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Turkey votes in historic constitutional

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While he wants economic relations to continue, Turkey's stalled talks about joining the European Union look even more doubtful as does the deal to curb the flow of refugees from Syria travelling on to Europe. The nation is polarised, as many fear that if Erdogan wins in the polls, he will continue his crackdown on various institutions, including academia, which has seen thousands of people being arrested over the past few months. Read More »

This new bill would legalize weed in Canada

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Parliamentary Secretary and MP Bill Blair said during the news conference that there has been an overwhelming consensus from provinces and territories for a new and regulated regime. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, meanwhile, said officials are testing devices similar to roadside breathalyzers to detect cannabis. Canada has now become the first Group of 7 (G7) country to proceed with legalizing marijuana, as it chose to get rid of the criminal prohibitions that had been in place since ... Read More »

Rubbish dump collapses on Neighbourhood in Sri Lanka killing at least 17

Schools and others facilities will be moved as well. The minister said it was only a few weeks back that agreements had been signed to begin waste to energy projects at the dumping site. About 800 tons of solid waste are added daily to the open dump, angering residents who live nearby. Three homes in the area were destroyed in February previous year following a minor garbage slide and the authorities had warned another 25 households to evacuate because of risks to them. Read More »

PM Modi extends greeting on Easter, hopes for harmonious society

Discipline is very important, at spiritual, emotional and physical levels. Good Friday comes after Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday. A Christian militiaman takes communion during Easter mass in Qaraqosh, Iraq, Sunday, April 16 2017. There are many people within the black community who can testify how Christianity and the hope that the message of Easter offers, has totally transformed their lives. Read More »

Saudi fighter pilots get 60% pay boost as Yemen bombing rages

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They visited the headquarters of Jordan s Rapid Response Forces, where May was told about the counterterrorism unit's missions and training programmes as part of the cooperation between both countries, it said. More than 10,000 people have been killed and 17 million left food-insecure and in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in Yemen since the current period of fighting began in 22 March 2015. Read More »

United Nations condemns attack on bus convoy in Syria

The undamaged buses from the convoy continued Saturday and arrived in the evening at a temporary housing center in the Jebrin area of Aleppo. The people reached the rebel-held town of Rashideen while the rebels reached the government-controlled Ramouseh crossing in Aleppo. Read More »

Basque lawmakers urge separatist group to disarm ASAP

He said fellow activists were deployed at each location until French authorities arrive to take possession of the weapons. "From today we will put on the table all the problems we still have as a society and a nation", he said, adding that the biggest issues were the around 300 ETA members still in Spanish and French prisons and the group's victims. Read More »

President Trump spotted golfing in Florida again

After nearly five hours, he was reported leaving the golf course around 2:30 p.m., following which he was to leave for Washington, D.C., his official residence. The President is expected to return to Washington later on Sunday. "I don't think I'd ever see numerous places that I have", Trump said a year ago. Read More »

Tehran, Moscow and Damascus say U.S. must respect Syria's 'sovereignty'

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The crisis dominated Moscow talks between U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday as the Kremlin rebuffed demands to abandon its ally Assad. However, an OPCW commission has just concluded that the inquiries will only include what happened in the Syrian province of Idlib, because inspecting the Syrian base "would make no sense". Read More »

Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution on Syria chemical attack investigation

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However, the U.S. president also said that the recent missile strike against Assad's military was not the beginning of a campaign to remove the dictator, further noting that the goal is to eradicate the ISIS, NYPost reported . It was the first direct U.S. military action against al-Assad's forces since the start of Syria's civil war six years ago and led to a quick downward spiral in ties between Washington and Moscow . Read More »

Russia, Iran and Syria strongly warn US against further military action

Any hope in Russian Federation the Trump administration would herald less confrontational relations has been dashed in the past week after the new U.S. -Russia ties came shortly after Tillerson struck a similar tone after meeting with Putin in Moscow . Russian Federation vetoed a Western-backed United Nations resolution Wednesday that would have condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in a town in northern Syria and demanded a speedy investigation into the attack that killed ... Read More »

Protesters across United States call for Trump's tax returns

Thousands of protesters at Tax Day marches Saturday in cities from Washington, D.C., to Denver to Los Angeles are calling on President Trump to release his tax returns. Trump is the first major-party nominee in more than 40 years not to release his tax returns. "We march because it is in the best interest of the American people to know what financial entanglements and conflicts of interest our leaders have". Read More »

Dortmund player talks about bombing

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The explosions shattered windows on the bus and hospitalised a policeman and Spanish defender Marc Bartra, who suffered a broken bone in his wrist. It felt lousy. Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel said his team would have liked more time to take stock after the attack and felt ignored by the soccer authorities after being made to play less than 24 hours later. Read More »

'Mother of all bombs' killed 94 ISIS fighters, Afghan official

A statement on the IS-supporting Amaq news agency denied there were any IS casualties in the bomb strike. CNN can not independently confirm the number of casualties. But former President Hamid Karzai accused the United States of using Afghanistan as "a testing ground for new and risky weapons". "We were all scared and my children and my wife were crying. Read More »

Lavrov Reveals What Pleased Russia in US Stance on Syria

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FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER JEAN-MARC AYRAULT, on claims by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that "fake videos " and "propaganda" were being used against his government. Assad referred to the aftermath of the attack seen on social media and in the news as a "play". Russian Federation says Syrian forces struck a building where terrorists kept the internationally banned chemical. Read More »

United States military says North Korea missile blew up nearly immediately

Speaking about North Korea, US national security adviser Lieutenant General HR McMaster said the rogue state's actions "just can't continue". The North has warned of a nuclear strike against the United States if provoked. China's customs department issued an order on April 7 telling traders to return North Korean coal cargoes, said trading sources with knowledge of the order. Read More »

United States reaffirms South Korea commitment

South Korea's military also detected the failed launch. US Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to travel to Asia on the weekend, making stops in Seoul , Jakarta, Indonesia Tokyo and Sidney. A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are concerned by reports of a missile test by North Korea and are monitoring the situation closely". In the past few days the White House has completed a two-month review of its North Korea strategy, which officials summarised as "maximum pressure and engagement". Read More »

Trump Hopes 'Things Will Work Out Fine' Between Russia and US

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And while he refrained from criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin directly, he said the U.S. -Russia relationship "may be at an all-time low " in the aftermath of last week's U.S. Trump also sent a signal of impatience with China, a day after he hailed the country's president. Trump also used Twitter to fire a shot in China's direction on Thursday, warning that the United States will " deal " with North Korea if China doesn't. Read More »

Gas-attack videos phony, Syrian says

The Syrian army on Thursday said the USA -led anti-terror coalition struck a chemical weapons depot controlled by the Islamic State (IS) group in eastern Syria, killing hundreds, including civilians. Damascus does not use chemical weapons either against terrorists or against its people, said Syrian Minister Walid al-Moallem. The consensus had been that it would be more sensible to concentrate on the fight against Islamic State jihadists and to accept reluctantly that removing Assad, "though ... Read More »

North Korea calls U.S. bombing of Syria 'unacceptable'

US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster on Sunday criticised North Korea as a rogue nation engaged in provocative behaviour and said denuclearisation of the peninsula "must happen". "We had long and in-depth communication", Xi said through a translator. China has the capability to further expand its influence across Asia and beyond without the need for collaboration from the USA, but Mr Xi chose to take a friendly approach to his United States counterpart, says Dr Charl. Read More »