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September 1, 2014, by VOANews

Thousands of miles away from the Ukrainian battlefields of Donetsk and Novoazovsk sits the country that may end up being the largest beneficiary of the turmoil along Russia’s southwest border: […]

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Turkey accuses 33 police of plotting to overthrow government

September 1, 2014, by VOANews

Turkey is accusing 33 police of seeking to overthrow the government of newly elected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Authorities detained at least 20 ...

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Erdogan’s first step: Secure more power in new role in Turkey

August 30, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

In his victory speech after securing his new post, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan mentioned a “new Turkey” and delivered a conciliatory me ...

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Iceland raises volcano alert to red after eruption

August 29, 2014, by VOANews

Iceland’s Meteorological Institute has raised the alert warning for the country’s largest volcano. The institute raised the warning code F ...


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    IMF chief Lagarde probed in French corruption case
    August 27, 2014, by VOANews

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde says she is being investigated for negligence in a corruption case dating back to her time as French finance minister. In a statement […]

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    New Galileo satellites in wrong orbit
    August 24, 2014, by Raymond Johnston of The Prague Post

    The first two Galileo Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellites, launched on August 22 from the Guiana Space Centre, have not reached their intended orbits. The satellites were launched as payload […]

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    EU increases aid to displaced Iraqis
    August 13, 2014, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    The European Union announced Tuesday it is increasing humanitarian assistance to Iraqis trapped by the fighting in their homeland, but pressure is mounting on Brussels to do more. France and […]

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    Erdogan wins Turkey presidential poll
    August 11, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won his country’s first-ever direct presidential election, ensuring he will remain Turkey’s leader for another five years. Turkey’s election commission Sunday said that [&hel ...

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    Turkish press say Erdogan beats Ihsanoglu
    August 10, 2014, by Deutsche Welle

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks set to become Turkey’s next president. Initial election results put the current prime minister on 52 percent. He has promised a ” new Turkey” – something […]

  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, on the left, and José Manuel Barroso
    Turkey chooses new president in direct election
    August 10, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    The people of Turkey are voting for the first time in the country’s history to elect their president. According to opinion polls Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the front-runner, […]