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    World in Focus: Sputnik’s Daily Current Affairs Program | 17/04/17

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    MONDAY: Turkish President Erdogan narrowly wins a referendum granting him unprecedented power to do away with Parliament; and the US Vice President Mike Pence issues a stern warning to North Korea.

    Turkey on Sunday endorsed a proposal to grant President Erdogan with a series of sweeping new powers, and to shift the country away from a parliamentary system. However the international community has lambasted the process as undemocratic. We’ll be taking a look at how this might affect Turkey’s relations with neighboring countries.

    US Vice President Mike Pence has issued a stern warning to North Korea during his trip to the South Korean capital of Pyongyang. We’ll be taking a look at what the US intends to do, and asking whether its recent attacks on Syria and Afghanistan are part of a wider international strategy.

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    Mike Pence, Pyongyang, Syria, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of North Korea (DPRK), United States, Turkey
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