• Petitions to cancel Turkey vote result rejected

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    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has insisted that his plans to assume sweeping new powers do not make him a dictator. The referendum was widely seen as a plebiscite on Erdogan, who has led his country through more than a decade of economic growth and development, first as prime minister and then as president.
  • U.S. tells North Korea: We don't want a fight, don't start one

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    It makes it clear that the U.S.is willing to go it alone in finally resolving the North Korean problem. Previous statements denouncing earlier missile launches "welcomed efforts by council members, as well as other states, to facilitate a peaceful and comprehensive solution through dialog".
  • Early insults fly as MPs clear the way for June polls

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    As the debate began, former chancellor George Osborne - who has recently been appointed editor of the "London Evening Standard" - announced he would not be standing for election on June 8. If May can contain the more zealous anti-EU urges within her party and reach a better compromise deal with the European Union, she will actually have a greater chance of holding the United Kingdom together as well.
  • Carl Vinson strike group isn't heading directly to Korea

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    While the White House said it was sending an aircraft carrier to serve as a deterrent against North Korean missile launches last week, the ship was actually heading away from the peninsula toward the Indian Ocean, according to a report Tuesday from the New York Times .
  • Vinson carrier group expected off Korea in late April

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    At the time of the strike group's deployment, many media outlets said the ships were steaming toward North Korea, when in fact they had temporarily headed in the opposite direction. In fairness, neither Trump nor the Navy said when the Carl Vinson was going to head north, so technically no one lied here. "Such a tactic is very like Trump's style, but I don't think it's a good way to handle the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula because Kim will not compromise with threats".
  • US Intercepted Communications on Syrian Chemical Attack

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    During the 2016 USA presidential election campaign, Trump had frequently called for warmer ties with Putin. Donald Trump's remark about "all-time low" ties between US and Russian Federation came after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was reported by Xinhua news agency as saying that US and Russian Federation have reached a low point in their relations.
  • Erdogan slams worldwide critics of referendum result

    Erdogan slams worldwide critics of referendum result

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    Demonstrations against the outcome of a referendum expanding the president's powers are continuing in Istanbul , where protesters are demanding the resignation of the election board that has refused to void the vote. German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that the "tight referendum result shows how deeply divided Turkish society is and that means a big responsibility for the Turkish leadership and for President Erdogan personally".
  • Egypt police kill 7 suspected IS followers

    Egypt police kill 7 suspected IS followers

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    The blast in Egypt's second largest city, which killed 17 including 7 police officers, came hours after a bomb struck a Coptic church in Tanta, a nearby city in the Nile Delta, that took the lives of 28 and wounded almost 80. Islamic State attacks on Coptic churches in Egypt are not just anti-Christian but are "part of concerted efforts to undermine the Egyptian state", according to a spokesman from SAT-7, the Christian satellite broadcasting organisation that works throughout the Middle East.