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The media mostly missed it (or chose to ignore it as a piece of meaningless rhetoric), but Donald Trump proclaimed a new doctrine in his speech to the assembled leaders of the Muslim world in Saudi Arabia on Sunday.
The world is faced with challenges
U.S. forces have carried out a ground raid on an al-Qaeda compound in Yemen, killing seven militants, the Pentagon said late on May 22
David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks,’ the quirky TV show turned cult classic, returned to television after 26 years, becoming the top trending US hashtag for much of the day
The Foreign Ministry on May 22 summoned Unites States Ambassador to Turkey John Bass over a brawl in front of the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington during President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to Washington on May 16
The United States ruled out returning to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and said on May 21 it only wanted bilateral agreements in Asia, as Japan and other members agreed to more talks on pressing ahead themselves.
Slapping import bans on products like mangoes, coal and salmon has long been China’s way of punishing countries that refuse to toe its political line.
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While President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was answering reporters’ questions before his visit to the U.S., he said, “Now we will hold this meeting with President Donald Trump at a very top level. Our talks will not be at a comma level; they will be at a full stop level.”
The Trump administration on May 18 launched a 90-day countdown to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, part of its aggressive stance towards trade that it charges has hurt U.S. workers.
The U.S. State Department has summoned Turkish Ambassador in Washington Serdar Kılıç on May 17 over a street brawl outside the Turkish diplomatic mission that erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel during President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit, sources have told the Hürriyet Daily News.
Nine people were hurt and two were detained during an altercation at the Turkish ambassador's residence in the U.S. capital on May 16, authorities have said
A ban on laptops and other electronics in the cabin of flights from Europe to America will likely be further expanded to include additional countries, a U.S. official said on May 16.
“I am no Mussolini,” insisted Venezuela’s beleagured President Nicolas Maduro on television early this month, but if things go on this way he could end up like Mussolini. That would be very unfortunate for him, and also for Venezuela.
Chinese President Xi Jinping urged world leaders to reject protectionism on May 15 at a summit positioning Beijing as a champion of globalization, as some countries raised concerns over his trade ambitions.
China’s Belt and Road initiative to re-create the Silk Road will help defeat terrorism, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said May 14, adding that Turkey would lend all manner of support to the project, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
China touts its new Silk Road as ‘a project of the century’ at a summit highlighting the country’s growing leadership on globalization, as Chinese President Xi announces funds of $124 bln for the project
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said that using one terrorist group to destroy another is unworthy of serious states, as he commented on the United States’ decision to arm the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
Turkey needs to be strong and establish a national defense industry, especially from its own sources, the undersecretary for defense industries said May 11.
China hosts on May 14 a summit showcasing its ambitious drive to revive ancient Silk Road trade routes and lead a new era of globalization, just as Washington turns inward in favor of “America First” policies.
If the founding president of Azerbaijan, Haydar Aliyev, were alive today, he would be 94 years old.
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