Turkey has removed more than 4,000 judges, prosecutors after coup, minister says
ANKARA Turkey has removed more than 4,000 judges and prosecutors on suspicion of links to last year's failed coup, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Friday.
CHICAGO President Barack Obama on Friday cast his ballot for the Nov. 8 election during a trip to his hometown of Chicago.
Onlookers cheered as Obama, who was a U.S. senator from Illinois prior to becoming president, entered the early-voting facility in downtown Chicago.
A smiling Obama shook hands with the poll workers at the site and thanked them for their "outstanding work" before heading to an electronic voting machine.
"Now they can't see me, can they?" Obama asked the workers as he jokingly shielded his machine from reporters standing nearby.
Obama has been campaigning for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to succeed him in the Oval Office.
In 2012, Obama was the first president to vote early. At the time he was running for his second term in the White House.
Obama was scheduled to spend the weekend in Chicago. He made the stop at the voting facility in between appearances at two political fundraisers.
(Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Editing by Leslie Adler)
TAORMINA, Italy European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker denied on Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump had aggressively condemned German trade policies during at meeting in Brussels on Thursday.
ATHENS Former Greek prime minister Lucas Papademos was recovering well from injuries caused by a booby-trapped package exploding in his car on Thursday, with doctors saying he would stay in hospital for two more days.