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Shipwrecks of World War I are a seabed museum in Turkey

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SEDDULBAHIR, Turkey, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Turkey’s newest park is an underwater museum of fourteen shipwrecks that lie beneath the waves of the Dardanelles Strait, a glimpse into the fierce battles between Ottoman and Allied forces in World War I. Turkish photographer Savas Karakas was one of the first to......

Analysis: From chips to ships, shortages are making inflation stick

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A gas burner is pictured on a cooker in a private home in Bordeaux, soutwestern France, December 13, 2012. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau Analysts still view price pressures as temporary But watching supply, worker shortages closely U.S. seen more at risk from wage-induced inflation LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Soaring gas prices,......

Britain puts military on standby as panic buying leaves pumps dry

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Army tanker drivers to be deployed if needed Trucker shortage has hit supply chains Britain says will extend some HGV licences Industry says hopes situation will stabilise LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Britain put the army on standby to deliver fuel from Tuesday after an acute shortage of truckers triggered......

Earthquake of magnitude 6.5 strikes Crete, Greece – EMSC

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Sept 27 (Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck Crete, Greece on Monday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said. The quake had a depth of 2 km (1.24 miles), EMSC said. Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.......

Erdogan: Turkey intends to buy more Russian defence systems

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York City, U.S., September 21, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/Pool ISTANBUL, Sept 26 (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey still intended to buy a second batch of S-400 missile defense systems from Russia, a move that......

Romanian hospitals fill up with COVID patients amid widespread vaccine refusal

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BUCHAREST, Sept 23 (Reuters) – After living through three waves of the COVID-19 pandemic without getting sick, 55-year-old Roxana Pascu thought that she was healthy enough to withstand the virus and decided to turn down the vaccine. Now Pascu, who runs a small business, is one of around 1,040 COVID-19......

French envoy to return to U.S. after fence-mending Biden-Macron call

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PARIS/WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. and French presidents moved to mend ties on Wednesday, with France agreeing to send its ambassador back to Washington and the White House acknowledging it erred in brokering a deal for Australia to buy U.S. instead of French submarines without consulting Paris. In......

Greece tests drone drug delivery for remote regions

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TRIKALA, Greece, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Greece on Tuesday tested a drone to deliver medicines to isolated places in an environmentally friendly way, sending the unmanned vehicle to a 200-person village. The red drone with four rotor blades took off from the northwestern Greek city of Trikala and flew 3......

Paris climate agreement to be presented to Turkish parliament -Erdogan

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the 76th Session of the General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York on September 21, 2021. Mary Altaffer/Pool via REUTERS ISTANBUL, Sept 21 (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that the Paris climate agreement would be presented to the Turkish parliament......

Biden supports full investigation into Afghanistan drone strike

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U.S. President Joe Biden waves as he walks from Marine One at his return from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden supports a thorough investigation of the U.S.......

Marketmind: Watch those spiralling gas prices

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Fuel prices are displayed at a gas station in Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 2, 2021. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes/Files A look at the day ahead from Sujata Rao. A massive week in monetary policy, with some 16 central banks holding meetings and possibly the first rate hike from......

Erdogan’s waning patience: Four questions for Turkey’s central bank

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Turkey’s Central Bank headquarters is seen in Ankara, Turkey in this January 24, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Umit Bektas//File Photo As world preps for tighter policy, Turkey looks to ease Erdogan has urged rate cuts despite rising inflation ISTANBUL, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Turkey’s central bank has begun setting the stage......

Greek PM says climate crisis is with us and cost of ignoring it ‘unimaginable’

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Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis delivers a statement during the 8th MED7 Mediterranean countries summit, in Athens, Greece, September 17, 2021. REUTERS/Costas Baltas ATHENS, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Mediterranean nations must lead the way in addressing climate change, the Greek prime minister said, warning that the cost of doing nothing......

Turkish President Erdogan says to meet Greek PM in New York

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ANKARA, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that he would meet Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly next week in New York. The NATO members and regional rivals have been at odds over a host of maritime......

Lengthy toilet breaks may soon be thing of the past

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Sep 3, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece headed to bathroom on a break after losing the 3rd set against Carlos Alcaraz of Spain on day five of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo......

Turkey raises required reserve ratios for forex deposits

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Turkey’s Central Bank headquarters is seen in Ankara, Turkey in this January 24, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Umit Bektas//File Photo ISTANBUL, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Turkey’s central bank said on Wednesday it raised the required reserve ratio for forex and precious metal deposits by 200 basis points, in a move economists......

Putin meets Assad, takes swipe at US and Turkish forces in Syria

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MOSCOW, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin received his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad on Monday for the first time since 2018 and criticised foreign forces that are in Syria without permission or a U.N. mandate – a rebuke of the United States and Turkey. Putin is Assad’s most......

Briton Raducanu prepared to tackle Rogers, home crowd at US Open

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NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Emma Raducanu’s dream run at the U.S. Open looked to be taking her to a last-16 tie with Ash Barty but while the 18-year-old Briton has avoided the world number one she will be up against a surging Shelby Rogers and raucous home crowd......

Svitolina sees off Halep in U.S. Open fourth round

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NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) – World number five Elina Svitolina produced a solid performance to dispatch Simona Halep 6-3 6-3 in the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Sunday. The 12th-seeded Romanian won an epic 33-shot rally in the second game but a dozen unforced errors in the......

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