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Germany rejects calls to end EU-Turkey talks

In an address to legislators from his ruling party on Tuesday, Yildirim said the people had voted to switch from a parliamentary to a presidential system, adding: the "opposition should not speak after the people have spoken". On Sunday, 51 percent of Turks voted in favor of 18 constitutional amendments greatly strengthening the role of the presidency in Turkey, allowing the president to keep his role in the politburo, and making changes to the judiciary and parliament, among others.



U.S. again puts faith in China to rein in North Korea

But the U.S. naval armada President Trump said he was deploying to the Korean theatre is not yet on station, and communications around the activities of the Carl Vinson strike group have been confused over the last 48 hours. In line with a United Nations resolution, China has barred the purchase of coal from North Korea until the end of this year. But, we'll see what happens'.



France says pressure needed to stop North Korea crossing next nuclear hurdle

Pyongyang regularly threatens to destroy the United States and amid heightened tension on the Korean peninsula, it has escalated a war of words, warning of full-out nuclear war if Washington takes military action against it. A day earlier in talks with Abe, Pence said the Trump administration remained committed to working together with regional stakeholders to ensure a peaceful Korean Peninsula, stating that Trump is determined to work closely with Japan, South Korea, China and all allies in ...



Barghouti's strike part of long road

Palestinian prisoners are on an open-ended hunger strike to protest the conditions in Israeli jails and to demand the allowance of what they call "basic rights". Over the years, polls have indicated that Barghouti is the most popular choice among Palestinians to succeed the 82-year-old Abbas who has failed to groom a political heir.



US 'Not Looking for Fight' With North Korea: Nikki Haley

CNN also reported that the United States military plans to conduct two major missile defense tests next month to ensure its defense against North Korean missile attacks. However, experts say that it could be some sort of a medium-range armory. Russian Federation on Wednesday blocked UN Security Council condemnation of North Korea's latest missile test even though China had backed the strongly-worded statement put forward by the United States, diplomats said.


Casey critical of Trump's meeting with China

Casey critical of Trump's meeting with China

Xinhua , China's official news agency, said Xi had invited Trump to make a state visit to China in 2017 and that the U.S. president had "accepted the invitation with pleasure, and hoped to make the trip at an early date". Trump accepted Xi's invitation to visit China later this year, Tillerson said. Also in their talks, Xi told Trump that Beijing welcomes Washington to participate in cooperation within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative.