Leftist attackers, hostage prosecutor die in Istanbul shootout

Apr 1, 2015

Leftist attackers, hostage prosecutor die in Istanbul shootout

Two members of a banned leftist group and a prosecutor they held hostage inside a courthouse in Istanbul died Tuesday after a shootout between the hostage takers and police, officials said. Istanbul's police chief, Selami Altinok, said police had negotiated with the gunmen for six ...

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 bomb. ...

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. The ...

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

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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 ...

Urban shift aided PM but brought corruption

/ Jun 6, 2013

Urban shift aided PM but brought corruption

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The protests triggered in Turkey by plans to redevelop a park into a shopping mall at first seem an unlikely cause for public anger. In reality, the demonstrations over Taksim Square's Gezi Park go to the very heart of Turkey's modern discontents. Why it has ...