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Turks vote in historic referendum on expanding Erdogan’s power

By Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA (Reuters) – Turks began voting in a hotly contested referendum on Sunday that could place sweeping new powers in the hands of President Tayyip Erdogan and herald the most radical change to the country’s political system in its modern history. Opinion polls have given a narrow lead for a “Yes” vote, […]

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Ousted South Korea leader behind bars

By Cynthia Kim and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) – Ousted South Korean leader Park Geun-hye was behind bars in the Seoul Detention Centre on Friday after her arrest, on charges including bribery, in a corruption scandal that has brought low some of the country’s business and political elite. In a dramatic fall from power, Park, […]

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Slow carbon credit sales hinder Zimbabwe forest protection

By Andrew Mambondiyani HURUNGWE, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – One of the world’s largest forest conservation projects has managed to curb deforestation in northern Zimbabwe, but the slow sale of carbon credits – on which the project depends – threatens its expansion, its organisers said. Some 785,000 hectares of prime forest in Mashonaland West province […]

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Dutch PM Rutte scores big victory over far-right Wilders

By Toby Sterling and Anthony Deutsch AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte scored a resounding victory over anti-Islam and anti-EU Geert Wilders in an election on Wednesday, offering huge relief to other governments across Europe facing a wave of nationalism. Rutte declared it an “evening in which the Netherlands, after Brexit, after […]

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