Thursday, January 19, 2017
Germany loses track of 3 persons flagged as threats
Federal Criminal Police Office chief Holger Münch announced on Wednesday that Germany had lost track of three persons flagged as threats, according to information provided... More
Turkey's tobacco exports exceed $1 bln
The export of tobacco, which is among Turkey's main export items, exceeded $1 billion in 2016, according to statistics which surfaced on Thursday.
With an increase of 10... More
US invited to Astana talks, Russian FM says
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday that the U.S. has been invited to upcoming peace talks on the Syria conflict, which are expected to take place in the... More
Gambia’s Jammeh increasingly isolated, as new president-elect plans inauguration in Senegal
Adama Barrow will be sworn in as Gambian president Thursday at his country's embassy in the Senegalese capital Dakar, the president-elect announced.
"The General Public... More
20 firefighters killed in collapse of burning tower in Tehran
A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 20 firefighters, Iranian state television quoted the city's mayor as saying on Thursday.
British FM compares Hollande to Nazi prison guards
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Wednesday compared French President François Hollande to a World War II Nazi prison guards after warnings by the French president... More
British woman returns 4,500 year-old jug to Turkey
A 4,500 year-old jug, believed to be from the Bronze Age, has been returned to Turkey, the Culture, Tourism and Publicity Office of Turkey's Embassy in London said.
Fed to gradually raise rates over next 3 years
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she expects the Fed to raise its benchmark interest rate several times a year through 2019, as it moves closer toward to its economic... More
Man robs $16 mln worth jewels in French Riviera
A robber who posed as a customer stole 15 million euros ($16 million) worth of jewelry from a shop in the French riviera resort of Cannes on Wednesday, local police said.
Up to 30 feared dead in avalanche-hit hotel after Italy quake
Rescue workers were met with an eerie silence Thursday when they reached a four-star spa hotel struck by an avalanche in a mountainous earthquake-stricken region of central... More
PM Yıldırım warns Japan on FETÖ structure
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım warned Japan on Wednesday evening about the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) structures on the island country.
The prime minister welcomed Japanese... More
Google grabs Twitter app platform Fabric
Google is acquiring Twitter's mobile application developer platform Fabric, a move which could give some breathing room for the social network after charting an independent...
China to spend $2.7 billion on cleaning Beijing's air
Beijing will spend $2.7 billion to fight air pollution in the capital this year, state media reported Thursday.
Part of the money will be used to close or upgrade more...
War On Terror
Testimony of Reina attacker’s wife played important role in terrorist’s capture
The wife of Abdulgadir Masharipov, who massacred 39 people in a popular upscale Istanbul nightclub Reina on New Year's Eve in the name of the Daesh terrorist group, played...
Kosovo calls on EU, US to mediate with Serbia
Kosovo's foreign minister has written to his colleagues in the European Union, United States and other countries denouncing "numerous acts of provocation and aggression" from...
Presidency tops poll as ‘most trusted institution’ in Turkey
Turkey's Presidency has been chosen by the public as being the most trustworthy institution for the first time in a recent survey, overtaking the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK)...
Turkish Consulate attacked in Switzerland’s Zurich
A bombing attack was carried out against the Turkish Consulate in Zurich on Thursday in the early hours of the morning. Fireworks and other explosives were used and damage...
Online ‘headhunters’ recruit young Germans for Daesh
Daesh is using "headhunters" on social media and instant messaging sites to recruit disaffected young people in Germany, some as young as 13 or 14, the head of the country's...
Journalists select France's political liar of the year
A right-wing mayor was chosen as France's "political liar of the year" by a panel of journalists on Thursday.
Robert Menard, mayor of Beziers city in southern France, won...
European Council gives Ankara town '12-Star city' title
Ankara town Kahramankazan was awarded with a prestigious "12-Star City" title by the European Council on Thursday afternoon.
According to a statement issued from the municipality...
NATO sees increasing number of state-backed cyber attacks
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday said the alliance is coming under an increasing number of state-sponsored cyber attacks as he called on the bloc to boost its online...
Oetzi the iceman's last meal was 'Stone Age bacon' report says
Oetzi the famous "iceman" mummy of the Alps appears to have enjoyed a fine slice or two of Stone Age bacon before he was killed by an arrow some 5,300 years ago.