Female suicide bomber strikes in Istanbul, killing policeman

Jan 7, 2015

Female suicide bomber strikes in Istanbul, killing policeman

A female suicide bomber blew herself up at a police station in Istanbul on Tuesday, killing one policeman and wounding another, according to Turkish authorities. Istanbul Gov. Vasip Sahin said the woman entered the police station and reported a missing wallet before detonating a ...

Jan 2, 2015

Man arrested over failed attack near Istanbul presidential office

Turkish police said Thursday a suspected “terrorist” armed with grenades and old guns was arrested after a failed attack near the office in Istanbul of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Police chief Selami Altinok said the “attack” was launched by a man suspected of being ...

Nov 13, 2014

U.S. sailors hit by 'hood attack' in Turkey

A group of nationalist Turkish youths on Wednesday attacked three visiting U.S. sailors in Istanbul, trying to force sacks on their heads in an assault angrily condemned by the U.S. government. Several dozen members of the nationalist youth group Turkiye Genclik Birligi (Turkish Youth ...

Madrid's Olympic hopes crushed a third straight time

Sep 8, 2013

Madrid's Olympic hopes crushed a third straight time

Tens of thousands of Spaniards were devastated after Madrid lost its bid to host the 2020 Olympics on Saturday amid fears about the country’s economy and unemployment rate. It was the third straight time the capital failed in attempts to win the Summer Games. ...

Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Olympics

Sep 8, 2013

Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee selects Tokyo to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics on Saturday in Buenos Aires, giving Japan’s capital its second Summer Games, and first since 1964.

Experts uncertain about Tokyo bid

Sep 5, 2013

Experts uncertain about Tokyo bid

by Masaaki Kameda

As the weekend vote looms by the International Olympic Committee to decide the city that will host the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, experts in Japan say the three candidates are neck and neck amid lingering worries about the radioactive water leaking from the ...