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Author: 0 Erdogan seizes control of Turkey through dubious referendum

Opposition parties called for Sunday's vote to be annulled because of a series of irregularities, particularly an electoral board decision to accept ballots that did not bear official stamps, as required by Turkish law. "I suspect the result was narrower than what Erdogan expected", said Howard Eissenstat, associate professor of Middle East History at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.

Author: 0 U.S. calls on China to help against North Korea

Several media outlets are reporting that a USA cyberattack sabotaged North Korea's missile launch on Sunday. On Monday, Pence traveled to the tense Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea, where he warned North Korea's leaders that after years of testing the USA and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, "the era of strategic patience is over".

Global Media Narrow win for 'Yes' camp in Turkish referendum
Author: 0 Narrow win for 'Yes' camp in Turkish referendum

Erdogan, an Islamist who has led Turkey since 2003 as prime minister and then president, hit back at his European critics and what he called a "Crusader mentality in the West" on Monday, telling supporters that the OSCE "should know its place" and he doesn't "care about the opinions of "Hans" or 'George, '" apparently a stand-in for European critics.

Author: 0 PM Modi breaks protocol to meet 4-year old girl

He had also said that so many "dharamshalas" (rest houses), wells, "gaushalas" (cow sheds) and libraries were built across the nation not by the government but by the people. He announced his visit in Surat , the country's diamond-trading hub, probably because Israel also is a world leader in producing cut diamonds. "We have also capped the prices of stents used in heart ailments", he said.

Author: 0 Russian Federation 'open to dialogue' with U.S. despite problems: Sergei Lavrov

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg echoed Trump's call for cooperation with Russia, but said the USA and NATO need to be strong in the face of Russian assertiveness. Putin had even honored Tillerson with a friendship award. Trump, who last week ordered airstrikes on a Syrian air base in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack, was asked Wednesday if Syria could have launched the attack without Russia's knowledge.

Author: 0 Mexico ex-governor nabbed in Guatemala

How quickly Duarte faces charges in Mexico would depend on whether he chooses to fight extradition from Guatemala, said Alberto Elias Beltran, a deputy attorney general responsible for worldwide affairs at the Mexican Attorney General's Office.

Author: 0 United States, Mexico, and Canada launch bid to host 2026 World Cup

Soccer officials from each country made the announcement with much fanfare from the observatory of One World Trade Center, which offered a clear view of the city under sunny skies on Monday. Mexico has hosted the World Cup in 1970 and 1986. The three nations have hosted 13 FIFA World Cups combined (Men's, Women's and Youth), which is more than any other trio of geographically connected nations, and set attendance records for five of those events.

Author: 0 BJP's two-day national executive meet begins in Bhubaneswar

This was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah at Bhubaneswar during the ongoing two-day executive committee meeting. Shah asked every BJP member, from minister to ordinary party worker, to devote at least 15 days a year to working to strengthen the organisation.

Global Media Trump goes after leading Democrat in Georgia race
Author: 0 Trump goes after leading Democrat in Georgia race

Trump did not expound on his unfounded accusations about 30-year-old Jon Ossoff, but the president's Twitter broadside a day before the special primary underscores how big a Democratic victory would be nationwide and in Atlanta's historically conservative northern suburbs.

Author: 0 Canada introduces bill to legalize recreational marijuana

The legislation, once passed, would allow police to use what she called "oral fluid screening devices" to check for marijuana impairment, while also creating brand new driving offences for those caught driving while impaired by pot. Although public opinion is generally supportive of cannabis legalization, Canada's medical profession has expressed concern about the dangers posed by setting too low a minimum legal age .

Author: 0 Pence brands N Korea missile 'provocation'

USA officials say the Trump administration's emphasis will be on increasing pressure on Pyongyang with the help of China. President Donald Trump asserted today that China was working with the U.S. North Korea hosted a military parade in the capital on Saturday in a show of strength, and unveiled what observers fear may be a new kind of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

Global Media Syria War: Huge Bomb Kills Dozens Of Evacuees
Author: 0 Syria War: Huge Bomb Kills Dozens Of Evacuees

There were fears of revenge attacks on evacuees from rebel-held towns, being moved under a deal. Before the blast, Syrian Red Crescent teams distributed meals to the anxious evacuees. It came as shells fired by the Islamic State group on government-held parts of the eastern city of Deir el-Zour wounded two members of a Russian media delegation visiting the area, according to state-run Syrian news agency SANA.

Global Media Department Of Justice Aims To Halt Baltimore Policing Overhaul
Author: 0 Department Of Justice Aims To Halt Baltimore Policing Overhaul

Gore did not mention that those local officials want to do just that-and they want to do it hand in hand with the federal government. The request to cancel the hearing "at the 11th hour would be to unduly burden and inconvenience the court, the other parties, and most importantly, the public", said Bredar, adding, "The primary goal of this hearing is to hear from the public".

Global Media Turkey's vote expanding Recep Tayyip Erdogan powers valid: Election body
Author: 0 Turkey's vote expanding Recep Tayyip Erdogan powers valid: Election body

Turkey's main opposition party on Monday announced that it would be seeking annulment of the referendum on constitutional reforms. Official results are expected within 12 days. Nonetheless, global reactions were fast to surface, urging Erdogan to seek "the broadest possible consensus" in implementing the new changes, particularly that about 48.6 percent voted No.

Author: 0 Kirui and Kiplagat claim Kenyan double at Boston Marathon

It's been a long road to recovery for Shelby Kaplan, but her positivity helped her cross the finish line at Monday's Boston Marathon less than one year after having both of her legs run over by a vehicle. As the years went on she advocated for women to be admitted as full competitors - and kept running more and more marathons. Rupp, the bronze medalist in the Rio Olympics, will be running Boston for the first time.

Author: 0 Spicer Apologizes After Hitler Comments

Spicer is taking steps to apologize and clear up his inaccurate comments". Spicer was defending President Donald Trump's decision to send a missile strike on Syria, saying Assad was the worst leader they had seen. Since the inauguration, however, Stern has said the presidency will be "detrimental" to Trump's mental health because "he has a very sensitive ego".

Author: 0 White House Turns up Heat, but Rejects 'Red Lines' for North Korea

Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday urged North Korea to refrain from more provocations, comply with United Nations resolutions and abandon its nuclear weapons programme. They say greater Chinese cooperation is vital. "President Trump has made it clear that the patience of the United States and our allies in this region has run out and we want to see change".

Author: 0 PM asks BJP to reach out to poor Muslims

Making an intervention during the BJP national executive meeting, Mr. Modi said , even Muslim communities have backwards, who are marginalised, and it was the duty of the BJP to take the fruits of development to them. The Prime Minister told party workers to stick to "positive approach". BJD MLA Bijay Kumar Mohanty, Pramilla Mallick, Ashok Panda, MP AU Singh Deo and others who attended the event strongly criticised Modi and BJP's national executive meeting without uttering any name.

Global Media BC campaign officially starts Tuesday but NDP, Green buses already rolling
Author: 0 BC campaign officially starts Tuesday but NDP, Green buses already rolling

Insights West conducted its poll between April 5 to 8 among 801 adults, inclusive of 625 identified as decided voters. The Liberals alleged the NDP had agreements to share its supporter list with Strategic Communications, the municipal political parties, Vision Vancouver, the Coalition of Progressive Electors and the Surrey Civic Coalition, as well as NDP officials in Saanich.

Author: 0 Turkey referendum was 'unlevel playing field', monitors warn

He said it was not possible for authorities to determine how many ballot papers may have been irregularly cast. The Turkish referendum to grant sweeping new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was plagued by "inequality" and a one-sided media coverage, global observers have confirmed.

Global Media North Korea's nuclear threat: What options does President Donald Trump have?
Author: 0 North Korea's nuclear threat: What options does President Donald Trump have?

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday warned North Korea against testing America's mettle with its saber-rattling, saying Washington will defeat any use of military force with an "overwhelming and effective" response. The United States and South Korea say it is only aimed at defence against North Korean missiles. It has said it has developed and would launch a missile that can strike the mainland United States but officials and experts believe it is some time away from mastering the ...

Author: 0 'Shattered' Picks Through The Broken Pieces Of Hillary Clinton's Dream

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been playing the blame game for years, accounting every one of her failures to some or something other than herself, and CNN's Jake Tapper has had enough. The Post reports, "President Barack Obama thought it was over and did not want a messy recount". Tapper showed clips of Clinton identifying several culprits behind her loss, including WikiLeaks, the media, and misogyny.

Global Media Calexit backers withdraw 2018 California independence bid
Author: 0 Calexit backers withdraw 2018 California independence bid

Marinelli reiterated on Monday that he does "not wish to live under the American flag", adding that his "frustrations" with the American political system have now pointed him toward Russian Federation. If you were clinging to the empty ballot measure Marinelli has now swept from under your feet, don't worry too much. Passing a referendum - itself a long shot - would change little, as the US Supreme Court ruled over a century ago that states don't have the right to secede unless Congress and ...

Author: 0 China to Be Given More Time to Pressure North Korea

China has been less aggressive than the USA in seeking to cool down North Korea's aggressive development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. Vice-President Pence said in Seoul on Monday (April 17) that North Korea should take note of Trump's decisiveness in those cases, and warned Pyongyang "not to test his resolve".

Author: 0 Australia signed six agreements including cooperation in civil aviation security

Stating that maritime exercises and exchanges between the two countries have been productive, Modi said that "bilateral mechanisms on counter-terrorism and trans-national crimes are functioning well" and expressed pleasure at the signing of the MoU on cooperation in fighting global terrorism and organised crime.

Global Media Lynn, Cardinals end 3-game losing skid, edge Pirates 2-1
Author: 0 Lynn, Cardinals end 3-game losing skid, edge Pirates 2-1

Louis on Monday (local time). That said, I think the Cardinals will wake up eventually, and this is as good a time as any with Lynn on the mound. "When you go through a rotation and see we've not pitched the way were capable of or played the way were capable of, you want to be the guy that kind of gets us going and stops it.

Author: 0 After chemical attack, Trump turns from resigned to resolved

So what we're trying to do is obviously defeat ISIS. Still, he said the strike on the base, Syria's second-largest, with a fleet of Sukhoi-22, Sukhoi-24 and MiG-23 warplanes, is more a moral blow than a military one. "I think the real failure here has been Russia's failure to live up to its commitments under the chemical weapons agreements that were entered into in 2013", Tillerson said on ABC's "This Week".

Author: 0 North Korea on 'maximum alert' after USA threats

The press event was held hours after US Vice President Mike Pence visited the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. North Korea's Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations, Kim In Ryong, speaks during a news briefing on Monday, April 17, 2017, at U.N.

Author: 0 Park, Retail Giant Boss Charged

Former President Park Geun-hye arrives at a detention center in Uiwang, south of Seoul , in a vehicle on March 31, 2017, after a court issued a warrant to arrest her in connection with a corruption scandal that led to her removal from office.

Author: 0 'Record-Breaking' Number of Migrants Crossing Mediterranean This Easter

UN Refugee Agency's (UNHCR) spokeswoman Carlotta Sami told Efe news that 8,300 people were rescued in 60 rescue operations were conducted throughout the weekend by 35 ships, including some merchant vessels that offered support. According to the International Organisation for Migration, almost 32,000 migrants have arrived in Europe by sea so far this year. At the end of 2014, Italy phased out its program to rescue migrants fleeing the Middle East aboard boats that weren't seaworthy.

Author: 0 Donald Trumps welcomes 21000 to 139th Easter Egg Roll at White House

President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump. This year's Easter Egg Roll also did not include performances by top celebrities or professional athletes. She wanted to focus on "military bands, and.the family itself", Ms Grisham said. This year's event, with 21,000 tickets handed out to Washington-area schoolchildren and military families, was a smaller affair than in years past.

Global Media ISIS launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul
Author: 0 ISIS launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul

Iraqi forces are in their sixth month of a push to retake Mosul from Islamic State. ISIS militants fired rocket in western Mosul in Iraq. The worldwide humanitarian aid agencies are working around-the-clock to expand the emergency sites and camps to shelter the hundreds of thousands more who may flee their homes in coming days and weeks, the statement said.

Global Media Donald Trump congratulates Turkey's Erdogan on his huge power grab
Author: 0 Donald Trump congratulates Turkey's Erdogan on his huge power grab

The referendum campaign was conducted on an " unlevel playing field " and the vote count itself was marred by the late procedural changes that removed key safeguards, worldwide observers said. There were protests in Istanbul with a few thousand people crowding the anti-Erdogan Besiktas and Kadikoy districts, blowing whistles and chanting "We are shoulder to shoulder against fascism".

Author: 0 Pope Francis denounces 'vile' Syria attacks in Easter Sunday message

The blast hit buses carrying Shi'ite residents as they waited to cross from rebel into government territory in an evacuation deal between the warring sides. The pope, who also spoke against terrorism and corruption, expressed hope that God would send succor to the people of Syria. Francis also mentioned hostilities and starvation plaguing parts of Africa.

Author: 0 John McCain: Trump Team 'Partially To Blame' For Syria Chemical Attack

Haley disagreed, telling Tapper that the United States government has evidence. McMaster said Russian leaders were supporting "a murderous regime" and their actions would dictate the future of US-Russian relations. "And if they do, we're going to make sure that both of you know that we're not going to settle for it'". The Defence Secretary said Russian Federation must play its part in ending the "needless suffering" of Syrian civilians.

Global Media North Korea gears up to celebrate birthday of country's founder
Author: 0 North Korea gears up to celebrate birthday of country's founder

North Korea's vice foreign minister warned the USA on Friday that President Donald Trump's "aggressive" tweets are "making trouble" - and could potentially lead to a war between the two countries. The North regularly launches short-range missiles, but is also developing mid-range and long-range missiles meant to target US troops in Asia and, eventually, the USA mainland.

Author: 0 Wisconsin Senators look to restore internet privacy regulation

The 45th U.S. President signed the repeal on Monday, shortly after the Republican-led Congress barely managed to pass the polarizing bill that was harshly criticized by opposition and privacy advocacy groups. On Friday, Comcast , Verizon AT&T Inc said they would voluntarily not sell customers' individual internet browsing information. "The FCC's privacy rules are a common-sense step toward giving consumers control over how their data is used and sold".

Author: 0 22 killed in Sri Lanka as massive mound of garbage collapses

Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, who is heading the rescue efforts, said authorities were struggling to determine exactly how many people were trapped under the debris due to a lack of information from the residents. 'Houses behind us were coming towards us, they were flying at us. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena). A Sri Lankan man affected by the garbage dump collapse assists military rescuers dig his buried house in Meetotamulla, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka , Sunday, April 16, ...

Global Media Facebook describes timeline of events in Cleveland murder, announces review
Author: 0 Facebook describes timeline of events in Cleveland murder, announces review

Get Data Sheet, Fortune's technology newsletter . Cleveland police said they are searching for Stephens, a homicide suspect, who recorded himself shooting another man and then posted the video on Facebook on Sunday. It also appears as if no one at Facebook discovered the shooting video while they were in the process of reviewing the initial reports from users about the live confession.

Global Media Justice should be done to Muslim women, says PM on triple
Author: 0 Justice should be done to Muslim women, says PM on triple

He spoke on triple talaq in his concluding address at the BJP's national executive meeting while his remarks on backward Muslims were made in an intervention during the discussion on a resolution that hailed him for providing constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes.

Author: 0 India, Australia Boost Economic, Trade Ties

Australias Minister for Education & Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, made the announcement here and said the programme would also look at scaling up the number of apprentices in India. Previous year two-way trade in goods and services was almost $20 billion, more than double what it was a decade ago. One MoU was signed on cooperation in fighting global terrorism and organised crime.

Author: 0 First family rolls out festivities for first Trump Easter Egg Roll

A longtime member of the military, he had never been to the nation's capital . President Donald Trump kicked off the nation's 139th annual Easter Egg Roll Monday on the South Lawn of the White House. The Martin Family Circus, a six-person family band from Nashville, is set to perform at the event, according to Politico . During the event Melania took time out to stop in the reading nook, to read to children.

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