25April2017

World Actuality

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Fuel-saving Airbus A350 makes maiden flight

Europe’s newest passenger jet, the Airbus A350, successfully began its maiden flight on Friday in a milestone moment for the European giant as it battles against Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner for sales of fuel-saving lightweight carbon-composite jets.

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Greece Closes State TV and Radio To Save Money

Greece's conservative-led government said on Tuesday it was closing the country’s state broadcaster ERT to save money.

The move, which is part of budget cuts in exchange for a fresh slice of bailout funds, will result in the possible loss of up to 2,600 jobs.

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Turkey Protests: Riot Police Clash With Activists

Police use rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon to disperse activists who fight back with petrol bombs.

Riot police have forced protesters to flee parts of Istanbul's Taksim Square, filling the air with tear gas and firing water cannon at crowds who refused to leave.

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Turkish govt apologises for crackdown on protesters

Turkey’s deputy prime minister has apologised for the use of excessive force against peaceful protesters in Istanbul last week that sparked wider demonstrations across the country, amid reports of a second death from clashes in the south.

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Turkish president wavers on alcohol bill amid protests

Turkish President Abdullah Gul has indicated he may review a controversial bill restricting alcohol sales amid nationwide protests fuelled by discontent with the country's moderate Islamist government.

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Turkey’s Erdogan takes on protesters… and Twitter

As protesters clashed with the police in several Turkish cities, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan blasted Twitter, calling the social media site a "menace". But the Turkish leader may have to eat his words – on Twitter.

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Turkey protests spread online, and in the streets

Thousands of people have taken to social media in Turkey as violent clashes between police and protesters over the construction of a shopping mall in Istanbul's Gezi Park entered a second day on Saturday.

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Sarkozy ally denies Gaddafi funding claims

Claude Guéant, Sarkozy’s former minister and campaign manager denied allegations that 500,000 euros were handed over by the Libyan regime to fund Sarkozy’s 2007 campaign, claiming he made the money by selling 17th century Dutch paintings he owned.

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French parliament legalises gay marriage, adoption

The French parliament has approved a bill legalising gay marriage and adoption for same-sex couples in its final vote on the legislation. The landmark reform has been the source of months of heated debate and demonstrations.

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