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Erdogan declares victory in Turkey's constitutional referendum despite opposition objections

The "yes" vote had about 51.3 percent compared to 48.7 percent for the "no" vote with almost 99 percent of the vote counted in results carried by the state-run Anadolu news agency on Sunday (local time). If the Yes vote prevails, the 18 constitutional changes will convert Turkey's system of government from parliamentary to presidential. Mr Guven told reporters in Ankara the last-minute decision by the board to allow unstamped ballots in the referendum was not unprecedented as the ...

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North Korea 'Day of Sun' Brings Missile Display but No Nukes

Japan's Foreign Ministry and the Prime Minister's office released nearly identical statements late Sunday, citing the usa announcement about North Korea's failed ballistic missile launch from its east coast. He attended a grand military parade in the capital in which what appeared to be new long-range ballistic missiles were displayed. Deputy national adviser K.T.

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Trump Will Spend Easter Weekend at Mar-a-Lago

The billionaire turned president owns two. 'Well then, I guess I'll be back next week'. But Trump appeared unfazed as he hit the links for the second day in a row on Sunday. Temporary flight restrictions also are resuming in the area near Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate through Sunday. Trump retaliated against Syrian president Bashar Assad, who he said was responsible for unleashing a chemical weapons attack on his own people.

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North Korean test missile explodes during launch

After the USA fired missiles on a Syrian airbase late last week, Abe responded cautiously, saying Japan " supports " Washington's determination and "we understand" the USA acted to keep the situation from deteriorating. The communist regime revealed a newly modified intercontinental ballistic missile and two types of large launchers with never-before-seen missile canisters, fueling concerns about the speed at which Pyongyang's missile program has advanced in recent years.

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In Seoul, US Vice President Pence makes geopolitics personal

CNN quoted a South Korean defense official as saying that the missile launch was carried out from North Korea's Sinpo region in South Hamgyong Province. McMaster (left) is seen with US President Donald Trump. Last week, Trump said he would not declare China a currency manipulator, pulling back from a campaign promise, as he looked for help from Beijing, which is the North's dominant trade partner.

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Macron, Le Pen in pole position for presidential debate

The comment appeared to be a swipe at Le Pen's efforts to detoxify the party her father Jean-Marie Le Pen founded and make it more palatable to mainstream voters. The others are Jacques Cheminade, who rails against the "domination" of global finance; the New Anti-Capitalist Party's Philippe Poutou; Nathalie Arthaud of the Workers Party; Francois Asselineau, who wants to quit the euro and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation; and Jean Lassalle, a self-styled "farmer-politician" without ...

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U.K.'s Boris Johnson cancels Moscow trip over Syria

The strike that killed the woman happened in a residential neighborhood, activist Alaa Al-Youssef said. The Syrian forces resumed flight operations at the airbase that was hit by the U.S. The United States says the attack was carried out by the Moscow-backed government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump would not " telegraph his next move".

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India's wholesale prices up 5.7 percent in March

However, the price of LPG (2%) and aviation turbine fuel (1%) moved up. In February, prices rose a provisional 6.55 percent, the fastest pace in two-and-a-half years. Notwithstanding a mixed trend for commodity prices, the appreciation of the rupee would ease landed costs of various inputs. The central bank said risks are evenly balanced around the inflation trajectory at the current juncture.

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Syria chemical attack: British sample tests 'detect sarin'

Russian Federation and the USA on Wednesday agreed to keep on fighting global terrorism and continue discussions on Syrian conflict settlement, despite turbulent bilateral relations and a string of pending disputes between the two countries.

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Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions

But the church suspended that service after Federal Judge Kristine Baker ordered a temporary injunction on the executions Saturday, effectively blocking them. "The rulings today are just part of the process and not unexpected", J.R. Davis, a spokesman for Gov. Asa Hutchinson, said in a statement. In his other state Supreme Court race in 2006, Griffen challenged his rival to a debate over the free-speech rights of judges.

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Pyongyang Parades New ICBMs & Submarine-based Missiles in Founding Leader's Honor

The adviser is traveling with Vice President Mike Pence, who arrived in Seoul in the afternoon to start a 10-day trip to Asia. Pence is travelling to South Korea to hold talks with the country's leadership. "This includes a number of options, including an unexpected preemptive strike in the North Korean style, which includes mobility on the ground, in the ocean, in the water and in the air", the spokesperson said.

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Turkey's President Erdogan Declares Victory in Referendum Granting Him Vast New Powers

However, the opposition bloc alleged election fraud and said it was certain that 52 per cent of Turks had voted "no" in the referendum. The Erdogan administration later blamed US -based cleric Fethullah Gulen for the attempted rebellion. Western countries reacted cautiously to the referendum results, with the European Union urging the Turkish government to seek the broadest agreement after the "yes" camp's narrow victory.

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Korea's attempted missile launch failed: JCS

Nothing new, nothing to be gained from this barrage of frightening news. South Korea's Defense Ministry said it was analyzing exactly how the North Korean launch failed. The North launched a ballistic missile from the same region earlier this month ahead of a summit meeting between the leaders of the United States and China, its key ally, to discuss the North's increasingly defiant arms program.

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Pence lands in South Korea after failed missile launch by North

Pence and President Donald Trump have been in contact, aides to the vice president said. Trump, who has proven to be unpredictable on foreign policy, has responded to the recent concerns over North Korea with a swagger that suggests a new, tougher stance.

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United Is Making Some Changes After Its Passenger Removal Controversy

Delta customers can now be offered almost $10,000 for giving up their seats on overbooked flights. "By overbooking it actually does help keep the fares down because the airlines are able to maximize the amount of revenue they are able to collect and generate as much profit as they can", said Henry Harteveldt, president and travel industry analyst for Atmosphere Research Group, told Business Insider.

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Former Border Agents: Wall Is 'Critical' to Reduce Crime

The White House made a request for $1 billion to begin construction of the wall as part of its push to boost spending on defense and border security. That's a likely sign that fewer immigrants are trying to make the trek into the United States .

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Gorsuch on path to confirmation as Senate tears up own rules

Friday's Senate vote was the final act in a corrosive political confrontation that began with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's decision immediately after Scalia's death to hold the seat open for the next president to fill, rather than convene hearings for Obama's nominee, Judge Merrick Garland.

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COPE lays criminal charges over Dlamini-Zuma protection saga

The DA's Zakhele Mbhele said the Sunday Times' report made it clear that there were spurious "security threats" on which Mbalula is relying to justify this protection. He said she was only the chairwoman of the African Union and not a president of any state, and therefore did not qualify for a presidential treatment.

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Opposition parties vow to keep the pressure on the President

Malema warned the ANC that today's march - led by various opposition parties - was the first of many. Former President Kgalema Motlanthe and veteran MP Ben Turok invited the wrath of the ANC for calling on the ruling party's MPs to vote with their conscience, according to Independent Online.

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French Presidential Candidate Rides a Pro-European Tide

While nobody knows how far Le Pen's supporters will carry her in the April 23-May 7 vote, several years of polls have shown the National Front is now more popular with the LGBT voters who make up 6.5 percent of the French electorate than it is with straight voters.

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United changes policy after passenger removal controversy

According to reports, the airline announced that the passengers on United Express Flight 3411 on Sunday will receive compensation equal to the cost of their tickets and may take the compensation in travel credits, cash or miles, The Guardian reported.

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Russia Says Syria Invited Chemical Weapons Experts to Idlib

Russian Federation hosted foreign ministers from Iran and Syria late last week in a show of support for al-Assad's government days after the United States missile strike. The three ministers also discussed the beefing up of USA forces on Jordan's border with Syria, Moallem said. The Ugly: Unlike with many issues, Trump had a firm stance on Syria.

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Senate confirms Trump nominee Gorsuch

Johnny Isakson, Georgia Republican, who is recovering from surgery, missed the vote. Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's pick to replace conservative anchor of the Court, Justice Antonin Scalia, was confirmed by a vote of 54-45, with Democrats Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Sen.

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Rare live report from North Korea military parade

The chain of events that led to such frantic diplomatic efforts, began in Syria nearly two weeks ago, when an apparent chemical gas attack on the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhun which killed dozens of civilians - eventually led to the United States launching 59 missiles at a Syrian airbase.

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ISIS Launches Chlorine Gas Attacks in Western Mosul

Mosul , the capital of Nineveh, is considered ISIS's last major stronghold. An Iraqi forces' vehicle drives past destroyed buildings in Mosul's al-Jadida area on March 26, 2017, following US-led airstrikes that killed civilians. "Daesh (Islamic State) suicide motorcycles now are their favourite weapon inside the Old City", he said. Several thousand more ISIS fighters were thought to remain in west Mosul .

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Fallon: Russia responsible for gas attack deaths

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will press Russian Federation on its failure to prevent Syria's use of chemical weapons in meetings this week in Moscow , he said in interviews aired Sunday. Mr Trump believes the base's jets launched the horrific nerve gas attack on Idlib province earlier this week which killed more than 80 men, women and children.

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Boris Johnson offers Russian Federation a deal on Syria crisis

Syria's Assad regime still has hundreds of tons of lethal chemical weapons, according to Syria's former head of chemical warfare Zaher al-Sakat. The deal came after hundreds of Syrians were killed in an Assad-ordered sarin gas attack. Russian Federation has alleged that the victims were killed by toxic agents from a rebel chemical arsenal hit by Syrian war planes. Syria has denied responsibility and Russian Federation has claimed that a rebel weapons cache was hit, an impossibility according ...

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Lenin Moreno claims victory in Ecuador's presidential election

Moreno said he would allow him to stay. Lasso also called into question why it took hours for the second-round results to be released when it took several days for the first-round results to be released. Lasso anticipated he won the election so he declared victory prior to the CNE announcement. Polls close at 5 p.m. Moreno, a former United Nations envoy on disability, has a more conciliatory style than the fiery Correa and has promised benefits for single mothers, the elderly, and ...

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Utah's Rudy Gobert has hyperextended left knee, bone bruise

Although this is Utah's first playoff appearance since the names Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer rang through the Vivint Smart Home Arena, they are reaching sort of a crossroads with their core as well. "There's no grieving going on". This is a tale of two teams heading if different directions, but come playoff time every team is 0-0. As marvelous as he was, it wasn't enough to prevent Joe Johnson's heartbreaking buzzer-beater, and this Clippers team that's finally healthy is already ...

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Paul Manafort to register with government as foreign agent

Yanukovych fled to Russian Federation in 2014 amid massive protests against his rule. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn acknowledged his work as an agent on behalf of the Turkish government, pressuring the U.S.to extradite exiled cleric Fetullah Gulen, whom the Turkish government blames for a failed coup in 2016.

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Bahrain GP: Hamilton, Bottas finish in podium but Vettel secures win

And, but for his unwise decision to employ a spot of gamesmanship, he might well have been on the top step of the podium for the second race in succession. The two teams had been very evenly matched in race pace but Ferrari's aggressive pit strategy gave Vettel the advantage, and when Hamilton pitted under the safety auto he was too slow into the pit entry and took a five-second penalty.

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Historic Referendum In Turkey Grants More Power to President

Republic People's Party, or CHP, deputy chairman Erdal Aksunger predicted that the figure could even increase to 60 per cent. The main opposition party also said they will object decision of the Supreme Election Board (YSK) that it would accept unsealed ballot papers, Xinhua news agency reported .

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France 'Isn't Responsible' For Mass Arrest Of Jews During WWII

They were then deported to concentration camps, including Auschwitz. With National Front head Marine Le Pen and Macron leading the field, the race remains wide open, with material swings in support possible in the final days. After decades of denial, Chirac in 1995 became the first French president to publicly acknowledge France's role in the deportations of Jews, issuing a long-awaited public apology at the start of his first term in office.

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Why Defunding Planned Parenthood Is a Disaster for Health Care

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., called the measure "a major pro-life victory". Their main concern is that federal money is being used to provide abortions, although the grants are specifically barred from funding those procedures. "We won't stand for it", Schriock said. "People are sick and exhausted of politicians making it even harder for them to access health care, and this bill is just the latest example", Dawn Laguens , Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood Federation of ...

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IS launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul

Scores of civilians were killed this week in suspected US -led coalition airstrikes in western Mosul , now the subject of a major offensive to oust IS militants from the area, according to a local Iraqi NGO. Iraqi Kurdish forces were involved in the initial days of the operation but stopped short of the city, while pro-government paramilitary forces were tasked with moving on the IS-held town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul .


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