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Erdogan: I’m a defender of women’s rights

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted Wednesday he had advocated women’s rights throughout his political career, accusing media of distorting his hugely controversial comments on equality between men and women.

South Africa: Israel defying world

Israel is defying the world by “undermining” prospects for a two-state solution through its settlements policy, South African President Jacob Zuma said Wednesday as he welcomed visiting Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

Khalil determined to pass draft budget

Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil said Wednesday it was imperative to remove all obstacles before the endorsement of the draft budget, and that he had a constitutional formula to do so.

Khalil determined to pass draft budget

Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil said Wednesday it was imperative to remove all obstacles before the endorsement of the draft budget, and that he had a constitutional formula to do so.

Europe feels sting in tail of Russia sanctions

At a technology fair in Moscow last month, European executives faced the new reality of doing business in Russia since the West imposed sanctions: the number of firms at the international showcase had shrunk by half from a year ago.

Stop coddling Assad

Foreign Minister Walid Moallem’s visit to Russia comes at a critical time in the war in Syria.

Stop coddling Assad

Foreign Minister Walid Moallem’s visit to Russia comes at a critical time in the war in Syria.

The U.S. is crippled in the Middle East

The next time a presidential campaign tries to convince you that its candidate has foreign policy experience by virtue of having spent a few years overseas as a child, remember Barack Obama.

China’s economic rise can improve the globe

The biggest economic news of the year came almost without notice: China has overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy, according to the scorekeepers at the International Monetary Fund.

Arsenal into last 16, Liverpool held

Arsenal qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League for the 15th successive season when they ended Borussia Dortmund’s 100 percent record in Group D with a 2-0 win at the Emirates Stadium Wednesday.

Arsenal into last 16, Liverpool held

Arsenal qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League for the 15th successive season when they ended Borussia Dortmund’s 100 percent record in Group D with a 2-0 win at the Emirates Stadium Wednesday.

Williams have Mercedes in their sights

Williams are back among Formula One’s top trio of teams but deputy principal Claire Williams does not hesitate when asked whether she senses a return to the Williams of old.

Warriors power past Heat 114-97, thanks to Curry

So much for Stephen Curry’s mini-shooting slump.Curry scored 40 points on 11-of-18 shooting as the Golden State Warriors beat the Miami Heat 114-97 Tuesday night for their sixth consecutive victory.

McIlroy has Georgia on his mind Down Under

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy is back to defend his Australian Open title in the city where he kick-started his career last year but admitted Wednesday that the next U.S. Masters is never far from his mind.

On the demands of etiquette

Etiquette. The word carries with it many misconceptions, and it’s time to set the record straight. According to experts in the field, adhering to its code is meant to make life easier.

On the demands of etiquette

Etiquette. The word carries with it many misconceptions, and it’s time to set the record straight. According to experts in the field, adhering to its code is meant to make life easier.

U.K. wallows in warmth of Christmas ads

As Christmas gets nearer, British television screens are filled with heartwarming tales of lonely penguins, family reunions and homesick soldiers, in an attempt to get customers to part with their cash.

A taste of the Andes: Kaiken wines

The kaiken goose is the only bird strong enough to fly over the Andes Mountains, which reach heights of more than 7,000 meters. Each year this goose, whose name comes from the Mapuche Indian language, flies from Chile to Argentina. It has a wingspan of two meters, needed for powering across the mountains.

Multinational crew reaches space station

A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan Sunday to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station, including Italy’s first female astronaut.

Blended frog juice a popular Peru elixir

Frogs from Peru's Lake Titicaca are the main ingredient in a juice blend that some Andean cultures believe has the power to cure asthma, bronchitis, sluggishness and a low sex drive.

Cumberbatch hails hero in The Imitation Game

Like many people, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch knew very little about Alan Turing, the genius mathematician he portrays in “The Imagination Game,” who helped to hasten the end of World War II by cracking Germany’s wartime communications code.

Cumberbatch hails hero in The Imitation Game

Like many people, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch knew very little about Alan Turing, the genius mathematician he portrays in “The Imagination Game,” who helped to hasten the end of World War II by cracking Germany’s wartime communications code.