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Former professional tennis players will compete at an Istanbul tournament, scheduled to start on July 17.
Moody's Investors Service raised the Japanese government's rating for domestic debt securities (JGBs) to 'Aa3' from 'A1', saying it expects continued fiscal restraint and consolidation, coupled with an easing-out of the debilitating effects of deflation.
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) governors approved on Monday a proposal for a timetable to decide by October on Turkey’s inclusion in the bank's line-up of investment countries, AFP reported. (UPDATED)
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) governors approved on Monday a proposal for a timetable to decide by October on Turkey’s inclusion in the bank's line-up of investment countries. Turkey's formal application was approved "in principle," however the final approval process will take place 2-3 months later, the Anatolian Agency reported. German Deputy Finance Minister Thomas Mirow was also named as the new president of the EBRD, the group announced at its annual meeting in Kiev.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will discuss on Sunday the adoption of Turkey as a country of operations during its annual meeting in Kiev, voting on a proposal for a timetable for the bank to decide by October.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will discuss on Sunday the adoption of Turkey as a country of operations during its annual meeting in Kiev, voting on a proposal for a timetable for the bank to decide by October. The EBRD will also discuss the impact of global economic turmoil and soaring food prices in the former Soviet bloc in the meeting, as bank president, Jean Lemierre prepares to leave.
Venture capital investments in the United States dipped 5 percent to $7.1 billion during the first quarter compared to 2007, signaling that the financing climate may be turning frostier for entrepreneurs as the slumping economy makes it more difficult for startups to go public or sell to a larger company.
U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney will be in Ankara in two days. He will be on a quick Middle East expedition covering Oman to Saudi Arabia, Israel, the West Bank and Turkey. The stops clearly suggest that it will be a trip to talk about Iran.
Amerikan Senaristler Birliği’nin grevi yüzünden bu yıl Altın Küre ödül töreninin iptal edilmesi, Oscar bekleyişini daha heyecanlı hale getirdi. "Acaba grev, Oscar’ı da vuracak mı?" diye düşünürken, Amerikan Film Akademisi o mutlu açıklamayı yaptı: "İptal yok!" 80. Oscar Ödülleri töreni bu akşam Los Angeles’taki Kodak Tiyatrosu’nda yapılacak. Törenin sunuculuğunu, iki yıl aradan sonra yine komedyen Jon Stewart yapacak.
"Celebration," "Cherish," "Jungle Boogie," "Summer Madness" ve "Open Sesame" gibi şarkıları iki Grammy de dahil çok sayıda ödül kazanan ve üç neslin müzik anlayışını etkileyen Kool And The Gang 31 Temmuz'ta İstanbul Arena'da.
Seyirciyle geçen hafta sonunda buluşan “Karayip Korsanları”nın yeni filmi dünya çapında 6 günde 401 milyon dolar, 4 Mayısta gösterime giren rakibi “Örümcek Adam” ise bu süre içerisinde dünya çapında toplam 806 milyon dolarlık gişe hasılatına imza attı.
Hurriyet reporter Sebati Karakurt, after going to Kandil Mountain in northern Iraq, was stoppd and questioned by police. One of the questions they first asked him was "how did you get there?" The police were searching out secret plans, dark contacts on the part of Karakurt. Here is exactly what Karakurt said:
French President Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have reportedly come to an agreement over a stricter stance to be shown to Turkey on the matter of opening its air and sea ports to Southern Cypriot trade.
Müzik dünyasının en saygın ödüllerinden biri olan Grammy'lerde geri sayım başladı. Uzun bir süre sonra müzik dünyasına dönüş yaptığı The Emancipation of Mimi ile yılın albümü de dahil toplam 8 dalda aday gösterilen Mariah Carey ödüle damgasını vuracak gibi görünüyor. İşte belli başlı dallarda Grammy adayları:
The world's largest auto producer, General Motors (GM), has announced plans to re-open the Opel-Turkey auto-production factory it had closed in Izmir at the end of 2000, following a slow-down in the market. Following what GM says is the extraordinary success of Opel sales in Europe, plans to produce the "Astra" model of Opels at the Izmir plant have been put into motion.
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) President Mehmet Ali Talat will visit Ankara on Tuesday ahead of his planned trip to the US. Talat accepted the invitation of U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to travel to New York on an official visit. The TRNC president is due to meet with Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul on Tuesday and will leave for New York on Wednesday.
IMF Deputy Chief Anne Krueger said this last month in Istanbul: "The minimum wage in Turkey is too high."
Belgian coach Erik Gerets has signed a two-year contract at Galatasaray on Tuesday. Gerets quit his German post just days after resigning at VFL Wolfsburg over a long-standing row with sports director Thomas Strunz.The 51-year-old coach will take over from Gheorghe Hagi, who resigned from the Turkish premier club after they failed to qualify for the Champions League. Hagi said that he had felt alone at the club for some time now and that he had made the decision to resign 10 days ago.
Almanya’nın 1 numaralı yarışma programı ‘Wetten Dass..?’ın (Bahse Var mısın) yaz özel yayını, 15 Mayıs’ta Antalya’daki tarihi Aspendos Tiyatrosu’nda yapılacak. Dünyanın en ünlü isimlerinin konuk olarak katıldığı yarışma, her ay tüm dünyada milyonlarca izleyiciyi ekran başına çekiyor.
Ünlü sanatçıların çok sayıda parçası Oscar ödülüyle taçlandırıldı. İlk ödülü, 1934 yılında “Gay Divorcee” filminden “The Continental” adlı parça kazandı.
Hollywood'u iyiden iyiye ödül heyecanı sardı. Oscar'a sayılı günler kala şimdi de Sinema Oyuncuları Sendikası'nın ödüllerinde (Actors Guild Awards/SAG) aday gösterilenler açıklandı. Ray adlı filmde efsane sanatçı Ray Charles'ı canlandıran genç aktör Jamie Foxx, en iyi aktör de dahil dört dalda aday gösterildi.
International Money Fund’s (IMF) foreign relations Director Thomas C. Dawson said that Turkey and Brazil succeeded in their economic programs and they were very happy working with and proud of these two countries.
Hollywood'un "en soğuk" ünlüsü ABD Başkanı George W. Bush'a muhalif duruşuyla ün kazanan "Fahrenheit 9/11" filminin yönetmeni Michael Moore seçildi. Anketi düzenleyen www.filmthreat.com'da Moore'un bu unvanı muhalif tavrının dozunu kaçırdığı için verildiği belirtildi. Moore'u Oscar ödüllü oyuncu halle Berry izliyor.
Ülkemizde vizyona giren I, Robot (Ben Robot) filminde robotlar yine amansız bir şiddet uyguluyorlar. Oysa üreticileri onları saygılı davranacak şekilde programlamışlardı.
Alvaro De Soto, the U.N Cyprus Envoy, who is attending talks in Lefkosa for two weeks, is coming to Ankara, today. The traffic of high ranking visits to Ankara, is very intensive recently.
Turkish Cypriot President Rauf Denktas said that they demanded a Turkish Cypriot-Greek Cypriot distinction included in the 1960 agreements, to be maintained.
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan determined the calendar to solve the Cyprus issue, which has been pending for 40 years. Annan decided that the talks on the issue should start on February 10 in New York and bargains should be completed by the end of March. Thereby, the resulting document will be placed to a referendum on April 21.
Turkish Cypriot President Rauf Denktas responded positively to the suggestion of Thomas Weston, U.S. Special Coordinator to Cyprus, for submitting the Annan Plan to a referendum and said, “I will accept immediately submitting the plan to a referendum.