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Strong quake jolts Athens, three people lightly injured

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ATHENS (Reuters) – A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rattled the Greek capital Athens on Friday, briefly knocking out power and telecommunications in parts of the city and sending people running from buildings in panic. Rocks block part of a road following an earthquake in Aspropirgos, near Athens, Greece, July 19, 2019. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis The European Earthquake Read More

Greece offers opportunity for Turkey if drilling disputes are resolved

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7/19/2019 WASHINGTON – Greece’s foreign minister said his country could work together with Turkey to exploit natural resources while urging Ankara to settle its dispute with the European Union over offshore drilling in the Mediterranean. Nikolaos Dendias said in an interview in Washington that there are a wide range of issues where Greece could cooperate Read More

Asia stocks firm as Fed props up rate cut expectations

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Friday after a top Federal Reserve official cemented expectations of a U.S. interest rate cut later this month, fuelling appetite for riskier assets and keeping a cap on the dollar. FILE PHOTO: A man in a bicycle stops in front of an electronic board showing the Nikkei stock Read More

Exclusive: IEA revising oil demand growth forecast down on slowing economy

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The International Energy Agency (IEA) is reducing its 2019 oil demand forecast due to a slowing global economy amid a U.S.-China trade spat, its executive director said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A pump jack operates in the Permian Basin oil production area near Wink, Texas U.S. August 22, 2018. Picture taken Read More

Trump says he is ‘not looking’ at sanctions against Turkey over S-400… at least not right now

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US President Donald Trump said he is not considering immediately imposing any new sanctions against Ankara after it went ahead with Russia’s S-400 deal. Earlier, the US cut off Turkey from the F-35 program. “We’re not looking at that right now,” Trump told journalists at the White House when asked about potential additional sanctions against Read More

US discontent over Turkey’s purchase of Russian S-400s is ‘sign of true competition’

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The US has punished Turkey for buying Russian air defense systems by cutting it from the F-35 program. The rationale behind the move is speculative, and Ankara’s example may prompt other US allies to buy Russian, experts told RT. Turkey received its first deliveries of the S-400 long-range air defense system last week, which it Read More

‘Irreparable wounds to relations’: Turkey calls on US to rectify ‘mistake’ of F-35 cut-off

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Turkey has blasted the US decision to kick it out of the F-35 fighter jet program, in response to Ankara buying Russian S-400 air defense systems, as a mistake that will cause permanent damage to the US-Turkish relations. “This unilateral step is incompatible with the spirit of alliance and does not rely on any legitimate Read More

US promises Turkey ‘constraints’ in relations as it kicks it out of F-35 program over S-400

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Washington is cutting Ankara out of the F-35 program, because the stealth fighter “cannot coexist” alongside the Russian air defense systems currently being delivered to Turkey, the White House announced. “The F-35 cannot coexist with a Russian intelligence collection platform that will be used to learn about its advanced capabilities,” White House press secretary Stephanie Read More

Three people, incl Turkish Deputy Consul-General, killed in Erbil shooting – local media

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Three people, including the Turkish deputy consul, have been killed in a shooting at a restaurant in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, according to local media. Police confirmed the death of the Turkish diplomat. The shooting was reported shortly after 2pm local time, and took place at a restaurant in an upmarket area of Iraqi Kurdistan’s capital Read More

Draft NATO-affiliated report reveals number & location of US nukes in Europe

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A published – and later amended – draft report, prepared by a member of a NATO-affiliated body, went into a bit of extra detail about NATO’s nuclear deterrent, revealing the locations and number of US nukes in Europe. While the data has been a de facto open secret, it has never been laid bare in Read More