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ANKARA, Turkey |Turkish lira weakens as markets reopen at end of holiday

ANKARA, Turkey — The Turkish currency has again weakened against the dollar, as Turkey’s markets resumed trading after a week-long religious holiday. The Turkish lira was down some 3.5 percent on Monday, trading at around 6.22 against the dollar. The currency has seen a sharp fall in value this year amid investor concerns over President … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey |Turkish lira weakens as markets reopen at end of holiday

BERLIN | German journalist facing terror trial in Turkey returns home

BERLIN — A German journalist who is on trial in Turkey on terror-related charges has returned to Germany after a Turkish court ruled that she could leave the country. German news agency dpa reported that Mesale Tolu landed in Stuttgart on Sunday. Earlier Sunday, Tolu tweeted a photograph of herself and her young son at … Continue reading BERLIN | German journalist facing terror trial in Turkey returns home

THESSALONIKI, Greece | Former Turkish lawmaker seeks political asylum in Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece— A pro-Kurdish former lawmaker convicted of insulting Turkey’s president has requested asylum in Greece after illegally crossing the border, Greek authorities said Friday. A police official said Turkish citizen Leyla Birlik, 44, surrendered to Greek police Wednesday near the northeastern town of Alexandroupolis, and was in the process of requesting asylum in Greece. … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | Former Turkish lawmaker seeks political asylum in Greece

SACRAMENTO, Calif | Golden State Killer suspect faces consolidated charges

SACRAMENTO, Calif — A former police officer suspected of being California’s elusive Golden State Killer faced 26 murder and rape-related charges Thursday after prosecutors decided this week to consolidate charges in counties across the state into one case. One family member described the 15-minute recitation of offenses as “very, very intense.” The Sacramento County Superior … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | Golden State Killer suspect faces consolidated charges

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkish lira steady despite new threats from Trump

ANKARA, Turkey  — Turkey’s currency remains steady against the dollar despite an apparent threat of possible new sanctions by U.S. President Donald Trump. The Turkish lira stood at 5.80 per dollar on Friday, up about 0.4 percent against the dollar. The currency has recovered from record lows earlier this week. Investors, already worried about Turkey’s … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkish lira steady despite new threats from Trump

New York News: Brooklyn, Five Alleged Members and Associates of La Cosa Nostra Indicted for Racketeering and Related Charges

Defendants Operated Loansharking and Illegal Gambling Businesses in South Brooklyn Brooklyn, N.Y. – A 32-count indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging two inducted members and two associates of the Colombo organized crime family (the “Colombo family”) with racketeering, including predicate acts of extortion, extortionate collection, money laundering and illegal gambling.  The … Continue reading New York News: Brooklyn, Five Alleged Members and Associates of La Cosa Nostra Indicted for Racketeering and Related Charges