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  • Istanbul cracks down on anti-government protest, arrests 154 people

    Turkish authorities quashed a protest commemorating the first anniversary of massive anti-government demonstrations in Istanbul, arresting 154 protesters, closing roads, and firing teargas and water cannons on the crowd.

  • Turkish police fire tear gas against protesters on anniversary of demonstrations

    Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan had warned people to stay out of Taksim Square, site of mass protests on May 31, 2013: 'Our security forces ... will do whatever is necessary.'

  • Energy Voices Russia annexes Crimea. Could it boost Ukraine's energy outlook?

    Russia's intervention in Crimea could provide more impetus to invest in Ukraine's shale gas resources, according to Robert Bensh, a Kiev-based energy expert with 13 years of experience in Ukraine's energy industry. The Crimea annexation should make energy independence a higher priority for Ukraine.

  • Why Iran got huffy about a certain locale for next nuclear talks

    The exact words were, 'Iranian officials are not interested in Turkey as the host.' The declaration masks a mountain of Persian hurt over the Turks and their shifting diplomacy in the region.

  • Corruption hobbles Russia's Far East

    Corruption hobbles Russia's Far East

    Moscow is looking to Russia's Far East as a region poised for better times, and a building boom aims to make Vladivostok an investment hub. But young residents are still leaving the city in droves.

  • Iran nuclear talks: What's on the table, what's at stake

    Iran nuclear talks: What's on the table, what's at stake

    Iran nuclear talks began in Istanbul today with topics that could include a revamped version of a nuclear fuel swap deal and ongoing sanctions.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/06

    A family lights sparklers in front of a cathedral during the Orthodox Christmas Eve in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Earth from above

    Europe: Man-made lights highlight particularly developed or populated areas of the Earth's surface, including the seaboards of Europe. Large cities are often located near rivers or oceans so that they can exchange goods cheaply by boat. This image is a composite of hundreds of pictures made by the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP), which currently operates four satellites carrying the Operational Linescan System (OLS) in low-altitude polar orbits.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/08

    A microphone rests on a stool that President Obama used during a town hall meeting about the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday at the Holiday Park Multipurpose Senior Center in Wheaton, Md.

  • In Pictures Architectural marvels

    The Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, is pictured in Dubai on Jan. 3. The Gulf emirate inaugurated on the world's tallest tower, a symbol of its unbridled ambitions of recent years, on Jan. 4 amid continuing fears over cash problems facing the emirate which narrowly escaped a financial catastrophe last month.