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Turkey will emerge stronger from lira crisis despite U.S. row: minister

Finance Minister Berat Albayrak assured international investors on Thursday that Turkey would emerge stronger from its currency crisis, insisting the country’s banks were healthy and signaling it could ride out a row with the United States,...
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Senate adopts resolution backing free press after Trump attacks

The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution affirming support for a free press and declaring that “the press is not the enemy of the people,” Reuters reports. The non-binding resolution approved by voice vote was a rebuke...
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Up to 20 people still missing in Genoa bridge collapse, chief prosecutor says

There could still be as many as 20 people under the rubble of the collapsed highway bridge in Genoa, in addition to the 38 already confirmed dead, the chief prosecutor of the northern Italian city said Thursday. Searchers have been combing...
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White House condemns Turkey’s tariffs on U.S. imports

The White House on Wednesday condemned Turkey’s doubling of tariffs on U.S. cars, alcohol and tobacco imports, calling the action “a step in the wrong direction,” Reuters reports. Turkey took the action in response to what it called the...
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Mirel: Macedonia should have been separated from Albania in terms of accession talks date

Macedonia should have been separated from Albania with regards to setting a date for commencing the EU accession talks, the ex-Director General of European Commission DG for Enlargement, Pierre Mirel, says in an interview with MIA. I’m sorry...
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Italy PM declares state of emergency after bridge collapse

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte declared on Wednesday a state of emergency covering the region around Genoa after a bridge collapse killed 39 people and severed the port city’s main land corridor with southern France, Reuters reports. Conte,...
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Death toll hits 39 in Italy bridge collapse; blame begins

Italian prosecutors on Wednesday focused their investigation into the Genoa highway bridge collapse on possible design flaws or inadequate maintenance, as the death toll rose to 39 and Italian politicians looked for someone to blame, AP reported. Fears...
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Kabul suicide bomber kills 48 in tuition centre attack

Forty-eight people have been killed and 67 injured in a bomb explosion at an education centre in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, the country’s health ministry says. Police say a suicide bomber walked into the centre while teaching...
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Two Greek soldiers released from Turkish jail return to Greece

Two Greek soldiers freed after months in a Turkish prison returned to their home country by government jet early Wednesday after their unexpected release eased tensions between the neighbors and historical rivals, AP reported. Defense Minister...
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Putin ready to meet Kim Jong Un

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was ready for a personal meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, TASS reports citing a congratulatory telegram from Putin on the occasion of the two Koreas’ Liberation Day on Wednesday. “I...