Turkish opposition urges board to cancel referendum result
International News / Politics

Turkish opposition urges board to cancel referendum result

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s main opposition party on Monday urged the country’s electoral board to cancel the results of a landmark referendum that granted sweeping new powers to the nation’s president, citing what it called substantial voting irregularities. International observers who monitored the voting also found irregularities, saying the conduct of Sunday’s referendum “fell … Continue reading

GOP owns health care dilemma now, and voter skepticism
Health / National / Politics

GOP owns health care dilemma now, and voter skepticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over, “Obamacare” The health care debate has shifted to ideas from President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers in Congress, and most people don’t like what they see. With Republicans in command, their health care proposals as currently formulated have generated far more concern than enthusiasm. Even among rank-and-file Republicans, there’s opposition … Continue reading

First vote on Gorsuch nears with starkly opposing views
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First vote on Gorsuch nears with starkly opposing views

WASHINGTON (AP) — A starkly divided Senate panel on Monday weighed President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, with Republicans casting Neil Gorsuch as a fiercely independent judge and Democrats complaining that his testimony “diluted with ambiguity” makes him the wrong choice. The Republican-led Judiciary Committee was expected to back Gorsuch and send his nomination to … Continue reading

Trump adviser: Secret warrant may have caught hacker contact
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Trump adviser: Secret warrant may have caught hacker contact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone says he believes his contacts with a Russian-linked hacker who took credit for breaching the Democratic National Committee may have been obtained through a FISA warrant, which allows the government to collect the communications of individuals suspected of being agents of a foreign power. Stone is among … Continue reading

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  ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan launched a national census on Wednesday, the country’s first in 19 years. However, societal conservatism and a lack of female census takers could result in Pakistan’s female population being under-represented. Asif Bajwa, the country’s chief census officer, told reporters in the capital Islamabad that tens of thousands of civilian data … Continue reading

Germany: we reserve the right to bar Turkish campaigners
Politics / U.S. News

Germany: we reserve the right to bar Turkish campaigners

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s government reserves the right to impose entry bans on Turkish officials hoping to campaign in the country, though the measure would be a “last resort,” Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff said Wednesday. Peter Altmaier’s comments followed days of escalating tensions between Turkey and two European Union nations, Germany and the … Continue reading