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Apple launches music streaming service

Apple has launched its Apple Music streaming service, kicking off a three-month free trial with hopes of competing with entities as varied as…

Sabotage on fiber optic cables disrupts internet service in US

Sabotage on fiber optic cables disrupts internet service in US

Internet connections in Silicon Valley and elsewhere were disrupted Tuesday in what broadband companies are calling a “coordinated attack”. Three high-capacity “backbone” lines that…

Apple fined $450 million over e-book price fixing

Apple fined $450 million over e-book price fixing

While Apple launched its music streaming service Apple Music on Tuesday, a federal appeals court ruled the tech giant conspired with publishers to…

Disney approves selfie stick ban at theme parks

Disney approves selfie stick ban at theme parks

Disney has banned selfie sticks from its theme parks over safety concerns, the company has confirmed. The gadgets were already prohibited on rides…

Health insurer attacked over Facebook app

Health insurer attacked over Facebook app

A UK health insurer is facing criticism for advising its members to use a Facebook-owned fitness-tracking app in order to retain a popular…

Solar-powered plane takes off from Japan for trans-Pacific crossing

Solar-powered plane takes off from Japan for trans-Pacific crossing

A solar-powered plane took off from Japan on Monday on the seventh leg of its journey round the world, a trans-Pacific crossing expected…

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Additional taxes will be imposed soon on imports of electronic products such as cellphones and tablets, Economy Minister of Turkey Nihat Zeybekci said on Thursday. “Special measures will…

Turkish hazelnut producers earned $2.5 billion from exporting 192,151 tons of hazelnuts in the ten months between 2014 and 2015, the Black Sea Hazelnut and Product Exporters’ Association said Wednesday. Hazelnuts from Turkey are mostly exported…

The fledgling group of MIKTA nations broke new ground on Wednesday, with a first meeting of their parliamentary leaders in the South Korean capital. Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea,…

Credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service on Thursday downgraded Greece’s government bond rating to ‘Caa3′ from ‘Caa2,’ over concerns that Athens will default on debt in private hands. Most…

World Bank confirmed Turkey’s growth forecast at 3 percent for 2015, in its report on the country released on Wednesday. “The growth forecast will remain at 3 percent…

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has agreed to loan €60 million ($67 million) to Turkish Odeabank to finance small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the EBRD announced in a statement on Wednesday. SMEs account for…

The financial crisis in neighboring Greece is surely going to affect Turkey, the country’s European Union Minister Volkan Bozkir said on Tuesday. Bozkir told Anadolu Agency that Turkey is closely…

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World’s arts galleries to showcase in Contemporary Istanbul

World’s arts galleries to showcase in Contemporary Istanbul

More than 80 international art galleries and specialists will meet in Istanbul for the third edition of ArtInternational in September. The contemporary and modern art…

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Turkey: Inflation expected to go down in June

Turkey: Inflation expected to go down in June

Turkey’s consumer prices are forecast to rise by 0.19  percent in June from May, a group of senior economists surveyed by Anadolu Agency said on Monday. A panel of 21 economists…

Turkey: Banking sector profits rise by 8% in the first 5 months

Turkey: Banking sector profits rise by 8% in the first 5 months

Banking sector profit in Turkey increased by 8 percent to 10.9 billion Turkish liras ($4.05 billion) year-on-year in the first five months of the year. According to figures released…

Turkey: Turkcell acquires  Ukranian mobile operator Astelit

Turkey: Turkcell acquires Ukranian mobile operator Astelit

Turkey’s leading mobile phone operator Turkcell has signed an agreement to acquire a 44.96 percent stake in Euroasia Telecommunications Holding, which owns 100 percent of Astelit LLC, the…

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Germany dismisses Athen’s last minute concession on bailout deal

Germany dismisses Athen’s last minute concession on bailout deal

Berlin delivered a blistering attack on Greece’s prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, yesterday, accusing him of lying to his own people and seeking scapegoats for their…