from The Great Debate:

Turkey’s Erdogan fights for his throne by battling Kurds – but will voters buy it?

By Andrew Finkel
August 23, 2015

Members of YDG-H, youth wing of outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party, sit next to their weapons in Silvan, near the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey

Masked members of YDG-H, youth wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), sit next to their weapons in Silvan, near the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, August 17, 2015. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

from The Great Debate:

A $620,000 watch tells what time it is in Vladimir Putin’s Russia

By Greg Feifer
August 23, 2015

Russia's President Putin's spokesman Peskov attends a meeting with the Venezuelan delegation, led by President Maduro, at the Kremlin in Moscow

Russia's President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting with the Venezuelan delegation, led by President Nicolas Maduro, at the Kremlin in Moscow, July 2, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

from Tales from the Trail:

How long will opponents fight Obamacare? How long have you got?

August 23, 2015

David Koch arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit in New York

Businessman David Koch arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in New York, May 5, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

from Sarah Lynch:

Trump says tax code is letting hedge funds ‘get away with murder’

August 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Republican presidential
front-runner Donald Trump blasted hedge fund managers on Sunday
as mere "paper pushers" who he said were "getting away with
murder" by not paying their fair share of taxes.

from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead: Be greedy when others are fearful

By Ambareesh Baliga
August 23, 2015

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

Brokers trade on computer terminals at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai

It was a week of contrasts with the Nifty trying to break above 8,500 levels during the first three days till cracks appeared on Thursday, which led to a sharp fall. Though the index recovered to about 8,300 from the lows of 8,235, there was an underlying fear that adverse international sentiments may have an overbearing effect on India’s markets.

from Breakingviews:

Effluent packs economic and environmental punch

August 21, 2015

By Robert Cyran and Antony Currie

The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.

from Breakingviews:

ABN Amro’s IPO could prove sweetly timed

August 21, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Warren Strobel:

Islamic State second-in-command killed in U.S. air strike – White House

August 21, 2015

/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The second-in-command of the Islamic State militant group was killed during a U.S. air strike in Iraq on Tuesday, the White House said on Friday, dealing a blow to the group that has sought to form a caliphate across the Muslim world.

from Alison Frankel:

Obama administration rebuffs Iranian central bank’s SCOTUS bid in terror case

By Alison Frankel
August 21, 2015

As the Obama administration pushes for Congressional approval of its nuclear deal with Iran, the Justice Department this week urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to grant review in a case that presents the question of whether lawmakers encroached on the executive and judicial branches to deliver nearly $2 billion in Iranian assets to terror victims.

from Reuters FYI:

The tortoise and the drone

August 21, 2015

Screengrab/REUTERS

Screengrab/REUTERS

Slow and steady may win the race -- but if you want to stop egg poaching, you'll need a drone.