Category: World

  • President Erdogan Surprises Turkey With a Snap Election Slated for June

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    (ANKARA) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan caught Turkey off guard on Wednesday by calling early elections for June, in a move that could cement his grip on power a year ahead of schedule. Erdogan announced that parliamentary and presidential elections, originally scheduled for November 2019 will now be held June 24, meaning that a new […]

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  • Russia’s Telegram ban that knocked out 15M Google, Amazon IP addresses had a precedent in Zello

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    Russia blocking access to Telegram  after the messaging app refused to give it access to encrypted messages has picked up an unintended casualty: we’re now up to over 15 million IP addresses from Amazon and Google getting shut down by the regulators in the process, taking various other (non-Telegram) services down with it. Telegram’s CEO Pavel Durov earlier today said that […]

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  • France convinced Trump to keep U.S. troops in Syria, Macron says

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    PARIS — France persuaded President Donald Trump to stay in Syriaand launch airstrikes as punishment for an alleged chemical weapons attack, French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday. “Ten days ago President Trump wanted the United States of America to withdraw from Syria. We convinced him to remain,” Macron said on BFM television. He also said that France convinced […]

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  • TRIAL OF U.S. PASTOR FACING UP TO 35 YEARS IN TURKISH PRISON SET TO START

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    Jacqueline Furnari, Brunson’s daughter, told NBC News her family is happy the case is moving forward but is concerned it could drag on further. “I’m not sure exactly why my dad was chosen,” she said. “He’s a pawn in a political game between Turkey and the U.S.” Furnari, who has not seen her father since […]

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  • Titanic disaster still influences shipping lanes more than 100 years later

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    (NEW YORK) — It was supposed to be unsinkable. The RMS Titanic was a passenger liner that attracted some of the richest people in the world to sail on it. On its maiden voyage, the ship left Southampton, England, on April 10, 1912, with more than 2,200 people aboard on its way to New York […]

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  • German government supports possible attack on Syria

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    The German federal government would politically support a possible attack on Syria, Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) made clear in recent days. At a press conference Thursday with visiting Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen in Berlin, Merkel said: “It is right to show a common line here without Germany […]

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  • Russia to block Telegram app over encryption

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    A court in Moscow has approved a request from the Russian media regulator to block the Telegram messaging app immediately. The media regulator sought to block the app because the firm had refused to hand over encryption keys used to scramble messages. Security officials say they need to monitor potential terrorists. But the company said […]

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  • High stakes for Macron as France weighs Syria strike

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    In laying his integrity on the line over Syria’s suspected use of chemical weapons, French President Emmanuel Macron might be playing for even higher stakes – maintaining the landmark Iran nuclear accord, analysts say. The 40-year-old leader, weighing the first foreign military operation on his own initiative, has made clear he considers Damascus behind a […]

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  • Homeless man found guilty in Brooklyn housing project elevator stabbing that left 6-year-old boy dead

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      A hulking homeless man was found guilty Tuesday of killing a 6-year-old boy in a Brooklyn elevator knife attack that left the helpless child’s 7-year-old playmate clinging to life. A jury took a day and a half to deliberate before reaching its verdict against Daniel St. Hubert in the gruesome attack at the Boulevard […]

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  • US says Israel carried out deadly strike on Syria air base

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    Lavrov says strike a ‘very dangerous development’; No comment from Israel on allegations it carried out attack The United States, Russia and Syria said Israel carried out a deadly airstrike on an Iran-operated air base in Syria’s central Homs province overnight Monday, with Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov describing the raid as a “very dangerous […]

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