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Trial begins in Turkey of staff from anti-Erdogan daily

Directors and journalists from one of Turkey’s most respected opposition newspapers went trial Monday after spending over eight months behind bars in a case which has raised new alarm over press freedoms under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The suspects were detained from October last year under the state of emergency …

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IMF downgrades US and UK growth

Washington: The UK and US economies will expand more slowly in 2017 than previously predicted, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It said “weaker-than-expected activity” in the first three months of the year meant the UK would grow by 1.7%, compared with an earlier 2% forecast. And the IMF …

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Palestinians die in new clashes over Jerusalem holy site

Two Palestinians died in clashes with Israeli forces Saturday as the army moved in to seal off an attacker’s home after violence over security measures at an ultra-sensitive holy site. The UN Security Council will hold closed-door talks Monday about the spiralling violence after Egypt, France and Sweden sought a …

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New White House communications boss deletes tweets Trump would not love

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s new communications chief has deleted tweets in which he shared views contrary to the US president’s own, saying they were a distraction. The day after he started his new job Friday, Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier, cleared up his Twitter trail of remarks in which he …

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