June 25, 2018 / 10:10 AM / a year ago


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Turkey’s Erdogan wins election and new powers

ISTANBUL - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wins sweeping new executive powers after his victory in landmark elections that also saw his Islamist-rooted AK Party and its nationalist allies secure a majority in parliament. (TURKEY-ELECTION/ (UPDATE 5, PIX, TV), moved, by David Dolan and Humeyra Pamuk, 660 words)

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- TURKEY-CURRENCY/ (UPDATE 5), moved, 500 words

EU presses China on market access, U.S. look to restrict inbound Chinese investments

BEIJING - A top EU official calls on China to ease market access and reduce overcapacity in steel and other industries, including high-tech sectors, putting Beijing under more pressure as it faces escalating trade tensions with the United States. (USA-TRADE/CHINA (WRAPUP 1), moving shortly, 390 words)

U.S. lawmakers prepare for vote on immigration bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. lawmakers gird for a vote this week on an another immigration bill that faces an uphill battle in the House of Representatives as President Donald Trump continues his attack on the immigration system and advocates strict controls to keep out illegal immigrants./ (UPDATE 2, PIX, TV), expect by 1600 GMT/12 pm ET, by Doina Chiacu, 600 words)

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- USA-IMMIGRATION/ASYLUM (PIX, TV), moved, by Anthony Esposito and Lizbeth Diaz, 935 words

UN envoy due in Yemen as Houthis escalate with missile launch on Riyadh

RIYADH/ADEN - The Iran-aligned Houthi movement fires missiles at the Saudi capital Riyadh, escalating tensions ahead of a visit by the U.N. envoy to Yemen this week to try to avert a military assault on the country’s main port city. (YEMEN-SECURITY/ (UPDATE 1, TV), moved, by Stephen Kalin and Mohammed Ghobari, 600 words)


Eritrean delegation to visit Addis Ababa after Ethiopian olive branch

ADDIS ABABA - A delegation from Eritrea will arrive in Addis Ababa this week as Ethiopia’s prime minister appears ready to resolve one of Africa’s most intractable military stand-offs. (ETHIOPIA-ERITREA/ (UPDATE 1), moved, 200 words)


Uber battles to keep London licence in court appeal

LONDON - Uber accepts it has made mistakes but says it has changed as it goes to court to overturn a decision stripping it of its licence in London after it was ruled unfit to run a taxi service in its most important European market. (UBER-BRITAIN/ (UPDATE 2), moved, by Alistair Smout, 550 words)

TRIPOLI - Italy’s anti-immigration interior minister says on a visit to Libya he has proposed setting up migrant reception centres at Libya’s southern borders to help stanch a flow of migrants across the Mediterranean Sea to Italy. (EUROPE-MIGRANTS/LIBYA-ITALY (PIX, TV, GRAPHIC, UPDATE 1), moving shortly, by Ahmed Elumami, 700 words)


U.S. to give North Korea post-summit timeline with ‘asks’ soon - official

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - The United States will soon present a timeline to North Korea with “specific asks” of Pyongyang after a historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a senior U.S. defense official says. (USA-NORTHKOREA/MATTIS, moved, by Phil Stewart, 465 words)

Malaysia arrests Najib ex-aide in 1MDB probe-media

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian authorities have made the first arrest in a renewed investigation into the multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, remanding a former aide of ousted prime minister Najib Razak to assist in investigations, Bernama news reports. (MALAYSIA-POLITICS/1MDB-ARRESTS, moved, 400 words)

India speeds up environmental approvals in industry, alarms activists

PEDAVEEDU, India - India is fast-tracking environmental clearances for projects like power plants and coal mines in a bid to propel growth, setting off alarm bells among environmentalists and affected residents who say the decisions are being made too quickly. (INDIA-ENVIRONMENT/ (EXCLUSIVE, PIX), moved, by Neha Dasgupta, 1,005 words)

Soccer team trapped in flooded cave complex in Thailand

BANGKOK - Search and rescue teams in Thailand are looking for 13 members of an under-16 soccer team trapped in a flooded cave complex deep inside a mountain. (THAILAND-ACCIDENT/CAVE (TV), moved, 195 words)


Migrants ‘knock at front door’ for asylum after Trump crackdown

TIJUANA/REYNOSA - More Mexicans and Central Americans are lining up to make asylum requests at the U.S.-Mexico border as word spreads of a U.S. crackdown on families crossing illegally and the threat of brutal gangs lying in wait if they go it alone. (USA-IMMIGRATION/ASYLUM (PIX, TV), moved, by Anthony Esposito and Lizbeth Diaz, 935 words)

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- USA-IMMIGRATION/MILITARY, moved, 355 words


Nicaragua’s unlikely opposition faces rocky road to defeat Ortega

MANAGUA - Lesther Aleman, a lanky and bespectacled 20-year-old student, had never taken part in a protest until April when he became the public face of a revolt that has shaken the rule of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. (NICARAGUA-PROTEST/ (ANALYSIS, PIX), moved, by Alonso Soto, 1,065 words)

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