Keystone 'first of many infrastructure projects' for administration

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  • Published in Turkey


Antiquity taken from 1960s Turkey can return after new legal agreement with Swiss authorities

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  • Published in World


German Chancellor defends dialogue with Ankara amid ongoing standoff over Turkish campaign rallies

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  • Published in World


Justice minister condemns boycott of Daily Sabah by parliament president

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After being swept from power in 2011, ex-president was slapped with array of charges from which he was ultimately exonerated

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It will be a very hard yet an essential battle, Jean-Yves Le Drian says

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  • Published in World


‘Those evil and twisted individuals who tried to destroy our shared way of life will never succeed,’ Mayor Sadiq Khan says

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  • Published in U.S.


A photograph shared by U.S. Vice President Michael Pence on his official Twitter account on Thursday drew harsh criticism, as no women or a person of color was present in the health care meeting.

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  • Published in Tech


Twitter Inc is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals, the company said on Thursday, raising the possibility that it could collect subscription fees from some users for the first time.

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ODTU physicist Bilge Demirkoz honored for her groundbreaking work studying space radiation

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Delay signals stinging defeat for the bill's Republican champions, including Trump

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