21stCenturyWire
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Continuing to talk about Turkey’s integration into Europe under the current circumstances has become a farce.” The nation's founding father intended to elevate Turkey to the level of “contemporary society,” meaning Europe (and/or the West), and in September 1959, Ankara applied for associate membership of the then-European Economic Community (EEC), a political construct that was to become the EU on 1 November 1993. Eleven years later, the decision was finally made to open accession negotiations with Turkey on 3 October 2005. And that is basically still the state of Turkey-EU relations today. Negotiations are ongoing, arduous, and stalled. On 9 November 2010, Turkey’s then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told the Reuters news agency that “We have been kept waiting at the gates of the EU for 50 years. We are still waiting and waiting and still in the negotiating process”.
WinBeta
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A new survey offered to Microsoft Reward members has mentioned Killer Instinct 3 as a new Xbox Play Anywhere video game coming soon to the Xbox One and Windows 10. The upcoming title, which has yet to be officially announced, was mentioned in a question asking for users' interest in both current and upcoming Xbox [...]
SiteProNews
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Having a business plan is essential if you wish to start a business or lure some investors to back you up financially. After you’ve done your homework and you are aware of what a business plan is, it is time to write it down. You must write everything about your future company, including numbers, calculations and resources. Summary Your first and most important words about your company should be written in the summary as you try to describe it accurately. The summary should express what the business owner expects from his venture and what it is going to offer. Description Start by describing the industry you are going to be involved in. You will need to do substantial research to be well informed about the current condition of your niche. Talk about the possibilities you have found and how you are going to tackle them, as well as how you plan to expand in other markets connected to your business.
ABC News - Australia
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Politico
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“We all agree on the benefits of tax reform and the place we want to land, and the question is how you reach that place,” said AshLee Strong, a spokeswoman for Ryan. “We continue to have productive discussions with the administration about all ideas on the table.” But Ryan’s office also cited guidance from the Joint Committee on Taxation on Tuesday suggesting it would be impossible to pass a big corporate rate cut through the reconciliation process — which would avoid a Democratic filibuster in the Senate — without paying for it. The guidance held that even letting the cuts lapse after three years would still increase the deficit beyond ten years, which would violate the reconciliation process. “We project a nonnegligible revenue loss in the tax years immediately following the budget window,” the Joint Committee said. Pointing to this report is House Republicans’ way of saying that Trump’s current approach to the tax issue simply wont work.
The Sun Daily
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PETALING JAYA: Kian Joo Can Factory Bhd, which has budgeted a capital expenditure (capex) of RM450 million this year, is looking to boost its export market, which it sees as vital to achieving double-digit revenue growth in 2017. Given the current economic conditions and with local players focusing more on the domestic market, CFO Ooi Teik Huat is of view that the export market is a key revenue booster. “The Malaysian market is quite saturated; in order for us to grow, the export market will be something we really need to look into,” Ooi told reporters after the group’s AGM yesterday. The export market contributed about RM250 million of its total revenue which was at RM1.72 billion in 2016. Last year, the company’s net profit declined 2.1% to RM128.61 million from RM131.31 million while revenue increased 7.2% to RM1.72 billion from RM1.60 billion.
TIME - Top Stories
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Global Research
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Global News
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Mashable
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I'm at a New York City heliport in a waiting room so packed with people that the obviously overwhelmed staff are struggling to move through the crowd to check everyone in. While the staff of Blade, the "Uber for helicopters" company, is used to a well-heeled crowd, the current group may be a bit over the top even by their standards. Across Blade's three Manhattan heliports more than 200 people are boarding choppers bound for the Rockefeller Estate's playhouse, a sprawling two-story building where members of the Rockefeller family still meet twice a year. SEE ALSO: Facebook's 'Town Hall' is probably the best thing the social network has ever done Read more... More about Edward Snowden , Joseph Gordon Levitt , Snowden , Tinder , and Silicon Valley
Autocar
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Audi sources suggest these will become a common element on all of the company’s upcoming models. New production techniques are claimed to allow Audi to achieve corner radii of 2.5mm on panel creases, compared to the 8.0mm achieved by its premium-brand competition. At the rear, the new A7 is set to feature a full-width taillight, which will also become a key design element on the upcoming A8 and Q8, as well as Audi’s first fully dedicated electric model, the production version of the 2015 e-tron quattro concept. The new-look tail-light is claimed to counterbalance a heavy tapering effect to the flanks towards the rear of the car, helping to accentuate the visual width of the new Audi by providing a greater focus on horizontal design elements. The A7, which will compete against the BMW 6-series GranCoupe , Porsche Panamera and Mercedes-Benz CLS , goes against the prevailing trend towards ever-greater dimensions in the class, with Audi insiders hinting at a 70mm reduction in overall length compared with the 4970mmlong current model.
USA Today - Top Stories
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TYT YouTube
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Mick Mulvaney used to criticize military fraud and abuse, but now that Republicans are in charge, he’s all for it. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/go "Since 2001, the Department of Defense has spent more than $9 trillion on everything from new weapons systems to soldier salaries, and nearly 20 percent of that money — $1.7 trillion in total — has come from an “off-the-booksbudget account called the Overseas Contingency Operations fund. It’s the best-known budget gimmick in Washington, a classic example of Democrats and Republicans finding common ground when they want to boost defense spending while technically abiding by the current budget caps. But starting in 2017, a fierce critic of that gimmick is set to become one of the most important people in the Washington budget world.
BMW Blog
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This Fall, BMW will unveil their first BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo , essentially the successor of the often criticized 5 Series GT, but with a new nameplate.The successor to the current 5 Series GT uses the long wheelbase of the 5 Series , which is only available in China, and will almost surpass the five-meter mark. This gives the 6 GT the best prerequisites for a more elegant roofing line, which justifies the rise of the concept in the 6 Series and eliminates the biggest criticism of the first generation: many potential customers could not make friends with the rear design of ​​the Gran Turismo. The slightly longer length and a slightly flatter roof line ensures that the rear end can be drawn much more dynamically and thus more pleasing than before. BMW will position the 6 Series GT between the 5 Series and 7 Series and, luckily, it will borrow a thing or two from both of them.
Ruptly TV
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SOT, Sergei Kislyak, Russian Ambassador (Russian): "Common memories of these events are even more important now, during the current difficulties in Russian-American relations. And I am personally, as an ambassador as well as Russian citizen, happy to see how not only veterans but many other Americans fondly and warmly relating to that." SOT, Frank Koln, veteran (English): ""And the political situation is just not very good right now it will take sometime again, but i see in a deeper sense the American people should be able to understand that the Russian people are very similar, we have lots in common and we should be able to live with each other, work with each other and greet each other." SOT, Evgeniya Gitis, World War II veteran (Russian): "There used to be 350 of us and now only 89 veterans left but we continue to be active, we make our own newspaper, we make our magazine.
Techradar
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AT&T announced today that it has begun rolling out its 5G Evolution service, offering select phones in select areas faster-than-4G service even if it's not teeechnically 5G. Starting out in Austin, TX, users with a Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus can now participate in the 5G Evolution program, allowing them to enjoy speeds the telecoms giant claims are twice as fast as its current 4G LTE service. Though true 5G connectivity is fast approaching , the catch here is the gigabit-speed wireless standard is still in development, with AT&T in particular currently working on setting up the infrastructure to bring true 5G service to the US. AT&T is also neck-and-neck with Verizon in the race to bring 5G to the country, with Verizon announcing tests for its newly built network just a couple months ago. 5Genuine? As for 5G Evolution, it's unclear if the program will give way to 5G once the standard is achieved nationwide, or if the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will still be supported when that moment comes.
Deadline
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Bloomberg
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PinkNews
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Caitlyn Jenner has hit out at Trump's pick for Army Secretary over comments he made about trans people being a "disease".
Variety
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Eleven current and former Fox News employees filed a class-action lawsuit against the network on Tuesday, accusing it of unlawful and hostile racial discrimination. Among those named in the lawsuit are Judith Slater, who was fired last month as Fox News comptroller after nearly 20 years employment at the network. We take any complaint of this nature... Read more »
The Sun Daily
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The Brazilian-born Costa remains a firm favourite with the Stamford Bridge fans who chanted his name throughout Tuesday's win just as they did during his recent lean spell. But it wasn't always so. After a rampant first season in England in 2014/15 when he scored 20 league goals for Chelsea, Costa was among the players who most openly clashed with then manager Jose Mourinho last season and angry fans booed him after Mourinho was fired. Chelsea coach Antonio Conte told reporters on Tuesday he had always been sure that Costa would find the net again after a run of bad luck in recent games. "Now he must continue. It is very important for his confidence, for us, also because he scored two really important goals but also two beautiful goals after combinations which showed good ... coordination between him and his team mates," he said. Asked about the persistent speculation that Costa might leave Chelsea after the current season, Conte said such talk seemed to be an attempt to distract his players from their target of winning the title.
Deadline
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Voice Of America
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Variety
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