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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister announced Thursday that he will stand down, giving the country's increasingly authoritarian president free reign to appoint someone less likely to challenge him —a development that could have implications for Turkey's internal conflicts and external relations.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday warned that Britain would become "less attractive" for Japanese investment if it votes to leave the European Union in a June referendum. Following talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron at his Downing Street office in London, Abe said many Japanese companies chose specifically to be based in Britain because they saw it as a gateway to the EU bloc. "A vote to leave would make the UK less attractive as a destination for Japanese investment," Abe told reporters at a press conference.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A public defender asked the Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn a judge's order allowing the forced medication of a mentally ill doctor so he can be competent to stand trial for the killing of a Yale University physician.