Category: Asia

Germany and Turkey at odds again

21 Jul 2017
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Apparently, the Germany versus Turkey brawl won’t reach an end any time soon. The latest episode in a series of diplomatic rows is a warning from the German government towards the German tourists visiting Turkey to stay vigilant during their trips there. Germany and Turkey have been at odds for many months, starting from the […]

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Trump visits Saudi Arabia

19 May 2017
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Donald Trump will start his first official trip as US president, when he visits the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. It was known that he will also attend a NATO meeting in Brussels and a G7 summit in Taormina in Sicily. It seems that there have been change of plans by US diplomats, adding Riyadh, […]

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China launches mega infrastructure project

16 May 2017
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China seems to consolidate its global power, announcing the “Belt and Road” initiative, which is its most ambitious foreign policy to date. During the weekend, the Chinese president Xi Jinping, gave a speech in which he repeated his determination to make China a global leader. China had invited presidents and prime ministers from 28 countries […]

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China launches $1 trillion infrastructure

15 May 2017
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China seems to consolidate its global power, announcing the “Belt and Road” initiative, which is its most ambitious foreign policy to date. During the weekend, the Chinese president Xi Jinping, gave a speech in which he repeated his determination to make China a global leader. China had invited presidents and prime ministers from 28 countries […]

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Turkey’s many open fronts

03 May 2017
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In the last couple of years, Turkey has a number of, either external or internal, fronts open. The 78-million people country which, until some years ago, was considered a beacon of stability in the area of South-East Europe and the Middle East, has turned into an example of instability. Tayip Erdogan holds the full responsibility […]

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US and China turn against North Korea

10 Apr 2017
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The US and China seemed to get closer in agreement on how to tackle North Korea more than ever before, according to high ranking officials. During the weekend, Donald Trump met with the Chinese president Xi Jinping and one of the top matters they discussed was the aggressive stance of North Korea and how it […]

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Erdogan provokes, Boris Johnson nods

27 Mar 2017
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President Tayip Erdogan keeps provoking the European Union, but the United Kingdom seems to have a friendlier approach towards one of its oldest allies in the region.  “Turkey is and will be an indispensable partner for the UK, after Brexit. I was in favour of Brexit because I wanted Britain to widen its horizons and […]

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US bans devices in flights from Asia and Africa

21 Mar 2017
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Since the Trump administration can’t ban travelers from various Muslim countries, it has dedicated all its powers of making their trip to the USA the most boring ever. Today a new flight restriction was enacted barring travelers from specific countries to carry on them devices largen than a smartphone, inside the passengers’ cabin. This restriction […]

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Rapid Increase of Mobile Payments in the UK

28 Feb 2017
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A 247% increase in the number of mobile transactions of all in-store purchases has been reported in a research conducted by Worldpay in the United Kingdom. Analysis of transaction data and a consumer survey that took place in Britain showed that over the last year users almost tripled their mobile payments. The survey showed clearly […]

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Carlos Ghosn cedes role as Nissan CEO

23 Feb 2017
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Carlos Ghosn who is considered a wizard at business management is stepping down from his place as a Chief Executive officer in Nissan Motors after 16 years of service. Ghosn has received his nickname “Le Cost Killer” after his impressive performance that turned the tide for the Japanese firm. Ghosn saved Nissan Motors from collapsing […]

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