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But Sunday's referendum result - and the campaign that preceded it and the manner in which it was won - strikes a devastating blow to Turkey's prospects of ever attaining to a genuinely democratic society. The president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, said he was very concerned about Turkey possibly reviving the death penalty and called it a "red line".
  • Russia identifies St. Petersburg attacker

    Russia identifies St. Petersburg attacker

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    Investigators named Akbarjon Djalilov, 22, as the bomber, with officials in Kyrgyzstan saying he was born in the country but was a Russian citizen and had lived there since he was 16. Russia's health minister raised the death toll to 14, including the bomber. "I followed the instructions", Kaverin said. Serov said the people inside the apartment where the explosive device was discovered were not the owners of the residence.
  • Pence: U.S. won't rest until N. Korea gives up nukes

    Pence: U.S. won't rest until N. Korea gives up nukes

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    Mr Kim called the news conference to "categorically reject" the USA decision to hold an open meeting of the Security Council on April 28 on North Korea's nuclear programme, which is scheduled to be chaired by U.S. "We certainly support the right of our allies and friends to ensure that their interests are protected and their citizens are defended against any possible attack", Ms Bishop said.
  • In Japan, Vice President Pence Pushes For Bilateral Trade Deal

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    Soon after Trump took office, he pulled the USA out of the TPP - which needed all the signatory nations to ratify the deal. The official briefed reporters on customary condition of anonymity after U.S. In Tokyo , Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said: "Needless to say, diplomatic effort is important to maintain peace". Pence said on Monday the world had seen Trump's resolve in the past two weeks, with a USA missile attack on a Syrian airfield and the dropping of a powerful non-nuclear ...
  • South Korea's Ex-President Park Geun-hye Indicted on Corruption Charges

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    The sixty-five-year-old has been accused of colluding with her confidante Choi Soon-Sil to receive bribes from Lotte and Samsung. Prosecutors on Monday also charged Lotte Group chairman Shin Dong-bin without detaining him. To build up the bribery charge, the prosecution stretched the bribe sum by including money demanded of or pledged by companies in exchange of favors.
  • Government officially introduces legislation to legalize and regulate cannabis

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    James Phillips, CEO of the Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance, said the Canadian move could cause problems along the border because marijuana possession is still illegal under USA law. Please support our efforts. While eight USA states and the District of Columbia have voted to legalise recreational marijuana, the White House has suggested that the Department of Justice will do more to enforce federal laws prohibiting recreational marijuana, raising concerns over how Canada's approach ...
  • Rescuers jump into water to rescue migrants

    Rescuers jump into water to rescue migrants

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    The coast guard spokesman confirmed that one person had died but gave no details. The EU border agency Frontex saved more than 1,400 migrants in 13 rescue operations, while private humanitarian organizations were involved in the remainder in coordination with the Italian navy.
  • Iraq forces make Mosul gains, but anti-IS war far from over

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    Federal Police officers participating in the drive against west Mosul told Reuters that government forces were hit by IS shells containing chemical weapons in the Urouba and Bab Jadid districts. In 2012, work began to build a new stadium on the same spot with a planned capacity of more than 20,000, but like the Mosul club's Iraqi Premier League aspirations, those plans were also thwarted by the Islamic State assault in 2014.
  • Carter Page says surveillance order would have been based on 'false evidence'

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    Page was a little known investment banker when Trump announced him as a member of his foreign policy advisory team early past year. As the Post notes, "This is the clearest evidence so far that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had reason to believe during the 2016 presidential campaign that a Trump campaign adviser was in touch with Russian agents".
  • Pence: U.S. stands by ally Japan on North Korea

    Pence: U.S. stands by ally Japan on North Korea

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    North Korea has received more than £4 million (US$5 million) British taxpayer funds over six years despite the communist regime's threat to spark a nuclear war, it has emerged. Trump said. "We'll see what he can do". Mattis did not identify the type of missile but said it was not of intercontinental range, meaning it could not reach USA territory.
  • Israel vows not to negotiate with Palestinian hunger strikers

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    Around 1,300 Palestinians in Israeli prisons on Monday started an indefinite hunger strike to demand an improvement in their conditions. In an opinion piece in the New York Times on Monday, Barghouti said a strike was the only way to gain concessions after other options had failed.