Day: May 30, 2020

Turkey registers more than 41,000 vehicles in April

May 30, 2020

In Turkey, a total of 40,171 first- and second-hand vehicles were registered in April, the country’s statistics authority revealed Friday.   April’s figure was down 26.1% year-on-year and it marked a 44.3% drop compared to the previous month due to the coronavirus containment measures, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat).   The overall number […]

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Turkey will not allow uncertainty in Libya: Turkish VP

May 30, 2020

Turkey will not allow any uncertainty in Libya, said Vice President Fuat Oktay on Friday, and voiced full support for Libya’s legitimate government.   Speaking at a virtual meeting of Atlantic Council and Turkish Heritage Organization, Oktay stressed that illegal forces loyal to renegade commander Khalifa Haftar should recognize Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj’s government.   […]

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Trump orders end to Hong Kong’s special status

May 30, 2020

US President Donald Trump ordered his administration Friday to halt Hong Kong’s preferential treatment under US law in retaliation for China’s decision to apply a national security law to the semi-autonomous territory.   “I am directing my administration to begin the process of eliminating policy exemptions that give Hong Kong different and special treatment,” Trump […]

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Trump: US ‘terminating’ World Health Organization ties

May 30, 2020

The US is ending its relationship with the World Health Organization, President Donald Trump announced Friday following a months-long review he ordered.   Trump said he is taking the action “because they have failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms” after Trump paused US funding over concerns the global health body mishandled the […]

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Sony announces PS5 reveal event for next week

May 30, 2020

Sony on Friday announced the reveal event of PlayStation 5 will be held on June 4.   The event will last more than an hour.   “A lack of physical events has given us an amazing opportunity to think differently and bring you on this journey with us, and hopefully, closer than ever before. This […]

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NBA: Most GMs vote for traditional playoff seeding

May 30, 2020

The NBA recently conducted a survey to general managers about the possible formats for the resumption of the 2019-2020 season.   According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, most general managers voted to conclude this season in NBA before Oct.1 and 53 percent of them want to advance directly to playoffs.   Charania Friday tweeted […]

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WHO, Costa Rica launch COVID-19 Technology Access Pool

May 30, 2020

At least 37 countries have signed up to support an initiative aimed at making vaccines, tests, treatments and other health technologies to fight coronavirus and to make it accessible to all.   Known as the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP), it was first proposed in March by Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado of Costa Rica, […]

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UPDATE – Trump: US ‘terminating’ World Health Organization ties

May 30, 2020

The US is ending its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO), President Donald Trump announced Friday following a months-long review he ordered.   Trump said he is taking the action “because they have failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms” after the US president paused Washington’s funding over concerns the global health […]

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