Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Everything about Turkey’s constitutional reform
The constitutional amendment proposal, which is expected to be put to referendum after receiving Parliament's approval and change the fate of Turkey's political future, will... More
US industrial production rebounds in Dec., utilities index rises 6.6 percent
U.S. industrial production rebounded in December due to the biggest jump in utilities since 1989 as temperatures cooled across the country.
The Federal Reserve said on... More
2 large earthquakes shake central Italy
Monitors say two earthquakes have hit central Italy in short succession, with tremors felt in the capital, Rome.
The German Research Centre for Geosciences, which operates... More
700 French nationals fighting for Daesh
The Head of the French Co-ordination Unit Of The Fight Against Terrorism (UCLAT), Loïc Garnier said on Tuesday that among 3,000 European nationals are fighting in the ranks... More
Tanzanian man remembers good times in Turkey at Zanzibar’s Izmir Pharmacy
A Tanzanian pharmacist from the country's eastern Zanzibar Island, who studied at Ege University in western Izmir province, cherishes the memory of his good times in Turkey... More
Believe it or not, Trump says he doesn’t like tweeting
Donald Trump, whose early-morning rants and policy pronouncements on Twitter have left the world hanging on his every typed word, said he doesn't like using the social media... More
Ethiopia's coffee farmers eye more fair trade amid rising share in global market
When you enjoy a warm cup of coffee from a cafe run by an international chain like Starbucks, you may hardly realize that the unique flavor may be coming out of Ethiopia.
Suicide car bombing kills 47 people in Mali
A suicide car bombing killed an estimated 47 people at a military camp in the northern Malian city of Gao on Wednesday, government spokesman Mountaga Tall said.
The statement... More
Man slaps French presidential candidate Valls
Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has been seen getting lightly slapped on the chin by a young man during a presidential campaign stop in the western region of Brittany.
French hoteliers sue Airbnb over 'unfair competition'
A group of French hoteliers and real estate agents has launched a lawsuit targeting accommodation-rental platforms, including Airbnb, arguing that their practices amount to... More
Chinese province admits falsifying economic data for years
A Chinese official has admitted his province falsified its economic data for years, state media said Wednesday, as the country prepares to release its national growth estimates... More
US Senate panel approves Trump’s choice of Gen. James Mattis to run Pentagon
The Senate Armed Services Committee has overwhelmingly approved President-elect Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary.
The Republican-led panel voted 26-1 Wednesday...
Eastern Mosul liberated from Daesh
Elite Iraqi forces have driven Daesh terrorist fighters from all districts of eastern Mosul they were tasked with recapturing, their commanding officer said on Wednesday,...
West African bloc to launch military intervention in Gambia at midnight
A military commander with West Africa's regional bloc says its forces will "take action" at midnight unless a solution is found to Gambia's political crisis before then.
Former US President Bush admitted to intensive care unit
A spokesman for former US President George H.W. Bush said Wednesday Bush has been admitted to the intensive care unit at Houston's Methodist Hospital to address a respiratory...
Trabzon's Hagia Sofia Mosque to be restored
The Hagia Sofia Mosque, located in Turkey's northeastern province of Trabzon, will undergo a new restoration project worth about 2 million Turkish liras.
The medieval church...
Heavy, ongoing clashes leave over 150 dead Deir el-Zour
Fierce clashes gripped the eastern Syrian city of Deir el-Zour on Wednesday, a monitor said, as the Daesh terror group set tires ablaze to create a smokescreen from regime...
German AfD’s call to end Nazi guilt triggers fury
A senior member of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) has triggered outrage on social media for verbally attacking Berlin's Holocaust and saying that Germany must...
War On Terror
243 army personnel sought over FETÖ links
An Istanbul prosecutor issued arrest warrants for 243 Turkish military personnel over alleged links with the July 15 coup attempt, judicial sources said on Tuesday.
Europe's problem is Europe, Italian finance min. says
Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan on Wednesday took aim at the EU, saying it was creating its own problems because of a lack of vision, and called on policy makers...
War On Terror
US-led anti-Daesh coalition refrains from using attack aircraft in al-Bab, uses drones instead
Amid Turkey's calls for more active support by the U.S.-led anti-Daesh coalition in its fight against Daesh in northern Syria, the Coalition is only giving limited support...
War On Terror
Daesh suicide bomber detained in Şanlıurfa province
A suspected Daesh suicide bomber, who was responsible for transporting ammunition from Syria to Turkey for terrorists, has been detained by Turkish security forces as part...