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Erdogan slams interest rates as 'tool of exploitation'

Erdogan slams interest rates as 'tool of exploitation' Earlier, it had crashed some 12 percent through the 6.00 level for the first time in history, trading at one point at more than 6.20 lira per dollar. Relations between the two countries deteriorated in the wake of US President Donald Trump's decision to increase tariffs on Turkish aluminum and steel to 20% and 50% respectively. [Full Article...]

Mnangagwa’s inauguration may need to be postponed as MDC arrives at court

Mnangagwa’s inauguration may need to be postponed as MDC arrives at court Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi told Reuters Sunday's inauguration "will no longer happen" until the case is finalised. "We are seeking a declaration to the effect that the presidential election was not properly conducted", MDC party lawyer Thanbani Mpofu said. [Full Article...]

State Of Emergency Declared In Charlottesville For 'Unite the Right' Anniversary

State Of Emergency Declared In Charlottesville For 'Unite the Right' Anniversary Two Virginia State Police officers also died in a helicopter crash while assisting police activity related the the rally. Authorities have declared a state of emergency there in order to draw on increased resources ahead of this Sunday's one-year anniversary of the deadly "Unite the Right" rally . [Full Article...]

Indonesia earthquake: Lombok rocked by third tremor in a week

Indonesia earthquake: Lombok rocked by third tremor in a week According to authorities, more than 156,000 people have been displaced and tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed, BBC reports . A strong aftershock struck Indonesia's Lombok on Thursday , causing panic among evacuees sheltering after a devastating quake killed more than 160 on the holiday island four days earlier. [Full Article...]

People are taking the mick out of Donald Trump's Space Force

People are taking the mick out of Donald Trump's Space Force After Trump's 2020 reelection campaign sent out a fundraising email asking for supporters to vote on their favourite Space Force logo, the administration also announced that they would be selling merchandise to celebrate plans for the sixth branch of the military . [Full Article...]

North Korea threatens to keep nukes

North Korea threatens to keep nukes Three South Korean companies brought in North Korean coal and pig iron disguised as Russian products in possible violation of worldwide sanctions, the South Korean customs agency said Friday. "We're going to continue to apply maximum pressure to North Korea until they denuclearize, just as we are to Iran". North Korea is renewing its harsh criticism of the United States for failing to live up to... [Full Article...]

CEO Jack Dorsey Explains Why Twitter Didn't Ban Alex Jones

CEO Jack Dorsey Explains Why Twitter Didn't Ban Alex Jones Dorsey said he understood why people were upset with the decision, but he said censorship isn't the answer. In this file photo, Alex Jones from Infowars .com speaks during a rally in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump near the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 18, 2016. [Full Article...]

Indonesia quake: Lombok survivor names baby after disaster as death toll rises

Indonesia quake: Lombok survivor names baby after disaster as death toll rises Days after a powerful quake rocked Indonesia's resort island of Lombok, killing more than 130 people and sending thousands of tourists fleeing, its beach strip stands eerily empty, with shops and hotels shuttered. Sunday's natural disaster was the second deadly quake to hit Lombok in a week. On Lombok, soldiers and other rescuers carried injured people on stretchers and carpets to evacuation cen... [Full Article...]

Israeli minister says Egypt bears equal responsibility for Gaza

Israeli minister says Egypt bears equal responsibility for Gaza Israel chose to erect a sea barrier in 2014, when several Hamas gunmen tried to enter Israel by sea but were shot dead by soldiers. According to unconfirmed local media reports, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to meet members of his security cabinet later Sunday to discuss a possible truce with Hamas. [Full Article...]

North Korea foreign minister visits Iran

North Korea foreign minister visits Iran Central Command told reporters at the Pentagon on Wednesday. Iran's markets were actually relatively buoyant, with the rial strengthening by 20 per cent since Sunday after the government relaxed foreign exchange rules and allowed unlimited, tax-free gold and currency imports. [Full Article...]

Syrian Rocket Scientist Reportedly Assassinated By Israel's Mossad

Syrian Rocket Scientist Reportedly Assassinated By Israel's Mossad The NYT quoted "a senior official from a Middle Eastern intelligence agency" who on Monday said it was at least the fourth time in three years that Israel has assassinated an enemy weapons engineer. A branch of the centre outside Damascus was among the targets of US strikes in April and the US Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on the institution since 2005. [Full Article...]

Parkland shooter bought AR-15 for $560 because it was 'cool-looking'

Parkland shooter bought AR-15 for $560 because it was 'cool-looking' Students are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla ., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, after a shooter opened fire on the campus. Another judge approved the redactions as well. He said he didn't know why he balked at doing it. ►Make it easy to keep up-to-date with more stories like this. [Full Article...]

5 killed in CA when plane crashes into parking lot

5 killed in CA when plane crashes into parking lot All five passengers aboard the small plane were killed on Sunday. Hakimi's son , Navid Hakimi, and Shepherd's husband, Scott Shepherd, also died. "I don't know what this pilot did or what he was thinking, but it could have been much more tragic", Orange County Fire Captain Tony Bommarito said. [Full Article...]

Karunanidhi`s death: Chennai schools and colleges shut, movie shows

Karunanidhi`s death: Chennai schools and colleges shut, movie shows Karunanidhi was admitted to Kauvery hospital in Chennai following a drop in blood pressure on July 28. DMK chief Karunanidhi is on continuous monitoring and being treated with active medical support, the hospital added. Many were seen weeping and chanting slogans hailing the leader. Since then he continues to be monitored by a team of specialists, reported PTI. Karunanidhi married thrice. [Full Article...]

Special counsel's star witness testifies he committed crimes with Paul Manafort

Special counsel's star witness testifies he committed crimes with Paul Manafort Manafort's request. we did not disclose the foreign bank accounts". "Gates is going to do and say whatever the prosecutors want him to say, which is why I wouldn't believe a word that comes out of his mouth", Kerik said in a Tuesday morning tweet. [Full Article...]

SAFD sending crew to help battle deadly Carr Fire in California

SAFD sending crew to help battle deadly Carr Fire in California The River Fire has burned 48,663 acres (19,693 hectares) and is 58 percent contained. The Mendocino Complex of Fires east of Ukiah, California has blackened more than 273,664 acres, becoming the second largest wildfire in the state's recorded history. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia’s state airline will suspend its Canadian operations

Saudi Arabia’s state airline will suspend its Canadian operations Saudi Arabia operates at least two routes to the country, both of which depart from Toronto. Responding to the Saudi move to freeze trade and expel the Canadian ambassador , Ottawa said , "Canada will always stand up for human rights in Canada and around the world, and women's rights are human rights". [Full Article...]

Trump says GOP need not suffer in midterm elections

Trump says GOP need not suffer in midterm elections The plaudits came two days after Trump mistakenly urged Republicans to vote in the special election for a someone not on its ballot ― GOP Rep. Steve Stivers. Kasich said on "This Week", "I ended up doing a tweet about that, not only did I say that LeBron should be praised - look, he has got $41 million set aside to help kids go to college plus a bunch of other schools - but I also disagreed wit... [Full Article...]

My son's meeting with Russian lawyer was legal

Sunday morning Trump contradicted previous White House explainations that Donald Trump Jr .'s 2016 meeting in Trump Tower was about orphans, with the president writing, "Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower". [Full Article...]

Facebook Removes 4 Pages From InfoWars and Alex Jones

Following Apple's removal of five Alex Jones/ Infowars podcasts, Spotify following suit and Facebook removing four Infowars pages from the site, YouTube also appears to have now fully kicked him off its platform. In a statement to BuzzFeed , Apple confirmed it had also removed Jones' podcast for violating its guidelines on hate speech. Since founding Infowars in 1999, Jones has built... [Full Article...]


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