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Ocean swells hampering Irish Coast Guard helicopter body retrieval

Ocean swells hampering Irish Coast Guard helicopter body retrieval

The hearse carrying Capt Mark Duffy to Mayo General Hospital is escorted by rescue workers. Earlier: Efforts are underway again this morning to try to recover the body of a crewman from the wreckage of Rescue 116. "Obviously, they're going through a stressful time waiting for the recovery of their loved ones", he said. It is hoped that Captain Mark Duffy, Winch Operator Paul Ormsby and Winchman Ciaran Smith may still be in the wreckage.


Erdogan says Turkey might hold referendum on EU membership

Erdogan says Turkey might hold referendum on EU membership

Turkey, which applied for European Union membership in 1987, began accession talks in 2005. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is convinced that the problems in relationship between Turkey and the European Union "don't come from Ankara, but from the European Union countries".


Sewol disaster ferry raised in South Korea after three years

Sewol disaster ferry raised in South Korea after three years

Authorities said underwater fences surrounding the area where the Sewol sank have been set up. "The ferry shifted a little as it was being pulled up and is pulling on some wires", said Lee Cheol-jo, head of the Sewol salvaging committee of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, in a press conference at the Jindo County Office.


Ted Poe Quits Freedom Caucus Over Healthcare Disagreement

Ted Poe Quits Freedom Caucus Over Healthcare Disagreement

Rep. Ted Poe of Texas publicly stepped down from the House Freedom Caucus on Sunday with words that were likely music to the president's ears . "Saying no is easy, leading is hard, but that is what we were elected to do". Scott tweeted, "Mark Meadows betrayed Trump and America and supported Pelosi and Dems to protect Obamacare". The Freedom Caucus is one of a number of lawmakers' interest groups, known as caucuses, that meet and vote together on common legislative goals.


Top Boeing Executive Patrick Shanahan Named US Deputy Defense Secretary

Top Boeing Executive Patrick Shanahan Named US Deputy Defense Secretary

Shanahan has been named the next deputy secretary of defense. Work's successor, if confirmed by the Senate, will be Patrick Shanahan , the senior vice president of supply chain operations for Boeing . Defense Secretary James Mattis ordered Work to conduct a review of the Air Force One program in January to identify potential savings. - David Norquist as under secretary of Defense, comptroller.