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Almighty Erdogan afraid of cockroaches

The new presidential palace in Ankara costs nearly $600 million.   ISTANBUL – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says cockroaches in his old offices were the reason why he needed a vast new presidential palace outside Ankara. Erdogan’s $615 million...

No more Golden Toilet Seat for Erdogan

ISTANBUL — Turkey saw a dramatic shake-up in its political status quo Sunday as the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost its majority after 13 years in power, burying the hopes of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for extended powers...

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History is harsh unless you erase it

Shinzo Abe addresses a joint meeting of Congress   On his visit to the United States in April, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addressed Congress and told them: “History is harsh. What was done cannot be undone.” Apparently Osaka Mayor Toru...

Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Fight G7 for Revolution

Anti-G7 protestors march during a demonstration in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, June 6, 2015. (Reuters / Hannibal Hanschke)   GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany: Thousands of demonstrators marched in the German resort town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Saturday to protest against a meeting of leaders...

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China’s pursuit of a new world economic order

The question is simple: Can China sustain rapid GDP growth within the confines of the current global order, including its trade rules, or must the current U.S.-dominated order change drastically to accommodate China’s continued economic rise? The answer, however, remains unclear.

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