EU's tit-for-tat tariffs on US goods come into force

The tariffs, which took effect at midnight (2200 GMT Thursday) according to the EU's official journal, will further fuel jitters on world stock markets that are already alarmed by trade tensions between the United States and China, AFP reports.

Erdoğan praises Gabon abductions, vows new operations

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday praised the abduction of three Gülen movement-linked people by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) from Gabon, saying similar operations are imminent, the pro-government Güneş daily reported.

Chemical attack kills 70 in Syria enclave

At least 70 people have died in a suspected chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, rescuers and medics say, BBC reports.

Groom jailed for insulting Erdoğan, bride performs ceremony alone

A groom named Rahat Akbaba was arrested for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on henna night, a customary celebration before a wedding, in Turkey’s Diyarbakır province, causing the wedding ceremony to be held with just the bride, the Mezopotamya news agency reported.

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