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Turkish donates office equipment to Ethiopia
14:37, 29 June 2017 Thursday

Turkish donates office equipment to Ethiopia

Donations comprises 62 pieces of IT equipment including computer sets, LCD projectors, scanners, photo copiers

Nearly 900 Nigerian refugees repatriated from Cameroon
04:03, 29 June 2017 Thursday

Nearly 900 Nigerian refugees repatriated from Cameroon

Repatriation follows agreements between the 2 countries, says UN refugee agency

DRCongo UN sets up joint mission over 2M displaced
01:09, 29 June 2017 Thursday

DRCongo: UN sets up joint mission over 2M displaced

2 UN agencies set up mission to address 'bleak' humanitarian situation in central African nation


Turkish dervish commemorated in Bosnia after 507 years
15:49, 29 June 2017 Thursday

Turkish dervish commemorated in Bosnia after 507 years

Ayvaz Dede is a 15th century dervish who moved to the Bosnian village of Prusats from Akhisar in western Anatolia.


UN envoy says Cyprus deal 'not impossible'
05:18, 29 June 2017 Thursday

UN envoy says Cyprus deal 'not impossible'

The biggest success would be a comprehensive agreement, UN envoy says at restarted Cyprus talks in Swiss Alps


US stock market opens mixed
17:44, 29 June 2017 Thursday

US stock market opens mixed

US economy expands 1.4 percent in first quarter

German inflation edges up in June
16:23, 29 June 2017 Thursday

German inflation edges up in June

Consumer prices increased by 1.6 percent year-on-year last month, Destatis reported in preliminary data.

Euro leads currency rally on rate hike talk equities advance
12:27, 29 June 2017 Thursday

Euro leads currency rally on rate hike talk, equities advance

The single currency powered to more than one-year highs Wednesday after European Central Bank boss Mario Draghi offered a more hawkish outlook for the eurozone than expected, with traders brushing off later attempts by his officials to play down his remarks.


Israeli police restrict entry of Muslims to Aqsa Mosque
13:59, 29 June 2017 Thursday

Israeli police restrict entry of Muslims to Aqsa Mosque

Closure coincides with Jewish settlers, Israeli police chief storming holy site, Palestinian official says


Turkey condemns German politicians' Erdogan remarks
17:05, 29 June 2017 Thursday

Turkey condemns German politicians' Erdogan remarks

Former European Parliament head Martin Schulz said Turkish leader should not hold large-scale events in Germany before G20

Russia Turkey agree on S-400 missile system delivery
15:40, 29 June 2017 Thursday

Russia, Turkey agree on S-400 missile system delivery

Contract agreed on; loan issue yet to be resolved, Russian presidential aide says

UN chief says US' Syria warning 'should be heard'
03:16, 29 June 2017 Thursday

UN chief says US' Syria warning 'should be heard'

'I believe it was a serious warning, and I think serious warnings should be heard,' Antonio Guterres says


Investments in Turkey to continue Microsoft
15:17, 29 June 2017 Thursday

Investments in Turkey to continue: Microsoft

Microsoft Turkey believes in Turkish consumers and plans to expand its retail sales operations, deputy general manager says

Turkish stock up at opening
12:57, 29 June 2017 Thursday

Turkish stock up at opening

BIST 100 index rose 0.30 percent while US dollar/Turkish lira rate decreased to 3.5040


Qatari Turkish defense heads to meet amid Gulf crisis
14:24, 29 June 2017 Thursday

Qatari, Turkish defense heads to meet amid Gulf crisis

Two defense ministers will meet in Ankara on Friday

Egypt slashes fuel subsidies in IMF-backed reform
11:56, 29 June 2017 Thursday

Egypt slashes fuel subsidies in IMF-backed reform

The cabinet said that 82 octane petrol would sell for 3.65 pounds a litre (0.80 pounds a gallon) up from 2.35 (0.52), with the same increase for diesel, while 92 octane petrol rose from 3.5 (0.77) to 5.0 (1.1) pounds.


Press agenda on June 29
09:37, 29 June 2017 Thursday

Press agenda on June 29

Here are the main topics World Bulletin’s English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, June 29, 2017


Ukraine takes over Black Sea economic body's presidency
17:48, 29 June 2017 Thursday

Ukraine takes over Black Sea economic body's presidency

Turkey hands over Kiev 6-month chairmanship of Organization of Black Sea Economic Cooperation

EU urges Italy against sudden migrant boat shutout
16:55, 29 June 2017 Thursday

EU urges Italy against sudden migrant boat shutout

Brussels said it was ready to give Italy fresh financial support to deal with the crisis but said it had to give due warning of such a drastic step.

EU pension plan to help on-the-move expats
16:44, 29 June 2017 Thursday

EU pension plan to help on-the-move expats

The new products would have the same features wherever they were sold in the European Union's current 28 countries, the European Commission said.

Northern Ireland power-sharing talks go to the wire
16:11, 29 June 2017 Thursday

Northern Ireland power-sharing talks go to the wire

After three months of negotiations to restore a semi-autonomous administration in Belfast, the squabbling was still continuing as the 4:00 pm (1500 GMT) deadline loomed.

EU urges more action on cyberattacks
14:56, 29 June 2017 Thursday

EU urges more action on cyberattacks

Brussels will give 10.8 million euros ($12 million) to 14 EU countries to boost their cyber response teams following this week's massive global cyberattack, Security Commissioner Julian King said.

Merkel takes aim at Trump ahead of stormy G20
13:43, 29 June 2017 Thursday

Merkel takes aim at Trump ahead of stormy G20

When Trump announced in early June he would withdraw from the Paris deal, "we knew that we could not expect discussions to be easy" at the G20 summit, Merkel told the German parliament.

Migrants here to stay in Europe now integrate them OECD
13:27, 29 June 2017 Thursday

Migrants here to stay in Europe, now integrate them, OECD says

In the first six months of this year, about 72,000 migrants landed on Europe's shores, around 12 times fewer than in the second half of 2015 when the crisis peaked, the Paris-based body said in its annual report on international migration.

EU 'more determined' than ever to fight climate change
11:39, 29 June 2017 Thursday

EU 'more determined' than ever to fight climate change

Speaking to the German parliament a week before hosting a G20 summit, Merkel called global warming an "existential challenge" for humanity and said the 2015 Paris deal was "not negotiable".


Afghanistan cyber attacks to dominate NATO meeting
12:40, 29 June 2017 Thursday

Afghanistan, cyber attacks to dominate NATO meeting

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says he expects 'advances' on challenges facing alliance

Death toll from Pakistan oil tanker fire rises to 174
12:15, 29 June 2017 Thursday

Death toll from Pakistan oil tanker fire rises to 174

Another 17 succumb to their injuries at different hospitals in last two days

China's President Xi arrives in divided Hong Kong
11:26, 29 June 2017 Thursday

China's President Xi arrives in divided Hong Kong

A huge security operation shut down large parts of the normally throbbing city, with thousands of police deployed to keep away demonstrators angry at Beijing's tightening grip on the freedoms of nearly eight million people.

N Korea warns ex-S Korean president of death 'any time'
10:57, 29 June 2017 Thursday

N.Korea warns ex-S.Korean president of death 'any time'

Pyongyang demands punishment of ousted South Korean president for alleged plot to assassinate North’s leader

Philippines receive 7M arms donation from China
10:49, 29 June 2017 Thursday

Philippines receive $7M arms donation from China

China says donation will help Philippines fight ISIL-linked terrorists

Philippines Duterte Ignore civilians kill militants
09:59, 29 June 2017 Thursday

Philippines’ Duterte: Ignore civilians, kill militants

President says civilians responsible for seeking cover, fleeing


Turkish parliament to hold session on defeated coup
18:05, 29 June 2017 Thursday

Turkish parliament to hold session on defeated coup

President Erdogan to attend session to mark first anniversary of FETO's defeated coup in Turkey on July 15

7 PKK terrorists surrender in SE Turkey
11:20, 29 June 2017 Thursday

7 PKK terrorists surrender in SE Turkey

In separate operation, hundreds of rocket cartridges and anti-personnel mines seized

Turkish US defense heads talk PKK PYD issue in Belgium
02:15, 29 June 2017 Thursday

Turkish, US defense heads talk PKK/PYD issue in Belgium

US' James Mattis calls arming terrorist group necessity, not preference, responding to Fikri Isik's concerns


US sets new visa rules for 6 Muslim countries
10:43, 29 June 2017 Thursday

US sets new visa rules for 6 Muslim countries

Applicants must prove close family relationship US citizen