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Erdogan says wants Turkey spy agency, chief of staff under his control

This handout picture released by the Turkish Presidential Press Service on July 29, 2016 shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) speaking at the Police Special Operation Department’s Headquarters in Golbasi district of Ankara (AFP Photo/Kayhan Ozer) More Ankara (AFP) … Continue reading

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Can tension in Armenia be contained?

For nearly two weeks, Armenian police officers and opposition supporters have been stuck in a cycle of violence. Gunmen barricaded themselves in a police station in the capital Yerevan on July 17.  They are holding several medical workers hostage. Demonstrations … Continue reading

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Can tension in Armenia be contained?

For nearly two weeks, Armenian police officers and opposition supporters have been stuck in a cycle of violence. Gunmen barricaded themselves in a police station in the capital Yerevan on July 17.  They are holding several medical workers hostage. Demonstrations … Continue reading

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US: Several feared dead in Texas hot air balloon crash

Several people are feared dead after a hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught fire and crashed in the the US state of Texas, according to local authorities.  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) also confirmed Saturday’s crash, which … Continue reading

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FAA warned of potential for many hot air balloon deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning about a potential for high-fatality accidents, safety investigators recommended two years ago that the Federal Aviation Administration impose greater oversight on hot air balloon operators, government documents show. The FAA rejected those recommendations. A hot air … Continue reading

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Donald Trump attacks Muslim father's convention speech

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — With 100 days left before the fall election, Hillary Clinton’s campaign bus wound its way through Donald Trump’s America as the Republican nominee picked a new fight with the bereaved father of a Muslim Army captain. … Continue reading

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Armenia hostage standoff: Police officer shot dead

A police officer has been shot dead by armed men locked in a protracted siege with security forces in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan, hours after authorities issued an ultimatum to resolve a weeks-long hostage drama.  “A sniper opened fire from inside … Continue reading

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Koch donors gather for weekend retreat

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Billionaire industrialist and conservative benefactor Charles Koch is hosting hundreds of the nation’s most powerful political donors this weekend in Colorado. The exclusive gathering at the foot of the Rocky Mountains is open to donors … Continue reading

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Koch donors gather for weekend retreat

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Billionaire industrialist and conservative benefactor Charles Koch is hosting hundreds of the nation’s most powerful political donors this weekend in Colorado. The exclusive gathering at the foot of the Rocky Mountains is open to donors … Continue reading

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Turkey releases 62 military academy students: report

Ankara (AFP) – Turkish authorities on Saturday released from jail 62 students from Istanbul’s military academy, more than two weeks after the July 15 attempted coup, local media reported. Many of the students at Kuleli military high school in the … Continue reading

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