Daily Archives: May 12, 2017

Condoleezza Rice: US Invaded Iraq to Oust Saddam Hussein, Not to Bring Democracy

Condoleezza Rice, the US national security adviser under President George W. Bush, said Thursday in an interview that the goal the United States pursued during the 2003 invasion of Iraq was toppling of President Saddam Hussein, not bringing democracy to the Middle East country.

Turkey’s current account deficit shrinks in March

Turkey’s current account deficit shrunk to $3.1 billion in March, a $666 million fall compared to the same month last year, according to a Turkish Central Bank report released May 11.        

Turkey to extradite top Australian ISIL recruiter ‘within months’: Australian PM

Turkey has agreed to a request from the Australian government to extradite a citizen it believes to be a top recruiter for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on May 12.

Trump to host President Erdoğan at White House on May 16

U.S. President Donald Trump will host President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan next week at the White House, The Associated Press has reported.

US committed to protecting Turkey’s security: US defense secretary to Turkish PM

The United States retains its commitment to providing Turkey with security, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said May 11 in London during a meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım that came in the wake of a U.S. decision to arm Kurdish militants in Syria.

Turkey, Russia and China to meet in trilateral leaders’ summit in Beijing

The leaders of Turkey, Russia and China will hold a trilateral summit in Beijing this weekend on the occasion of an international conference devoted to the revival of the historic Silk Road with the purpose of enhancing economic and trade cooperation, as well as discussing regional and global issues. 

Police detain daily Cumhuriyet’s chief online editor in Istanbul

Police detained the chief online editor of daily Cumhuriyet in Istanbul on May 12, Doğan News Agency has reported. 

Լիբանանի Մէջ Հայկական Պարը` Արուեստի Եւ Մշակոյթի Միջեւ. Հարցազրոյց «Արին» Պարախումբի Պարուսոյց Գայեանէ Մածունեանի Հետ

Պատրաստեց՝ ԱՐԱԶ ԳՈՃԱՅԵԱՆ

«ՀԲԸՄՀԵԸ» «Արին» պարախումբի մանկապատանեկան խումբը մայիս 19-20 հանդէս պիտի գայ «Կարուսել» վերնագիրով ելոյթով մը, ուր պիտի ներկայացնէ զանազան ժանրի պարեր: Այս առիթով կարճ զրոյց մը ունեցանք պարախումբի պարուսոյց Գայեանէ Մածունեանին հետ, որուն հետ խօսեցանք ելոյթին եւ լիբանանահայ պարի իրավիճակին մասին:

Respecting a Courageous American

In a dreary era when politicians play predictable roles and avoid courageous stands, it is worth remembering former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, now 89, who dared challenge U.S. foreign policies, says Dennis J Bernstein.
By Dennis J Bernstein

«Շնորհալի» Երգչախումբը Կը Ներկայացնէ «Անուշ» Եւ «Դաւիթ Բեկ» Օփերաները

Պատրաստեց՝ ԱՐԱԶ ԳՈՃԱՅԵԱՆ

Հանդիսապետութեամբ Մեծի Տանն Կիլիկիոյ Արամ Ա. վեհափառ հայրապետին, կաթողիկոսարանի «Շնորհալի» երգչախումբը երաժշտասէր հանրութիւնը պիտի հմայէ Արմէն Տիգրանեանի «Անուշ» եւ «Դաւիթ բեկ» օփերաներով: Այս առիթով զրոյց մը ունեցանք «Շնորհալի»-ի խմբավար Գարեգին վրդ. Շխրտմեանին հետ, որպէսզի մեզի հետ կիսուի նման աշխատանքի պատրաստութեան ենթահողը:

Complexities of a ‘Post-Truth’ Era

The mainstream U.S. media claims a monopoly on determining truth, despite a very spotty record of getting it right and a blindness to the reality that there are usually two sides to a story, as Gilbert Doctorow explains.

By Gilbert Doctorow

The Scandal Hidden Behind Russia-gate

Exclusive: Official Washington has the Russia-gate scandal almost 180-degrees wrong; it is not about protecting democracy, but about pushing Americans into more wars, the true scandal that is being missed, writes Daniel Lazare.

By Daniel Lazare

Julia Roberts Attached To Star In ‘The Bookseller’ Optioned By Crystal City

by Anita Busch -Associated Press

Crystal City Entertainment has optioned The BooksellerCynthia Swanson’s debut novel which quickly became a New York Times bestseller and has garnered the interest of Julia Roberts.

No, Smiling Won’t Make You Look Younger; New Study Says That Grin Adds Years To Your Face

Everyone loves a great smile. Dazzling white grins are used in advertisements to sell everything from toothpaste, to tampons and herpes medication. But while those pearly whites might make you more attractive, they don’t make you appear younger, according to researchers from Western University in Ottawa, Canada.

Boeing suspends 737 MAX flights due to engine issue

SEATTLE: Boeing said it had temporarily halted test flights of its new 737 MAX aircraft due to an issue with the engine, which is jointly made by General Electric (GE) and Safran SA of France.

Antibiotic breakthrough: How to overcome gram-negative bacterial defenses

Source:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Summary:Scientists report that they now know how to build a molecular Trojan horse that can penetrate gram-negative bacteria, solving a problem that for decades has stalled the development of effective new antibiotics against these increasingly drug-resistant microbes.

3D-printed ‘bionic skin’ could give robots the sense of touch

Source:University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

Summary:Engineering researchers have developed a revolutionary process for 3D printing stretchable electronic sensory devices that could give robots the ability to feel their environment. The discovery is also a major step forward in printing electronics on real human skin.

Transcript: Interview with Donald Trump

The Economist talks to the President of the United States about economic policy

DONALD TRUMP, the President of the United States, along with Steve Mnuchin, the treasury secretary, and Gary Cohn, the director of the National Economic Council, sat down for a conversation with editors from The Economist on May 4th, 2017. What follows is a lightly edited transcript.  

Zinc acetate lozenges may increase the recovery rate from the common cold by three-fold

Source:University of Helsinki

Summary:According to a meta-analysis of three randomized controlled trials, zinc acetate lozenges may increase the rate of recovery from the common cold three fold. On the fifth day, 70 percent of the zinc lozenge patients had recovered compared with 27 percent of the placebo patients.

Oil Price Volatility Spikes Amid OPEC’s Charm Offensive

By Brian Noble

“Well he would say that, wouldn’t he.” Mandy Rice Davies at the time of the Profumo scandal, 1963.

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