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West Bank votes in polls underlining Palestinian split

West Bank votes in polls underlining Palestinian split

Agencies RAMALLAH, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES:  Palestinians in the occupied West Bank voted Saturday in municipal elections that underscored deep rifts between president Mahmud Abbas’s Fatah party and rival Hamas which runs the Gaza Strip. Their failure to reconcile is seen as a major obstacle to any settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The West Bank and Gaza […]

Erdogan faces referendum test as Turkey votes on sweeping reforms bill

Erdogan faces referendum test as Turkey votes on sweeping reforms bill

Monitoring Desk Ankara, Turkey (CNN)Millions of Turks will vote Sunday on a controversial new draft constitution that would give sweeping new powers to the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Voters are being asked to endorse an 18-article reform package put forward by the ruling Justice and Development Party that would effectively replace the system of […]

Republicans modify Obamacare repeal bill to win more GOP votes

Republicans modify Obamacare repeal bill to win more GOP votes

Republicans modify Obamacare repeal bill to win more GOP votes WASHINGTON — Republicans released a modified health care bill Monday in an attempt to shore up support among both conservatives and moderates for their legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act before the House votes Thursday — seven years to the day after President Obama signed […]