US Senate Confirms Barr as Attorney General

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The U.S. Senate voted 54-45 Thursday to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, William Barr, who will now oversee special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian election meddling and contacts between Moscow and members of Tru…

Istanbul to host world’s angel investors next week

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The World Congress of Angel Investors (WBAF) will start on Monday in Istanbul with hundreds of angel investors from over 80 countries.The program will host business angels, policymakers, entrepreneurs, startups, and executives of stock exchanges, chamb…

Rights Group: IS Could Be Hiding Gold in E. Syria

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As Islamic State faces pressure in its final stronghold in Syria’s Deir el-Zour province, the group could be hiding a mountain of gold it smuggled out of other Syrian provinces and neighboring Iraq, a rights group told VOA on Wednesday. Rami Abdulrahma…

Turkish parliament speaker meets Georgian counterpart

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Turkey’s parliament speaker on Wednesday met with his Georgian counterpart in the Turkish capital Ankara.Binali Yildirim and Irakli Kobakhidze held a closed-door meeting for almost an hour in Yildirim’s office.Following the meeting, Yildirim and Kobakh…

Turkish Airlines’ passenger numbers flat in January

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Turkish Airlines carried 5.7 million passengers in January 2019, same as the first month of last year, a stock exchange filing report revealed on Tuesday.The number of passengers carried in domestic flights decreased 3.5 percent while passengers on int…

African Leaders Address Refugee Problems

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As the number of displaced persons in Africa reaches 17 million, leaders on the continent and representatives of international organizations are attending a refugee summit in Ethiopia.Khabele Maltosa, head of the African Union Commission on Political A…

Erdogan Slams Washington Over Venezuela

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is accusing Washington of “imperialism” in its efforts to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Erdogan’s latest verbal salvo in support of his ally Maduro came amid growing U.S. pressure on Ankara to end supp…