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Video shows Erdogan watched bodyguards' violent attack on protesters in DC

It is unclear if they worked for the embassy or were members of the counter-protest. Police called the violence a "brutal attack on peaceful protesters". "We weren't doing anything wrong", said pro-Erdogan demonstrator Mustafa Dikilitas. US President Donald Trump welcomes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as he arrives for meetings at the White House in Washington , DC, May 16, 2017.



What do the Lib Dems stand for and who is Tim Farron?

He added: "Nigel Farage's vision for Britain is now Theresa May's". The offer being made by the Lib Dems is framed around its fears over what the Conservative Party could do should it retain power. Key pledges include plans to increase education spending by £7bn, scrap the planned extension of grammar schools and extend free school meals to all primary school pupils.


Syria denies burning prisoners' bodies claim

Syria denies burning prisoners' bodies claim

Stuart Jones , acting assistant secretary for Near Eastern Affairs, showed journalists a series of aerial photographs he said indicted the presence of a crematorium at the Sednaya military prison on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, Reuters reports .


China's Xi calls for S. Korea ties to get back on track

China's Xi calls for S. Korea ties to get back on track

But critics of the deal in South Korea said Japan did not go far enough, and earlier this year Tokyo recalled its ambassador over a statue symbolising "comfort women", which was erected outside its consulate in the South Korean city of Busan.


Trump willing to try engagement with North Korea, on conditions: Seoul

Trump willing to try engagement with North Korea, on conditions: Seoul

Although the devastating war between the democratic, wealthy south and the communist, impoverished north ended in 1953 without a peace treaty, there are channels of communication between them. They pointed out that the U.S. THAAD antimissile system deployed in South Korea is not created to protect Seoul from either artillery or incoming missiles from its current site.


NAACP president won't be returning as leader

NAACP president won't be returning as leader

Leon Russell , the NAACP's national board chairman, said the organization wants to lead on numerous same issues that newer, younger movement groups have rallied around, including public education and criminal justice reform. Brooks told American Urban Radio Networks on Friday that he was surprised by the decision and said he disagreed with it. "Beyond that, I can't point to any substantive reason", he said.