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This was higher than the zero percent forecast by analysts surveyed by data provider Factset and offered good news to the European Central Bank that has been struggling to boost prices in the eurozone. The European Central Bank has embarked on an unprecedented stimulus programme in a desperate battle to kick-start sluggish growth and inflation in the eurozone. Slow eurozone growth has seen inflation slide in and out of negative territory, threatening a dangerous downward spiral of falling prices and wages.
Turkish police on Thursday rounded up 13 suspects over the triple suicide bombings at Istanbul's international airport that left 42 people dead, a Turkish official said. "Earlier today, the police raided 16 locations to detain 13 ISIS suspects, including three foreign nationals," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. The Hurriyet newspaper identified one of the three bombers that struck Turkey's busiest airport on Tuesday as Osman Vadinov, a Chechen of Russian origin.