A 3.9-magnitude earthquake shook Gaziantep in Turkey’s southeast on Dec. 16, Doğan News Agency reported.
A man of having raped a horse in Çorlu in Turkey’s west was released after getting charged with sexually abusing the horse, and paying a fine in return, Doğan News Agency reported on Dec. 16.
A Turkish court on Dec. 16 ordered the release of seven suspects in the trial over the deadly New Year attack on an Istanbul nightclub following an initial series of hearings.
Delta Air Lines announced on Dec. 14 that it has ordered 100 Airbus planes with an option to buy 100 more, in a blow to Airbus’ American rival Boeing.
Germany’s central bank significantly lifted its growth forecasts for Europe’s top economy in 2017 and 2018 on Dec. 15, but warned the momentum would slow in the following years due to labor shortages.
The European Union was set to move talks forward with London on Britain’s exit from the bloc as leaders warm to the British premier but there was little clarity on trade issues and Austria warned the Irish border issue remained a “riddle.”
The UN envoy for Syria acknowledged on Dec. 14 that the latest round of peace talks for the war-ravaged country had failed, and blamed Damascus for the “golden opportunity missed.”
Australian institutions “seriously failed” children in their care with tens of thousands sexually assaulted, the final report from a five-year inquiry said Dec. 15 as it recommended that celibacy among Catholic priests should be voluntary to help curb abuse.
The United States is turning a blind eye to information provided by Russia about Syrian fighters travelling to Iraq, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Dec. 14.