Turkey’s central government’s budget balance saw a deficit of 47.4 billion Turkish Liras ($12.9 billion) last year, Finance Minister Naci Ağbal announced on Jan. 15.
A court on Jan. 15 handed down double aggravated life sentences to two people for killing a Syrian woman and a 10-month-old baby boy in the northwestern province of Sakarya last year, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
An Ankara court has dismissed the case in which five journalists were charged with “targeting anti-terror officials” for covering a news story about the officials’ responsibility for the deadliest terror attack in Turkey, which took place on Oct. 10, 2015.
Former Fenerbahçe football club player Serhat Akın has filed a lawsuit against Akbulut, the Turkish extension of the Denmark-based Hummel clothing brand, for selling products with the logo of a bull accompanied by the phrase “Kadıköy bull,” which he claims as his own nickname.
Japan’s sewerage industry has found a way to clean up its dirty and smelly image: elaborately designed and colorful manhole covers with 12,000 local varieties nationwide -- including, of course, a Hello Kitty design.Appealing to a Japanese love of detail and “kawaii” (“cute”), bespoke manhole covers adorn the streets of 1,700 towns, cities and villages across Japan and have spawned a collection craze among so-called “manholers.”
Frenetic selling in the closing weeks of 2017 saw Airbus overhaul Boeing’s recent lead in the global jet market to win their annual order contest for the fifth year running, but doubts remain over the future of its flagship A380.
The economy of the Gaza Strip is on the verge of total collapse, Israeli security officials have warned.
Volkswagen has said that its namesake brand sold more vehicles worldwide in 2017 than ever before, a sign it is recovering from a bruising emissions-cheating scandal three years ago.
The death toll from Southern California mudslides that swallowed dozens of homes and forced the closure of a major highway along the picturesque Santa Barbara County coast rose to 20 on Jan. 14, with four other people still reported missing.
A top EU official tasked with fighting fake news called Jan. 15 for a European-wide response just days after French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled plans for laws to stop the phenomenon.
The crater of a rumbling Philippine volcano was glowing bright red Jan. 15, with vulcanologists warning it could erupt within days, sending thousands fleeing from their homes.