Turkish PM criticizes U.S. bill to block sale of F-35 jets: Haberturk

Turkish PM criticizes U.S. bill to block sale of F-35 jets: HaberturkThe U.S. Senate’s decision to pass a bill prohibiting the sale of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 jets to Turkey is unfortunate and against the spirit of strategic partnership, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday. The U.S. Senate passed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday, backing President Donald Trump’s call for a bigger, stronger military, which includes an amendment prohibiting sales of the jets to Turkey.


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Supreme Court rejects Republican bid to block Maryland electoral district

Supreme Court rejects Republican bid to block Maryland electoral districtThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed Republican voters in Maryland by refusing for now to block congressional district lines drawn by Democrats to maximize partisan advantage. The unsigned decision sidestepped a major ruling on the practice called partisan gerrymandering. Maryland’s Democratic-led legislature reconfigured the district in a way that led to the defeat of a Republican congressman.


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E3 2018: Sony Responds To Anger Over Fortnite Cross-Play Block

  1. E3 2018: Sony Responds To Anger Over Fortnite Cross-Play Block  GameSpot
  2. Sony is locking Fortnite accounts to PS4, and players are mad  Ars Technica
  3. Nintendo forgot to talk about its paid online service at E3  CNET
  4. Fortnite debacle sours PlayStation’s victory lap at E3  VentureBeat
  5. Why Battle Royale Games Like Fortnite Are Everywhere (It’s Not Just Money)  WIRED
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Italy's Salvini threatens to block migrant ships in row with Malta: reports

Italy's Salvini threatens to block migrant ships in row with Malta: reportsItaly’s new interior minister Matteo Salvini threatened Sunday to close access to Italian ports for migrant rescue ships if Malta refuses to take hundreds of people saved by an NGO, reports said. La Repubblica newspaper reported Salvini sent a letter to the Maltese authorities saying he would “be forced to close Italy’s ports” if the 629 migrants saved by French NGO SOS Mediterranee weren’t allowed to land at Malta’s capital Valletta. Italy’s interior ministry told AFP they were still trying to confirm the existence of the letter.


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