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Erdogan's Guards to Be Charged in Beating of Protesters, US Officials Say

He said he would politically challenge a dozen arrest warrants issued by local police, CNN Turk quoted him as saying. Media said both were among the protesters during last month's fracas. The police statement did not say if the men were supporters of Erdogan, part of his security detail or protesters. Close-up footage shared on social media showed Turkish officials dressed in suits beating and punching people in the crowd and, in at least one case, kicking out at a woman splayed on the ... Read More »

Handel's Victory Shows Limits of Trump Card

In South Carolina's 5th District race, where Democrats spent only $250,000, Archie Parnell lost by an even narrower margin to Republican Ralph Norman . Co-host Mika Brzezinski agreed with Scarborough, saying the mistake that Democrats make is presuming that just because Trump has low approval ratings , voters will shy away from Republican candidates. Read More »

Trump says Scalise's condition after shooting is 'more difficult' than thought


Scalise, 51, sustained injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding after being shot in his left hip early on Wednesday at a baseball field in a suburb of Washington. Sava said Scalise has a good possibility of recovery after he was at "imminent risk of death" from the gunshot wound two days ago. Doctors attending to Rep. Read More »

South Korea Summit Could Expose Strains in Alliance

President Trump similarly asserted this week, "the results would have been different" had Otto been brought home sooner; he did not elaborate, but did add, "he should have been brought home that day". Warmbier's family released a statement saying Otto "was at peace". The negotiations for Warmbier's release are believed to be the first time the Trump administration has had direct talks with North Korea. Read More »

Opposition parties to meet over Presidential election

For its part, the BJP has appointed three ministers including Arun Jaitley to seek feedback from the opposition, which has in turn said that its preference is for a nominee who is acceptable to all parties. The development is set to add to the bitterness between the two parties. Reacting on the JD-U's decision to support National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) Presidential candidate Kovind, Kharge said: " Nitish Kumar's party JD-U's announcement to support Kovind is his decision". Read More »

ConCourt to rule on Zuma no-confidence secret ballot on Thursday


The application for the no-confidence motion was brought by the Democratic Alliance (DA). Opposition parties had applied for a vote of confidence in Zuma, and it was scheduled for April by Mbete. UDM President Bantu Holomisa says they are ready. In addition, he said MPs had been threatened with losing their seats and with violence if they voted against him. Read More »

The five most important things to take away from the Queen's Speech


It is customary for the monarch to list state visits in the annual speech , and Elizabeth did mention one such visit coming up next month by Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia. Out went manifesto pledges such as the expansion of grammar schools, social care reform and a free vote on bringing back fox hunting. Bills on trade and customs will be introduced - Brexit means Britain will try to strike new deals with the European Union but also with other nations that it was unable to ... Read More »

United States shoots down Iranian attack drone in FIRING RANGE of American troops

The US-led coalition in Syria said it had shot down an armed "pro-Syrian regime" drone that that had been flying toward its forces in southeastern Syria. This month, a USA fighter jet shot down an Iranian-made drone that dropped a bomb near forces patrolling the base. With the skies over Syria growing increasingly crowded, a statement from the Australian Defense Department released in the capital, Canberra, said that "Australian Defense Force protection is regularly reviewed in response to a ... Read More »

Pakistan shoots down Iranian drone near border area


Drone attacks are against Pakistan's integrity, remarked Zakaria. Pakistan has said that its continued cooperation with the United States is critical for promoting peace and security in the region and beyond. " Islamabad will welcome any delegation from Afghanistan as such visits will strengthen bilateral relations and help resolve Afghan issue", he added. Read More »

Trump Tweets Advice For Democrats After Jon Ossoff Disaster


Democrats have now failed to pick up any House seats in this year's special elections. The Georgia race was seen by many as an early referendum on Trump. Handel's win shows that even Republican voters who may have been reluctant to embrace Trump will still come home to vote for more traditional GOP candidates. Read More »

U.S. 'mystified' by Saudi failure to justify Qatar embargo


Over the past two weeks, US President Donald Trump has taken a tougher stance against Qatar, while the State Department and the Pentagon had previously sought to remain neutral in the Gulf crisis. "They support groups linked to Al-Qaeda in Syria, Libya... and in Yemen". US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is said to have had more than 20 phone calls and meetings with officials from the Gulf states involved. Read More »

US will take weapons from Kurds after Islamic State defeat


Washington wants to be transparent in its ties with the YPG, Mattis said, listing the arms provided to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-Syrian Arab alliance dominated by the YPG militia, and saying that those weapons delivered in May were for the Raqqa offensive. Read More »

'He's got to go': Winston Peters calls for Prime Minister to resign


A police investigation was launched into the matter. Asked if it occurred to him to speak to police before being contacted, English said once there was an investigation established the possibility of an offence became clearer. "Because the text messages were private, and not sent in his ministerial capacity, it was suggested they should not be released publicly". It's bye-bye for National MP Todd Barclay, he has resigned and announced he will step down as a candidate for this year's ... Read More »

Sen. Cassidy on GOP Health Bill: 'I Don't Like the Process'


Moderate GOP senators have been pushing to ease those restrictions. Sen. Ron JohnsonRon JohnsonGOP senator: I "can't imagine" voting yes on health bill in a week Week ahead: Senate work on ObamaCare repeal intensifies Senators wrestle with transparency in healthcare debate MORE (R-Wisc.) on Wednesday cast doubt on whether he would vote for the Republican ObamaCare repeal bill next week, pointing to the short timeframe to review the bill. Read More »

N. Korea calls Trump a 'psychopath'

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Chinese efforts to persuade North Korea to rein in its nuclear program have failed, ratcheting up the rhetoric over the death of an American student who had been detained by Pyongyang. Tillerson said the U.S. and Chinese officials had agreed that companies from both countries should not do business with any UN-designated North Korean entities. Read More »

Talks to support Conservatives making progress, DUP says


According to its Queen's Speech briefing, the government will be able to control the number of people coming to the United Kingdom from Europe, as well as making the migration of European Union nationals and their family members subject to relevant United Kingdom law. Read More »

Three accused arrested in Greater Noida gang rape case


Crime branch officials, however, confirmed the arrest of an auto driver who is believed to have accompanied the victim from Sohna. The woman was later taken for a medical examination and her statement was recorded. "So far, we have not arrested the accused". Our teams are working on the case day and night to nab the culprits. The matter came to light when the police control room received a call around 4 a.m. Read More »

Brands villagers 'poor' by writing National Food Security Act outside their houses


There are about 50,000 homes in Sikrai and Bandikui tehsil of Dausa district, which have these markings outside their homes, reported The Asian Age. The NFSA was undertaken during the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, as per which the people belonging to backward classes were given five kilograms of food grains per person per month at subsidised rates. Read More »

Trump thanks China for North Korea help but says it hasn't worked


Warmbier's family objected to an autopsy, so the Hamilton County coroner's office only conducted an external examination of his body. The death last week of American student Warmbier, who fell into a coma after being arrested in North Korea , has raised questions about whether his tour agency was adequately prepared for its trips into the hard-line communist state. Read More »

Loan waiver has become fashion - Venkaiah Naidu


He opined that loan waiver is not the final solution for the betterment of the farmers. "Loan should be waived but in extreme situations only as it's not final solution", Naidu was quoted as saying by news agency ANI in Mumbai . He said farmers need to get good remunerative price for their produce and care should also be taken of those in distress . AURANGABAD: Farmers' steering committee members and activists on Wednesday burned copies of the government resolution (GR) on farm loan waiver ... Read More »

Black bear kills teen during mountain race in Alaska

In the aftermath of the attack, Chugach State Park ranger Tom Crockett said that Cooper had done no wrong to provoke or warrant an attack - that he was simply in the wrong place with the wrong bear at the wrong time. Nationwide, he said, roughly two people a year are killed by bears. " We didn't know which was which ", Precosky said. Experts say that two attacks - and so clos together - by black bears (pictured) is unheard of. Read More »

Qatar signs $12 billion deal to buy F-15 jets from US

Minister of State for Defence Affairs H E Dr Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah, signed the agreement on behalf of Qatar , while US Secretary of Defence James Mattis represented the American side. The Pentagon reassurance differed from Trump's comments that applauded the decision who seemed to take credit for the blackade on Qatar and the cutting of diplomatic ties. Read More »