07 March 2014

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Turkey Prime Minister Erdogan seeks to ban YouTube, Facebook (36)
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is considering banning YouTube and Facebook after local elections at the end of this month. According to DPA on Friday, Erdogan made the remarks on a late night television interview programme on Thursday, following the leaking of recordings of his private conversations, apparently through wiretaps. "We will not let YouTube and Facebook destroy our nation.
Conservatives pick Juncker as European Commission candidate (15)
Jean-Claude Juncker - Photo EU Council (DUBLIN) - European conservatives Friday picked former Luxembourg prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker as their candidate to be the next European Commission president - igniting the centre right grouping's campaign for European elections in May. Juncker comfortably defeated Michel Barnier, a French EU commissioner, at a congress of the European People's Party (EPP) in Dublin by 382 votes to 245.
Russia, Crimean politicians discuss referendum (29)
Russian parliament speaker: Crimea would be welcome as equal part of Russia By LAURA MILLS Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) - Crimea would be welcome as an equal part of Russia if the region votes to leave Ukraine in an upcoming referendum, the speaker of Russia's upper house of parliament said Friday. Valentina Matvienko met with the head of the Crimean parliament to discuss the region's possible accession to Russia.
After Shooting Girlfriend,Pistorius Told Guard 'Everything is fine' (17)
VOA News March 07, 2014 A security guard says Oscar Pistorius initially told him "everything is fine" after neighbors in the athlete's gated community heard him shooting his girlfriend. Pieter Baba testified Friday, the fifth day of Pistorius' trial in Pretoria, South Africa. Baba said he and another guard drove to the athlete's house and called him after neighbors reported the shots.
ICC tribunal Katanga found complicit in war crimes in Congo (21)
The International Criminal Court has found Congolese ex-militia boss complicit in war crimes in an attack on a village in the African country. He was acquitted, however, of charges he used child solders in the incident. The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands on Friday found Katanga complicit in war crimes in the Democratic Republic of the congo.
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