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Erdogan insists Turkey reforms don't make him a dictator

Alev Korun, an Austrian member of the council's observer mission, said the number of uncertified ballots would nearly double the margin of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's victory - an electoral win that vastly broadens the power of the presidency. [Full Article...]

Afghanistan in Mourning after Deadly Taliban Assault on Afghan Army Base

India on Saturday tacitly blamed the terror networks operating out of Pakistan for the latest attack by the Taliban on a military base at Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan. The Friday attack by the Taliban came more than a week after the U.S. military dropped America's most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS targets in Afghanistan, killing 94 ISIS fighters. [Full Article...]

Wanjiru holds off Bekele to win in London

Keitany was on track to break that outright world record halfway through Sunday's race in the British capital in sunny conditions, but the pace eased up. The women's marathon was missing its defending champion. Keitany took advantage of the fact that last year's victor Jemima Sumgong is now suspended for testing positive for the blood booster EPO. [Full Article...]

Centrist Macron, Far-Right Leader Le Pen Advance To French Presidential Runoff

Macron supporters at his election-day headquarters went wild as polling agency projections showed the ex-finance minister making the runoff, cheering, singing "La Marseillaise" anthem, waving French tricolor and European flags and shouting " Macron , president!" "[French voters] will reject those who keep telling them how to vote and what to believe", she said. [Full Article...]

Minister: China wants nuclear weapons eliminated in Korea

Minister: China wants nuclear weapons eliminated in Korea Despite Washington's threats, North Korea remain undeterred: days ago, when the USA vice president was flying over the Korean region's airspace, Pyongyang attempted to launch another missile. The United States has called on China, North Korea's main ally and economic benefactor, to help put pressure on Pyongyang to denuclearize. "They are making progress in their ballistic missile programme and ... [Full Article...]

Polls show huge lead for Tories

Polls show huge lead for Tories Everyone knows who finances the Tory Party and its leader understands that feather-bedding the City, propertied elite and hedge fund tax-dodgers is the way to maintain the cash flow into the party coffers. Video:Where will election leave Labour? History shows it may be too soon to ring the death knell for a party that won three consecutive elections before being unseated in 2010, but the politic... [Full Article...]

Riots erupted in France against Presidential election results

Riots erupted in France against Presidential election results Macron has already won pledges of support from two defeated rivals - center right candidate Francois Fillon and Benoit Hamon, the candidate of outgoing President Francois Hollande's Socialist Party. Political analysts say Macron's apparent win today showed that many French people still believe in a more liberal, open, global society even as populists have won big victories in the a year ago with... [Full Article...]

Kansas Republican Ron Estes wins congressional seat

But in Estes' victory there are warning signs for Republicans preparing for the first midterm election of the Trump presidency in 2018. Sanders also weighed in on Trump's persistence in repealing and replacing Obamacare after Republicans failed to secure enough votes for their replacement bill to pass last month, despite holding the majority in the House. [Full Article...]

Blair warns over Tory "landslide" and Brexit delivered "at any cost"

Blair warns over Tory According to an online poll of 2,003 voters carried out on 19 and 20 April, some 45% of voters said they would vote for the ruling Conservative Party, up 7% on last week and before May called a national election for 8 June. Asked if he had concerns about Mr Corbyn's record on security and defence, Sir Patrick said: "The man is not suitable to become prime minister of this country". [Full Article...]

Kerala Minister calls IAS officer mad; abuses workers

Kerala Minister calls IAS officer mad; abuses workers Later, addressing a public meeting in Idukki on Saturday night, Mani, a CPI-M leader, said he knew what all went on during the strike by "Pembulai Orumae" (Women's Collective). "There is a conspiracy behind instigating the women against me". Former state Congress President A.V.M. Sudheeran slammed Mani's remarks against the young administrative officer. [Full Article...]

Germany's anti-immigrant party announces September election line-up

Germany's right-wing, anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has picked a new team to lead it into September's general election. AfD's poll ratings soared amid the influx of migrants to Germany in late 2015 and early 2016. In a fiery speech, economics professor Meuthen said Germans in his hometown were now "few and far between" and that without action, "the irrevocable change of our ... [Full Article...]

Macron and Le Pen Advance to Runoff for French Presidency

Macron and Le Pen Advance to Runoff for French Presidency Many voters had spent weeks agonising over their choices, with many opting for the contender they considered likeliest to beat Le Pen in a run-off. "For months and again today I've heard the doubts, the anger and the fears of the French people". [Full Article...]

Le Pen says it's time to free French people from 'arrogant elite'

Centrist Emmanuel Macron took a big step toward the French presidency on Sunday by winning the first round of voting and qualifying for the May 7 runoff alongside far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Macron favours gradual deregulation measures that will be welcomed by global financial markets, while Le Pen wants to ditch the euro currency and possibly pull out of the EU. [Full Article...]

Xi urges restraint on N. Korea in phone call with Trump

Xi urges restraint on N. Korea in phone call with Trump Amid the escalated tension, the chief nuclear envoys from South Korea, the USA and Japan are to meet in Japan on Tuesday to chart ways to rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile threats. aircraft carrier conducting drills with Japanese destroyers near the Philippines. On April 19, the USA said that it was sending the USS Carl Vinson towards North Korea and that the strike group that it leads... [Full Article...]

Mazar-e-Sharif attack: India reaffirms its support in fighting terrorism

Mazar-e-Sharif attack: India reaffirms its support in fighting terrorism They used rocket-propelled grenades and rifles, and several detonated suicide vests packed with explosive, officials said. At least eight Afghan soldiers have been killed and 11 wounded during an ongoing Taliban attack on their base in northern Afghanistan, the defence ministry said. [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen advance to final French presidential vote

The election is the first in the history of France's 59-year-old Fifth Republic to take place under a state of emergency. "The National Front is well known for its violence and its intolerance, and its program would lead our country to bankruptcy and Europe into chaos", Mr. [Full Article...]

Why the euro is walking back its post-French-election spike

The selection of Le Pen and Macron presents voters with the starkest possible choice between two diametrically opposed visions of the EU's future and France's place in it. The elder Le Pen led the Front National party before his daughter and his reputation continues to haunt her candidacy. With a broad smile, Le Pen stood before an adoring crowd and pledged to open a debate on globalization. [Full Article...]

N Korea threat to nuke Australia

Pyongyang turned its sights on Australia on Saturday for "blindly and zealously toeing the USA line" and accused Foreign Minister Julie Bishop of "spouting a string of rubbish against the DPRK over its entirely just steps for self-defence". [Full Article...]

ObamaCare will die if it does not receive funds

ObamaCare will die if it does not receive funds It follows weeks of frustration within the White House over inaction and stalemates on Capitol Hill over big-ticket items such as health care and tax cuts. "Will he sign a government funding bill that does not include funding for the border wall?" "We don't know yet", Mulvaney responded. 'The Democrats do not support the wall, ' Pelosi said on NBC's 'Meet the Press '. [Full Article...]

Turkey's opposition CHP says will employ all legal ways to appeal referendum

Turkey's opposition CHP says will employ all legal ways to appeal referendum But the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), along with individuals and civil society groups, have challenged the result - amid concerns over unstamped ballots in particular - and called for it to be annulled. The High Electoral Board said it had assessed appeals from the CHP and two other parties at a seven-hour meeting, and rejected them by 10 to one. The decision led protesters in I... [Full Article...]

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