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North Korea ICBM Test Strengthens US Alliances

July 31, 2017

North Korea’s latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile is solidifying U.S. alliances in East Asia while exacerbating already difficult relations with adversaries in the region.Most significantly South Korea’s position now seems more in line…

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Turkish tourism bounces back as foreigners return

July 31, 2017

ANKARATurkey’s tourism income rose year-on-year in the second quarter of 2017, Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said Monday.Turkey earned more than $5.4 billion from April to June, up by almost 9 percent compared to the same period last year, a…

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UK insists Brexit will end freedom of movement

July 31, 2017

LONDONFreedom of movement for millions of British and EU citizens will end in 2019 when Brexit takes effect, the U.K. government insisted on Monday.The statement appeared to rule out transitional post-Brexit arrangements recently raised by a senior Bri…

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Somalia: al-Shabaab attack kills 11 soldiers

July 30, 2017

MOGADISHU, SomaliaAt least 11 soldiers were killed and several others injured when al-Shabaab militants attacked a military convoy in a village southwest of capital Mogadishu, officials said Sunday.Ali Nur Mohamed, lower Shabelle region’s deputy commis…

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Turkish opposition party head slams Israel on Al-Aqsa

July 25, 2017

ANKARATurkish opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Tuesday voiced criticism over measures imposed at the Al-Aqsa compound in East Jerusalem, saying Israel violated human rights.Speaking at a meeting of MHP lawmakers, Devlet Bahceli said I…

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For many Germans, a Turkish coastal resort is home

July 25, 2017

By Mustafa KurtANKARAAlanya, a coastal district of Turkey’s southern Antalya province is home to some 10,000 Germans.As Berlin and Ankara mow their way through a rough patch in their relations, many Germans settled in the resort town claim they have le…

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Russia calls on Palestine, Israel not to raise tensions

July 24, 2017

ANKARAMoscow has voiced “deep concern” after the recent tension between Israel and Palestine, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.”We call on both sides to show restraint so as to be able to prevent the violence from escalating Palestinian-Isra…

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Gambia: Barrow addresses lawmakers for 1st time

July 24, 2017

BANJUL, GambiaGambian President Adama Barrow has said that his government had released over 500 prisoners since he came to power, succeeding former autocratic ruler Yahya Jammeh.The Gambian president made his first appearance before the country’s lawma…

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