• Erdogan vows to defy United States 'threats' after currency crash
Erdogan vows to defy United States 'threats' after currency crash

After losing around 18% against the United States dollar on Friday the lira plunged another 10% as Asian currency markets opened on Monday at 7am AEST. 10, 2018. Turkey's embattled lira on Friday hit new record lows against the USA dollar and euro , losing over seven percent in value as strains with the United States showed no sign of abatin...

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  • Saudi official says Canada dispute won't affect oil sales
Saudi official says Canada dispute won't affect oil sales

While Saudi Arabia, inflamed by Canada's demand that the kingdom release human rights activists, have instituted various measures, including freezing all new trade with Canada, one commodity will not be affected. Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir speaks during a news conference in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia August 8, 2018. "Saudi Arabia ...

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  • Peaceful protest in Bucharest after Friday’s violent clashes
Peaceful protest in Bucharest after Friday’s violent clashes

The antigovernment protest in Bucharest on August 10 drew tens of thousands Romanians from overseas and local residents who demanded the government resign over moves to change laws that critics say would make it harder to prosecute corruption.

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  • Heavy fighting in Ghazni as Afghan forces battle Taliban
Heavy fighting in Ghazni as Afghan forces battle Taliban

Taliban militants launched an attack Friday on the Afghan provincial capital of Ghazni. Mohammad Sharif Yaftali, Afghan army chief of staff, said on Sunday the city was not under threat of collapse and heavy fighting was under way to push back the Taliban from city limits.

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  • Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings Will Begin Sept. 4
Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings Will Begin Sept. 4

They want to wait on a vote until they get access to a trove of records from Kavanaugh's time in the George W. Bush administration. But Democrats like Harris are trying to claim that they have not had enough time to go on a fishing expedition to examine everything Kavanaugh may have ever written to find something they can use to derail his nomina...

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  • Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe
Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe

Miller refused to appear before a grand jury Friday in Washington. Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel past year after Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped aside from the Russian Federation investigation. Miller had tried to get Mueller's subpoena invalidated last month, but a judge ruled that Mueller's request was valid and that Mi...

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  • Erdogan says U.S. set deadline for pastor's release
Erdogan says U.S. set deadline for pastor's release

Following the announcement, the Turkish lira also hit record lows at 20 percent to the dollar, in the midst of a financial panic about the country's economic health. It said it would support steel and aluminium exporters on all worldwide platforms, and the U.S. remained an important trade partner. Turkey's national tender has already fallen m...

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  • 'Almost flawless visual simile': Rowan Atkinson defends Boris Johnson in burqa row
'Almost flawless visual simile': Rowan Atkinson defends Boris Johnson in burqa row

Uxbridge MP Johnson made the comments in a Telegraph column and, according to the Metro , he will now face an investigation by an independent panel after complaints that his comments breached the Conservative Party's code of conduct. A woman protests after Boris Johnson's burqa comment. "I hope it's dismissed immediately as frivolous and vex...

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  • Sidhu likely to attend Imran Khan's swearing
Sidhu likely to attend Imran Khan's swearing

Modi had met the then Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif several times and also visited Pakistan in a surprise stopover on his way back from an official trip to Russian Federation in December 2015. "Before talking about depoliticising the Sindh police, Imran Ismail should remember that the position of the governor is also a non-political on...

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  • President Trump Issues Statement Ahead of Deadly Charlottesville Anniversary
President Trump Issues Statement Ahead of Deadly Charlottesville Anniversary

Shortly before a pre-planned evening rally to mark the anniversary of a campus confrontation between torch-carrying white nationalists and counterprotesters, activists unfurled a banner that said , "Last year they came w/ torches". The area also includes the street where Heather Heyer was killed when a man attending the rally is accused of plo...

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  • Turkish president Erdogan rails against USA tariffs in media offensive
Turkish president Erdogan rails against USA tariffs in media offensive

Brunson is now on trial in Turkey for espionage and terror-related charges linked to a failed coup attempt in the country two years ago. "Immediately give these to the banks and convert to Turkish lira and by doing this, we fight this war of independence".

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  • As Charlottesville marks year since deadly violence, anger turns toward police
As Charlottesville marks year since deadly violence, anger turns toward police

The Unite the Right event comes on the anniversary of last year's deadly Charlottesville demonstration. He called for the nation to "come together" after a week in which he stoked racial divisions with attacks on black athletes and other minorities.

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  • Trump doubles steel and aluminium tariffs on Turkey as lira nosedives
Trump doubles steel and aluminium tariffs on Turkey as lira nosedives

The currency's drop - 40% so far this year - has become a gauge of fear over a country facing the fallout of years of debt-fuelled growth, global concern over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's push to amass power, and a souring in relations with allies like the US.

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  • One killed, 170 wounded in clashes along Gaza border
One killed, 170 wounded in clashes along Gaza border

According to Palestinian reports a paramedic was shot and killed in the chest while providing medical attention to injured rioters east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip and another 110 demonstrators were wounded, including one man in critical condition after being shot in the head near Khan Younis.

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  • State of emergency in Charlottesville for anniversary of 'Unite the Right' rally
State of emergency in Charlottesville for anniversary of 'Unite the Right' rally

The National Park Service approved an application for what was described as a "white civil rights" rally on August 12, at D.C.'s Lafayette Park. As authorities prepare for the demonstration that comes on the one-year anniversary of the deadly Charlottesville protest, businesses and restaurants near Lafayette Square are also getting ready.

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  • America to beam up $8bn for Space Force
America to beam up $8bn for Space Force

Colbert described Pence's speech as "a stirring call to what we're already doing". While the details are still sparse, all indications are that the majority of the personnel and activities that could end up in the space force will come from the Air Force.

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  • Holy Fire in pictures: Apocalyptic scenes as wildfires rage in California
Holy Fire in pictures: Apocalyptic scenes as wildfires rage in California

I woke up and my stuff was all on fire". Councilman Bob Magee said: 'I also want to remind you not to panic. "Until this thing is barking at my door, I'm going to stick with it", he told the San Bernardino Sun. Fire crews worked in 100-plus-degree (38 Celsius) heat. The team has not confirmed that any structures have been destroyed since day ...

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  • Zimbabwe's Chamisa challenges election result; inauguration halted
Zimbabwe's Chamisa challenges election result; inauguration halted

Should the alliance petition be filed today, the inauguration will be guided by Section 93 (3) of the Constitution which speaks of the court having to determine whether the President-elect has been elected correctly and if so, after the judgment has been passed, inauguration has to happen within 48 hours.

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  • USA launches airstrikes as Taliban attack Afghan city
USA launches airstrikes as Taliban attack Afghan city

After fighting off the nighttime assault, police were conducting house-to-house searches and trying to work out how the Taliban infiltrated so deep into the city, which is barely 120km (75 miles) south of the Afghan capital of Kabul . Radmanish said at least 60 Taliban fighters were also killed in clashes at the base and elsewhere in the district....

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  • Rains, landslides kill 24, displace thousands in India's Kerala state
Rains, landslides kill 24, displace thousands in India's Kerala state

As a part of precautionary measure, the arrival operations at the Cochin International Airport had been stopped yesterday. According to state disaster control room sources, 241 relief camps have been opened and 15,695 people have been shifted from low-lying areas.

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