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Turkey's Erdogan wants army, spy agency brought under presidency control: Turkish official ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wants the armed forces and the national intelligence agency (MIT) to be brought under the control of the presidency, a Turkish official said on Thursday. That change would require a constitutional change and the opposition needs to agree, Erdogan was cited as saying by television news channels. The comments came after a meeting of Turkey's Supreme Military Council (YAS) that was expected to agree a sweeping overhaul of the armed forces following a failed military coup on July 15-16. ...
Niceties abound as Johnson meets French minister who called him liar
By Leigh Thomas PARIS (Reuters) - Modestly shaking his head to deny he was any good at speaking French, Britain's new foreign secretary Boris Johnson sought to charm a media audience in Paris during a joint appearance with his French counterpart, who recently called him a liar. At a news conference after private talks, Johnson and Jean-Marc Ayrault exchanged assurances of friendship but left without taking questions from a roomful of journalists eager to probe the awkwardness behind the niceties. Johnson was the leading figure in the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union ahead of a June 23 referendum that resulted in a vote for Brexit and plunged the 28-member bloc into crisis and soul-searching.
After Obama's big warm-up, Clinton to make case for the White House
By Alana Wise and Jeff Mason PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton makes her case for the White House on Thursday night, armed with a ringing endorsement from President Barack Obama and the crucial backing of the opponent she beat to become the Democratic Party candidate for November's election. Capping a Democratic Party convention that has sought to heal divisions from a protracted primary battle, former Secretary of State Clinton, 68, will accept the nomination to run against Republican Donald Trump. In doing so, she will become the first woman presidential candidate of a major U.S. party.
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McIlroy, Mickelson struggle early as Walker grabs PGA lead
Jimmy Walker birdied five of his first 10 holes to seize a two-stroke lead early in Thursday's first round of the PGA Championship while Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson struggled. Walker, a 37-year-old American who missed the cut in three of his past four major starts, was on five-under through 11 holes at par-70 Baltusrol after starting his round off the 10th tee. Brian Stuard, a 143rd-ranked American who won his first US PGA Tour title this year at New Orleans, was second on four-under after 14 holes.
Golf-Latest PGA Championship leaderboard July 28 (Gracenote) - Latest leaderboard in the first round from the PGA Championship at the par-70 course on Thursday in Springfield, New Jersey holesplayed rounds -5 Jimmy Walker (U.S.) 11 -3 Jamie Lovemark (U.S.) 9 Brian Stuard (U.S.) 13 Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 11 -2 Jason Kokrak (U.S.) 14 Harris English (U.S.) 13 Emiliano Grillo (Argentina) 13 Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 14 Ross Fisher (Britain) 9 Paul Casey (Britain) 11 -1 Chris Wood (Britain) 11 Justin Thomas (U.S.) 10 Brooks Koepka (U.S.) 11 Lee Westwood (Britain) 9 Robert Streb (U.S.) 9 Kevin Na (U.S.) 9 Jason Day (Australia) 9 Jon Curran ...
Walker makes flying US start at PGA Championship
American Jimmy Walker went four under par on his first nine holes to grab the early lead in Thursday's first round of the 98th PGA Championship. Walker, who began off the 10th tee, birdied the 13th and 15th, sank a 15-foot birdie putt at the par-3 16th and birdied the par-5 18th to make the turn one stroke ahead of compatriots Rickie Fowler and Brian Stuard at par-70 Baltusrol. Fowler, who also started on the back nine, opened with a bogey but answered with birdies on three of his next four holes and closed the front nine with a birdie as well.
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