Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Clinton tops donations received in White House race
Democratic Party presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton leads her peers in campaign donations received in the race to the White House, official figures show.
Clinton received... More
President Obama proposes $4.1 trillion US budget
U.S. President Barack Obama sent his annual budget proposal to Congress on Tuesday, with $4.1 trillion in spending during the 2017 fiscal year.
While Obama's eight and... More
Turkey's first driverless metro line to be in service by end of 2016
The driverless automated metro line, scheduled to come into service by the end of 2016 in Istanbul, will become a Turkey first of its kind.
The Üsküdar-Ümraniye-Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe... More
Ramadi fully recaptured from Daesh, Iraqi official says
Iraqi government forces have regained full control of Ramadi after pushing Daesh terrorists out of the city's outskirts, according to Iraqi security forces and the U.S.-led... More
US fails to grasp gravity of Turkey’s warnings on PKK-linked PYD
Ankara's concerns over Washington's close relations with the Syrian PKK affiliate PYD's YPG militia have shifted to a level of questioning the alliance between the two countries after a U.S. State Department spokesman said the U.S. will continue to support the PYD and YPG More
Regime sends military aid with airplanes to PYD in Hasakah
Four Syrian regime military airplanes full of weapons arrived at the Qamishli airport in the PKK Syrian affiliate Democratic Union Party's (PYD) armed People's Protection... More
President Erdoğan receives US Jewish leaders in latest sign of thaw in Israel ties
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu met on Tuesday with the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (CoP), which comprises... More
US sends 20 military advisers, arms to YPG in Syria
Washington has sent 20 military advisers to Kobani in order to assist the PKK-affiliated Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed People's Protection Units (YPG) in its... More
Make a point to see the Butterfly Farm when visiting Istanbul
Inspired by a butterfly farm in Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford, Turkey's first butterfly farm in Istanbul's Beykoz district is reminiscent of the tropics with thousands of butterflies. Children are obviously the farm's regular visitors More
Eating fish reduces risk of Alzheimer's disease
Eating fish at least once a week can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study conducted at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Seafood... More
Bombardier to invest $100M in Turkey's projects
Canadian train and aircraft producer Bombardier is set to join Turkey's railway projects in cooperation with Bozankaya Railway Company and invest $100 million in technology... More
Genre-bending bands perform in Istanbul this week
The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) Salon will host local and foreign jazz musicians as well as instrumental, dubstep and synthpop blends this week More
Gaziantep joins Nobel candidates for hosting refugees
Another Turkish city is seeking a place amongst the laureates of the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. The city of Gaziantep along Turkey's southern border with Syria is nominated... More
Minimizing dependency priority, says Turkish energy minister
The roadmap for the energy sector has been announced by Energy and Natural Resources Minister Albayrak. Accordingly, the necessary investment will surpass $110 billion and diversification in sources will curtail dependency in energy by 50 percent More
Chobani rejects PepsiCo offer to buy stake
Greek-yogurt maker Chobani LLC, founded by Turkish-born billionaire Hamdi Ulukaya, said on Friday it had rejected offers from beverage giant PepsiCo Inc and other investors.
Record number of Americans living abroad renounce their US citizenship
The number of U.S. citizens living abroad renouncing their citizenship has hit an all-time high in 2015, as approximately 4,300 expatriates gave up on their American citizenship... More
Mercedes-Benz to double capacity of Turkey truck plant with €113M investment
Mercedes-Benz Türk will invest 113 million euros in its truck plant in the central province of Aksaray between 2016 and 2018, doubling its capacity. The capacity increase...
Norway investigates child abuse at refugee centers
Norwegian police said Tuesday that they are investigating several cases of sex offenders allegedly abusing children at asylum seekers reception centers in the country. Swedish...
Twitter lets hot tweets rise to top of timelines
Twitter revamped its timeline Wednesday, allowing the "best" tweets to rise to the top, despite warnings of a revolt from members loyal to the real-time flow of the messaging...
Japan's Nikkei extends steep losses, hits 16-mth low
Asian stocks fell on Wednesday on growing concerns about the health of the world's banks, particularly in Europe, pushing investors into safer assets such as the yen, which...
North Korea executes military chief for corruption
North Korea's military chief was executed for corruption and other offences, the South's Yonhap News Agency reported Wednesday, citing unnamed sources.
General Ri Yong...
Man formally charged with heading PKK local activities in Germany
German prosecutors say they have formally charged a 58-year-old Turkish citizen with "membership of a foreign terrorist organization" for his role in the PKK.
Russian opposition leader attacked with a cake
Opposition leader Mikhail Kasyanov said a group of men burst into a Moscow restaurant where he was dining on Tuesday night and threatened him, days after an ally of Vladimir...
Military plane crash kills 4 in Myanmar
Four military officers were killed Wednesday after a military plane crashed in Myanmar's political capital Nay Pyi Taw.
"Four crews were killed and one was seriously injured,"...
'Nothing has changed about our policy on PYD'
The U.S. said Tuesday that it still considers the Syrian wing of the PKK terrorist organization a non-terrorist entity.
"Nothing has changed about our policy on that,"...
Russia says it has 'new plan' to end Syria war
Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with the daily Moskovsky Komsomolets published Tuesday that Moscow had presented Washington with new proposals...
Ankara summons US envoy Bass over PYD statement
Ankara summoned on Tuesday the U.S. Ambassador John Bass to the Turkish Foreign Ministry over the State Department spokesman's remarks on 'not considering the PYD, YPG as...
China confirms first imported case of Zika virus
China confirmed its first imported case of Zika late Tuesday, Xinhua reported, as fears mount over the fast-spreading virus that has been linked to severe birth defects mostly...