Turkey Says Freezing and Restarting EU Accession Talks Not Acceptable

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FILE PHOTO: Turkey's Minister for EU Affairs Omer Celik reacts during an interview with Reuters in Ankara, Turkey, March 14, 2017. ANKARA (Reuters) - The European Union has a stop-start approach towards Turkey's accession talks which Ankara cannot accept, Turkish European Union Affairs Minister Omer Celik said on Friday. "This approach of'I froze talks, now I restarted them' is not acceptable for us," Celik said after meeting EU foreign ministers in the Estonian capital Talinn. Not all U.S. presidents are missed once they leave the White House. Hurricane Irma, downgraded to a Category 4 storm, is expected to hit the Bahamas Friday and continue moving westward to Florida.


Bitcoin Drops After Report China to Shutter Digital Currency Exchanges

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FILE PHOTO: A Bitcoin (virtual currency) coin is seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France, June 23, 2017. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin fell sharply on Friday after a report from local news media Caixin said China is planning to shut local bitcoin exchanges. Bitcoin dropped to a low of $4,227 on the BitStamp platform and last traded at $4,334.97, down 6.1 percent. It hit a record high of nearly $5,000 on Sept. 2. Not all U.S. presidents are missed once they leave the White House.


Pierre Berge, Yves Saint Laurent's Partner, Dead at 86

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FILE PHOTO: Zola house and Dreyfus museum association head, Pierre Berge, attends the inauguration of the renovated Zola's house in Medan, near Paris, France, October 2, 2016. PARIS (Reuters) - French businessman and art patron Pierre Berge, who co-founded the Yves Saint Laurent fashion house, has died at age 86 following a long illness, his foundation said on Friday. Berge was the partner of the late designer Yves Saint Laurent, with whom he founded the famous fashion label in 1961.


Google Says It Has No Evidence of Russian Ads About U.S. Election

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FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is pictured atop an office building in Irvine, California, U.S., August 7, 2017. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Search engine Google said on Thursday it had seen no evidence on its advertising platforms of the kind of suspected Russian propaganda campaign that Facebook Inc says appeared on its network before and after last year's U.S. presidential election. "We're always monitoring for abuse or violations of our policies and we've seen no evidence this type of ad campaign was run on our platforms," Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc and the owner of YouTube, said in a statement in response to questions. Not all U.S. presidents are missed once they leave the White House. A new study shows women in their 40s and 50s aren't getting enough sleep.


Factbox: Trump on Twitter (September 8) - Hurricane Irma, Filibuster Rule

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at the White House in Washington D.C., August 30, 2017. The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS. The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their accuracy. Be safe and get out of its way,if possible.