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Not Everyone Cheers Turkey's Move To Tighten Alcohol Rules

Among the many reasons for ongoing riots in Turkey: A recent law restricting the advertising and sale of alcohol. Secular Turks see the new rules as the latest effort by the ruling AK Party to impose religious values on the population.
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Protesters In Turkey Prepare For Prime Minister's Return

When he arrives from a trip abroad, Recep Tayyip Erdogan will face an anti-government movement that has grown nationwide in recent days.
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Police In India Arrest Three In Alleged Rape Of U.S. Tourist

The woman was allegedly gang raped late Monday near the northern resort town of Manali after accepting a lift from the men.
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IMF Vs. European Commission: Duel Over Financial Crisis

The European Commission says it disagrees with the International Monetary Fund's conclusion that mistakes were made in the handling of Greece's financial crisis. In a report issued Wednesday, the IMF acknowledged it had underestimated the damage done by austerity. The European Commission responded by saying the IMF is ignoring the interconnected nature of euro-area member states.
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For China To Invest In Smithfield, Broader Review Needed

China's acquisition of Smithfield Ham will have to be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which will assess the national security implications of the deal. The committee looks at the broader pattern of Chinese investment in the United States and what issues it raises. Revision of a bilateral investment treaty will be on the agenda for the summit of the U.S. and Chinese presidents.
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Plan For Wind Turbines On Normandy Coast Spins Controversy

Thursday, on the 69th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, many have gathered on the coast of Normandy to remember and honor the Allied soldiers who fought their way through Nazi defenses and went on to liberate Europe. There is controversy about a French plan to build 75 wind turbines offshore here. Critics see it as desecration of hollowed ground. Promoters say the wind mills will be at least 6 miles from the coast. They will still be visible but will help France meet its renewable energy goals and create thousands of jobs.
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The Changing Face, Perception Of Turkey's Prime Minister

Recep Tayyip Erdogan may be the most successful prime minister in modern Turkey's history. A deeply pious Muslim once jailed for his outspoken remarks, he has presided over a decade of democratic reforms and economic growth. But now he finds himself the target of angry protesters who call him a dictator and a fascist.

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