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Official: Serbia could ditch EU bid, turn to Russia

Serbia’s pro-Russian defense minister says the Balkan country could ditch its European Union membership goals for close ties with Moscow.

In blunt comments to a pro-government TV channel Thursday, Aleksandar Vulin said that “in case the EU doesn’t want Serbia, there are others who do.”

Although Serbia formally seeks EU membership, its populist leaders have gradually steered Serbia toward Russia. Moscow is a key backer of Serbia’s stance over Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008.

Belgrade does not recognize Kosovo’s independence, but the two have been told they must improve bilateral relations to join the EU. The bloc has mediated negotiations aimed at resolving the long-standing Balkan dispute.

Vulin says Serbia must form “a firm, strongly defended border” with Kosovo Albanians.

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Prosecutors probe alleged fraud in Istanbul local elections

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Turkey’s state-run news agency says prosecutors have launched investigations into alleged irregularities during local elections in Istanbul that resulted in a narrow victory for the opposition.

Anadolu Agency said Thursday authorities want to question more than 100 people for alleged fraud during the vote count and the entering of data in three Istanbul districts.

The move comes as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party presses ahead with efforts to have the March 31 Istanbul election results annulled over the alleged irregularities and for the vote there to be repeated.

In a major blow to Erdogan, the ruling party lost its decades-long hold over Istanbul and the capital Ankara to the opposition.

Turkey’s top electoral body was expected to consider on Monday a possible re-run of the vote.

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Cyprus justice minister resigns over serial killer case

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Cyprus’ justice minister has resigned over the country’s serial killer case amid reports of lapses in investigating missing persons’ reports.

Ionas Nicolaou said Thursday that he was stepping down because it was a matter of “conscience and principle.” But he said Thursday that he bore no responsibility in the “apparent lapses” by police in its initial handling of missing persons’ cases.

He said a key reason that led to his resignation, which the Cyprus president accepted, was that those investigative gaps concern not only the police but also society’s “attitudes and perceptions that honor none of us.”

A Cypriot army captain has admitted to killing seven foreign women and girls as police continue the search for the bodies of three of the victims.

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India prepares for ‘extremely severe’ Bay of Bengal cyclone

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Indian authorities have evacuated hundreds of thousands of people along the country’s eastern coast ahead of a cyclone moving through the Bay of Bengal.

Meteorologists say Cyclone Fani could bring “extremely severe” wind and rain when it hits the Indian state of Odisha on Friday.

Officials say Fani could be the worst storm since 1999, when a cyclone killed around 10,000 people and devastated large parts of the state.

India’s special relief commissioner told the Press Trust of India news agency that preparations for Fani have included the country’s largest evacuation operation. Tourists have been asked to leave the popular beach town of Puri by Thursday night.

More than 800 shelters have been opened and around 100,000 dry food packets are ready to be airdropped.

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Afghan grand council sets recommendations for Taliban talks

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An Afghan grand council has come up with a series of recommendations for peace talks with the Taliban after four days of meetings in Kabul.

President Ashraf Ghani convened the council of more than 3,200 participants, known as Loya Jirga, to hammer out a common strategy. The gathering ends on Friday.

The participants, divided into dozens of committees, discussed several issues, including a cease-fire in the 17-year war, and women’s rights in keeping with the tenets of Islam.

Also this week, the Taliban and U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad embarked on another round of talks in Qatar, where the insurgents maintain a political office.

Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Retno Marudi met Khalilzad in Doha on Wednesday, after meeting the Taliban chief negotiator, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the day earlier.

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Sirens wail as Israel stands still for Holocaust remembrance

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Israelis are standing still for a nationwide moment of silence in remembrance of the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

A two-minute siren wailed across the country on Thursday for Israel’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day, when Israelis pay respects to those systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators in World War II.

Buses and cars halted on streets and highways as Israelis stepped out of their vehicles and stood with heads bowed.

The somber day is also marked by ceremonies and memorials at schools and community centers. Restaurants and cafes close, and TV and radio stations play quiet music and Holocaust-themed programs.

A third of the world’s Jews were murdered in the Holocaust. Israel was established afterward in 1948 and hundreds of thousands of survivors fled there.

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Rains like no other: Iraq is tested in era of climate change

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After years of meager rains and scorching summers, the wettest winter in a generation has revived Iraq’s famous rivers and filled its lakes, bringing welcome relief to a country facing severe water challenges in the era of climate change.

The rains have restored freshwater marshes of southern Iraq — a region some scholars see as the biblical Garden of Eden — and transformed lands once parched for water into fields of grain and cereal.

But the deluge has also tested a country more familiar with droughts than downpours and raised questions about whether Iraq’s 20th century infrastructure can adapt to an unpredictable, 21st century climate.

Swelled by local rains and snowmelt from Turkey and Iran, both the Tigris and Euphrates and their many tributaries burst their banks and flooded plains and cities in Iraq, despite the country’s considerable networks of dams and canals. And despite a trend toward a hotter and drier climate, an unseasonably chilly April and high humidity damaged crops on the farmlands around Baghdad.

Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi called it imperative to revamp infrastructure and water policies to prepare for more extreme weather events, though the rains this year pose a policy dilemma as unpredictable climate stresses may lead to both droughts and floods.

“This will be a very important lesson for us in the next year, and the coming years,” Abdul-Mahdi told a press conference in April

Outside the town of Buhriz in eastern Diyala province, where Sirwan River flows into Iraq from neighboring Iran, Nouri Kudaier waded through his waterlogged citrus grove to see what he could salvage of this season’s harvest.

“We’re asking for compensation from the government for the damage,” Kudaier said. “It’s our only source of livelihood.”

Iraq has not seen as much precipitation in a single winter since 1988, according to the Ministry of Water Resources, which reported 47 billion cubic meters of water in the country’s reservoirs. That’s three times what was there at the same time last year, when water levels were so dire that the government banned farmers from growing seasonal crops during the summer months.

In Youssifiyah, a farming region just south of Baghdad, canals that were empty last year are flush with water, and wells that were dug 24 meters (79 feet) deep now come up with water at a depth of just 6 meters (20 feet).

Salah al-Saidey said he planted twice as much wheat this year but the heavy rains and cold ruined a portion of his cucumber and tomato crop.

“We have a fungus growing,” said al-Saidey, pointing to the brittle, yellow leaves on the vines. “We weren’t expecting it. We’re trying to fight it, but we can’t keep pace.”

Spring floods used to be common in Iraq. For millennia, farmers relied on the floods to inundate their fields and grow rice, wheat and other grains.

But the floods were unpredictable, and every so often the rivers would burst their banks in Baghdad and elsewhere, with calamitous results.

Modernization projects in the 20th century saw Iraq build dams along the Tigris and its tributaries, and canals to divert water. Upstream, Turkey, Iran and Syria did the same, and the inundations became a distant memory, especially as rising temperatures brought weaker rains and faster evaporation from lakes and reservoirs.

Last year, desperate shortages of clean water led residents to riot in Basra, Iraq’s main oil hub and its largest city in the south. The flow of the Euphrates and Tigris grew so weak that creeping seawater from the Persian Gulf reached the Chibayish freshwater marshes about 180 kilometers (112 miles) upstream, contaminating them with salt.

This year, that won’t be a problem, said the head of Basra’s provincial council — the revived rivers flushed the salt away and filled the marshes with fresh water.

“We have enough water for this year and one after, God willing” said Sabah al-Bazouni.

But securing water for future generations will depend on more than favorable weather, says Iraq’s water resources minister, Jamal al-Adily.

It will require a collaborative effort between Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran, he said. Some 70% of Iraq’s water flows from the three upstream countries, though no formal water sharing agreement exists between them.

“Iraqis have a right to water,” al-Adily told The Associated Press. “The rivers were here before the borders.”

With reservoirs flush with water, there may be no better time to start discussions in earnest.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said his country would soon send a special representative of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Baghdad to discuss water administration.

And as Iraq simultaneously plans to expand its own oil production, it has a vital resource to leverage in water negotiations. Turkey is expected to rebalance its oil supplies after the U.S. announced it was ending the waivers that have allowed Turkey to import oil from Iran despite sanctions imposed by Washington.

Iraq is one of Turkey’s leading suppliers of crude oil, and the two countries already make approximately $10 billion in bilateral trade.

“Water should be a link to open trade between the two countries,” said al-Adily. “Turkey will stand to benefit from cooperating with Iraq.”

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Associated Press writer Nabil al-Jurani in Basra, Iraq, contributed to this report.

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Catholic services in Sri Lanka capital canceled for 2nd week

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Catholic services are being canceled for a second weekend in Sri Lanka’s capital after the government warned of more possible attacks by the same Islamic State-linked group that carried out Easter suicide bombings.

Rev. Edmund Tillakaratne, spokesman for the Colombo diocese, said Thursday that Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith had canceled all Sunday services in the diocese based on the latest security reports.

Last week, Muslims were told to stay home for Friday prayers and all of Sri Lanka’s Catholic churches were closed. Instead of the usual Sunday Mass, Ranjith delivered a homily before clergy and national leaders at his residence that aired on television.

The April 21 bombings at churches and luxury hotels killed 253 people and officials have warned that suspects linked to the bombings are still at large.

A Cabinet minister said Tuesday that intelligence warnings had indicated government ministers could be targeted by the same group, which pledged its loyalty to the Islamic State group.

Ranjith has criticized the government’s apparent failure to share near-specific intelligence on the Easter plot and some of the suspects involved.

Sri Lankan police late Wednesday released the names and photographs of nine suicide bombers who carried out the Easter attacks. They included extremist preacher Mohamed Zahran, also known as Zahran Hashim, who was described as the attack leader, and another suicide bomber’s wife, who blew herself up, along with her children and three police officers, at a villa belonging to her father-in-law, who is a prominent spice trader.

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Rep. Gabbard on Venezuela: Trump WH ‘saber-rattling,’ US should broker diplomatic solution with Russia

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2020 presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, bashed the Trump administration Wednesday in a Fox News interview, accusing the White House of “saber-rattling” and saying the U.S. should work with Russia to avoid a potential nuclear conflict over Venezuela.

“Any time we are in this situation where you have tensions being ratcheted up and this conflict being pushed closer and closer between nuclear-armed countries like the United States and countries like Russia and China, this is something that poses an existential threat to the American people,” Gabbard said on “The Story with Martha MacCallum.”

“And, when you hear this kind of saber-rattling coming from the Trump administration from people like [National Security Adviser] John Bolton and [Secretary of State] Mike Pompeo, pushing this civil war and for the United States to get involved, we are dealing with dangerous consequences.”

FORMER VENEZUELA U.N. DELEGATE: ‘THIS IS A POINT OF NO RETURN’

Violence erupted in Venezuela between protesters and military forces again Wednesday as both the country’s disputed president, Nicolas Maduro, and opposition leader, Juan Guaido, vied for power.

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Caracas as part of a rebellion that has represented the most serious challenge to Maduro’s rule.

I have seen firsthand the high cost of war and pushing for this civil war, pushing for the use of military force, will only end up with more suffering and death and disaster for the Venezuelan people.

— Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii

Gabbard argued that interfering in regime change would not have a “positive impact” on the people of Venezuela.

“The United States is not helping the situation by interfering and basically pushing for externally yet another regime change war that history shows us has not turned out to have a positive impact on people in the countries where we wage these wars. That’s why I’m pushing for diplomacy,” Gabbard told Martha MacCallum.

The Hawaii congresswoman also cited America’s history with overthrowing governments and dictators saying that brokering a diplomatic solution with Russia would have a better outcome.

Pompeo on Tuesday told Fox News that Maduro was ready to leave Venezuela as unrest grew — until Russia convinced him to stay.

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“I’m saying that when we look throughout history, every time the United States goes into another country, and topples a dictator or topples a government the outcome has been disastrous for the people in these countries,” Gabbard said.

“That’s why we should use our leadership in the world to try to broker a diplomatic solution working with countries like Russia that have great influence over Venezuela so that there is a peaceful outcome — because I can tell you as a soldier, Martha, I have seen firsthand the high cost of war and pushing for this civil war, pushing for the use of military force, will only end up with more suffering and death and disaster for the Venezuelan people.”

Fox News’ Nicole Darrah and Martha MacCallum contributed to this report.

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Juan Williams and Jesse Watters clash over Venezuela and guns on ‘The Five’

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Fox News’ Juan Williams and Jesse Watters clashed over guns Wednesday on “The Five” while responding to an MSNBC reporter accidentally making the case for the Second Amendment in coverage of the political crisis in Venezuela.

“You have to understand, in Venezuela gun ownership is not something that’s open to everybody. So if the military have the guns, they have the power and as long as Nicolás Maduro controls the military, he controls the country,” MSNBC reporter Kerry Sanders said Tuesday.

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Watters reacted by criticizing the media for not focusing on “reality.”

“The media never looks to reality for examples. They can see everything happening all over the world, but when you say, ‘OK, what about its impact here in the United States?’ they never take that to heart,” Watters said.

The ‘Watters’ World’ host then began listing government abuse and mentioned Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams for advocating gun confiscation, while defending the Second Amendment as an important difference between America and Venezuela.

Williams did not agree.

“Do you think if those people had guns there would be anything but more chaos, more violence and more death?” Williams asked. “Let me ask you, New York City, you think if you have a gun you could stand up to the New York City Police Department, much less the state National Guard or the U.S. military?

“I think if the American people are armed to the teeth,” Watters responded.

“Get them more guns!” Wiliams said in disbelief.

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Co-host Jedediah Bilah jumped in and argued that the Venezuelan people were “powerless” without the ability to defend themselves, a notion Williams disputed and called a “fantasy.”

“This is a fantasy. First of all, it’s an apples and oranges comparison between the U.S. and another country,” Williams said.

“There is no reality to the idea that if some people had handguns, automatic weapons, they could stand up to the military. No. That’s an invitation to more death and chaos. It’s a reach by people trying to make the argument for guns for everyone in the U.S.”

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