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Tired of treading softly, Turkey's Erdogan back on election warpath

3:54pm BST

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has gone on the warpath against the main opposition days ahead of a re-run of a mayoral vote in Istanbul, scrapping plans to avoid divisive rhetoric that some officials in his ruling AK Party believed would alienate voters.

Erdogan attacks Istanbul's ousted mayor days before poll re-run

18 Jun 2019

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attacked Istanbul's ousted mayor on Tuesday, days before a crucial re-run of the municipal vote, accusing him of being aligned with a U.S.-based cleric blamed by Ankara for orchestrating a 2016 failed coup.

U.S. starts 'unwinding' Turkey from F-35 programme over Russia defence deal

07 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL The United States on Friday raised the stakes in its standoff with Turkey over Ankara's deal to acquire a Russian air defence system, laying out a plan to remove the NATO ally from the F-35 fighter jet programme that includes immediately halting any new training for Turkish pilots on the advanced aircraft.

U.S. starts 'unwinding' Turkey from F-35 fighter jet program

07 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL, June 7 The United States on Friday raised the stakes in its standoff with Turkey over Ankara's deal to acquire a Russian air defense system, laying out a plan to remove the NATO ally from the F-35 fighter jet program that includes halting any new training for Turkish pilots on the advanced aircraft.

U.S. to stop training Turkish F-35 pilots because of Russia deal -sources

07 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL The United States has decided to stop accepting any more Turkish pilots who had planned to train in the United States on F-35 fighter jets, three U.S. officials said, in a sign of an escalating dispute over Ankara's plans to purchase Russian air defences two NATO allies have sparred publicly for months over Turkey's order for Russia's S-400 air defence system, which Washington says poses a threat to the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 stealthy fighters, which Turkey also plans to buy.

Trump lifts curbs on E15 gasoline to help farmers, angering Big Oil

31 May 2019

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Friday lifted restrictions on the sale of higher ethanol blends of gasoline, keeping a campaign promise to farmers suffering from the trade war with China but drawing a legal threat from the oil industry.

Trump poised to lift curbs on E15 gasoline in latest boost to U.S. farmers

31 May 2019

WASHINGTON, May 31 The Trump administration will announce an end to a summertime ban on sales of higher ethanol blends of gasoline as early as Friday, a spokesman for a federal regulator said, keeping a campaign promise to farmers suffering from the trade war with China, but inviting a legal challenge from the oil industry.

U.S. may suspend training of Turkish pilots for F-35 jets over Russia missile deal

29 May 2019

WASHINGTON The United States is seriously considering suspending training for Turkish pilots on advanced F-35 fighter jets as Ankara moves ahead with plans to purchase a Russian missile defence system despite objections from Washington, sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

Democratic presidential hopeful Klobuchar proposes revamping EPA ethanol rules

28 May 2019

WASHINGTON Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar on Saturday called for revamping the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rules governing how refineries use ethanol in gasoline products, a proposal aimed at the politically critical state of Iowa.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Democratic presidential hopeful Klobuchar proposes revamping EPA ethanol rules

28 May 2019

WASHINGTON, May 25 Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar on Saturday called for revamping the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rules governing how small refineries are exempted from the nation's biofuel laws, a proposal aimed at boosting her standing in the politically critical state of Iowa.

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