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Erdogan Ally Set to Buy Top Turkey Media Group

A top Turkish businessman with close ties to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to buy Turkey's largest media holding, a statement said Thursday, raising fears of a new tightening of government control on the press.

Dogan Holding said in a statement that talks had begun on the sale of Dogan Media Group to the Demiroren Group of magnate Erdogan Demiroren for around $1 billion (810 million euros).

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Trump Prepares China Trade Sanctions, Beijing Vows Retaliation

President Donald Trump is poised to unveil sanctions against China on Thursday for the "theft" of US intellectual property, fueling fears of a trade war as Beijing vowed to retaliate.

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N. Korea's Parliament to Hold Annual Meeting amid Diplomatic Thaw

North Korea's rubber-stamp parliament will hold an annual session next month, state media said Thursday, with all eyes on whether it will move to bolster a diplomatic thaw with the US and South Korea.

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Fuming Trump Defends Putin Embrace after Damaging Leak

U.S. President Donald Trump stridently defended his much-criticized overtures to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin Wednesday, as White House anxiety over his embrace spilled into full public view.

After aides leaked embarrassing details of Trump's shock decision to call Putin and congratulate him on re-election, the US president blamed the media for the furor and insisted Moscow can be a solid partner.

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Sarkozy Charged with Corruption over Alleged Gadhafi Financing

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was charged Wednesday with corruption for allegedly accepting millions of euros from late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi towards his 2007 election campaign, a judicial source told AFP.

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UK Says Spy Attack Driven by Russian Vote, London's Criticism

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson accused Moscow on Wednesday of trying to kill a former spy in England to whip up public opinion ahead of elections.

He said the Kremlin targeted the country due to London's criticism of Russian rights abuses.

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UK Embassy in Moscow Says Russia Spreading 'Lies' over Spy Poisoning

The British embassy in Moscow on Wednesday said Russia had failed to provide answers during a briefing by the foreign ministry to explain Moscow's point of view over the poisoning of a former spy.

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U.N. Sets Up Rare Labor Probe against Venezuela

The U.N.'s labor body on Wednesday set up an investigation into alleged violations in Venezuela, following a request by a private-sector group long opposed to the Caracas government. 

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Texas Bombings Suspect Blows Himself Up after Police Move in

A white man suspected of carrying out a series of deadly parcel bombings in the Texas state capital Austin blew himself up early Wednesday as police closed in -- easing tensions in a city that has been on edge for weeks.

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Tear Gas Halts MP Vote on Key Kosovo Border Deal

Tear gas was lobbed into the Kosovo parliament on Wednesday halting a vote on a border deal with Montenegro seen as key for Pristina's bid to join the EU.

The agreement, negotiated with Montenegro in 2015, is crucial for Kosovo to obtain visa-free travel in the European Union and eventually join the bloc.

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