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Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail

Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail

Published 20/11/2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) during the exploratory talks about forming a new coalition government in Berlin, Germany, November 19, [more…]

Iraqi Federal Court rules Kurdish referendum unconstitutional

Iraqi Federal Court rules Kurdish referendum unconstitutional

Published 20/11/2017

Kurdish policemen look on towards banners supporting the referendum for independence of Kurdistan in Erbil, Iraq September 24, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-MarjaniBAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq’s Supreme [more…]

Steep alcohol taxes drive Turkey’s drinkers to home-brew

Steep alcohol taxes drive Turkey’s drinkers to home-brew

Published 17/11/2017

Onder Ceyhan, a 25-year old university student, brews his own beer at his home in Ankara, Turkey, November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Umit BektasANKARA (Reuters) - Carefully [more…]

Ministerial meeting on Airbus A400M delayed until February: sources

Ministerial meeting on Airbus A400M delayed until February: sources

Published 10/11/2017

NATO buyer nations for the European A400M military transport plane have postponed a ministerial meeting on the troubled program for three months until February, said two sources familiar with the 20 billion euro project. [more…]

Kurdish parties opposed to Barzani report attacks on offices overnight

Kurdish parties opposed to Barzani report attacks on offices overnight

Published 30/10/2017

Iraqi Kurdish political parties opposed to Masoud Barzani, the outgoing Kurdistan region leader, reported attacks on their offices in several cities overnight hours after Barzani announced his resignation. [more…]

First charges filed in U.S. special counsel`s Russia investigation: source

First charges filed in U.S. special counsel`s Russia investigation: source

Published 29/10/2017

A federal grand jury on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters. [more…]

Exclusive: While advising Trump in 2016, ex-CIA chief proposed plan to discredit Turkish cleric

Exclusive: While advising Trump in 2016, ex-CIA chief proposed plan to discredit Turkish cleric

Published 27/10/2017

Former CIA director James Woolsey pitched a $10 million contract to two Turkish businessmen to help discredit a controversial U.S.-based cleric while Woolsey was an adviser to Donald Trump's election campaign, three people familiar with the proposal said. [more…]

No role for Assad in Syria`s future: Tillerson

No role for Assad in Syria`s future: Tillerson

Published 26/10/2017

President Bashar al-Assad and his family have no role in the future of Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday ahead of peace talks aiming at a political transition scheduled to resume next month. [more…]

German coalition parties not yet agreed on eurozone budget idea

German coalition parties not yet agreed on eurozone budget idea

Published 26/10/2017

The German parties exploring a possible coalition said on Thursday they wanted to discuss further the question of a euro zone budget -- an idea pushed by French President Emmanuel Macron. [more…]

Islamic State in Raqqa mounts last stand

Islamic State in Raqqa mounts last stand

Published 17/10/2017

U.S.-backed militias will capture Islamic State's last foothold in the jihadists' former Syrian capital of Raqqa within hours, a militia spokesman said on Tuesday. [more…]