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Archive for May 17, 2017

Newsline: Protest turns violent outside Turkish embassy in Washington

At least nine people were reported injured after fighting broke out in front of the Turkish embassy in Washington, D.C. between supporters of the Turkish president and and a group of Armenian and Kurdish protesters. Shortly after a meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House protestors and Erdogan’s guards clashed outside the residency of the Turkish ambassador. The fighting erupted between Erdogan supporters and Armenian demonstrators according to The Associated Press. Some Kurdish activists also reported that there were also Kurds among the protesters.

http://www.rudaw.net/english/world/17052017

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Newsline: British ambassador to Austria chased through woodland by ‘massive’ wild boar

Britain’s ambassador to Austria described how he had to flee from a “massive” wild boar as it chased him through woodland in Vienna. Leigh Turner described how he came across a group of the animals while out walking before an adult boar charged at him in the Austrian capital. He was forced to scramble to safety up a pile of wet tree trunks, receiving minor injuries in the process. On his blog, the ambassador said the boar did not catch up with him as he fled through Lainzer Tiergarten nature park.

http://www.standard.co.uk/Front/british-ambassador-to-austria-chased-through-woodland-by-wild-boar-a3541136.html