• Turkey-Netherlands tension rises amid calls for calm
Turkey-Netherlands tension rises amid calls for calm

Police in Rotterdam arrested 12 protesters outside the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam after Dutch-Turkish demonstrators early Sunday pelted police on horseback with rocks and bottles. The Dutch government, which is set to lose about half its seats in elections this week as the anti-Islam party of Geert Wilders makes strong gains, said the ministers...

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  • South Korea: President Park Geun-hye leaves Blue House following corruption scandal
South Korea: President Park Geun-hye leaves Blue House following corruption scandal

The BBC's Stephen Evans in Seoul says Ms Park was upbeat and smiling, not showing the demeanour of a disgraced and regretful politician. "That is the basis of her removal". Park was sworn in as the country's 18th leader in February 2013. Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn has led the government as acting leader since Park's impeachment and he will ...

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  • Duterte asks military to tell China vast sea area 'is ours'
Duterte asks military to tell China vast sea area 'is ours'

Chinese Embassy, however, denied that it intentionally sailed to Benham Rise and simply passed by worldwide sea noting that they had the right of freedom of navigation. "We are concerned, they have no business going there", Lorenzana said, reports Reuters. The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) confirmed Monday that it had been assigned patrols near Be...

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  • Row after Netherlands cancels landing permission for Turkish minister's plane
Row after Netherlands cancels landing permission for Turkish minister's plane

She was later sent under escort back to Germany. His comments came yesterday after the Netherlands said it would refuse Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu permission to land for a rally to gather support for a referendum on boosting Erdogan's powers.

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  • Trump defends Republican plan to gut Obamacare as opposition mounts
Trump defends Republican plan to gut Obamacare as opposition mounts

Uprooting Obamacare - the Democratic president's crowning domestic achievement - has been at the top of the agenda not just for Trump, but for congressional Republicans who have held numerous votes over the years to try to repeal it. on ABC's "This Week". "We told them we were going to replace it with something that would bring down the cost of i...

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  • Jogger in Seattle fends off brutal attacker using self-defence tactics
Jogger in Seattle fends off brutal attacker using self-defence tactics

Police say that it happened while Herron was washing her hands. "All I could think was, 'Not today, m-- f--,'" said Herron, adding that she screamed and screamed while her alleged attacker pinned her down. He remains in Kings County Jail on a three-quarters of a million dollar bail. She told police "she felt like she was going to be raped" an...

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  • Defiant US Attorney Preet Bharara fired after refusing Sessions' demand he quit
Defiant US Attorney Preet Bharara fired after refusing Sessions' demand he quit

Constitution by receiving payments from foreign countries. Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY, tweeted he had been fired from his job. Sessions' office said some USA attorneys would be asked to stay in place and Bharara indicated in November he'd been asked to stay on by Trump and Sessions.

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  • Brexit trigger Bill set for final vote in Parliament
Brexit trigger Bill set for final vote in Parliament

With British Prime Minister Theresa May set to trigger the start of Article 50 withdrawal process within days, the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee said there was real possibility the talks could end with no deal. British MPs will examine the bill that would allow London to start the divorce procedure with the European Union during a se...

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  • NY state 'ice house' covered in ice by Lake Ontario winds
NY state 'ice house' covered in ice by Lake Ontario winds

According to CNN, this home is located in Webster, New York, near Lake Ontario. Several incredible sights have been caused by icy lake water. Kucko posted the photos on his Facebook page and Twitter on Sunday, and they quickly went viral.

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  • General prosecutor approves release of Egypt's former President Mubarak
General prosecutor approves release of Egypt's former President Mubarak

The prosecutor, Ibrahim Saleh, told The Associated Press that he ordered Mubarak's release after he accepted a petition by the former president's lawyer for his freedom on the basis of time already served. In May 2014, Mubarak was sentenced to three years in jail after he was found guilty of appropriating millions of Egyptian pounds which had been ...

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  • Will Ukraine bar Russia's Eurovision contestant?
Will Ukraine bar Russia's Eurovision contestant?

She said the decision would be based on Ukrainian law, according to which Ukraine reserves the right to ban citizens who have visited Russia-controlled Crimea without obtaining prior permission from Kiev. In Moscow, Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists that the Kremlin wanted to "avoid any politicisation of Eurovision", add...

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  • New Wonder Woman trailer reveals heroine's origin
New Wonder Woman trailer reveals heroine's origin

Instead, Steve is saved by Diana on her land's distant shores. While the possibilities are infinite, there seem to be a few likely answers to the intriguing question of who Diana truly is. She'll also learn the social ins and outs of early 20th century society, which includes how wielding a sword and shield in the streets of London isn't a great ...

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  • President Trump Accuses Obama Of 'Wire Tapping,' Provides No Evidence
President Trump Accuses Obama Of 'Wire Tapping,' Provides No Evidence

Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. The president said a "Nixon/Watergate" process was under way, and called Obama a "bad (or sick) guy". Neither the White House nor the president will comment further "until such oversight is conducted", Spicer said. Any suggestion otherwise is simply fa...

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  • WBC 2017: Team USA bounces back to survive and advance
WBC 2017: Team USA bounces back to survive and advance

Eric Hosmer's two-run double off Dempster highlighted the three-run first, and Arenado's three-run homer off Albers was the big blow in the second inning. Pools C and D each have two games. Not only was it off Miller, the Cleveland Indians' dominant lefty reliever, but Marte had only three homers in the second half last season, and none of his ni...

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  • Turkey Formally Protests Minister's Expulsion From Netherlands
Turkey Formally Protests Minister's Expulsion From Netherlands

Ozgur Altug, chief economist at BGC Partners in Istanbul , said at this stage he did not foresee the row having serious short-term economic consequences. A statement by the Dutch government said it had chose to withdraw landing rights for the foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu , because of "risks to public order and security" posed by the foreign...

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  • Donald Trump Hosting Chinese President Xi at Mar-a-Lago
Donald Trump Hosting Chinese President Xi at Mar-a-Lago

A White House official cautioned CNN that the plan is only tentative at the moment. The Mar-A-Lago meeting is likely to provide a relaxed locale for an important meeting between two world leaders. Trump in February promised Jinping that the United States will uphold the " One China " policy, which establishes that Beijing is the only formal gov...

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  • Truth of Trump's Wiretap Claim Should Emerge Soon, Lawmakers Say
Truth of Trump's Wiretap Claim Should Emerge Soon, Lawmakers Say

She did not provide any evidence to support that claim. But Schiff said he doesn't expect to see any. "There are one or two possibilities here: Either the president quite deliberately for some reason made up this charge, or perhaps, more disturbing, the president really believes this", Schiff told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Wee...

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  • John Norton: Trump should immediately provide evidence of wiretap
John Norton: Trump should immediately provide evidence of wiretap

Other lawmakers - including some within the GOP - have also requested evidence of any wiretapping, with South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham previously stating he was ready to subpoena intelligence agencies for evidence relating Trump's surprising claim .

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  • BJP trumps Congress in Uttarakhand, CM Harish Rawat resigns
BJP trumps Congress in Uttarakhand, CM Harish Rawat resigns

Rawat lost both seats he contested from, as the ruling Congress was handed a humiliating drubbing by the BJP in the hill state. The victory margin between the Congress and BJP this time is massive. "While a strong Modi wave worked in our favour, there was a palpable anti-incumbency factor in the wake of corruption touching a new low under Harish ...

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  • United States deploying attack drones to South Korea
United States deploying attack drones to South Korea

The drills complement one another - the Key Resolve drills are command-post exercises that utilize computer simulations of possible North Korean provocations, while the Foal Eagle drills consist exclusively of field-training exercises. The announcement came a week after North Korea shot off four ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, also known ...

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  • Afcon U-20: Zambia beat Senegal 2-0 to emerge champions
Afcon U-20: Zambia beat Senegal 2-0 to emerge champions

President Lungu has also extended congratulations to the technical bench for their commitment towards securing the victory 2-0 at the 50,000-capacity Heroes National Stadium here. That spurred on Senegal with Aliou Badji nearly getting a breakthrough but his powerfully struck effort in the 67th minute went wide. Senegal dominated possession in th...

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  • Carlos the Jackal faces trial for 1974 Paris shop bombing
Carlos the Jackal faces trial for 1974 Paris shop bombing

The press gave him his nickname after a reporter saw a copy of Frederick Forsyth's " The Day of the Jackal " at Ramirez's London flat and mistakenly assumed it belonged to him. As Ramirez denies the charges, he also disowned a 1979 interview with Al-Watan Al-Arabi magazine in which he admitted that he had thrown the grenade into the shop.

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  • In hill state Manipur, it's uphill for BJP, Congress
In hill state Manipur, it's uphill for BJP, Congress

After the decisive results of the elections in five states - with BJP enjoying full majority in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand - the party, in the last 24 hours, snapped up enough numbers to stake claim to form the government in Manipur and Goa as well.

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  • French Presidential Candidate Fillon's Party Apologizes for anti-Semitic Tweet on Rival Macron
French Presidential Candidate Fillon's Party Apologizes for anti-Semitic Tweet on Rival Macron

The National Front presidential hopeful lost one percent since Monday. The offending tweet was deleted after several hours, and the Republicans issued an apology. The 39-year-old Macron is riding high, with one poll on Thursday suggesting he would finish ahead of far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the first round of voting.

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  • 'Suspend ties with Netherlands,' says Turkey opposition leader
'Suspend ties with Netherlands,' says Turkey opposition leader

Erdogan vowed to retaliate against the Netherlands after claiming that "Nazism is alive in the West". The ministers were due to meet Turkish residents ahead of the April 16 referendum in Turkey on constitutional reform. The dispute with the Netherlands, however, has crossed party divisions with CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu echoing president E...

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  • Manipur Raj Bhavan denies reports of calling any party to form govt
Manipur Raj Bhavan denies reports of calling any party to form govt

Since it does not have a clear majority in either state, it cautioned the state units to keep a vigil on the BJP bribing the small parties and independents to muster their numbers. Imphal: In a major development in Manipur politics, CM O Ibobi Singh has said that he will resign in a short period of time. The Congress was the closest with 28 seat...

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  • Palestinian killed in alleged knife attack in Jerusalem
Palestinian killed in alleged knife attack in Jerusalem

The Jabel Mukaber neighborhood, southeast of the Old City, has been home to several terrorists, including a man who drove a truck into a group of soldiers in January, killing 4. President Advisor Jason Greenblatt. The two policemen were moderately wounded. Since October of 2015, more than 265 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces - eith...

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  • Arun Jaitley to again look after Defence
Arun Jaitley to again look after Defence

The BJP stole a march on the Congress, which had emerged as the single-largest party with 17 members but failed to muster the extra MLAs. Meanwhile, the Congress is also trying to keep its legislators together and holding discussions to reach the halfway mark of 31 so that it can form the government in the state.

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  • Here's the exact time daylight saving 2017 will take effect
Here's the exact time daylight saving 2017 will take effect

Get ready to turn your clocks ahead one hour - and to lose an hour of sleep. The time change is also a great reminder to change batteries in your smoke alarms and make sure that all alarms are in good working order. Looking on the bright side (so to speak), the changeovers to daylight time in the spring, and back to standard time in the fal...

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  • Nicola Sturgeon announces second referendum for Scottish independence
Nicola Sturgeon announces second referendum for Scottish independence

Corbyn said independence would be an "economic catastrophe" for Scotland. A number of Scotland's opposition party leaders have said they would be opposed to any second vote on independence. Any ultimatum given on Monday morning would have the intention of influencing a Commons vote later in the day. If the legal mechanism announcing Britain's i...

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