Turkey defies EU over anti-terrorism laws after Istanbul attack
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:27:22 -0400
By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Turkey defied pressure from the European Union on Thursday to amend its anti-terrorism laws, saying that a suicide bomb attack at Istanbul airport this week that killed 42 people provided further vindication of its tough stance. The EU repeated its demand that Turkey modify its anti-terrorism laws, saying they limit freedom of expression and allow indiscriminate arrests of activists, but Ankara showed no sign of budging. "Turkey today is fighting against terrorism," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a joint news conference with senior EU officials, referring to Tuesday's gun and bomb attack by three suspected Islamic State militants.
Report: US sailors ill-prepared for Iran encounter in Gulf
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:27:15 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — Weak leadership, poor judgment, a lack of "warfighting toughness" and a litany of errors led to the embarrassing capture and detention by Iran of 10 U.S. sailors in the Persian Gulf in January, according to a Navy investigation released Thursday.
Russia calls on Turkey to fight terror together after Istanbul bombing: agencies
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:27:10 -0400
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Nikolai Patrushev, the head of Russia's Security Council, sent a telegram to the head of Turkey's National Security Council calling for cooperation fighting terrorism after the bombing in Istanbul, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday. "Such tragic events underscore the need for joint action against terrorist threats through building close bilateral and multilateral cooperation in this sphere," the telegram said. (Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov)
Turkey detains 13 over Istanbul airport attack
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:25:42 -0400
Turkey on Thursday detained 13 suspected Islamic State jihadists over the deadly Istanbul airport attack, as chilling details emerged of how suicide bombers launched their assault. The death toll from Tuesday's gun and suicide bomb spree at Ataturk airport has risen to 44, state-run news agency Anadolu said, with more than 200 people injured. Turkey has been plunged into mourning over the carnage at Ataturk airport, the deadliest of several attacks to strike Turkey's biggest city this year.
FDA warns against eating raw dough amid E. coli fears
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:17:19 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a warning that's sure to disappoint many who enjoy sneaking a taste of cookie dough, federal regulators said this week that people should not eat raw dough or batter of any kind due to an ongoing outbreak of illnesses related to a strain of E. coli bacteria found in some recalled flour.
Ex-London mayor halts bid to be UK prime minister, upends race
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:23:24 -0400
By Kylie MacLellan and Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) - Former London mayor Boris Johnson, favorite to become Britain's prime minister, abruptly pulled out of the race on Thursday, upending the contest less than a week after leading the campaign to take the country out of the EU. Johnson's announcement, to audible gasps from a roomful of journalists and supporters, was the biggest political surprise since Prime Minister David Cameron quit on Friday, the morning after losing the referendum on British membership in the bloc. It makes Theresa May, the interior minister who backed remaining in the European Union, the new favorite to succeed Cameron.
Clinton and Lynch met privately at Phoenix airport
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:23:09 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton spoke with Attorney General Loretta Lynch during an impromptu meeting in Phoenix, but Lynch said the discussion did not involve the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use as secretary of state.
Laws encourage alternatives to prison for veterans with PTSD
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:22:11 -0400
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Defenders of a former Army sergeant say he truly believed he was fighting the Taliban bomber who blew off his friend's limbs when he emptied 24 rounds from his 9 mm handgun at police and firefighters who were responding to a fire in his apartment.
HLN's Nancy Grace leaving her legal show
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:19:37 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — Tough-talking former prosecutor Nancy Grace is leaving her prime-time show on the HLN network in October.
American hurt in Istanbul airport attack: Homeland Security chief
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:19:02 -0400
By Julia Harte WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One American suffered minor injuries in the Istanbul airport attack this week which killed 44 people and injured 256, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Thursday.