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EP rapporteur Piri calls for suspension of talks, citing constitutional changes

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EP rapporteur Piri calls for suspension of talks, citing constitutional changes

European Parliament’s (EP) Turkey rapporteur Kati Piri called on the European Union (EU) to immediately suspend Turkey’s accession negotiations if Ankara does not pledge to refrain from applying the changes stated in the constitutional package approved by the public in the April 16 referendum. Speaking to reporters ahead of a debate of the Committee on […]

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Swedes like Trump less than any other world leader

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Swedes like Trump less than any other world leader

 US president Donald Trump is the Swedes’ least favourite among international leaders, according to a new survey. The survey by the Gothenburg University-based SOM Institute, a centre which investigates society, public opinion and media, asked people to rate how much they like or dislike certain international leaders. On a scale from 50 (like) to -50 (dislike), […]

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Turkey detains more than 1,000 for ‘links to Gulen’

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Turkey detains more than 1,000 for ‘links to Gulen’

Overnight arrests target alleged network of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Turkey for failed coup attempt. Suspected supporters of the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen [Olcay Duzgun/Dogan News Agency/via Reuters] Turkish authorities have detained more than a thousand people suspected of having links to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. The overnight crackdown was one of the […]

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French police arrest ten suspects ‘for arming Paris terrorists’

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French police arrest ten suspects ‘for arming Paris terrorists’

Anti-terror police have taken ten people into custody in a series of raids in France and Belgium, according to reports. France’s anti-terror police made the arrests during a series of raids this week.  Various media report that the arrests were connected to the January 2015 terror attacks in Paris, where Amedy Coulibaly killed five people […]

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An Irish employee at Stripe was denied entry to the US because he went to Somalia

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An Irish employee at Stripe was denied entry to the US because he went to Somalia

An Irish employee at payments firm Stripe was denied entry to the US last week after visiting Somalia. According to Stripe CEO Patrick Collison, who tweeted about the situation, the unnamed employee was interrogated because they had a Somalian stamp in their passport. We first spotted the story via The Register. Collison tweeted the message that the […]

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Officials: Mogadishu Flights Safe from Laptop Attacks

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Officials: Mogadishu Flights Safe from Laptop Attacks

The United States and Britain banned passengers last month on several Middle Eastern airlines from carrying laptop and tablet computers onto the plane. Officials cited airline safety concerns as the reason, and pointed specifically to a February 2016 attack on a flight of the Somali airline Daallo, in which a passenger set off a bomb […]

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Macron campaign was ‘targeted by Russian hackers’

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Macron campaign was ‘targeted by Russian hackers’

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s political campaign was targeted by a group of Russian hackers last month, according to a report by a cybersecurity research group on Tuesday. The Pawn Storm group, which has been linked to several high-profile attacks in the West, used “phishing” techniques to try to steal personal data from Macron and […]

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WMC: Iraqi forces liberate 12 villages in al-Hadher District south of Mosul

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WMC: Iraqi forces liberate 12 villages in al-Hadher District south of Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Ministry of Defense’s War Media Cell announced, on Tuesday, that security forces managed to liberate 12 villages in al-Hadher District, south of the city of Mosul. The cell said in a statement that troops of al-Hashd al-Shaabi, backed by Army Aviation, carried out an extensive operation to liberate al-Hadher District, and managed […]

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Ivanka Trump forced to defend father at Berlin women’s summit

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Ivanka Trump forced to defend father at Berlin women’s summit

Ivanka Trump (r) with Queen Maxima of the Netherlands in Belrin. Photo: DPA Ivanka Trump, on her overseas debut as the US “First Daughter” at a Berlin women’s summit with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday, was quickly forced to defend her father’s attitude toward women. Sitting on a G20 panel with female leaders, Donald Trump’s […]

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‘S. Korea still on alert over N. Korean infiltration tunnels’: ex-spy chief [VIDEO]

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‘S. Korea still on alert over N. Korean infiltration tunnels’: ex-spy chief [VIDEO]

The military is still on alert over possible infiltration tunnels the North Koreans built, former state intelligence agency chief Nam Jae-joon said Monday during a televised debate involving nine minor presidential candidates. The former four-star general is running for South Korea’s presidency as a candidate of the minor opposition Patriotic Party. He has an approval […]

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