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Palestinian Prisoners Begin Mass Hunger Strike

The United Nations on Tuesday said it was following closely a hunger strike by more than 1,000 Palestinians in Israeli prisons and urged restraint following clashes with the strikers' supporters in the West Bank. "They are terrorists and incarcerated murderers who are getting what they deserve ", Erdan said. "After exhausting all other options, I decided there was no choice but to resist these abuses by going on a hunger strike", Barghouti, a leader of Fatah group, wrote in The New York ...


German lawmakers welcome Macron lead in French election

German lawmakers welcome Macron lead in French election

With 11 names on the ballot, no one candidate is expected to win an outright majority, and only four leading contenders are seen as having a realistic prospect of making it through to the second round of voting. I'm voting for someone who I think represents my views. It was also a success for Le Pen, who has spent years attempting to rid the Front National of the toxic legacy of her father.


European Union urges Ankara to probe claims of illegal vote in referendum

European Union urges Ankara to probe claims of illegal vote in referendum

But the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), along with individuals and civil society groups, have challenged the result - amid concerns over unstamped ballots in particular - and called for it to be annulled. "The rule of a match can not be changed while the match is being played, this is a universal rule", he said. "The legal framework. remained inadequate for the holding of a genuinely democratic referendum", the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights and the ...


Turkey narrowly accept Constitutional changes granting major powers to Erdogan

Turkey narrowly accept Constitutional changes granting major powers to Erdogan

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday felicitated with the people and government of Turkey on the successful conclusion of the country's referendum on Monday. The new system takes effect at the next election, now slated for November 2019. A rapid implementation of constitutional reforms by Erdogan, taking full control of his political party and nominating senior judges, would likely strengthen the hand of countries willing to formally suspend accession talks, the official said.



Ready to respond to U.S. aggression: North Korea

According to a report in the BBC on Wednesday, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said that they opposed words or actions that could further raise tension. The White House praised China on Wednesday for making efforts to rein in North Korea after Beijing's Foreign Ministry warned the North not to make provocative remarks.


Centrist Macron, rightist Le Pen win French vote

Centrist Macron, rightist Le Pen win French vote

Le Pen wants to print money to finance expanded welfare payments and tax cuts, ditch the euro currency and possibly pull out of the EU. In a brief televised message less than 30 minutes after the last polling stations closed, Socialist Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve also urged voters to back Macron "to beat the National Front and block its funereal project of regression for France and of division of the French".