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Sweden warns it cannot meet Turkey’s demands for backing Nato bid

Sweden has said Turkey is demanding concessions that Stockholm cannot give to approve its application to join Nato as the prime minister insisted the country had done all it could to meet Ankara’s concerns. Ulf Kristersson, the new centre-right leader, on Sunday threw down the gauntlet to Turkey in the clearest indication yet from Stockholm […]

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UK

Families fury as Christmas ruined by ‘rotten’ turkeys

Britons have shared their fury after their supermarket turkey’s were mouldy (Image: GETTY) As families settled down for Christmas dinner, many Britons have shared their fury after their supermarket turkey’s were mouldy. Twitter users flocked to the app after they found their birds grey, mouldy, and smelling off. With turkey the 12th highest trend on […]

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Finance

Erdoğan raises Turkey’s minimum wage by 55%

Turkey’s president has sharply increased the country’s minimum wage to ease the cost of living for workers grappling with one of the world’s highest inflation rates. The rise comes ahead of elections next year in which long-serving president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan faces his toughest battle yet to hold on to power. Turkey’s minimum wage would […]

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World

Turkey’s drone deal with Albania leaves Greece furious

Turkey’s drone deal with Albania has unfuriated Greek authorities. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said he was not amused by the deal made with Albania, an EU member state. The agreement, signed last week by Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and a Turkish drones company, was praised by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Albania bought three Bayraktar […]

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Canada

Smaller turkeys, fewer gifts: How Canadians are preparing for an

Faced with a more expensive festive season this year, shoppers might be looking for ways to scale back the cost of their celebrations — whether that means giving fewer gifts, sticking closer to home, or rethinking holiday feasts. Inflation is up 6.9 per cent from a year ago, according to Statistics Canada’s most recent consumer price […]

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Science

Farmers urge Britons not to buy frozen Christmas turkeys as bird

Britons are increasingly turning to frozen turkeys ahead of the festive period after farmers warned that the UK’s worst-ever bird flu outbreak is threatening a “big, big shortage” this Christmas, but this has left some farmers with lots of leftover birds to sell as buyers opt for the frozen option. Around 600,000 of Britain’s 1.2 million […]

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Finance

Turkeys dying too fast for farmers to get compensation, MPs told

British farmers are missing out on compensation for poultry killed by bird flu because the virus has become so deadly that it kills the birds before they can be culled, MPs were told on Tuesday. Almost half of the 1.3mn free-range turkeys produced for Christmas have been lost in a cull of more than 1.6mn […]

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Pets

Douglas County Past: Superior couple spare pet turkeys; bakery fined for not living up to its name

Nov. 24, 1947 Monoxide fumes almost overcome deer hunter Firemen of the city ambulance crew administered oxygen Monday evening to Joseph Rochon, 30, of 321 John Avenue, who was partly overcome by auto fumes as he rode home from a deer hunting trip with three companions. The victim was a passenger with Francis Rochon, 608 […]

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US

Less wild turkeys in Georgia this year, expert says

ATLANTA — For the Thanksgiving bird, the word in the wild is ‘trouble.’ There are hundreds of thousands of wild turkeys throughout the state – but biologists say their population is dropping sharply.   For decades, wild turkeys thrived mostly in rural Georgia. UGA biologist David Chamberlain said their decline spans the region. “When you look […]

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Science

Once endangered due to over hunting, wild turkeys are making a comeback in Louisiana, beyond

Chances are the turkey you’ll gobble this week was not shot in the wild. But here’s the thing: It could have been, thanks to decades of conservation efforts. Nationwide, the wild turkey has made a remarkable comeback after its numbers plummeted over much of the last century. In Louisiana, major progress has also occurred, though […]