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  • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) shakes hands with U.S President Donald Trump as they make statements to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, U.S. May 16, 2017.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told PBS he and Trump spoke on the phone about a May clash involving Turkish bodyguards.

  • raq is trying to persuade satellite firms to halt Internet services in areas under Islamic State's rule, seeking to deal a major blow to the group's potent propaganda machine which relies heavily on social media to inspire its followers to wage jihad.

    Twitter said that it is weeding out accounts used for the "promotion of terrorism" rather than responding to government requests to close them down.

  • *Scatec Solar also eyeing Myanmar, Bangladesh. OSLO, Sept 15- Norway's Scatec Solar is in talks to build its first solar power plants in Iran, its chief executive told Reuters, joining a wave of foreign energy firms looking to invest in the oil major. The Oslo- listed firm, which builds and operates solar power plants worldwide, wants to generate 120 megawatts of power...

  • Iraqi Kurds holds a large Kurdish flag as they walk near the citadel towards a gathering urging people to vote in the upcoming independence referendum in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on September 13, 2017.

    An oil-rich, Kurdish province in Iraq plans a referendum on independence this month, prompting fears of another Middle East conflict.

  • LONDON, Sept 14- Disappointing Chinese data weighed on emerging market assets on Thursday, capping stocks and dragging on some currencies, while Turkey's lira touched a two-week low ahead of a central bank rate decision. Bourses across Asia painted a mixed picture with China mainland stocks and Hong Kong down 0.4 percent in the wake of China's rare data miss.

  • NATO general Secretary Jens Stoltenberg said he plans to visit South Korea and Japan next month as the military alliance steps up its cooperation on the missile and nuclear threats from North Korea.

  • STRASBOURG, Sept 13- The president of the European Commission said on Wednesday he saw no prospect of Turkey joining the EU in "the foreseeable future" but he had a more optimistic message for six Western Balkan nations also seeking membership. "Turkey has been taking giant strides away from the European Union for some time," Jean-Claude Juncker, head of the...

  • BRUSSELS— The Latest on the "State of the European Union" address by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker:. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is calling for a major shake-up of European Union's institutions that could involve his job becoming redundant. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has taken a poke at...

  • Addressing lawmakers at the European Parliament, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the EU is "bouncing back" after a tough decade that's seen much of the 28- country mired in an economic crisis and Britain vote to leave. "The wind is back in Europe's sail," he said in an upbeat hour-long annual "State of the European Union" address in Strasbourg, France.

  • Recharging an S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile system in military training of the 428th Zvenigorod Guards Missile Regiment on combat duty.

    Turkey is moving full steam ahead on its plans to buy a Russian air defense system and already made a deposit, according to Turkish media.

  • NAIROBI, Sept 12- When Turkish Airlines opened a direct daily route to a war-ravaged African failed state plagued by Islamist militants, industry insiders were skeptical. "Somalia is one of our most profitable destinations worldwide," Mustafa Ozkahraman, Kenya country manager for Turkish Airlines, told Reuters in an interview. The Istanbul- based carrier is...

  • ISTANBUL— A media advocacy group on Monday accused Turkey's president of trying to silence the country's main opposition newspaper and the free press generally, as the second hearing in the trial of staff members of the paper began Monday. Christophe Deloire, the secretary general of Reporters Without Borders, called the case against Turkey's pro-secular...

  • LONDON, Sept 7- Turkish budget airline Pegasus is looking to boost its flights between Europe and Turkey following a recovery in demand this year as the security situation improved, its chief commercial officer said. After a torrid 2016 which saw Pegasus make a loss after a series of attacks in the country, tourists are returning to Turkey. "If the market demand is...

  • TALLINN/ PARIS, Sept 7- German Chancellor Angela Merkel's call to stop Turkey's European Union accession talks drew a mixed response from the bloc's foreign ministers on Thursday, while French President Emmanuel Macron said Ankara remained a vital partner of the EU. NATO allies Germany and Turkey have traded increasingly bitter words over the last two years.

  • BELGRADE- National Bank of Serbia interest rate decision. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 SYDNEY- Panel participation by Guy Debelle, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, at the 2017 FINSIA Regulators Panel, Sydney 0300 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe will give speech at the Bank of China Sydney Branch's 75th Anniversary Celebration...

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a press conference following the European Union (EU) Leaders Summit in Brussels, Belgium on March 10, 2017.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urgently called for more sanctions over North Korea.

  • LONDON, Sept 5- Turkey's lira fell on Tuesday as data showed inflation back in double figures, underperforming broader emerging markets that benefited from dollar weakness and absence of more rhetoric from North Korea. Most stock markets in emerging Europe, the Middle East and Africa also rose, including Istanbul which firmed 0.3 percent.

  • A screen capture as seen from the Adlershof television studios were the live broadcast of the television debate between German Chancellor and Christian Democrat (CDU) Angela Merkel and her main opponent, German Social Democrat (SPD) and chancellor candidate Martin Schulz, on September 3, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

    Chancellor Angela Merkel fended off competition from rival Martin Schulz Sunday night as the two leading candidates went head-to-head in their only televised debate ahead of this month’s German election.

  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 BRISBANE, Australia- Remarks by Philip Lowe, governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, at Reserve Bank Board Dinner. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank holds non-rate-setting meeting. BRISBANE, Australia- Reserve Bank of Australia monetary policy decision meeting- 0430 GMT.

  • SYDNEY- Sarah Harris, Reserve Bank of Australia's deputy head of financial market infrastructures, payments policy department, participates at the Risk Australia 2017 Conference 0300 GMT. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 BRISBANE, Australia- Remarks by Philip Lowe, governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, at Reserve Bank Board Dinner. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank...