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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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Turkey’s car and light commercial vehicle sales in June grew more than 40 percent, the Automotive Distributors Association reported on Friday. Last month 86,158 vehicles were sold in Turkey , up…

Dutch ING group is set to acquire HSBC Turkey, banking sources said on Friday. HSBC Turkey is selling off its corporate, investment banking operations and retail arm in an auction in…

Kenan Yavuz, Turkey CEO of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan, runs the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) project. He told Anadolu Agency about how the project…

Inflation in Turkey dropped sharply in June, the Turkish Statistical Institute reported on Friday. The Consumer Price Index lost 0.51 percent in June from May, bringing the annual inflation rate to…

Chinese shares tumbled Thursday, even as Beijing has grasped for ways to stem the selling, including relaxing rules on the use of borrowed funds to invest in stocks.…

The International Monetary Fund has electrified the referendum debate in Greece after conceding that the crisis-ridden country needs up to € 60bn (£42bn) of extra funds over the…

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…

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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: Earnings from hazelnut exports rise sharply

Turkey: Earnings from hazelnut exports rise sharply

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…

MIKTA countries gather in Seoul for parliamentary summit

MIKTA countries gather in Seoul for parliamentary summit

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,…

Moody’s cuts Greece’s bond rating over default risk

Moody’s cuts Greece’s bond rating over default risk

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…

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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…