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Deregulation at heart of Japan’s new robotics revolution

Neurosurgeon Tetsuya Goto had just begun testing a robot to perform brain surgery when he discovered Japan was moving to tighten regulations that…

Google, Rockstar agree to settle patent litigation

Google, Rockstar agree to settle patent litigation

Google Inc has agreed to settle litigation with patent consortium Rockstar, though terms of the deal were not disclosed in a court filing…

China urges Internet ‘security’ amid rights criticism

China urges Internet ‘security’ amid rights criticism

A top Chinese official on Wednesday called for protecting Internet “security” at a government-organised conference condemned by a human rights group as an…

Apple, Xiaomi trade smartphone barbs in China

Apple, Xiaomi trade smartphone barbs in China

Top executives from US technology giant Apple and Chinese smartphone upstart Xiaomi traded light-hearted barbs on Thursday at a Chinese Internet conference, acknowledging…

Uber hires outside auditor to review privacy practices

Uber hires outside auditor to review privacy practices

Uber has hired an outside auditor to review its current privacy policies amid growing concerns around how its customers’ personal data is being…

Alibaba announces international intentions

Alibaba announces international intentions

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba announced Thursday that it will build an international version of its online retailer Taobao, its first site open to…

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The Sixth Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit held in Istanbul has ended with discussion of a report on the North-South Gas Corridor. The report focuses on the impact of the North-South Gas Corridor, which…

Europe’s energy security cannot rely on the U.S. and it will have to continue to buy gas from Russia for many years to come, experts said at the Atlantic Council…

The Central Bank of China cut key interest rates on Friday, in a surprise move to stimulate economic growth. The People’s Bank of China reduced its one-year deposit rate to 2.75 percent from…

A major ratings agency on Friday kept Turkey’s credit rating at BB+ with a “negative” outlook. The U.S.-based Standard & Poor’s “affirmed its unsolicited ‘BB+/B’ long- and short-term…

Non EU-citizens are twice as likely to be at risk of poverty or social exclusion as nationals in the 28-nation bloc, the EU’s statistical body Eurostat has revealed.…

Egyptian President Abel-Fattah al-Sisi will meet South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir in Cairo on Saturday, where the two countries are expected to sign five mutual cooperation agreements, South…

Spending in research and development in Turkey increased by 13.4 percent reaching 14.8 billion Turkish liras ($6.6 billion) last year compared with the previous year, the Turkish Statistics Institute…

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Countries pledge  $9.3 billion for Green Climate Fund

Countries pledge $9.3 billion for Green Climate Fund

A total of 30 countries on Thursday have pledged $9.3 billion to the Green Climate Fund to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries. “This is a fantastic outcome which shows…

Malawi suspend all oil, gas exploration licenses

Malawi suspend all oil, gas exploration licenses

Malawi ordered on Thursday an immediate suspension of all oil and gas exploration in the landlocked country. “I give notice to all companies that are involved in oil…

Russian gas flow to Turkey falls below contract levels

Russian gas flow to Turkey falls below contract levels

Russian natural gas volumes from the West Line to Turkey fell by 40 percent, said Turkey’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources on Thursday. “Russia’s daily natural gas delivery to Turkey decreased by…

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Turkey hopeful to become member of Schengen area

Turkey hopeful to become member of Schengen area

Turkey is on its way to becoming a member of the Schengen area, the country’s EU minister and chief negotiator, Volkan Bozkır, said on Thursday. The Schengen area…