by | April 18, 2017 | 04:55

Erdogan on Sunday won support from 51.4 per cent of Turks for a package of constitutional changes that increase the powers of his office, and his supporters are demanding he use the result to bring back the death penalty. Sunday's vote ended all debate on forging a stronger presidency, said Erdogan, who argues that concentration of power is needed to prevent instability.

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:50

On Tuesday the Washington Post reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation did obtain a court order to monitor the communications of at least one Trump associate: former foreign-policy adviser Carter Page. But while officials launched the investigation into the Trump campaign's communications in July 2016, Page has yet to receive any formal charges of improper contact, and has himself repeatedly denied the allegations.

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:49

Portuguese Foreign Minister August Santos Silva has noted that Britain is Portugal's oldest ally, dating back to the 14th century. He acknowledged that Brexit could cause difficulties in the relationship with Spain , and criticised the European Union for the "rather unsafe and slightly risky" decision to mention Gibraltar in the draft negotiating text "because it is likely to raise the temperature in what is going to be a hard negotiation".

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:48

Calling for an end to the Muslim practice of triple talaq the Chief Minister also advocated a uniform civil code in the country. The chief minister also recalled an incident where former MP Mahant Avaidyanath, his spiritual guru, had given a statement in which he termed Chandra Shekhar an atheist.

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:47

An IPS officer has also been booked in the case, the source said. In the detailed investigation that will now begin, the CBI will probe the motive behind them accepting the money. Rejecting the appeal, country's apex court directed the CBI to continue investigation into it and extended Calcutta HC's 3-day deadline for CBI to 30 days.

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:46

But at the same time, McMaster said on "This Week" on ABC that "it's time for us to undertake all actions we can, short of a military option, to try to resolve this peacefully". The high-profile failure came as the North tried to showcase its nuclear and missile capabilities around the birth anniversary of the North's late founder and as a USA aircraft carrier neared the Korean Peninsula.

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:44

Siddaramaiah on Thursday defended his government from the ongoing Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) controversy in the country and said the voting machines were not tampered in these two by-polls."The EVMs are not tampered". When Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) won in Uttar Pradesh, there was no issue with EVM. "When Akali- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition lost in Punjab and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won in Delhi, there was no issue with EVM".

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:42

Last week's government move to ban opposition leader Henrique Capriles from holding office for 15 years also fuelled demonstrators' outrage. "They go by neighbourhoods and shoot people who are protesting", said Falcon, a former member of the ruling party, urging a negotiation to end Venezuela's political crisis.

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:41

In the sketch , Baldwin-as-Trump and Beck Bennett's Mike Pence discuss a number of current events: the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court; airstrikes against the Islamic state group, ISIS; the decision to drop the "mother of all bombs" on Afghanistan; North Korea; and infighting between Bannon and Kushner, who have been squabbling incessantly in recent days, according to reports.

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:38

Russian Federation already has batteries of sophisticated S-300 and S-400 surface-to-air missiles in place. There are 25 air bases in Syria , including 20 under government control. Technically, the United States is the interloper in sovereign Syria , whereas the Russians are the invited guests. Meanehile, US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said he was preparing further economic sanctions against Syria .

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:34

The "yes" campaign won 1.25 million more votes than the "no" campaign and with only around 600,000 votes still to be counted that meant the changes had been approved, YSK Chairman Sadi Guven told a news conference in Ankara . We respect the choice of the people, but the decision of the SEC cast a shadow over it. As of 10.50 a.m. local time (0750GMT), unofficial results showed 25,156,860 voted Yes while 23,777,014, or 48.59 percent, voted No.

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:31

Vice President Mike Pence puts North Korea on notice, warning that recent USA strikes in Syria and Afghanistan showed that Trump's resolve should not be tested. North Korea has indicated that it plans to conduct another nuclear test, and that may not be far off as satellite images show that preparations are already complete.

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:33

A separate daily Opinionway poll showed on Monday that Macron was tied with Le Pen in the first round of voting at 22 percent, with Fillon at their heals on 21 percent followed by Melenchon on 18 percent. French voters will cast their ballots under a state of emergency that's been repeatedly extended as new violence has hit. But "beneath her slick presentation, Le Pen's message is vicious", the Last Week Tonight host explained .

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:32

National police spokesperson Major General Sally de Beer said in a statement that Dlamini-Zuma continues to receive protection from the Presidential Protection Unit (PPU) fully in accordance with their mandate and prescripts, informed by a threat and security assessment.

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:30

One 25-year-old woman protestor told DW of her fears that Zuma's recklessness as president could ruin the future for her generation. Some demonstrators carried a mock coffin covered with a South African flag. The DA is the most popular opposition party in South Africa. "There are no UDM members in KZN, so Holomisa and them can bus in marchers if they like, because no ANC members from KZN will join them", said Zuma, adding that they still backed the president despite the recent anti-Zuma ...

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:32

The toxic gas attack on April 4 prompted the United States to launch missile strikes on a Syrian air base and widened a rift between the United States and Russian Federation. The Trump Administration is continuing to try to manage the first major foreign policy crisis of its term: the deteriorating situation in Syria. Allegations of collusion between Russian officials and Trump campaign associates also have weakened Trump's ability to make concessions to Russia in any agreement.

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:25

Sergio Mattarella is in Russi. Mr Tillerson, who was personally awarded an Order of Friendship medal by Mr Putin in 2013 when he was chief executive of ExxonMobil, met Mr Putin for two hours during which time the situation in Syria and the April 4th attack were discussed .

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:28

The CHP is refusing to accept the "Yes" victory and is demanding a recount of 60% of the votes, criticising a decision to pass unstamped ballot papers as valid unless proven otherwise. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan , center right, waves to supporters as he leaves a polling station in Istanbul , on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:26

Earlier , Kyrgyzstan's State Committee for National Security identified a suspect as Kyrgyz-born Russian Akbarzhon Dzhalilov. Major cities in the country are now viewed as key recruiting grounds for radical groups like Islamic State, targeting those from the mainly Muslim Central Asia and Caucasus regions who face xenophobia and harsh treatment from the authorities.

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:25

The administration can't unilaterally unwind consent decrees without court approval, so it's unclear whether Sessions' directive could impact the negotiated settlement that led to federal oversight of the Oakland, Calif., police previous year.

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:23

On Sunday, North Korea launched what the USA believes was a medium-range ballistic missile from its submarine base. "We hope all relevant countries concerned with the North Korea nuclear issue will pursue the same policy as China". Mr Pence is on the first stop of a four-nation Asia tour meant to show America's allies, and remind its adversaries, that President Donald Trump's administration was not turning its back on the volatile region.

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:21

More than 327,000 have fled fighting since the offensive operation started on Oct 17, with strong air and ground support from a us -led coalition. Already, more than 493,000 people have left, leaving nearly everything behind, ” Lise Grande, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, said in a news release issued by the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ( OCHA ).

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:20

It could "beat down enemies with the power of nuclear justice", he said, and was "prepared to respond to an all-out war with an all-out war". EARLIER: AS North Korea held a huge parade for the 105th anniversary of founder Kim Il Sung, his grandson Kim Jong-un has threatened "nuclear justice".

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:16

Key ministers of Abe's National Security Council met to analyze the latest development in North Korea and discuss Japanese responses, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga , without elaborating. "I appreciate that U.S. President [Donald] Trump is dialing up the pressure". "It would be necessary to put pressure so that North Korea will sincerely respond to calls for dialogue", Abe said.

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:15

He said Pence will try to balance reassurance with a willingness to respond if North Korea acts. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has made an appearance at an enormous military parade celebrating the birthday of his late grandfather and North Korea founder Kim Il-sung.

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:15

Citing two nuclear tests and multiple ballistic missile test-launches the DPRK conducted in the past 18 months, he said the era of strategic patience is over on the DPRK. Pence landed in South Korea hours after the North's failed missile launch. Last week, the USA launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase in retaliation for chemical attacks by the government against civilians.

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:17

The group's preliminary conclusions were also blasted by the Turkish foreign ministry as "biased" and "prejudiced". "I don't think Erdogan will change the robust and muscular approach to politics that he has adopted so far", said Fadi Hakura of the British thinktank Chatham House.

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:16

A large-scale military parade is expected. And so far, President Trump is actually providing it. U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to Seoul in February and March, respectively, to highlight that Washington's commitment to the defense of South Korea will remain "ironclad".

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:13

We should try to solve this issue at the district level", the PM said. Addressing some 200 of BJP's senior leadership team, the Prime Minister said that exploitation of Muslim women must end but at the same time it should not end up dividing the community.

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:09

The regime followed that - according to US and South Korean officials - with an attempted missile test Sunday from the eastern port of Sinpo. There, during a trip to the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea and later in remarks to journalists, he issued strong warnings to Pyongyang.

by | April 18, 2017 | 04:04

Pence, whose father served in the 1950-53 Korean War, said on Monday the USA would stand by its "iron-clad alliance" with South Korea and was seeking peace through strength. It was rare as the battleships participated in the ongoing U.S. April 15 isn't the only big anniversary in North Korea this month. Trump has suggested that the USA will take a tougher stance against the North Korean threat.

by | April 18, 2017 | 03:59

Ashish Nehra and Bipul Sharma miss out and replaced by Barinder Sran and Siddarth Kaul. However, with their respective defeats coinciding with them playing away matches, it was KXIP , who were slightly under more pressure to set aside their disappointing run.

by | April 18, 2017 | 03:58

Kim said the Trump administration is "trumpeting about "peace by strength" by deploying "one strategic striking means after another in South Korea", citing the Carl Vinson carrier group, nuclear strategic bombers and stealth fighters. "Since 1992, the United States and our allies have stood together for a denuclearized Korean Peninsula", Pence said Monday during a news conference in Seoul, South Korean, alongside South Korean President Hwang Kyo-Ahn.

by | April 18, 2017 | 03:55

Meanwhile, in the central Mediterranean, MOAS reported 2,074 rescues conducted by "various search-and-rescue (SAR) assets on Friday, including 134 rescued by the Phoenix". At least seven refugees died in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya while trying to reach Europe on Sunday, a Maltese NGO and the Italian coastguard said.

by | April 18, 2017 | 03:52

On his return to the US, Mr Obama had elaborated it further and said Mahatma Gandhi would have felt ashamed to see the communal tension and intolerance in the country, had he been alive, he recalled. "Gandhi's experiment with truth and Satyagraha transformed him into Mahatma on this land", he said. BJP leaders attacked Nitish Kumar for allowing an event attended by the President and Governor to be politicised.