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The European Commission has called on Turkey to seek a national consensus following a referendum result that will substantially increase the powers of the office held by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The country's pro-Kurdish party said it may take the case to the European Court of Human Rights if the electoral board does not reverse his decision and nullify the ballots lacking the official stamps.
  • Pak extends felicitations to Turkey on outcome of referendum

    Pak extends felicitations to Turkey on outcome of referendum

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    Erdogan said he hopes the referendum results would benefit Turkey, and that the nation made a "historic decision", in an address after Yildirim's declaration. The results will be finalized by the Supreme Election Board (YSK), but the YSK put itself in the middle of a deep controversy by making a contentious announcement in the early stages of the beginning of the vote count.
  • Cannabis Act: Canada set to legalise marijuana to keep children 'safe'

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    The plan calls for a legalized-pot system in place by the end of June 2018. It would also collect licensing fees and taxes on marijuana sales, which officials say takes profits away from criminals and organized crime. Shares of marijuana producers were trading lower following the announcement, though the stocks have seen a run-up in anticipation of legalization.Canopy Growth Corp (WEED.TO) fell 3.8 percent to C$9.92, though the stock has more than tripled in the past year.
  • Modi Confirms His Israel Visit, First By An Indian Prime Minister

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    Modi, after the roadshow, held a meeting with senior state BJP leaders at the Circuit House. As a part of its preparation, a 12-kilometre saree depicting schemes launched by the Central Government has been displayed on the road. Modi will then head to Botad in Saurashtra to inaugurate phase-1 of Sauni project for Botad and surrounding districts. Around 115 dams of the region under this project would conserve water overflowing from the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Dam, brought to Saurashtra through ...
  • Erdogan on Referendum Result: 'Historic Decision on Turkey's Governance System'

    Erdogan on Referendum Result: 'Historic Decision on Turkey's Governance System'

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    According to results from Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency, the "yes" vote won by 51.2 percent compared to 48.8 percent for the "no" camp with 100 percent of the votes tallied. Erdogan also made clear complaints about the vote process were pointless. Initial reaction from overseas was cautious. The referendum campaign was highly divisive and heavily one-sided, with the "yes" side dominating the airwaves and billboards.
  • Russian Metro Attack Toll Rises to 14

    Russian Metro Attack Toll Rises to 14

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    Russian investigators said Thursday they had searched a flat of acquaintances of the suspected Saint Petersburg metro bomber, as they probe the attack that left 13 people dead. The decision to keep moving was praised by authorities, who said it helped evacuation efforts and reduced the danger to passengers who would have had to walk along the electrified tracks.
  • Korea displays new types of ballistic missiles

    Korea displays new types of ballistic missiles

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    There was no immediate comment from Washington , which is engaged in a sharp, multinational diplomatic offensive aimed at persuading North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to end his push to develop nuclear weaponry. The extended-range Scud missile in that earlier launch suffered an in-flight failure and fell into the sea off North Korea's east coast, according to United States imagery and assessments.
  • UK police investigating acid attack at London club; 12 hurt

    UK police investigating acid attack at London club; 12 hurt

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    A journalist who was in the area at the time, Phie McKenzie, tweeted: "Scary scenes in Hackney tonight, we have heard reports of chemical burns of people in the building here". Roads surrounding the nightclub were sealed off as emergency services dealt with the incident. Around 200 reportedly had left the premises before the arrival of emergency services, with a further 400 evacuated from the building believed to be a club.
  • North Korea Missile Launch Fails Day After Military Parade

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    According to the adviser, the US had good intelligence both before and after the launch. The timing of the test, coinciding with Pence's trip and a day after the military parade, would suggest deliberate defiance. Having blasted Beijing throughout his presidential campaign for unfairly manipulating its currency, he tweeted Sunday: "Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem?" He added, "In the coming weeks, months, I think ...
  • Turkey's electoral board confirms Erdogan's victory in contested referendum

    Turkey's electoral board confirms Erdogan's victory in contested referendum

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    Speaking in the southern Antalya province, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said there was a "new Turkey in the true sense" after Sunday's referendum outcome. The ballots themselves did not include the referendum question - it was assumed to be understood. Other opposition players echoed the assertion, with the Peoples' Democratic Party claiming on Twitter that its "data indicates a manipulation in the range of 3 to 4 percent".