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Items filtered by date: March 2017


President Donald Trump's promised "big announcement" next week on overhauling the U.S. tax code, a top campaign pledge, will consist of "broad principles and priorities," an administration official said on Saturday.

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday makes his first major appearance since leaving office, having chosen Chicago, the city where his political career started, to emerge from a three-month hiatus from the public eye.

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President Donald Trump visited wounded U.S. service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Saturday, his first visit as president to the armed forces hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington.

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A fungus that causes “vomitoxin” has been found in some U.S. corn harvested last year, forcing poultry and pork farmers to test their grain, and giving headaches to grain growers wrestling with massive supplies and low prices.

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The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Friday it had invited FBI, NSA and Obama administration officials to testify as it restarts its investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

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Six years ago, 194 countries signed on to the Global Vaccine Action Plan, an international campaign to provide children and adults around the world with access to life-saving vaccines.

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The U.S. Surgeon General under the Obama administration has resigned and been replaced, at least, temporarily, by his deputy.

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Scientists, students and research advocates rallied from the Brandenburg Gate to the Washington Monument on Earth Day, conveying a global message of scientific freedom without political interference and spending necessary to make future breakthroughs possible.

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Harvard University researchers say they've discovered a second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence.

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Sunday that he could be "50 times" more brutal than Daesh militants who stage beheadings and said he could even "eat" the extremists if they're captured alive by troops.

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A Turkish poet has broken his own personal record by creating a miniscule 96-page readable poetry book weighing 0.23 grams, with a width of only 4 millimeters and a length of 8 millimeters in the Aegean city of Izmir.

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman has issued more than 40 royal decrees Saturday night to revise top names in government including the Ambassador to Washington, the Vice President of Intelligence, the Commander of the Land Forces and some ministers.

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Turkey's the Presidency of Religious Affairs (DİB, better known as Diyanet) plans to repair dozens of mosques in Syria that were heavily damaged in the ongoing war, according to the head of foundation on Sunday.

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Pyongyang slams Australian foreign minister’s remarks that his country sees North Korea’s weapons program as serious threat

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Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek met United States Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin on Saturday in Washington where the Turkish minister attended a meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of 20. In a tweet he posted on his Twitter account, Şimşek said that he discussed the ways of enhancing bilateral ties and cooperation between Turkey and the U.S. with Mnuchin.

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FIFA committee suggests decision should be made to demand Israel stop settlement games

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Mass abstentions could mar one of the most unpredictable presidential elections in France's recent history

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Victims were caught in fight between Daesh and Iraqi forces

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Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım transferred his seat to a student Sunday in honor of April 23 National Sovereignty and Children's Day

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Internet browser Google has designed a doodle to mark the 97th anniversary of April 23 National Sovereignty and Children's Day.

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Even though Bill Gates owns the world's largest PC software company and claims the title of "the world's richest-man", the Microsoft founder says his children are subject to several restrictions when it comes to using technological devices.

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People from all over Turkey and major cities of the world celebrate the special day; PM Yildirim visits Ataturk's mausoleum

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has highlighted the San Diego suburb of Escondido to illustrate how jurisdictions that limit cooperation with immigration authorities jeopardize public safety.

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has transferred his seat Sunday to fourth grade student Yiğit Türk in honor of April 23 National Sovereignty and Children's Day.

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Counter-terrorism operations in Sirnak province continue

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If EU does not accept new proposal, refugee deal to come to a standstill, EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik says

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North Korea said Sunday that it was prepared to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier in a show of its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined the U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific.

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The US will honor a controversial agreement with Australia to take refugees from Pacific island detention centers, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday -- a deal Donald Trump had previously branded "dumb".

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One of Turkey's options to get rid of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is to get him assassinated, Philippe Moreau Defarges, a professor and former diplomat, said during a TV program after Turkey's presidential referendum that resulted in a 'Yes' vote.

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Controversy casts doubt on the objectivity of OSCE after its members were accused of spying and supporting PKK

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President Donald Trump, striving to make good on a top campaign promise, is pushing his fellow Republicans who control Congress to pass revamped healthcare legislation but the same intraparty squabbling that torpedoed it last month could do it again.

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Former tennis bad boy Ilie Nastase found himself in deep water on Saturday after being booted out of Romania's Fed Cup tie against Britain, a day after allegations that he made a derogatory comment about Serena Williams' unborn child.

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says the U.S. is quietly confident that China will do more to influence North Korea to drop its nuclear weapons program.

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The much-anticipated phone hit stores as the world's biggest smartphone maker seeks to move on from a disastrous handset recall and corruption scandal that has hammered its once-stellar reputation

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The "world's heaviest woman" has shed half her weight -- around a quarter of a ton -- in the two months she's been in India for treatment, doctors said.

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Audio/video performance designer Refik Anadol has transformed the massive document archive of SALT into an interactive and immersive media installation

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The police chief of a small northeast Oklahoma community says he issued himself a citation for speeding, but only after being caught on video.

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A federal judge on Friday handed down the longest sentence ever imposed in the U.S. for a cybercrime case to the son of a member of the Russian Parliament convicted of hacking into more than 500 U.S. businesses and stealing millions of credit card numbers, which he then sold on special websites.

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Hawaii's Democratic lawmakers on Thursday criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticized the decision to block President Donald Trump executive order on immigration for terror and national security-related reasons.

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The desperate effort this week to find two hikers who disappeared at the bottom of the Grand Canyon represented the National Park Service’s most extensive use yet of drones in a search-and-rescue mission.

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A massive power outage threw San Francisco into chaos for most of the work day on Friday, knocking out traffic signals, paralyzing businesses and halting the city's famed cable cars.

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Michele Scarponi, the 2011 Giro d'Italia champion, has been killed in a road accident after being hit by a van while training close to his home in Filottrano, his Astana team said on Saturday.

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Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, celebrated Turkey's National Sovereignty and Children's Day on Friday with a Turkish tweet, including photos shot by young talents.

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Turkey's Supreme Election Board (YSK) is the only body that has jurisdiction over taking care of complaints about elections, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ said Saturday, in response to main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP)'s attempts to appeal the results of the referendum to the Council of State and the Constitutional Court.

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Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency spied on the Interpol international police agency for years and on the group's country liaison offices in dozens of countries such as Austria, Greece and the United States, a German magazine said.

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Russia is preparing to ease visa procedures for Turkish citizens, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov said on Saturday.

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A Muslim teen boxer from Minnesota who hopes to one day compete in the Olympics has won a fight to wear a hijab during matches in the U.S.

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Kenya Defense Forces attack militants' camp in Badhaadhe in Lower Juba near the border with Kenya

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Residents in northwestern town of Bruhl remain anxious after finding racist letters at their doorsteps

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Some 150 Syrian families seek aid at Atma refugee camp near Turkish border

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