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Turkish Treasury posted $7.57B cash surplus in August

ANKARA The Turkish Treasury's cash balance posted a surplus of 64.26 billion Turkish liras ($7.57 billion) last month, the Treasury and Finance Ministry announced on Tuesday. In August, Treasury's cash revenues...

El Salvador 1st country to have Bitcoin as official currency

BOGOTA, ColombiaBitcoin became legal tender for a country for the first time in history in El Salvador on Tuesday. The digital currency is the official currency of El Salvador...

Kremlin says Russia 'not ready' to recognize Bitcoin as official payment means

MOSCOW  Russia is not ready to recognize Bitcoin as an official payment means, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. Equating "quasi" (pseudo) currencies with traditional monetary resources cannot cause anything...

European stock markets close Monday higher

ANKARA  Stock markets in Europe closed higher on Monday with Germany's strong new industrial orders data and expectations that the Federal Reserve will delay the tapering of asset purchases with...

CNN fires 3 employees for coming to work unvaccinated

CHICAGO, United States CNN has fired three employees who were coming into work at the media company without being vaccinated against COVID-19. CNN media critic Oliver Darcy revealed a memo on...

United Airlines becomes 1st carrier to require vaccines for employees

CHICAGO, United States United Airlines became the first major airline carrier to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all its workers, in a move announced Friday. Chief Executive Scott Kirby and President Brett...

Turkey's Getir signs sponsorship deal with Tottenham Hotspur

ANKARA Turkey's on-demand delivery pioneer Getir has sealed a three-year sponsorship deal with English Premier League's Tottenham Hotspur, the club and company announced on Friday. The deal marks the company’s first...

BoE keeps rate unchanged, expects higher inflation in near-term

ANKARA The Bank of England (BoE) on Thursday left its monetary policy unchanged and maintained the bank's lending rate at 0.1%, in line with market expectations, but said it expects...

China’s manufacturing activity growth at slowest since pandemic

ANKARA  China’s manufacturing activity growth in July came at the slowest pace since February 2020, the month before the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to data on Saturday. Manufacturing Purchasing...

US watchdog seeks more info from Chinese firms eyeing IPOs

ANKARA The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said on Friday it will require Chinese companies to disclose additional information if they want to list on US stock exchanges in...

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Rwandan foreign minister’s visit to Turkey to further boost relations: Diplomat

JOHANNESBURGThe visit of Rwanda’s foreign affairs minister to Turkey will likely pave the way for further enhancing the already fruitful cooperation between the two...

Turkey suffer heavy defeat in Netherlands

ANKARAThe Netherlands tore apart Turkey 6-1 in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match Tuesday, moving to the top of Group G. The home team...

Bulgaria to head to polls 3rd time this year as efforts to form government...

SOFIA, Bulgaria Bulgaria will head to its third national election this year after the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) failed to form a government following...

Saudi king sacks director of public security, refers him for investigation

RIYADH Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Tuesday dismissed the country's director of public security and referred him for investigation, the official Saudi Press Agency...

Biden requests $6.4B from Congress to fund Afghan resettlement

WASHINGTON US President Joe Biden has asked Congress to appropriate some $6.4 billion to aid ongoing efforts to resettle at-risk Afghans following America's pullout from...