One mine worker was killed in Manisa’s Soma district after a deflection pipe hit him, Doğan News Agency reported on Dec. 16.
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.”
Disease, hunger and misery stalk the Rohingya living in Bangladesh’s refugee camps but despite the grinding hardship, few are willing to consider the alternative -- returning home under a deal struck with Myanmar.
Dutch military police on Dec. 15 shot and wounded a man armed with a knife, who burst into their office at Schiphol airport, in an incident which triggered panic in the busy Amsterdam air hub.
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.