Category: GWYNNE DYER
There’s a new idea that might be the solution to runaway populism. Well, it’s not that new, really – it has been kicking around in left-wing circles for a least a quarter-century – but it has suddenly gone mainstream. It’s called Universal Basic Income (UBI), and pilot programmes to see if it really works in practice are being launched this year in four different countries
The United States is not about to plunder Iraq’s petroleum reserves, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who arrived in Baghdad on Feb. 20, said as he sought to soothe partners rattled by U.S. President Donald Trump
Eight of the 10 cities with poor air pollution in Europe are from Turkey, according to data prepared from the World Health Organization on ultra-fine particles of less than 2.5 microns (PM2.5s)
The European Parliament backed a contested EU-Canada free trade deal on Feb. 15, facing down protests by activists and Donald Trump-inspired calls for protectionism
The number of countries with a top-notch sovereign credit rating fell to the lowest level in 13 years last year, the international rating agency Fitch said on Feb. 9.
Queen Elizabeth II, the world’s longest reigning sovereign, on Feb. 6 set a new record as the first British monarch to reach her sapphire jubilee, with 65 years on the throne.
Category: VERDA ÖZER
U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration ban against seven Muslim-majority countries has shaken up the whole world. Yet his anti-immigrant and Islamophobic policy has only exposed the already existing and deep-rooted polarity in the world.
Like Mexico, Canada is in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which Donald Trump has described as “the worst trade deal...ever signed in this country.”
Agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have raided a Turkish cargo ship in New Jersey, arresting the ship’s first officer and chief engineer on human smuggling claims
Category: ERSU ABLAK
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A French-Canadian university student was the sole suspect in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque and was charged with the premeditated murder of six people, Canadian authorities said late on Jan. 30, in what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called “a terrorist attack.”
Anglo-Dutch energy giant Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to sell a chunk of its North Sea assets to oil explorer Chrysaor for up to $3.8 billion (3.6 billion euros), it said on Jan. 31.
Six people died and eight were injured after gunmen opened fire at a Quebec City mosque, a shooting that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned Jan. 30 as a “terrorist attack.”
Turkey has said it strongly condemned the attack on a mosque in the Quebec province of Canada that killed at least six people on Jan. 30.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s order to restrict people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States sparked reaction and anger on Jan. 29 after immigrants and refugees were kept off flights and left stranded at airports.
Australia and New Zealand said on Jan. 24 they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by encouraging China and other Asian nations to join the trade pact after U.S. President Donald Trump kept his promise to pull out of the accord.
Led by women in pink “pussy hats,” hundreds of thousands of people packed the streets of Washington and other cities in the United States on Jan. 21 in a massive outpouring of defiant opposition to America’s hardline new president, Donald Trump.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has said it continued to deliver strong support for Turkey in 2016 with a combination of a powerful investment program and backing of crucial sector policies to modernize the country’s economy and build its resilience to shocks.
Despite Turkey’s many problems, foreign investors still have a belief in the country’s economy, but many have adopted a wait-and-see approach amid the country’s current political turmoil. ‘They are trying to understand what is happening in the country,’ says economist Murat Sağman
The infiltration of Gülenists into the Foreign Ministry accelerated after a drastic change in the ministry’s personnel policy between 2009 and 2013
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