Turkish Australians cast their vote in Turkey's referendum - ABC Online
How will Turkey change if it votes 'Yes' in the upcoming referendum? http://aje.io/mepx
Complete lack of democracy in Turkey referendum. 485 hours of YES campaign airtime, only 45 hours of NO & zero airtime for Kurdish HDP.
Shawes: Referendum question will include Yes or No for independent #Kurdistan and measures will be taken following announcement of results.
Rozh Shawes, Representative of Kurdistan Region delegation: Referendum is a natural right of people of Kurdistan, and will be held this year
Could Francois Fillon become president? His supporters are convinced the answer is yes.
Scandal-hit François Fillon may be lagging in the polls but his supporters at Sunday's rally are out in force - and are fiercely loyal.
Melenchon, Fillon tap momentum in quest for French election upset https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-04-09/melenchon-fillon-tap-momentum-in-quest-of-french-election-upset … via @MarkJDeen
#Melenchon, now neck-and-neck with Fillon in the polls, holds massive rally on Marseille's Old Port
A foreign policy expert explains why Marine Le Pen could win the French election http://read.bi/2nLP2Op
French election polls currently based on 66% 1st round turnout. No reason why won't reach 75%. In real life some candidates might be +/- 4%
Here's what happened this weekend in France's presidential race http://dlvr.it/NrMnzZ
Mélenchon gains four points as race tightens at the top http://dlvr.it/NrMG3P
With 2 weeks to the I round, French polls are consistent: Macron & Le Pen ahead by a handful of points, Fillon clings on, Mélenchon surging
French election wide open as Le Pen and Macron slip and Fillon, Mélenchon gain ground in latest polls #JDD
Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland has been asked to step down in another shakeup within President Trump's administration.
NEW: KT McFarland will be Trump deputy national security adviser for only 2 more weeks. Asked to step down, I'm told
President Trump scraps tax plan he ran on. Starting anew in search for Republican consensus on legislation to overhaul the U.S. tax system.
Shadow Brokers threaten Trump after Syria airstrikes. Seems Trump ruffled feathers somewhere by following advice of NSA/ DoD and SoS.
US ambassador calls for Assad’s ouster in latest shift on Syria policy http://f24.my/13tD.t
Trump's national security adviser: Russia should question support for "murderous regime" in Syria http://hill.cm/aIgwEtQ
Trump national security adviser defends sending U.S. Navy strike group to Korean peninsula http://hill.cm/2qKHPeN
"Once the ISIS threat has been reduced or eliminated, I think we can turn our attention directly to stabilizing the situation in Syria."
Cable news loves war
This isn’t the foreign policy Trump campaigned on
Obama’s red line decision got rebuked this week (and his former staff aren’t happy about it)
Senator Markey discusses North Korea - key is will china take further sanctions against Hermit Kingdom ?
China agrees on "action" on North Korea , but what will that entail ?
North Korea says Trump's airstrikes in Syria justify its nuclear weapons program http://hill.cm/USZloXg
US navy sends warships to Korean Peninsula amid tensions over North Korea's missile tests http://aje.io/88vj
US military says sending USS Carl Vinson carrier group to near Korean Peninsula - not your average Saturday night.
At U.S.-China summit, Trump presses Xi on trade, North Korea; progress cited http://reut.rs/2nVcmKv
Political Grab Bag
Tom Daschle: “Democrats have far dirtier hands when it comes to erosion of the institutional pillars of the Senate” https://soundcloud.com/realclearpolitics_podcast/the-first-100-days-episode-11 …
Could pulling to the left help Democrats win House seats? http://ow.ly/Meoi30aFBmf
Despite years of promising to repeal and replace the ACA, Republicans are going home empty-handed | http://ow.ly/KX7W30aFAw1
What will the “nuclear option” mean for the future of the Senate and the Supreme Court? http://ow.ly/xju030aFupr
Odds & Ends....
Stockholm attack: Emotional Löfven praises fellow Swedes http://dlvr.it/NrTH7R
Norway police detonate 'bomb-like device' found at Oslo subway. 17-year-old suspect detained in Oslo bomb case is a Russian citizen: Reuters
Norway raises threat level after Oslo bomb scare http://reut.rs/2oVSeJ5
Heroes. These members of the Egyptian police died so that civilians praying inside the church live. @akhbar
Claim of responsibility comes from ISIS Amaq. They are quoting an ISIS security source. News then posted on all official Nashir channels.
Another explosion hits another church in Alexandria, #Egypt. That makes it 2 attacks against 2 churches on Palm Sunday. Casualties unknown.
Record budget deficit face Libya Gov't For Q-1 2017....
Don't forget America's new administration has still not weighed into Libya, though many assumed it'd support Haftar's escalation
#Libya is currently witnessing one of its worst times yet. Economic meltdown, fuel smuggling & now a civil war is declared in the South