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Zuma's decision to fire Pravin Gordhan as finance minister and make 19 other changes to his administration on March 31 drew widespread criticism, prompted S&P Global Ratings to downgrade the nation's worldwide credit rating to junk and weakened the rand.
  • Johnson labels Putin a 'super villain' over support for Syria

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    Following reports of inconsistent statements regarding Syria and the USA policy, Pres. Donald Trump announces that the country is not going into Syria. The crisis dominated U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's first meeting in his new role with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem said Friday's meeting sent a "strong message" to Washington.
  • Turkish PM Yildirim says unofficial votes show win for 'Yes' camp

    Turkish PM Yildirim says unofficial votes show win for 'Yes' camp

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    Similarly, the main opposition People's Republican Party ( CHP ) has said they could appeal up to 60 percent of the vote. But the appeasement was short-lived. They have also demanded a recount claiming that there had been voting irregularities. Supporters of the "no" vote have complained of intimidation , including beatings, detentions and threats.
  • Most of Turks favor amendments to country's constitution - Erdogan

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    While state-run media reported Sunday night that roughly 51.3 percent of votes cast favored the constitutional changes, with 48.7 percent voting against, there was some uncertainty surrounding the tally. Supporters found in him a man who gave a voice to the working- and middle-class religious Turks who had long felt marginalized by the country's Western-leaning elite.
  • Turkey begins voting on increased presidential power

    Turkey begins voting on increased presidential power

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    The office and position of prime minister would be scrapped. A billboard carrying a picture of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and a slogan that reads: "Yes". In Istanbul , accountant Mete Cetinkaya said he was anxious about his country's future. His opponents say the changes will lead to one-man rule and possibly a dictatorship .
  • Vettel beats Hamilton in Bahrain thriller

    Vettel beats Hamilton in Bahrain thriller

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    Sebastian Vettel captured his second Formula One season victory thanks to a flawless Ferrari team strategy at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday - beating Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton and reclaiming sole possession of the championship lead.
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Cubs at Cardinals

    Vegas Play of the Day: Cubs at Cardinals

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    Piscotty, who was able to walk off the field, left with what the team said was a head contusion and will be reevaluated Wednesday morning. After going 8-1-1 over the final 10 games of spring training, the St. Parra's bases-loaded double with the game tied at 1 in a four-run third inning put the Rockies ahead for good. To make matters worse, the Cardinals ended up losing the game, with Piscotty's run being the lone run the team scored.
  • Boris Johnson urges Russia: 'Stop acting as lifeline for Assad'

    Boris Johnson urges Russia: 'Stop acting as lifeline for Assad'

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    Following the meeting with Putin and earlier talks with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Tillerson told reporters that bilateral ties are "at a low point". Boris Johnson has urged Russian Federation to stop "acting as a lifeline for Assad's murderous regime" in Syria and instead to "live up to its responsibilities as a global power".
  • IS launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul

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    The coalition has said it "probably" played a role in civilian casualties in Mosul , while residents have been caught up in fighting between Iraqi forces and IS, and the jihadists are intentionally attacking civilians in the city. The US announced the invasion of Raqqa late past year, starting an effort to surround the city which is still going at a slow rate. He noted that there had already been some positive results for the people of Iraq as the fight against ISIS continued.