Monday , March 27 2017

Politics

Turkey’s referendum campaign unfair, Erdogan opponents say

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during a meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, March 19, 2017. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

  ANKARA / AP Opposition figures in Turkey say they have faced threats, violence, arbitrary detentions, a lack of TV airtime and even sabotage in the campaign for a referendum on expanding the president’s powers. The complaints come even as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan himself has slammed European countries ...

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Duterte: Philippines can’t stop China moves in disputed sea

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a visit in Baguio city, Philippines March 11, 2017. Picture taken March 11, 2017.    REUTERS/Harley Palangchao

  MANILA / AP Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday that his militarily inferior country can’t stop China’s actions in contested waters, responding to a reported plan by Beijing to construct an environmental monitoring station in a disputed shoal off the northwestern Philippines. Duterte, however, warned that he would ...

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