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Turkey prepared to take Syria’s Manbij, won’t let it turn into ‘swamp’ like N. Iraq – Erdogan

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Ankara has “almost completed” preparations for another military operation in Syria and will launch it if “promises” made by other parties about the protection of its borders are not kept, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. Turkey still hopes that talks with the US, Russia and “other parties” will allow it to ensure its security Read More

France summons Italian ambassador to explain deputy PM’s ‘colonization’ remarks

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Eyebrow-raising remarks from Italy’s deputy prime minister, in which he blamed France for the migrant crisis, have reportedly earned the country’s ambassador to France a summons to explain the comments. On Sunday Luigi Di Maio, the deputy PM and leader of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, launched a scathing attack on France, which he accused Read More

Huge backlog could trigger new wave of shale oil

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The number of drilled but uncompleted wells (DUCs) in the US shale patch has skyrocketed by roughly 60 percent over the past two years. That leaves a rather large backlog that could add a wave of new supply, even if the pace of drilling begins to slow. The backlog of DUCs has continued to swell, Read More

Real ladies don’t lick ice cream, Istanbul municipality says in etiquette course

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A Turkish municipality caused quite a debate on social media when its ‘manners course’ told young women that ladies shouldn’t lick ice cream in Istanbul. Critics found the advice plain weird and said it hurts women’s freedom. Istanbul’s Bagcilar municipality launched a two-month etiquette course for young women, local media reported. The lectures, provided in Read More

'Summer is happening’: Scientists reveal key new insights into Saturn’s moon Titan

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Saturn’s moon Titan saw rainfall in its north pole, scientists have revealed in an exciting finding that explains more about the mysterious moon and its similarities to our own planet. When orbiting Titan, the Cassini spacecraft captured something reflective on the moon’s north pole that covered about 46,332 square miles – a “bright ephemeral” reflective Read More

China's growth set to slow to 6.3 percent in 2019, more stimulus seen: Reuters poll

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s economy is expected to cool further this year as domestic demand weakens and exports are hit by U.S. tariffs, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday, reinforcing views Beijing will need to roll out more stimulus measures. Workers unload containers from a train at Dahongmen Railway Station in Beijing, China January 14, Read More

US & Russia trade blame on INF as last-ditch talks to save nuclear treaty fail in Geneva

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Washington is still on course to unilaterally quit the landmark 1987-signed Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) as early as next month, rejecting new talks after negotiations in Switzerland brought no breakthrough. “It is clear that Russia continues to violate the treaty in a substantial way,” US Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Andrea Read More

Tokyo’s attempts to attach the US to Russia-Japan peace talks are ‘outrageous’ – Lavrov

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Japan must stop trying to include the US in peace talks with Moscow and must abandon its territorial claims if it’s to make any progress, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said, adding that American missiles in Japan were also of concern. Moscow and Tokyo have recently redoubled efforts to seal a peace treaty –which the countries Read More

Parents ‘sickened’ after chocolate treat for children contains ‘KKK’ surprise

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A chocolate treat for children emblazoned with the letters ‘KKK’ has sparked outrage among parents, with one mother saying she felt sickened after her son got the surprise gift. Kinder Surprise, with its iconic hidden toy, has been a popular candy for children for decades but Ferrero, the Italian company behind the sweet, seem to Read More

‘Cocaine & tapas’ diet unhealthy says Yahoo Lifestyle, stating the painfully obvious

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An Australian social media influencer has candidly admitted the secret to her slim figure was a diet of “cocaine and tapas.” In a tweet promoting an article about the mum-of-two, Yahoo lifestyle felt the need to state the obvious. The 25-year-old Australian model and parenting blogger Ruby Tuesday Matthews recently did an Ask Me Anything Read More