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Turkish ties hit rough patch after rough Erdogan visit

Turkish ties hit rough patch after rough Erdogan visit

May 16, 2017. The Turkish embassy claimed that the protesters were "affiliated with the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party)" - a banned separatist group in Turkey - and had assembled without permission. "After all, they violated American laws in the United States of America". State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said, "Violence is never an appropriate response to free speech".



Trump gets rejected for hug in awkward encounter with James Comey

Rosenstein, the No. 2 Justice Department official, named Mueller amid mounting pressure in Congress for an independent investigation beyond existing FBI and congressional probes into the Russian Federation issue. A current official told NBC News that Comey and Trump had their conversation after a previously scheduled counter-terrorism briefing in the Oval Office.


U.S. summoned Turkish ambassador after protester violence

U.S. summoned Turkish ambassador after protester violence

Both pro- and anti-Erdogan groups had gathered outside the embassy Tuesday. USA government officials have been roundly critical of the guard's actions. Still, the State Department said it was expressing "concern" to Turkey over the incident "in the strongest possible terms". The Turkish Embassy maintains the bodyguards were acting in self defense and that the protesters were "aggressively provoking Turkish-American citizens who had peacefully assembled to greet the president".



Iranians Weigh Divergent Visions in Presidential Election

Having been elected in a landslide four years ago on a promise to reduce the country's worldwide isolation, Rouhani negotiated a historic deal with world powers in 2015 to curb Iran's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief. Some 350,000 security forces were deployed around the country to protect the election, state television reported. Iran bars domestic and global observers from the elections, bucking a widely accepted principle around the world that worldwide watchdogs warn can ...



Earnhardt gears up for final All-Star Race

He's not won a race yet in the first 11 points-paying events of 2017, and would like to have his final All-Star Race end in Victory Lane. The schedule changes came as a result of what some participants in the discussions called "unparalleled" cooperation and collaboration among NASCAR, SMI and International Speedway Corp.


Toronto police search for missing child, mother

Toronto police search for missing child, mother

Chevon St. Louis-Patterson Jr. was last seen near Allen Road and Sheppard Avenue at 2 p.m. on Thursday. St. Louis resides downtown and police say she has been using social media to communicate with people since she and her son were last seen.