Erdogan leads rival in tense Turkey poll

Turkish voters had for the first time cast ballots for both president and parliament in the snap polls, with Erdogan ...
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Police: 25 injured in building explosion in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Twenty-five people were injured, four of them severely, during an explosion that destroyed an apartment building in ...
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Air strikes kill five as southern Syria assault looms

Air strikes on rebel towns in southern Syria killed five civilians and damaged two hospitals on Sunday, a monitor said, ...
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Trump Attacks Immigration Laws, Calls For Deportations Without Trials

President Donald Trump ramped up his attacks on the United States' immigration
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Turkey elections: Erdogan declares victory, opposition says too early to call

Turkish President Erdogan, who faces a robust and united opposition, must secure more than 50 percent of the vote for ...
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Haredi company commander in Givati brigade?

In coming weeks new company commander appointment expected in Givati brigade's Rotem battalion from among several haredi officer candidates.

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Iran parliament approves nuclear deal with world powers

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (C) chats with parliament members during a session in Tehran on October 13, 2015 in which the Islamic republic's parliament approved its nuclear deal with world powersIran’s parliament approved Tuesday the country’s nuclear deal with world powers, paving the way for the historic agreement curbing Tehran’s atomic programme to take effect and for sanctions to end. The vote came after fierce debate over the terms of the accord, which was struck on July 14 but has faced a rough ride from hardliners in Tehran and in the US Congress. A tally on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the deal’s official name, said 250 of Iran’s 290 lawmakers were present, with 17 of them not voting.

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Merkel rebuffs party pressure to take tougher line on refugees

German Chancellor Merkel arrives for CDU party board meeting in BerlinChancellor Angela Merkel resisted pressure from her own conservatives on Tuesday to tighten Germany’s border controls and turn away refugees arriving via Austria, participants at a meeting of lawmakers said. Germany, a favored destination for refugees fleeing war in the Middle East, expects a record 800,000 to a million asylum seekers to arrive this year. Merkel has seen her popularity ratings slump to a four-year low and some members of her Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), want her to take a tougher line with comprehensive border controls.

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