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Erdogan Says Warships May Bypass 1936 Treaty With Planned Canal

(Bloomberg) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said warships will be able to use a planned multibillion-dollar canal bisecting Istanbul, possibly undercutting a 20th-century agreement meant to ensure stability and security in the Black Sea region.Instead of crossing the narrow Bosporus strait, Erdogan said military ships will instead be able to use Canal Istanbul, which will similarly link the Black and Marmara seas. The project is meant to ease shipping traffic and the risk of accidents in the Bosporus, which runs through the middle of Turkey's biggest city. It could create jobs for 10,000 people as well as a new city along its route.Speaking in an interview with CNN-Turk...

Attackers beat protesting students at Indian university
Attackers beat protesting students at Indian university

Masked assailants beat students and teachers with sticks on the campus of a prestigious university in India's capital, injuring more than 20 people in an attack opposition lawmakers are trying to link to the government. Videos that emerged after the assault late Sunday showed people in masks roaming inside the corridors of Jawaharlal Nehru University and beating students who were protesting against a fee hike. Most of the injured were treated at a hospital for cuts and bruises, said Aarti Vij, a spokeswoman at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

Students, youth wing of pro-ruling party outfit clash in India
Students, youth wing of pro-ruling party outfit clash in India's capital

Clashes broke out late on Sunday between students of New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), who were protesting against a fee hike, and youth wing members of a group closely tied to India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), injuring over a dozen people, witnesses and officials said. Sahiba Mazid, who spoke by telephone from inside one of the university hostels, said many men wearing masks and carrying batons had entered the hostel. JNU students on social media blamed members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the youth wing of the Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh - the ideological parent of India's ruling BJP.

Netanyahu to Ask Parliament for Immunity From Graft Charges
Netanyahu to Ask Parliament for Immunity From Graft Charges

(Bloomberg) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he'll ask parliament to grant him immunity from prosecution on corruption charges, blocking the start of his trial for months."Immunity is designed to protect public figures from being framed, so elected figures can serve the people at the will of the people," Netanyahu said in a televised statement, vowing to "tear to pieces all the baseless allegations against me." On Sunday, he called immunity "a cornerstone of democracy."Currently, Netanyahu's request doesn't appear to have majority backing in Knesset. But by asking for immunity in the absence of a fully functioning government, he essentially freezes his prosecution in...

Trump's biggest accomplishments and failures as president as he heads into a reelection year after impeachment

Trump will have to lean on his record as president while seeking to convince Americans he deserves a second term.

People in Colorado and Nebraska say they
People in Colorado and Nebraska say they've seen mysterious swarms of giant drones in the sky. 19 organizations have said they're not responsible.

Large swarms of drones have been reported in six counties across Colorado and Nebraska, but no one knows where they're coming from.