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Star Wars joins forces with Instagram

A short clip of the highly-anticipated next “Star Wars” film has been released on social media site Instagram. “Star Wars Episode VII: The…

Europe fails on electronics recycling goals

Europe fails on electronics recycling goals

Only a third of Europe’s electronic waste is properly recycled, with vast numbers of cellphones, computers and televisions illegally traded or dumped, a…

Google rolls out personalized storm tracker

Google rolls out personalized storm tracker

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Google on Thursday launched a personalized storm-tracking feature for its Web search engine to help…

Reddit banned in Russia because of one thread

Reddit banned in Russia because of one thread

Reddit has been entirely banned in Russia, after the government attempted to shut down one barely-read post about how to grow magic mushrooms.…

Microsoft celebrates Windows 95’s birthday with a free Rolling Stones song

Microsoft celebrates Windows 95’s birthday with a free Rolling Stones song

Windows 95 launched 20 years ago to the beat of “Start Me Up” by the Rolling Stones. It became the theme tune of…

Apple to replace some iPhone 6 Plus cameras over blurry photos

Apple to replace some iPhone 6 Plus cameras over blurry photos

Apple Inc said it would replace a limited number iPhone 6 Plus phone cameras due to faulty back cameras that take blurry photos.…

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Japan Credit Rating Agency (JCR) has confirmed Turkey’s current credit rating, and called the economic outlook stable, in a statement released on Friday. Turkey’s rating is at ‘BBB-,’ which…

Chinese stocks closed 1.27 percent lower despite spending roughly half the trading session in positive territory on Wednesday, dampening investors’ hopes that fresh interest rate cuts by the…

China’s central bank announced that it would lower the benchmark deposit and lending rates by 25 basis points beginning on Wednesday, hoping to further ease companies’ debt burdens…

A Brookings Institution study has rated Turkey among the top six emerging markets for what it calls “financial inclusion” – providing effective and accessible financial services. In a study released…

Financial markets suffered their most brutal day since the global credit meltdown yesterday, as a “Black Monday” for stocks in Shanghai set off mass share sales across the…

Goals have been set for the integrated development of Beijing, metropolitan areas of Tianjin and Hebei in the next 15 years. The aim is to transfer the nonessential…

The large mutual funds that helped fuel rapid growth in developing countries have begun hastily retreating from those investments, contributing to the recent sharp decline in global markets.…

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WJC: Nazi train treasures must go to rightful owners

WJC: Nazi train treasures must go to rightful owners

Any valuables found on a Nazi train buried in Poland since World War Two must be returned to their rightful owners, the World Jewish Congress…

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German parliament approves Greek bailout deal

German parliament approves Greek bailout deal

Interrupting their holidays for the second time this summer to cast ballots on a Greek rescue, lawmakers in German parliament Bundestag’s lower house voted 454 to 113 for…

Japan’s Abe will visit Beijing on the day of WWII military parade: Paper

Japan’s Abe will visit Beijing on the day of WWII military parade: Paper

Some Japanese officials have dismissed media reports that said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will start a visit to China on Sept 3, the same day as China’s…

Turkey: Central Bank expected to hold rates

Turkey: Central Bank expected to hold rates

Economists are forecasting the Turkish Central Bank to hold interest rates at its next policy meeting. The bank’s monetary policy committee is due to meet on Tuesday to…

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11 accused of neglect in China port blast

11 accused of neglect in China port blast

China has accused 11 officials and port executives of neglecting the transportation, management and storage of dangerous chemicals at a northern port city where 139 people lost their lives…