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US President Donald Trump called Erdogan to congratulate him on his victory, while European Union leaders gave more reserved responses. The results of recent referendum showed that the Turkish citizens have voted for the country's transition to the presidential form of government: 51.4% of voters voted for it, while 48.8% - against amendments to the country's main law.
  • New tests indicate sarin used in Syria attack

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    The Syrian government has moved its aircraft from a base bombed by the US two weeks ago to a Russian base in the coastal city of Latakia, ABC News reported. However it is nearly "mathematically impossible" that the Russian-Iranian draft will be adopted Thursday by the executive council as it would need 28 votes in favour out of the 41 members.
  • Paris Shootout Leaves One Police Officer, Gunman Dead

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    France, which has suffered from a wave of bloodshed over the past two years killing more than 230 people, has long feared an attack on the presidential election , the first round of which takes place on Sunday. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility. However previous attacks that have taken place soon before elections , including the November 2015 attacks in Paris ahead of regional polls and the shooting in a Jewish school before the 2012 presidentials, did not appear to ...
  • Israel Believes Syria Still Has Up to 3 Tons of Chemical Weapons

    Israel Believes Syria Still Has Up to 3 Tons of Chemical Weapons

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    The UN said sarin had been used in that attack, which killed hundreds of people in the Ghouta agricultural belt to the west and east of the capital. The strike aimed to destroy airplanes as well as prevent take-offs and landings. Russian Federation has cautioned that the incident may have been a false flag operation meant to provoke a United States attack against Syrian government forces.
  • Melenchon's working-class rhetoric hits home in French vote

    Melenchon's working-class rhetoric hits home in French vote

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    Just days before France heads to the polls in the first-round of a fiercely contested presidential election, the attack has many pundits speculating as to whether it will give the far-right a final boost ahead of the vote. Rival François Fillon calls for unity and says France is "at war" against terror. The men were said to be French nationals who had been radicalised and were believed to have links to IS.
  • All Eyes on the First-Round Voting of the French Election

    All Eyes on the First-Round Voting of the French Election

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    French officials say the two police officers injured on the Champs-Elysees by a gunman who killed one of their colleagues are both out of danger. Speaking Friday on RTL radio, Macron said: "What our attackers want is death, symbolism, to sow panic (and) to disturb a democratic process, which is the presidential election".
  • Korea mock-up video shows missiles blowing up US

    Korea mock-up video shows missiles blowing up US

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    Such a contingency could include the risk of an armed conflict breaking out as tensions on the peninsula have risen in the wake of multiple North Korean missile tests. North Korea has accelerated its nuclear and missile tests in recent years, despite worldwide condemnation and United Nations sanctions. North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un waves at a performance on Sunday.
  • IS launches 'chlorine gas attacks' in western Mosul

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    Issam al-Jibouri, a displaced resident who went by boat to western Mosul to take supplies to needy relatives, said: "We urge more efforts to reconstruct the bridges or bring larger boats". The advance has hardly moved for more than a month, though, as the militants are holding out in the densely populated Old City in western Mosul, where tanks and heavy vehicles are not able to operate because of its narrow streets.
  • Two police officers shot dead in Paris

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    Hollande held an emergency meeting with the prime minister Thursday night and planned to convene the defense council Friday morning. He said the entire area is on lockdown and a full investigation will be carried out to figure out the motive.