Weekly news roundup: Turkey's Constitutional Referendum

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Weekly news roundup: Turkey's Constitutional Referendum

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Politics

Erdogan Claims Vast Powers in Turkey After Narrow Victory in Referendum
NEW YORK TIMES
A slim victory triggers a constitutional change that gives full power to the President and eliminates Turkey’s parliamentary political system.

Pence Tells North Korea: ‘The Era of Strategic Patience is Over’
NPR
Vice President Mike Pence said the "era of strategic patience is over" concerning North Korea and its nuclear and ballistic missile program.

Refugee Crisis

Almost 8,300 asylum seekers rescued in Mediterranean
AL JAZEERA
NGO’s and volunteers worked together to rescue 8,300 refugees over the Easter weekend.

Syria: 126 killed as bomb hits buses with evacuees, group says
CNN
Bomb goes off on refugees leaving their towns as part of a rebel-regime swap

Culture

9 Fascinating Easter Traditions from Around the World
READERS DIGEST
A look at how other countries celebrate the Holiday

Environment

Vietnam PM halts $10.6 billion steel plant on environmental concern
REUTERS
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asks the Hoa Sen Group to clarify market demand and environmental impact

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