Wednesday, March 29, 2017
130 years of going faster
Ever since the first motor carriage rolled out of Karl Benz’s workshop in 1886, man has been on an ongoing quest to go faster. That first three-wheeled carriage, capable of just 8 mph, was by default the fastest road car in the world at that time. Now, 130 years later, the stakes are somewhat higher. With the fastest road car now capable of nearly 270 mph, how long will it be until we see the first 300 mph production road car?
FM Çavuşoğlu urges US to conduct Halkbank executive's procedures transparently
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu urged the U.S. on Wednesday to conduct the process involving a Halkbank executive in a transparent way.
Çavuşoğlu said that Turkey is...
Brazil becomes 1st to qualify for 2018 World Cup
Less than three years after the most humiliating loss in its proud football history, a resurgent Brazil has become the first team to qualify for the World Cup in Russia.
Turkey expresses concern over KRG flag decision
A statement released by the ministry expressed 'alarm' at the decision taken by Kirkuk Provincial Council to display Northern Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) flag...
Scottish lawmakers back 2nd independence referendum call
Scottish lawmakers voted Tuesday to seek a new referendum on independence, presenting the British government with an unwelcome distraction as it prepares to push the European...
US internet users pushed to use VPN as congress rolls back internet privacy
The vote by the U.S. Congress to repeal rules that limit how internet service providers can use customer data has generated renewed interest in an old internet technology:...
Erdoğan visits ‘no’ campaign tent in Istanbul
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan paid a surprise visit to a "no" campaign tent on Tuesday in Istanbul's Sarıyer district.
House hunter's guide, Turkish edition
A bright, sunny three-bedroom apartment with lots of space, a parking lot and a scenic view is everyone's perfect dream home. However, finding one is not always easy; especially if you are looking for a house in a country with a population of millions
Eastern EU states lambast 'blackmail' by Brussels
Leaders from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland rejected on Tuesday what they called Brussels' use of "blackmail and diktat" over planned resettlements of migrants...
US, UK electronic device ban ineffective, IATA says
The leading international airline trade organization's top official on Tuesday denounced U.S. and British bans on some electronic devices on flights from several Muslim-majority...
Fillon's wife charged over fake job scandal
Penelope Fillon, wife of France's conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon, was charged Tuesday with complicity in the abuse of public funds in a scandal that has...
IAAF bans Abeylegesse for 2 years over doping
The ruling athletics body IAAF banned Turkish long distance runner Elvan Abeylegesse for two years Wednesday and stripped her of her two Beijing 2008 Olympic medals because...
Turkish court suspends Booking.com activities over unfair competition
A Turkish court has ruled for the suspension of Booking.com's activities in the country on Wednesday after the Turkish Travel Agencies Association (TURSAB) filed a lawsuit...
3,800-year-old untouched tomb of ancient Egyptian woman found
A group of archaeologists have unearthed an ancient Egyptian mummy during excavations in southeastern Egypt's Qubbet el-Hawa necropolis. The tomb, which is estimated to be...
Police investigating ‘human waste’ found in Coca-Cola cans in Northern Ireland
Police in Northern Ireland said they are investigating after human waste was found in empty Coca-Cola cans at one of the compan's factories in Lisburn.
According to the...
Paralyzed man feeds himself using his thoughts thanks to brain implant
A paralyzed man in Cleveland fed himself mashed potatoes for the first time in eight years, aided by a computer-brain interface that reads his thoughts and sends signals to...
UK police, Muslim youths to join hands to mark attack
British police officers will be linking hands with members of a Muslim youth group on a London bridge to mark last week's attack outside Parliament that killed four people.
Daesh recruiter arrested in southern Turkey
A senior Daesh member was arrested Wednesday for recruiting members for the terrorist group from Europe after he was captured by police in Turkey's southern Adana province.
Amid EU efforts to interfere, Turkish diaspora flocks to ballot boxes
On the first day of voting in the upcoming referendum for the constitutional amendment package, 38,000 Turkish people living abroad cast their votes, as interest in the election remains high amid European interference in Turkish politics favoring the ‘no' vote
Indonesian man's body found in belly of 7-meter python
A missing farmer has been found dead inside the stomach of a 7-meter long python in Indonesia's West Sulawesi province, media reports said Wednesday.
Residents in Karossa...
Passenger plane bursts into flames in Peru
A plane with 141 people on board went up in flames on Tuesday after crash landing at an airport in the central Peruvian town of Jauja, local media reported.
Trump tosses 'war on coal'
U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that looks to roll back many of his predecessor Barack Obama's environmental protections.
Trump declared the...