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Bulgaria Pushes Forward With US Jet Purchase

The Bulgarian government has asked parliament for a mandate to negotiate with the United States on buying new fighter jets, Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov said on Wednesday after ministers met in Sofia. 

It means that Bulgaria plans to move ahead with the purchase of Lockheed Martin's F-16 Block 70 Viper jets to replace its aging fleet of Soviet-era Mig-29 planes.

Wall Street Roars Back to Life in best Session in 9 Years

Wall Street stocks roared back to life on Wednesday, shaking off four straight routs following strong retail sales data and White House reassurances that Fed Chair Jay Powell won't be fired, reports AFP

The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up nearly 1,100 points, or about five percent, at 22,878.45.

Trump to 'take a look at' extraditing Fethullah Gülen, but noncommittal: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that Washington "would take a look at" the possibility of extraditing FETÖ leader Fethullah Gülen, who Ankara accuses of being behind a 2016 coup attempt, but he made no commitment, the White House has said.