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Record 4.1 million in Syria got food aid in August, U.N. says

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GENEVA - A record 4.1 million people in Syria received food rations in August due to more convoys being able to cross front lines and borders from Turkey and Jordan, the U.N.'s World Food Program (WFP) said on Tuesday.

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Record 4.1 million in Syria got food aid in August, U.N. says 12:06pm BST

GENEVA - A record 4.1 million people in Syria received food rations in August due to more convoys being able to cross front lines and borders from Turkey and Jordan, the U.N.'s World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 2-Turkey's new govt programme signals little shift under Davutoglu 01 Sep 2014

* Few major policy changes expected (Adds details on foreign policy, quotes, background)

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Battle lines drawn in struggle for influence over Turkish judiciary 01 Sep 2014

ANKARA/ISTANBUL - One of Turkey's most senior judges warned against government interference in the judiciary on Monday, signalling a looming struggle for influence over the courts as President Tayyip Erdogan pursues a drive against his political foes.

Turkish lira slips on Ukraine tensions, cabinet formation boost expected 01 Sep 2014

ISTANBUL, Sept 1 - Turkey's lira weakened on Monday as a deepening crisis in Ukraine rattled investors, but the formation of a cabinet that signalled policy continuity was expected to soothe markets in the short run.

Turkey's new cabinet unlikely to spell major policy shift 29 Aug 2014

ANKARA, Aug 29 - Turkey's new Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, will announce his cabinet on Friday, a day after Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as president, with the new government not expected to signal any major changes in policy direction.

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Turkey's Erdogan sworn in as president, consolidates power 29 Aug 2014

ANKARA - Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's president on Thursday, cementing his position as its most powerful leader of recent times, in a step opponents fear heralds more authoritarian rule and widening religious influence in public life. | Video

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Turkey's Erdogan sworn in as president, consolidates power 28 Aug 2014

ANKARA - Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's president on Thursday, cementing his position as its most powerful leader of recent times, in a step opponents fear heralds more authoritarian rule and widening religious influence in public life. | Video

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Turkey's Erdogan sworn in as president, consolidates power 28 Aug 2014

ANKARA - Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's president on Thursday, cementing his position as its most powerful leader of recent times, in a step opponents fear heralds more authoritarian rule and widening religious influence in public life. | Video

Turkish President casts self as heir to reformer who died on gallows 28 Aug 2014

ISTANBUL - Whether stirring crowds with fiery election speeches or, as on Thursday, swearing an oath as Turkey's first popularly elected president, Tayyip Erdogan casts himself as the heir of one man above all others - a man whose life ended on an army gallows.

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EU proposes tough sanctions on Moscow as Ukraine rebels advance

BRUSSELS/KIEV - European officials proposed sweeping new sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russia's companies of capital and technology as punishment for Moscow's intervention in Ukraine, where Kiev officials said Russia was bolstering an "invasion" force.