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Turkey announces exemptions to forex contracts ban

Turkey announces exemptions to forex contracts ban

Published 08/10/2018

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has announced exemptions to its ban on using foreign currencies in business agreements, including export-related contracts, capital market instruments and employment [more…]

U.S., Sweden and Italy bid to supply Bulgaria with fighter jets

U.S., Sweden and Italy bid to supply Bulgaria with fighter jets

Published 01/10/2018

SOFIA (Reuters) - The United States, Sweden and Italy have filed bids to supply Bulgaria with eight fighter jets aimed at replacing its ageing Soviet-designed [more…]

With metal skulls and horns, Turkish artist re-interprets ancient…

With metal skulls and horns, Turkish artist re-interprets ancient…

Published 18/09/2018

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - In a disused hangar in Istanbul, Turkish artist Ahmet Gunestekin uses thousands of metal human skulls and twisting, spiky animal horns to [more…]

Greece questions two women over dousing museum relics with oil

Greece questions two women over dousing museum relics with oil

Published 10/09/2018

ATHENS (Reuters) - Police in Greece are questioning two women suspected of squirting or dabbing oil on artefacts in at least two museums in a [more…]

Turkish economic growth dips, lira crisis darkens outlook

Turkish economic growth dips, lira crisis darkens outlook

Published 10/09/2018

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish economic growth slowed to 5.2 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, data showed on Monday, in what officials described as an [more…]

Turkish lira slides 3 percent as markets reopen, eyes on U.S….

Turkish lira slides 3 percent as markets reopen, eyes on U.S….

Published 27/08/2018

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish lira weakened 3 percent against the dollar on Monday after a week-long holiday, hit by persisting concern about a diplomatic [more…]

Tarnished by bailout, Greek PM eyes reshuffle before election

Tarnished by bailout, Greek PM eyes reshuffle before election

Published 27/08/2018

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is poised to announce a cabinet reshuffle this week to freshen up a government lagging in the [more…]

African swine fever hits Romania’s biggest pig farm

African swine fever hits Romania’s biggest pig farm

Published 25/08/2018

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania has confirmed an outbreak of deadly African swine fever at the country’s largest pig breeding farm and all 140,000 animals will [more…]

For Greece’s austerity-hit elderly, bailout “will never end”

For Greece’s austerity-hit elderly, bailout “will never end”

Published 20/08/2018

ATHENS (Reuters) - With two euros in his pocket, Yorgos Vagelakos, an 81-year-old retired factory worker, scouts the farmer’s market in his working-class Athens neighborhood [more…]

For Greece’s austerity-hit elderly, bailout “will never end”

For Greece’s austerity-hit elderly, bailout “will never end”

Published 20/08/2018

ATHENS (Reuters) - With two euros in his pocket, Yorgos Vagelakos, an 81-year-old retired factory worker, scouts the farmer’s market in his working-class Athens neighborhood [more…]