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Turkey's EU dream is over, for now, top official says

Erdogan had to leave the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) when he became president in August 2014 after more than a decade as premier. Deniz Baykal, former CHP chairman, who also rallied strongly against the presidential system, is a pragmatic and says the party should now put aside its opposition to the presidential system and name its candidate for the presidency in the 2019 elections. Read More

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DC Chefs Honored With James Beard Foundation Awards

The winning New Orleans trio were among 11 local chefs and restaurants nominated for awards this year. Richard Landau of Vedge lost to fellow Philadelphian, Greg Vernick for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic. But I haven't been to any of the restaurants it was up against, so who knows? The awards were presented Monday in Chicago . Nominees in this category have "made a significant national impact on the restaurant industry", according to the James Beard Foundation . Read More

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Le Pen's party swaps leader after Holocaust comments

In that interview, Jalkh was quoted discussing skepticism over the feasibility of using Zyklon B gas to carry out mass exterminations; he also cited Holocaust denier Robert Faurisson . Though opinion polls still show her losing in the May 7 face-off with Macron, she has in the past few days been scoring public relations points off him with well-timed appearances and comments. Read More

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Gabriel Jesus header gives City 2-2 draw at Middlesbrough

Gabriel Jesus header gives City 2-2 draw at Middlesbrough

The result leaves Boro six points from safety with only three games remaining, starting with a daunting trip to league leaders Chelsea next Monday night. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola gestures on the touchline during the Premier League match at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough . Jesus and Aguero started alongside each other for the first time this season during Sunday's 2-2 draw at Middlesbrough . Read More

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Kevin O'Leary dropping out of leadership race

Kevin O'Leary dropping out of leadership race

Global political correspondent David Akin dropped the bombshell on Twitter Wednesday morning. O'Leary's wealth and reality television fame proved controversial, drawing parallels to U.S. "I have a lot of support for the second, third and fourth choice". Just a month ago, O'Leary was accusing some candidates of "rigging" the selling of memberships. Read More

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Merkel urges Turkey to respond to reported referendum irregularities

Merkel urges Turkey to respond to reported referendum irregularities

But I'm afraid I get the sense some in Britain still have illusions about Brexit - that would be wasted time". The Brexit negotiations will be very demanding both for both sides, Merkel also warned, adding that she agreed with the head of the EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, that Brexit negotiations would only properly start after the June general election in Britain . Read More

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Jadhav's sentence to damage ties

Jadhav's sentence to damage ties

Jadhav, who has been accused by Islamabad of espionage, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on Monday, triggering tension between both the nations. "Consular access is usually expeditiously granted", he added. "Overall in terms of relations between India and Pakistan, we underline, continue to underline the need for the parties to find a peaceful solution", the spokesperson said. Read More

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Fitbit and Facebook Data Helps Crack Murder Case

Fitbit and Facebook Data Helps Crack Murder Case

CT detectives managed to uncover Connie Dabate's murderer by piecing together the data collected from her Fitbit. Officials say that the timeline given by Richard Dabate, accused of killing his wife in the couple's Ellington, Connecticut, home in 2015, is at odds with data collected from her Fitbit, a wearable device that tracks physical activity. Read More

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Cambodian PM to attend ASEAN summit in Philippines later this week

An global human rights watchdog is calling on Southeast Asian leaders to take a stand against the Philippines' war on drugs that has left thousands dead under President Rodrigo Duterte, the host of this week's regional summit. President Rodrigo Duterte, who is now the chairman of the ASEAN, had previously opted to sign agreements on joint coast guard patrols with Beijing, instead of pursuing the line of the past administration for China to abandon its claims over contested waters "to lower ... Read More

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Trump to order review of national monuments

Trump to order review of national monuments

The oldest monument under review is the 1996 Grand Staircase-Escalante monument; the most recent is Bears Ears , a twin rock formation that was President Obama's last designation. On the other hand, a slight majority of Utahns (53%) say President Trump should leave the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument as is. But Ethan Lane, executive director of the Public Lands Council at the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, said it was time for the administration to scrutinize how the ... Read More

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Kelly Sotherton set for bronze medal upgrade

Kelly Sotherton set for bronze medal upgrade

The second-place finisher in Beijing-Ukraine's Lyudmila Blonska-has also been disqualified for doping. Nine years is a long time to wait for an Olympic medal, but when it does come along, it looks like it feels pretty good. Recently, the Russian Athletics Federation issued a list of five athletes who confessed to having used turinabol, among which stand out the winners of London-2012 Antonina Krivoshapka (Silver Medal, 4 x 400 relay) and Yevguenia Kolodko (Silver Medal, shot put). Read More

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Roadside bomb kills 9 people in northwest Pakistan

Roadside bomb kills 9 people in northwest Pakistan

Militants planted the explosive device in the Kurram Agency in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) bordering Afghanistan, said senior regional official Shahid Ali Khan. The Pakistani military reportedly sent a helicopter to evacuate some of the wounded to the key northwestern city of Peshawar . The Prime Minister directed relevant authorities to extend maximum support for treatment of the injured. Read More

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Chechnya's president vows to eliminate LGBTQ community by start of Ramadan

Chechnya's president vows to eliminate LGBTQ community by start of Ramadan

Kadyrov told Putin it was "embarrassing even to speak" about the issue, apparently alluding to the presence of gay men in Chechnya , but assured him that the reports were all lies. The reports have been condemned by most Western governments, including by the Trump administration . President of Chechnya Ramadan Kadyrov has carried out talks with the Libyan delegation of Al-Bonyan Al-Marsoos in Moscow over the Russian cargo ship detained in Libyan waters since 5 March. Read More

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President Trump blasts Canada, labels trade practices a 'disgrace'

On dairy, Freeland said, Canada buys five times more than it sells to the US; on lumber, Canadian producers have always prevailed in past court cases, and a protracted dispute would only drive up USA housing costs. Trudeau defended Canada's supply-managed dairy industry on Thursday. U.S. President Donald Trump is complaining about trade with Canada in three areas: lumber, energy, and dairy - and says the U.S. Read More

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Sec. Kelly: Trump will 'be insistent' on funding border wall

I guess it's politics", said Kelly on CNN . I don't know how to detect that. He added that you have "other terrorist threats that come across the border". He also again circled back to threats related to border security, a central tenet of President Donald Trump's agenda. 'If that's the biggest threat and you don't know how to stop it, that seems like a big problem, ' the CBS newsman said. Read More

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Authorities say 5 dead in New York City fire

They managed to bring a 2-year-old and someone else from the attic where they had been trapped, he said. Officials say there was a 2-year-old was one of the five victims. Five lives have been lost including some young children and our hearts go out to this family and I'm asking all New Yorkers to keep this family in your prayers. Read More

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The 8 inmates Arkansas was set to execute starting Monday

The 8 inmates Arkansas was set to execute starting Monday

Arkansas had scheduled the series of executions in order to beat the expiration date on its batch of one of the three drugs used in its lethal injection cocktail. Ron McAndrew said he was particularly concerned about the psychological well-being of the handful of officials who would be involved if Arkansas were to proceed with the rapid-fire executions of several condemned men, originally set for April 17 to 27. Read More

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China Launches Its 1st Unmanned Cargo Spacecraft

China Launches Its 1st Unmanned Cargo Spacecraft

The mission of the Tianzhou-1, China's biggest and heaviest spaceship to date, is to dock with the Tiangong II space lab, launched in September 2016, and conduct in-orbit refuelling - a big technical challenge. Almost ten minutes after launch, Tianzhou-1 separated from the second stage and was readied to begin orbital maneuvers to catch up with the Tiangong-2 space laboratory, orbiting at an altitude of about 235 by 230 miles (378 by 370 kilometers). Read More

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