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Putin lifts Russian tour operator ban on Turkish travel
Vladimir Putin has lifted sanctions on Russian travellers visiting Turkey.
The Russian president effectively barred holidaymakers visiting the tourism hotspot last year after Turkey shot down a Russian military jet.
Turkey had claimed the jet had violated its airspace.
Putin had barred charter flights from visiting Turkey and suspended tour operators from selling holidays to the country.
Earlier this week the Kremlin accepted a letter from Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan as an apology.
In the letter Erdogan had expressed “regret” over the incident.
The fighter jet was shot down near the Syria-Turkey border in November last year.
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Berlin (AFP) - Berlin's Christmas market truck rampage was the deadly jihadist attack Germany had long feared, as security services have warned of the growth of a shadowy Islamist scene.Rarely a week has gone by in past years without the arrest of a radical preacher, an extremist backing the Islamic State or other extremist groups with money, arms or propaganda, or of a fighter returning from Syria or Iraq.Germany's domestic security chief, Hans-Georg Maassen, has likened the rise in IS… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
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NEW YORK — Milo Yiannopoulos, the self-proclaimed “dangerous faggot” columnist for the conservative site Breitbart News, was preening at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s election night party on Tuesday. Yiannopoulos, who delights in tweaking the sensibilities of so-called “social justice warriors,” declared that, win or lose, Trump has changed the national discourse “immeasurably for the better.”“The complete destruction of political correctness in this country is the most… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
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Under the 2015 Paris Agreement, U.N. members pledged to cap rising temperatures at less than two degrees Celsius (2.6 degrees Fahrenheit) compared to pre-industrial era levels. The big culprit is CO2, the byproduct of fossil fuels that provide the backbone of today's energy supply. But addressing indirect CO2 emissions and warming sources that are not from CO2, offer complementary ways of slowing the temperature rise. "The overarching objective is crystal clear: we need to cut CO2 emissions,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
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