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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, second from right, and other members of the Japanese delegation celebrate as International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge announces that Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympic Games during the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina,  Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Ian Watson, Pool)

Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Summer Olympics

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The International Olympic Committee went for a familiar, trusted host, selecting Tokyo for the 2020 Games and signaling that playing it safe was preferable to more risky picks like Sochi […]

09/07/2013

A US Air Force plane takes off as a Turkish Air Force fighter jet  taxis at the Incirlik airbase, southern Turkey, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Syrian opposition urges US Congress to vote ‘yes’

ISTANBUL (AP) — Syria’s opposition urged the U.S. Congress on Sunday to approve military action against President Bashar Assad, saying the legislators must make it clear that the use of chemical weapons will be punished […]

09/01/2013

Protestors in Turkey (AP Photo)

Turkish official approves ‘standing man’ protest

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s deputy prime minister gave a nod of approval on Wednesday to a new form of peaceful resistance that is spreading through Turkey. Although police dispersed pockets of protesters who set […]

06/19/2013

Protestors burn a Sao Paulo state flag in front of City Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo)

Comparison of mass protests in Brazil and Turkey

Large-scale protests have engulfed Turkey and Brazil, which are thousands of miles apart, but share some traits such as being new democracies with a growing middle class. Here’s a look at the protests in both […]

06/19/2013

Protestors in Turkey (AP Photo)

A look at Turkey and its widespread protests

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s Islamic-led government is facing its biggest protests in years as demonstrators and police clashed Tuesday for the 12th straight day. Here’s a look behind the scenes: Q: What’s going on in […]

06/11/2013

Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AP Photo)

Turkey’s street protests get personal

(AP) – Brash and stubborn, Turkey’s leader doesn’t shrink from a scrap. His voice booms when he gets on a podium and his folksy zingers enthrall supporters as much as they repulse opponents. That trademark […]

06/04/2013

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Mid-2013 expansion for Internet names targeted

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of Internet address suffixes to rival “.com” should be available for people and businesses to use by the end of the year, the head of an Internet oversight agency said Monday.

02/25/2013

Bret Lewis

It’s come to this

A bunch of hooligans ruined a sporting event in Istanbul. Yep. Fans rioted at a wheelchair basketball game.

12/12/2012

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