Charles de Gaulle's Victory Began in This Central African Nation

It was the moment all of France had waited for. Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace, which Germany had historically eyed as its own, was finally free from the Nazis. The 2nd French Armored Division under Gen. Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque had liberated the city, burying the ghosts of France’s humiliating defeat four years earlier during […]

Turkey’s central bank promises ‘all necessary measures’ to save its financial system amid lira collapse

The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (TCMB) has outlined a range of measures to bolster liquidity and support the financial system. The lira plunged as much as 10 per cent during the Asian markets trading session after a fall of 25 per cent against the US dollar last week — moves that rattled […]

Manifest Stars Tease Central Mystery ('It Could Be Aliens… '), Promise NBC Thriller 'Definitely' Has a Grand Plan

The mystery of Montego Air Flight 828 may or may not involve little green men (and women). Last month at San Diego Comic-Con, Josh Dallas and Melissa Roxburgh, the stars of NBC’s new thriller Manifest, did not rule out an extraterrestrial-related culprit behind the mythological puzzle. (To quickly recap: Flight 828 disappears from radar shortly […]

3 prominent Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic – reports

A three-man crew of Russian journalists was killed in the Central African Republic, with colleagues saying they were shooting a film about mercenaries in the country. Local police say they may have fallen victim to a robbery. The three men have been named as journalist Orhan Dzhemal, director Aleksandr Rastorguyev, and cameraman Kirill Radchenko. Dzhemal […]

Russia to electrify railroad in Iran linking Central Asia to Persian Gulf

Russian Railways has begun works on the electrification of a railway line in Iran, the company said. Read more The project – worth $ 1.2 billion – will electrify a railroad connecting the Iranian city of Garmsar near Tehran with Ince Burun near the border with Turkmenistan. The length of the Garmsar-Ince Burun railway line […]

Central bankers claim bitcoin could break the internet — the crypto world thinks they’re missing the point

REUTERS/Carlos Jasso The Bank of International Settlements on Sunday said bitcoin is “a poor substitute for the solid institutional backing of money.” Critics in the crypto world say the report missing the point — bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are still in development and shouldn’t be judged yet. Circle CEO calls the report “shallow” and said: […]

Turkey’s central bank has streamlined its fight against inflation

THE baroque era in Turkish architecture lasted deep into the 19th century, leaving behind lavish buildings, such as the Lily Mosque in Istanbul and waterside pavilions that seem to float on the Bosphorus. The baroque period in Turkish monetary policy will last until June 1st, when the central bank will simplify its equally ornate monetary-policy […]

UK FLIGHT WARNING: Over 400 lightning strikes recorded across Central Europe

Lightning strikes recorded across Central Europe could affect more flights from the UK. According to lightningmaps.org, over 400 lightning strikes have been recorded in the last few hours across the region. Germany and Switzerland appear to be affected the worst, with France and Italy also badly affected. The UK saw amazing feats of lightning over […]