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Israel court upholds Turkish national's release on bail

Israel court upholds Turkish national's release on bail

An Israeli military court on Wednesday dismissed prosecutors’ objections to the conditional release of detained Turkish national Ebru Ozkan. Ozkan, 27, appeared at a Wednesday hearing at the Ofer military court in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Prosecutors lodged an objection...

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Erdogan says dollar volatility to decrease -broadcasters

Erdogan says dollar volatility to decrease -broadcasters

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that volatility in the dollar would decrease and that, when it comes to exchange and interest rates, domestic banks would lend support, local broadcasters quoted him as saying on Wednesday. Turkey's army may come under the authority of the...

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Trump and Merkel clash at fraught NATO summit

Trump and Merkel clash at fraught NATO summit

U.S. President Donald Trump traded barbs with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a tense NATO summit Wednesday after he accused Berlin of being "captive" to Russia and demanded it immediately step up defense spending. The two-day meeting in Brussels is shaping up as the alliance's most...

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At NATO, Trump lashes Germany for being Russian 'captive'

At NATO, Trump lashes Germany for being Russian 'captive'

U.S. President Donald Trump accused Germany of being a "captive" of Russia Wednesday as Western leaders gathered in Brussels for a NATO summit where Trump wants Europeans to pay up more for their own defense. In a startling public outburst, Trump told NATO Secretary-General Jens...

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At least 11 dead in Iran bus collision with tanker

At least 11 dead in Iran bus collision with tanker

At least 11 people died Wednesday when a fuel tanker collided with a bus in western Iran, state media reported. The vehicles crashed shortly after midnight (1900 GMT Tuesday) in Sanandaj, the capital of Iran's Kurdistan province, around 400 kilometers (250 miles) west of Tehran,...

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10 dead, hundreds of houses destroyed in Afghan landslide: officials

10 dead, hundreds of houses destroyed in Afghan landslide: officials

At least 10 people were killed and hundreds of homes destroyed in a remote area of northeastern Afghanistan after melting snow triggered a landslide, officials said Thursday. A mountain lake in Panjshir, a province known for its snowcapped peaks north of Kabul, overflowed and sent water...

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Rescued team unable to attend World Cup final

Rescued team unable to attend World Cup final

The youth football team rescued from a cave in Thailand will be unable to accept FIFA’s invitation to attend the World Cup final. “We have been informed by the Football Association of Thailand that due to medical reasons, the boys will not be in a position to travel to Moscow for...

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UN criticizes Israeli closure of Gaza border crossing

UN criticizes Israeli closure of Gaza border crossing

The United Nations Tuesday criticized Israel's closure of its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip, warning that the measure could have negative consequences. In a statement, U.N. Special Coordinator Nickolay Mladenov urged Israel to reverse its decision. Israel said it was...

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Cristiano Ronaldo's departure marks a sad day for Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo's departure marks a sad day for Real Madrid

Yes. Real Madrid are above any player, even the biggest. What happened to Cristiano Ronaldo and his move to Juventus, would have happened sooner or later. It is the law of life. The player is fully amortized leaving behind a historical, almost unrepeatable, trajectory at Los Blancos....

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Saudi Arabia says it intercepts Houthi missile

Saudi Arabia says it intercepts Houthi missile

Saudi Arabia's air defense forces intercepted a missile fired at its southwestern region of Jizan by Yemen's Houthi movement, Saudi state media said Tuesday. Houthi-run al-Masirah TV had said earlier that a Badr 1 missile had been aimed at Jizan Economic City. There were no immediate...

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Italy stops ship with migrants, turns up pressure on EU allies

Italy stops ship with migrants, turns up pressure on EU allies

ROME: Italy has refused to allow a commercial vessel flying an Italian flag to bring ashore rescued migrants, sticking to a hardline policy on new arrivals as it presses European allies to share the burden of hosting an influx of displaced people. A commercial ship that supplies oil...

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Iran vows to sell as much oil as it can in face of US sanctions

Iran vows to sell as much oil as it can in face of US sanctions

Iran's vice president acknowledged on Tuesday that U.S. sanctions would hurt the economy, but promised to "sell as much oil as we can" and protect banking. Eshaq Jahangiri said Washington was trying to stop Iran's petrochemical, steel and copper exports. "America seeks to reduce Iran's...

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Pompeo talks tough on Iran while visiting the Emirates

Pompeo talks tough on Iran while visiting the Emirates

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. wants to show Iran its actions have "a real high cost" while on a visit to the United Arab Emirates. Speaking to Sky News Arabia, Pompeo said Tuesday that a focus remains on denying "Iran the financial capacity to continue this bad...

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Sworn in with new powers, Erdogan leaves on 1st trip

Sworn in with new powers, Erdogan leaves on 1st trip

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has left for Azerbaijan and the breakaway northern part of ethnically divided Cyprus, making his first foreign trip since being sworn in as Turkey's first executive president with sweeping powers. Erdogan's trip on Tuesday came a day after he took the oath...

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Kremlin hopes for UK 'political epiphany' after Boris Johnson's exit

Kremlin hopes for UK 'political epiphany' after Boris Johnson's exit

The Kremlin said Tuesday that former British foreign minister Boris Johnson's contribution to U.K.-Russia relations was very modest and that Moscow was now waiting for Britain to have a political epiphany. The poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in the English city of...

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Sworn in with new powers, Erdogan leaves on 1st trip

Sworn in with new powers, Erdogan leaves on 1st trip

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has left for Azerbaijan and the breakaway northern part of ethnically divided Cyprus, making his first foreign trip since being sworn in as Turkey's first executive president with sweeping powers. Erdogan's trip on Tuesday came a day after he took the oath...

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Arab-led coalition faces stalemate in battle for Hudaida

Arab-led coalition faces stalemate in battle for Hudaida

An Arab-led coalition has made no major gains in its offensive to wrest control of Yemen’s Hudaida port from the Iran-aligned Houthis, leaving it without the decisive increase in leverage it had sought against the group in U.N.-sponsored peace efforts. The alliance led by Saudi Arabia and the...

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Saudi women allowed to become notaries for first time

Saudi women allowed to become notaries for first time

Women in Saudi Arabia have for the first time been allowed to become notaries, with 12 granted permission to start working in the profession, the justice ministry said Monday. The move comes amid a reform drive in the ultra-conservative kingdom that saw the authorities lift a ban on...

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