Archive for March, 2014

Femen activists stage anti-Erdogan protest at Istanbul polling station


Turkish PM had already changed location of where he was due to cast his vote when the Ukraine-based feminist group said they would protest against him there.

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Russia to create special economic zone in Crimea to woo investors


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In Crimea, Russian prime minister Medvedev says investors to get tax breaks, reduced bureaucracy.

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Secrets about suspected Israeli theft of U.S. weapons-grade nuclear material declassified


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How Vladimir Putin became evil


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The US and UK condemn him for Crimea but supported him over the war in Chechnya. Why? Because now he refuses to play ball

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WAR FEVER IN THE AIR


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Erdogan claims victory, says rivals ‘will pay price’


Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his son Bilal Erdogan and daughter Sumeyye Erdogan salute supporters from the balcony of his ruling party headquarters in Ankara, Turkey, early Monday, March 31, 2014. (photo credit: AP)

Despite political scandals, Turkish PM’s party wins local elections across the country, setting him up for presidential run

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Former PM Ehud Olmert convicted of taking bribes


Tel Aviv court also convicts 9 others, including Uri Lupolianski — Olmert’s successor as Jerusalem mayor — in Holyland case

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