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Sony says PlayStation 5 launches Nov. 12

TOKYO  The PlayStation 5 home video game console is set to be released on Nov. 12, Sony has announced.It will first be available in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New...

Turkey defense expo to bring together S.Asian countries

ANKARA  Seeking to give the Turkish defense industry a stronger presence in world markets plus access to new opportunities, the sixth Defense Port Turkey expo is set for Oct. 26-28...

TikTok won’t sell its US operations, says owner

ANKARA Chinese video-sharing app TikTok is not selling its US base but is in talks for a possible cooperation in operations, state-run media said on Thursday. In a statement to Global...

Amazon to hire 100,000 new employees in US, Canada

ANKARA American e-commerce tech firm Amazon announced Monday it will hire 100,000 new full and part-time employees across the US and Canada to expand its operations, cashing in on a...

Turkey's automotive production soars in August

ANKARA  Automotive production in Turkey surged 44% year-on-year in August, a sectoral report revealed on Monday. The Automotive Manufacturers Association (OSD) said automakers manufactured 75,241 vehicles -- including automobiles, light commercial...

Alibaba launches initiatives to support Vietnamese SMEs

JAKARTA, Indonesia Global e-commerce giant Alibaba has launched two initiatives this September to empower its Vietnamese sellers, according to a local media report Monday. With its Super September 2020 program, the...

US: Century 21 department chain files for bankruptcy

ANKARA US department store chain Century 21 said Thursday it voluntarily filed for bankruptcy and will close its 13 stores in four states because of the economic downturn caused by...

Oil prices down with US crude stock buildup estimates

ANKARA Oil prices dropped on Thursday with forecasts of a buildup in US crude inventories that investors view as a decline in US crude demand. International benchmark Brent crude was trading...

European banks face slow recovery due to virus: Fitch

ANKARA The majority of banks in Europe are likely to experience only a gradual recovery in revenues because of virus-driven economic shock, international ratings agency Fitch Ratings said Thursday.  Prospects are...

Chinese tech giant unveils HarmonyOS to replace Google

ANKARA Chinese technology giant Huawei on Thursday unveiled its latest version of self-developed Harmony operating system (HarmonyOS) that is seen as an alternative for Google's Android, the country’s state-run media...

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2 far-left DHKP-C terror suspects arrested in Istanbul

ISTANBUL Turkish police arrested two people in Istanbul over their suspected links to the far-left DHKP-C terror group, a security source said on Monday. The suspects,...

Yemeni minister accuses Iran of destabilizing region

SANAA A Yemeni minister on Monday accused Iran of exporting terrorism and chaos in the region. The accusation by Information Minister Moammar al-Eryani followed the US...

Make polluters pay, trends in Africa

YAOUNDE, Cameroon/ANKARA Many civil society groups in Africa have joined their global counterparts demanding that governments should put costs on polluting industries, responsible for damaging...

‘Digital learning faces hurdles amid pandemic’

ANKARA  With the novel coronavirus pandemic showing no signs of abating, homes have turned into classrooms and parents have taken on the role of teaching...

Turkish video conferencing app passes first test

ANKARA Turkey's new domestically developed video conferencing application passed its first test as the platform for an international security and defense event in the capital...