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Items filtered by date: August 2017

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California filed a lawsuit on Wednesday over the Trump administration’s plan to construct a wall along the border with Mexico, adding to the obstacles facing one of the Republican president’s key campaign promises.

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Amazon.com said on Wednesday it was reviewing its website after an investigation found that it could help users buy the ingredients to make a bomb using its "Frequently bought together" and "Customers who bought this also bought" features.

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Turkish sports club Galatasaray signed Wednesday a cooperation agreement with UNICEF to raise awareness about children's rights.

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The family of a 22-year-old girl, who lost her life after falling down about 10 feet from the balcony of her house, has helped save five lives through organ donation.

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The second series of open studio workshops, "Together," based on the co-productions of Syrian and Turkish artists, started yesterday at Uniq Gallery. All art lovers are invited to the workshop, which will be a partner event to the 15th Istanbul Biennial.

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A pet parrot managed to place an online shopping order by mimicking its owner on a voice-controlled smart speaker, a British newspaper reported Wednesday.

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WikiLeaks revealed Wednesday that a St. Petersburg based company cooperated with Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), the Interior Ministry and Russian surveillance contractors, offering proof of a surveillance infrastructure enforced by Russia.

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The Federal Reserve will begin shrinking the enormous portfolio of bonds it amassed after the 2008 financial crisis to try to sustain a frail economy.

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Hillary Clinton has slammed U.S. President Donald Trump's speech at the United Nations, saying it was "very dark and dangerous."

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan criticized the U.S. for filing charges against his security detail for incidents which happened in May, saying that two out of four staff who are accused by U.S. were not even in the country at the time of the incidents.

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Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died at the age of 95.

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U.S. President Donald Trump prevented Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from invading their Gulf neighbor Qatar, a report said Wednesday.

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  • Published in Turkey


Erdogan says Turkish citizens are free to live according to their own culture, religion and traditions.

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  • Published in U.S.


Category 4 storm hit U.S. island territory 2 weeks after Hurricane Irma

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President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency has for years accepted payments for criticizing studies that raised concerns about the safety of his clients' products, according to a review of financial records and his published work by The Associated Press.

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  • Published in World


Kremlin spokesman does not comment on Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government's upcoming independence referendum.

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Global economic growth forecast for next year is revised to 3.7 pct, up from previous 3.6 pct forecast in June.

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'The rapid influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees has strained resources,' State Dept. says.

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Amid displacement, trauma in refugee camps, Turkish humanitarian aid provides dose of comfort for persecuted Rohingya

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The personal information of 100,000 Canadians may have been compromised in a hack of Equifax revealed earlier in the month, the credit data company said Tuesday.

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Masoud Barzani looks forward to ‘friendly’ talks with Baghdad after next week’s referendum on regional independence

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  • Published in Turkey


Memur-Sen Union donates total of $29,000 to 4 Turkish NGOs to help persecuted Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar

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Reinforcement commando units arrive at Syrian border near southern Hatay’s Reyhanli district, says military source.

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Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it is wrong for the United States to deny the sale of guns to his guards in response to his crackdown on terrorist organizations.

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Last week Middle East Studies Association (MESA) of North America issued an open letter to Turkish government dignitaries criticizing the alleged governmental pressure on Turkey-based scholars to prevent them from attending the 10th meeting of the controversial Workshop for Armenian-Turkish Scholarship (WATS) in Berlin.

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Foreign ministry says Turkish citizens should avoid all but essential travel to countries affected by deadly storm.

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Despite PKK’s terror campaign in Turkey, US continues to supply PYD – the PKK’s Syrian affiliate – with weapons

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The official Twitter account of the Turkish Presidency poked fun at French President Emmanuel Macron Wednesday over a previous statement he had made about Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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The 10th meeting of the Workshop on Armenian-Turkish Scholarship (WATS) that was scheduled to take place in Berlin between 14-17 September caused controversy and led to criticisms from Turkish civil society and some political parties.

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More than 200 killed after tremor strikes on anniversary of devastating 1985 earthquake.

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Turkish president urges Kurdish Regional Government to reconsider referendum on independence.

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan slammed the U.S. on Monday for its decision to withdraw the proposal for a $1.2 million arms sale that would have equipped his security personnel, saying that the U.S. was providing weapons to terror groups for free while halting sales to its ally, Turkey.

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The Lokalize series, where Zorlu Performing Art Center's (PSM) venue Studio hosts local musicians, continues full force this season.

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Diners have no complaints about the service at a pop-up restaurant in central Tokyo, where the 17 waiters and waitresses all suffer from dementia.

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A law enforcement official said Tuesday that a copy of an Adolf Hitler speech was found at the home of white man accused of killing two black men and firing on a black family.

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A white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeals court he wants to fire his appellate attorneys because one of them is Jewish and the other is Indian-American.

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Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest of its kind, has hit a milestone value of $1 trillion, beating all expectations since its creation over 20 years ago.

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Ramil Guliyev, 200-meter world champion, nominated for European Athletics Golden Tracks award.

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Tents, food, kitchenware and clothing have also been distributed among more than 22,000 families: IHH deputy chair.

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  • Published in Turkey


Coast Guard, gendarmerie forces seize more than 300 refugees mostly attempting to travel to Greek islands via Aegean Sea.

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196 Turkish citizens -- including ex-diplomats, soldiers -- granted asylum since foiled 2016 coup

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Suspects include ByLock mobile app users, former teachers.

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Move comes amid growing criticism of Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug campaign.

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More than 170,000 newly arrived Rohingya Muslims have yet to receive any primary healthcare services, says UN.

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  • Published in Turkey


6.95M foreign tourists visited Istanbul in 8 months of 2017, Turkey's Ministry of Culture and Tourism says.

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Ammar al-Hakim’s National Alliance says bloc won’t recognize results of Sept. 25 referendum.

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