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Apple Watch event announced for March 9th

Apple has just announced its highly anticipated Apple Watch event; it’s happening on March 9th. The company today invited media to a gathering…

Turkish government launches online countrywide agricultural database

Turkish government launches online countrywide agricultural database

The system is intended to boost the efficiency of the food sector via advanced real-time data sharing. At the press conference held to promote…

Canadian spy agency collecting private emails, top-secret document shows

Canadian spy agency collecting private emails, top-secret document shows

The electronic spy agency in Canada is intercepting and storing millions of emails from citizens each year, according to top-secret documents obtained from…

Gemalto confirms UK, US intelligence hacked SIM cards

Gemalto confirms UK, US intelligence hacked SIM cards

A Dutch SIM card company, Gemalto, confirmed Wednesday that its SIM card encryption keys were compromised by U.S. and U.K. intelligence agencies. “Investigations…

Experts lift lid on eyelash mystery

Experts lift lid on eyelash mystery

Why do humans and other mammals have eyelashes Experts have been batting rival theories around for years. Eyelashes are dust catchers, snaring things…

Hackers controlling millions of PCs targeted in Europol sweep

Hackers controlling millions of PCs targeted in Europol sweep

A cybercrime ring that used 3.2 million hacked computers worldwide to steal banking information by seizing control of servers has been disrupted by…

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The Turkish poultry sector, which has the fourth largest share in the world’s poultry market, has faced a risk of losing its biggest market, Iraq, due to additional…

Turkey’s foreign trade deficit narrowed more than analysts expected in January, the Turkish Statistical Institute said in a statement Friday. Although exports in January declined 0.6 percent from the same…

The European Commission has given France until 2017 to bring its budget deficit within EU rules by reducing it from the projected 4.1 percent of GDP this year to…

The Turkish lira approached a record low against the dollar on Friday, touching 2.517 in early afternoon trade. The slump came as the dollar continued to show strength against a…

The German parliament has approved extending Greece’s bailout program by four months, following a deal between Athens and the Eurozone on the continuation of reforms in the Greek economy. A…

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan renewed his criticism of Central Bank of Turkey on Wednesday for not reducing the recently announced interest rates further. “The bank hiked the rate…

Israel’s oil drilling in the south of the occupied Golan Heights is a violation of international law and Syria has the right to compensation, according to Egyptian experts. “Israel’s…

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Chingay: Retracing the Parade of Dreams

Chingay: Retracing the Parade of Dreams

More than four decades since it first began, the Chingay Parade has wowed audiences every Chinese New Year. The first Chingay saw 2,000 participants taking…

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Merkel says Greece has more to do to secure bail-out funding

Merkel says Greece has more to do to secure bail-out funding

German Chancellor Angela Merkel cautiously welcomed on Wednesday the agreement on extending Greece’s bailout program and underlined that Athens has more work to do. “That makes the starting…

Brazil’s Petrobras stocks slip after Moody’s junk rating

Brazil’s Petrobras stocks slip after Moody’s junk rating

Stocks and bonds of Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras slumped Wednesday, after Moody’s stripped the company of its investment grade rating. Petrobras shares on the São Paulo Bovespa stock…

China: Online payment battle heralds future of consumer banking

China: Online payment battle heralds future of consumer banking

Banks appear to become the biggest victims of battle between Chinese Internet giants to lure new mobile payment users, according to analysts and insiders. Spring Festival saw users…

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Mystery drones seen flying over Paris landmarks

Mystery drones seen flying over Paris landmarks

Drones have appeared over landmarks in central Paris for the second night running and police are no nearer knowing who is operating them. There were…