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|Erdogan's AK Party calls for rerun of Istanbul elections ||Iona's Cluess latest to turn down St. John's |
Initial results from the March 31 vote showed the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) narrowly won control of Turkey's largest city, thereby ending 25 years of control of a key power center by the AKP and its Islamist predecessors. The loss of Istanbul, Turkey's financial hub, would be a blow to Erdogan, who campaigned hard ahead of the vote. In the 16 days since the election, the AKP has filed numerous appeals for vote recounts across Istanbul, a city of more than 15 million people.
| Iona's Tim Cluess is the latest coach to turn down overtures from St. John's to be the school's next coach. |
|Hackers unleashed 40 million cyberattacks on Ecuador after Julian Assange’s arrest ||Browns to be featured in four prime-time games |
Julian Assange's arrest at the end of last week by British officials who finally snatched him at the London embassy in Ecuador where he'd been living for years did not, in turns out, put the matter to rest for Ecuadorian officials.Patricio Real, the county's deputy minister for information and communication technologies, told Agence France Presse in an interview that Assange's controversial arrest prompted a massive wave of cyberattacks against the country. They added up to a whopping 40 million attacks and "principally come from the United States, Brazil, Holland, Germany, Romania, France, Austria and the United Kingdom," as well as from South America.Javier Jara, Ecuador's undersecretary of the electronic government department of the telecommunications ministry, added a little more context, telling the news service the attacks were "volumetric" and seemingly focused on overwhelming servers with traffic to render them useless. Those attacks hit the country's foreign ministry, central bank, office of the president, internal revenue service and a number of ministries and universities particularly hard.For the moment, Assange is being housed at London's Belmarsh Prison. The US has requested his extradition to the country to answer for a single charge of hacking a government computer, while Assange supporters fear it could be only a pretext to get him stateside where his legal woes would then quickly mount.On Monday, a federal judge in Virginia unsealed previously secret government documents that are part of the US' case against the Wikileaks founder, with the documents shedding new light on the government's allegations against him.Per a report from The Hill, the original affidavit and criminal complaint against Assange were made public in Virginia federal court for the first time since their filing in 2017. Among other things, those documents include chat logs between Assange and former US intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning.US authorities contend that Assange worked with Manning to crack a password that would provide access to a classified Defense Department network where secret information could then be obtained by the hackers.
| The NFL has granted the Browns four prime-time games this season, with the first coming in Week 2, when they will face the Jets on Monday Night Football. |
|The cause of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire remains unknown. Everything else is a rumor ||Yanks break out fog machine, strobe after big win |
French officials have ruled out arson and terror-related motives, but conspiracy theorists are spreading misinformation about the Notre Dame fire.
| After a hard-fought win over the rival Red Sox on Wednesday night gave them reason to celebrate, the Yankees turned their clubhouse into a bona fide nightclub -- complete with strobe lights and a fog machine of mysterious origin. |
|Notre-Dame: the problems with insuring a national monument ||Nets angry over 76ers stars' laughing apology |
National monuments pose a myriad of problems when it comes to insuring them as the fire at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris shows. "It doesn't use an insurance company ... which is the case with a certain number of chateaux, it is a choice," said Dominique de la Fouchardiere, head of the SLA Verspieren firm, a specialist in insuring historical monuments and chateaux. According to the Culture Ministry, the state owns 2.7 percent of the 44,321 listed historical monument.
| Some of the Nets were not happy that Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons started laughing as Embiid apologized for elbowing Jarrett Allen. |
|Apple, Qualcomm settle bitter dispute over iPhone technology ||Gronk leaves his mark: Dent in Lombardi trophy |
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple and mobile chip maker Qualcomm have settled a bitter financial dispute centered on some of the technology that enables iPhones to connect to the internet.
| Rob Gronkowski used the Lombardi trophy as a bat when the Patriots attended Opening Day at Fenway Park, leaving a baseball-sized dent. |
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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One
Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nationâ€™s military, the mindâ€™s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagonâ€™s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.
Living Wages Are A Global Problem
The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.
Ukraine: Not What It Seems
After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.
In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder
In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.
Coup Or Civil War In Egypt
The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.