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OECD almost doubles 2017 growth forecast for Turkey to over 6 pct

OECD almost doubles 2017 growth forecast for Turkey to over 6 pct For 2019, however, the OECD forecasts "a tempering of growth rather than continued strengthening". "We've got wind under the wings but we're flying low", she said at the OECD headquarters in Paris. The OECD cautioned that its forecasts are clouded by uncertainty over President Donald Trump's tax policies and risks of protectionist trade moves. [Full Article...]

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will marry in May at Windsor Castle

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will marry in May at Windsor Castle Her frequent visits meant that over time, Meghan has got to know her future-in-laws, Prince William and Kate, who live just a stone's throw away in Apartment 1A. Harrys communications secretary, Jason Knauf, said Windsor "is a very special place for Prince Harry", and he and Markle have regularly spent time there since they began dating about a year and a half ago. [Full Article...]

Missing Florida teen believed to be with soccer coach

Missing Florida teen believed to be with soccer coach Authorities believe she may have willingly left with Rian Rodriguez, 27. Caityln Frisina, left, allegedly ran off with her soccer coach, Rian Rodriguez. In a Facebook post, the teen's father pleaded for her to contact him. She has a big heart. He has since been suspended, the school district said. [Full Article...]

Christmas at the White House - in numbers

Christmas at the White House - in numbers Now, the Trump Christmas card has been released, and it's everything but politically correct. A copy of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", belonging to former US President Franklin D. While the Trump's card didn't include a family photo, the young Trump made an appearance in an animated version of the white House Christmas booklet that is given out to tourists who visit during the holiday sea... [Full Article...]

Former Coronation Street star pleads guilty to sexually assaulting two women

Former Coronation Street star pleads guilty to sexually assaulting two women Bruno arrived at the Manchester Magistrates' Court this morning and admitted to touching two different women without their consent at Band on the Wall nightclub on October 1. Saffman told the court that the actor had also sexually touched two other women, but did not face charges for the assaults, according to Sky News . [Full Article...]

Pakistan summons army after violent protests

Pakistan summons army after violent protests Besides demanding to immediately summon the National Assembly session, opposition parties are set to unanimously target the incumbent government over its "flopped strategy" to disperse protesters holding sit-in at the Faizabad Interchange. [Full Article...]

Tuesday's Wake-Up Weather: Warm, windy and sunny!

Tuesday's Wake-Up Weather: Warm, windy and sunny! Skies are going to be mostly sunny to sunny. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Friday and Saturday look like they will be mostly sunny with temperatures in the mid/ upper 60s and winds will remain out of the south at 5-10 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

Turkish businessman will not go on trial: U.S. judge

Turkish businessman will not go on trial: U.S. judge Istanbul prosecutors accused former U.S. Attorney for the southern district of New York Preet Bharara and Joon H. Kim, the district's current acting attorney, of using information and documents from previous investigations in Turkey for an ongoing case in the U.S. [Full Article...]

Federal judge rules that the military must soon begin accepting transgender recruits

Federal judge rules that the military must soon begin accepting transgender recruits While Kollar-Kotelly's initial October ruling did not halt Trump's ban on enlisting transgender individuals, her latest injunction does. An Obama-era order says transgender servicemembers can not be removed from service based on their gender identity. [Full Article...]

Tony Parker to return when San Antonio Spurs take on Dallas Mavericks

Tony Parker to return when San Antonio Spurs take on Dallas Mavericks But Parker and the team carefully plotted his return. He even spent some time with the team's G League affiliate back in September in order to get back on the court without overworking himself. LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol had season-highs in points on the night for the Spurs, with Aldridge scoring 33 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists, while Gasol had 25 points, six rebounds, and four a... [Full Article...]

Hamas rejects disarmament talk ahead of reconciliation deadline

Hamas rejects disarmament talk ahead of reconciliation deadline The partial hand-over will take place despite Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's declaration that he will not allow Hamas to retain its arms. It was a precursor to the December 1 deadline for Hamas to give up control of the strip. There are reportedly about 120 unarmed members of the PA security forces at Gaza's crossings with Israel and Egypt. [Full Article...]

Syrian government delegation to arrive in Geneva Wednesday

Syrian government delegation to arrive in Geneva Wednesday The rebels have been forced from all Syria's big cities and their hopes of toppling Assad by military means look finished. Earlier, the United Nations said the Syrian government had given assurances that it planned to arrive in Geneva on Wednesday to take part in the talks. [Full Article...]

China sentences Taiwanese activist to five years in prison

China sentences Taiwanese activist to five years in prison The court said both men stated that they would not appeal their sentences. "I spread some attacks, theories that maliciously attacked and defamed China's government, the Chinese Communist Party and China's current political system, and I incited the subversion of state power", Lee said during his trial which was broadcast online . [Full Article...]

Moscow scrambles fighter jet after detecting USA spy plane approaching Russian border

Moscow scrambles fighter jet after detecting USA spy plane approaching Russian border The incident occurred last Saturday, when Russian radio-surveillance media identified a SU-30 to prevent violation of its borders, explained the same source. Saturday's incident, which CNN was first to report , came just weeks after the Russian foreign ministry called the U.S.an "occupying force" in Syria. [Full Article...]

Kenya: Kenyatta sworn-in for second term

Kenya: Kenyatta sworn-in for second term Kenya's election drama meant months of uncertainty in East Africa's economic hub. Kenya's newly sworn-in President Uhuru Kenyatta is declaring that his inauguration "marks the end, and I repeat the end, of our electoral process". "The official bible that was used for swearing in ceremony today is the one that was used by the first President of the Republic of Kenya at independence and the consti... [Full Article...]

'Mom' behind bars after police find newborn baby buried under porch

'Mom' behind bars after police find newborn baby buried under porch When she saw that the infant, who weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long, did not have a heart beat or a pulse, she placed the body in a dresser drawer in an enclosed porch at the back of the house. 'Once again, she has an 8-year-old child as well at this time, so she's familiar with being pregnant and how this all occurs, ' Hermick said. 'So that's part of our case as well '. [Full Article...]

The ugly fact of violence against women; 16 Days of activism begin

The ugly fact of violence against women; 16 Days of activism begin Almost two decades after the UN General Assembly established the IDEVAW, governments and organisations, both governmental and non-governmental, continue to recognise violence against women as a persistent threat and obstacle to achieving women's equality. [Full Article...]

Trump Sends Sympathies To 'Financial Institutions' Over Consumer Agency

Trump Sends Sympathies To 'Financial Institutions' Over Consumer Agency In his exit letter , Cordray said the consumer agency's work is vital to the United States economy, and proponents, such as Massachusetts Democratic Sen. English, according to a source familiar with the matter, also was present at the bureau Monday morning, but it was not immediately clear if she and Mulvaney interacted. [Full Article...]

Commerce Department said Monday that new-home sales

Commerce Department said Monday that new-home sales As of the end of October there were about 282,000 new homes available for sale nationwide - about a 4.9-month supply at the current sales rate. The Northeast and the Midwest are primarily responsible for the sales growth, which analysts said reflects the underlying strength of the economy. [Full Article...]

Thieves Trick Keyless Technology and Steal Mercedes

Thieves Trick Keyless Technology and Steal Mercedes Video footage released on November 26 taken at a home in Solihull in the west of England, shows how the method relies on two people. The second device was then used to relay the signal to the auto, unlocking it and allowing the engine to be started without the key being present. [Full Article...]


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