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WINNIPEG, Manitoba Chocolate makers' dependence on hazelnuts from a single major producer, Turkey, has sent Italy's Ferrero Sp A searching for new suppliers to satisfy consumer cravings, from eastern Canada to Chile and Australia. ISTANBUL Turkey signed a letter of intent with France and Italy on Wednesday to strengthen cooperation on joint defense projects including air and missile defense systems, Turkish defense ministry sources said."In an economy where cost cutting is rampant on Wall Street, it's hard for any company to make a major platform switch," says one industry executive, who requested anonymity.
This "laboratory on wheels" honors the Shelby Cobra design, celebrating the 50th anniversary of this model and the only vehicle to be voted a national monument.
BAGHDAD Iraq's Kurdish region said on Thursday it had offered a joint Kurdish-Iraqi deployment at a strategic crossing into Turkey with the participation of U.
S.-led international forces as part of a compromise aimed at ending a stand-off with Baghdad.
BAGHDAD Iraqi forces threatened on Wednesday to resume operations to capture northern Kurdish-held territory after accusing authorities there of delaying handing over control of Iraq's borders with Turkey, Iran and Syria.
BEIRUT The European Union and the United States on Wednesday reaffirmed support for Lebanon after the resignation of its prime minister, striking a sharp contrast to Saudi Arabia, which accuses Beirut of declaring war because of the Shi'ite group Hezbollah.
ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan announced on Monday plans to demolish a culture center in Istanbul named after the founder of modern secular Turkey, in a move critics see as another attempt by the Islamist-rooted ruling party to roll back secularism.