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German state bans foreign campaigning as EU-Turkey row deepens

14 Mar. 2017   The small western German state of Saarland said on Tuesday it is banning political campaigning by foreign politicians as a row between Ankara and European countries escalates. “Internal Turkish conflicts have no place in Germany. Election appearances which put at risk domestic peace in our country must be banned,” said State Premier Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. She said ...

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UK Parliament clears way for Brexit

14 Mar 2017   Parliament has passed the Brexit bill, paving the way for the government to trigger Article 50 so the UK can leave the European Union.Peers backed down over the issues of EU residency rights and a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal after their objections were overturned by MPs.The bill is expected to receive Royal Assent ...

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Scotland demands new independence vote before Brexit: Sturgeon

Mon Mar 13, 2017 By Elisabeth O’Leary | EDINBURGH   Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Monday demanded a new independence referendum to be held in late 2018 or early 2019, once the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union have become clearer. A vote that could rip apart the United Kingdom just months before Brexit adds a tumultuous twist ...

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Rubbish dump landslide kills at least 30 in Ethiopia

Agence France-Presse in Addis Ababa Sunday 12 March 2017 Many victims are thought to have been people who scavenged for a living at Koshe landfill site Police officers at the scene of the landslide on the edge of Addis Ababa. Photograph: Elias Meseret/AP At least 30 people have been killed and dozens more hurt in a giant landslide at Ethiopia’s ...

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Italy deports Tunisian with links to Berlin market attacker Anis Amri

By DW 12.03.2017 The expelled man’s phone number was allegedly found in the contact list of Amri, who killed 12 people in December. Italy says it has deported 153 suspected religious extremists since 2015. Getty Images/AFP/A Solaro   Italy expelled a Tunisian man allegedly linked to Berlin market attacker Anis Amri, the Italian interior ministry announced on Sunday. In a ...

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Turkey PM vows retaliation ‘in the harshest ways’ to Dutch moves to bar Turkish ministers

MAR 12, 2017 Protestors waving Turkish flags during a demonstration in front of the consulate of the Netherlands in Istanbul on March 11, 2017. PHOTO: AFP   ANKARA/ROTTERDAM (Reuters) – Turkey told the Netherlands on Sunday (March 12) that it would retaliate in the “harshest ways” after Turkish ministers were barred from speaking in Rotterdam in a row over Ankara’s ...

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Cyclone’s toll in Madagascar jumps to 38

AAP on March 11, 2017 At least 38 people have been killed by Cyclone Enawo in Madagascar. The death toll from Cyclone Enawo, which slammed into Madagascar this week, has risen to 38 people from an initial figure of five. Enawo hit Madagascar’s vanilla-producing northeastern coast on Tuesday morning and started moving across the island nation as it weakened. Thierry ...

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S. Korea constitutional court dismisses president

SATURDAY MARCH 11 2017 By agencies                 S. Korea constitutional court dismisses president.  South Korean President Park Geun-Hye was fired by the country’s top court on Friday, as it upheld her impeachment by parliament over a wide-ranging corruption scandal. The unanimous decision brought months of political turmoil to a climax and triggers a ...

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Dutch PM bars Turkish foreign minister in escalation of rally row

Sat Mar 11, 2017 By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Thomas Escritt | ANKARA/ROTTERDAM   The Netherlands barred Turkey’s foreign minister from landing in Rotterdam on Saturday in a row over Ankara’s political campaigning among Turkish emigres, and President Tayyip Erdogan retaliated, branding his NATO partner a “Nazi remnant”. The extraordinary incident came hours after Mevlut Cavusoglu declared he would fly to Rotterdam ...

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