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Germany says tight referendum result a big responsibility for Erdogan

As CBS News correspondent Holly Williams reports, the constitutional changes would weaken Turkey's courts and its lawmakers, and place enormous authority in the hands of just one person: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan . "Now that Turkey has obviously taken the wrong path from a European perspective, we need to re-evaluate our relationship, and specifically that means that the EU accession talks w... [Full Article...]

Ex-ambassador: Trump 'trying to out-North Korean the North Koreans'

Ex-ambassador: Trump 'trying to out-North Korean the North Koreans' Mr McMaster repeatedly stated that China - North Korea's key ally - is increasingly concerned about the reclusive communist state's behavior. "All of their energy requirements are fulfilled by China", he said. "If they are unable to do so, the USA, with its allies, will!" he tweeted Thursday. He also made clear that "other actions would have been taken by the United States", if North Korea had con... [Full Article...]

Takeaways From Jeff Sessions' Border Enforcement Trip

Trump said repeatedly that he would crack down on criminal organizations that help drive illegal immigration and seek to deport 2 to 3 million undocumented immigrants with criminal records. To speed up the processing of detainees, 25 immigration judges have been relocated to detention centers along the border. "It is here, on this sliver of land, where we first take our stand against this filt... [Full Article...]

In Afghanistan, Trump aide promises coordinated response to enemies

In Afghanistan, Trump aide promises coordinated response to enemies The commander of US forces in Afghanistan, Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., has said he will need thousands of additional troops to break the stalemate. Responding to Thursday's massive bomb attack by the US military against the stronghold of Islamic State in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, McMaster said the terrorist group threatens all civilized people and must be defeated. [Full Article...]

Death Penalty France says Turkish vote would 'break with European values'

The opposition was particularly incensed by a decision by the YSK to allow voting papers without official stamps to be counted, which they said opened the way for fraud. The OSCE also said the vote did not meet standards set by the Council of Europe . Turkish people are celebrating at the Justice and Development Party (AKP) headquarters after preliminary results of the referendum announced vict... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation warns USA against unilateral strike on North Korea

Russian Federation warns USA against unilateral strike on North Korea The president's warning comes as North Korea's deputy United Nations ambassador accused the U.S. of creating 'a risky situation in which a nuclear war may break out at any moment'. In a visit to South Korea Monday, Pence said the "era of strategic patience" was over . "But the era of strategic patience is over", he declared. The envoy criticized the U.S. [Full Article...]

Government abolishing 457 visas, Malcolm Turnbull says

Government abolishing 457 visas, Malcolm Turnbull says The 457 visa program allows business to employ foreign workers for a period up to four years in skilled jobs where there is a shortage of Australian workers. However, Australia's Minister for Industry, Innovation, and Science, Greg Hunt, subsequently singled out IT workers amid the plans, conceding that the local tech industry has a genuine need of workers that had come to Australia under the 457... [Full Article...]

Australia, India To Push Ahead With Trade Talks

While the re-instatement of Australia in the Malabar exercises, comprising of India, the USA and Japan, will have to wait for some time, Modi and Turnbull in a joint statement agreed that the bilateral maritime exercise between the two countries will be conducted next year. [Full Article...]

Coptic Churches Bombed on Palm Sunday by ISIS

Coptic Churches Bombed on Palm Sunday by ISIS The raid comes just days after bomb attacks on two Coptic churches holding Palm Sunday services in Egypt killed at least 44 people and injured more than 100 others. In December 2016, a blast claimed by Isis at a Coptic church in Cairo left 30 dead. "It's the mindset of people who hear these terrorists and fundamentalists, and they very much sympathise with them", Father Rafic Greich, a Gre... [Full Article...]

Trump's order to ensure H-1B visas only for high-skilled applicants

Trump's order to ensure H-1B visas only for high-skilled applicants Trump will likely sign the order while visiting the Snap-on tool company in Kenosha, Wis., NPR reports . The order is an attempt by Trump to carry out his "America First" campaign pledges to reform US immigration policies and encourage purchases of American products. [Full Article...]

Ex-South Korean leader Park indicted, faces trial

It is the latest twist to a corruption scandal that rocked the country for months. In an initial investigation last November, prosecutors concluded that Park and Choi coerced conglomerates into making massive donations to two nonprofit foundations, pet projects of Park that Choi controlled. [Full Article...]

Mexico's latest captured ex-governor once his party's future

It says he is wanted on suspicion of organized crime and illicit enrichment. Duarte, 43, had been on the run for six months when he was apprehended in Guatemala as a result of a joint operation by the country's police force and Interpol. A reward of $730,000 was offered for his capture. Duarte is accused of stealing millions of dollars of public funds while in office that would have otherwise ... [Full Article...]

Brighton returns to English top-flight after 34 years

While many fans are already celebrating the result means that third-place Huddersfield Town can now only match Albion's 92-point total, but would need to turn around a 32-goal difference. England Under-21 worldwide Solly March made it 2-0 for Chris Hughton's men and a goal from Wigan substitute Nick Powell came too late to change the result. [Full Article...]

Philippines' Duterte cancels visit to disputed Sth China Sea island

Philippines' Duterte cancels visit to disputed Sth China Sea island The Chinese foreign ministry warned "there will likely be trouble" if he visited the disputed islands and raised his country's flag. He added that he might send his son to the island to raise the flag. President Duterte is bringing home a whopping $925 million worth of investments from his week-long journey in the Middle East, apart from the repatriation of 150 Filipino workers granted amnesty fro... [Full Article...]

Toll in attack on Syria evacuees rises to 112

The blast ripped through a bus depot in the al-Rashideen area where thousands of government loyalists evacuated the day before waited restlessly for hours, as opposition fighters guarded the area while negotiators bickered over the completion of the transfer deal. [Full Article...]

Chechnya have opened a concentration camp for homosexuals

Chechnya have opened a concentration camp for homosexuals Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, has condemned the alleged detention of over 100 gay men in Chechnya, calling on Russian authorities to investigate the alarming situation in the provincial region. Men in Chechnya lead a healthy lifestyle, practice sports and have only one [sexual] orientation, defined since humankind creation. "You can not arrest or repress people who just don't exist i... [Full Article...]

Reports of infighting in Trump's White House overblown, officials say

The first sign that Bannon's favor may be fading came Wednesday with the sudden announcement that he was being removed from the National Security Council's Principals' Committee. Bannon, the former chief of Breitbart , a popular conservative website that has faced criticism for fueling the so-called "alt-right" movement that includes racist, anti-Semitic and anti-immigrant elements, is among th... [Full Article...]

Tillerson 'Disappointed' By Angry Russian Reaction To Syria Strike

Tillerson 'Disappointed' By Angry Russian Reaction To Syria Strike The EU's Security Chief Federica Mogherini responded Thursday night to the alleged chemical attack and said in a statement, "The EU condemns in the strongest terms the air strike that hit the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province on April 4, 2017". [Full Article...]

The Trump Era of Stricter Immigration Enforcement Has Begun

Sessions said the changes marked the start of a new era to rid American cities and the border of what he described as "filth" brought on by drug cartels. "Depravity and violence are their calling cards, including brutal machete attacks and beheadings", said the U.S. attorney general. No more catch and release. [Full Article...]

US VP Pence to Pyongyang: 'Era of Strategic Patience Is Over'

Pence is due in Seoul at the start of a 10-day trip to Asia in what his aides said was a sign of the USA commitment to its ally in the face of rising tension over North Korea. The visit comes after a huge military parade during which North Korea showcased apparent intercontinental ballistic missiles, and as a USA carrier group converges on the Korean peninsula, ratcheting up tensions to thei... [Full Article...]


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