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Flynn discussed how to 'whisk' away cleric wanted by Turkey

Flynn discussed how to 'whisk' away cleric wanted by Turkey

U.S. media reports about an alleged meeting between former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn and Turkish officials on the issue of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen's extradition are false, Flynn's spokesman Price Floyd said. Flynn was advising the Trump campaign at the time. Woolsey said he notified Vice President Biden through a mutual friend. Gulen has been living in the USA state of Pennsylvania since 1999.


Trump's ex-national security adviser 'discussed Gulen removal'

Trump's ex-national security adviser 'discussed Gulen removal'

Woolsey claims that those present discussed sending Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim leader who Erdogan has accused of being behind a failed military coup to overthrow him, back to Turkey to face charges - possibly outside the legal U.S. Turkey is seeking his extradition from the United States. Woolsey added that if specific plans were mentioned he would have spoken up and questioned their legality.


EU leaders, minus UK, declare 'Europe is our common future'

EU leaders, minus UK, declare 'Europe is our common future'

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called Brexit "a tragedy". We will allow for the necessary room for manoeuvre at the various levels to strengthen Europe's innovation and growth potential. Last week, on-board the ITS Carabiniere, a European multi-mission frigate that made its port-of-call in Singapore, we marked the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaty.


'High Chance' That Tropical Cyclone Debbie Will Hit Queensland

'High Chance' That Tropical Cyclone Debbie Will Hit Queensland

Cyclone Debbie is forecast to turn into a Category 4 storm and could reach Category 5, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) in Queensland has warned. The storm now has wind gusts at its centre of as high as 95 kilometres an hour. "Communities between Cape Tribulation and Proserpine are urged to prepare now for a potential crossing anytime between late Sunday and early Tuesday, but the most likely scenario is for the cyclone to make landfall between Cairns and Townsville on Monday", said Gunn.


Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Ukrainian capital

Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Ukrainian capital

Voronenkov, who had reportedly told journalists he feared for his life and was said to be under the protection of the Ukrainian security services, claimed he had to leave Russia because of persecution by Russian security agencies. "The way they say it in Russian Federation is, 'Nothing happens until one guy makes up his mind, but there's 10 guys standing in line with a piece of paper saying, please make up your mind in my direction, '" Filipov said.