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Qatar Rescues Turkey With $15 Billion

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U.S. President Donald Trump doubled tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum on August 10, while also imposing sanctions on Turkish interior and justice ministers. U.S. support for Kurdish rebel groups fighting Islamic State fighters in northern Syria is another major difficulty, given Turkey's battle against a Kurdish insurgency in its own country. Read More »

Twitter temporarily restricts InfoWars' Alex Jones account

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Dorsey told the Washington Post in a separate interview that Twitter was looking at a broader review of how it handles misinformation and abusive conduct on the platform, possibly including the labeling of automated accounts or "bots". The dam finally burst last week as numerous internet's largest platforms, like Facebook, YouTube and Apple Podcasts, banned conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Read More »

USA sanctions hurting its own reputation: Turkish Foreign Minister

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USA sanctions, including the latest round targeting Turkey, undermine all principles of global trade and in time this move will undermine the role of US dollar as a settlement currency, he said. "We won't probably see any direct linkage with the Syrian crisis in the statements made by the U.S. side when it declares sanctions against our countries (Russia, Iran and Turkey)", he said. Read More »

Fraser Anning speech 'straight from Goebbels' handbook', says Pauline Hanson

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Fraser Anning said Australians should be allowed to decide whether "non-English speaking immigrants from the third world" and people of Muslim faith, are welcome. He also said Australia should return to the predominately European immigration policy of the pre-Whitlam consensus and made horrific claims about Muslim Australians. Read More »

PM Modi to visit flood-hit Kerala

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Till Thursday afternoon, 20 fresh deaths - mostly from Malappuram, Kozhikode, Palakkad and Thrissur - were added to the toll that has been rising since August 8. Indian television broadcast images of cars and livestock washed away in the floods while men and women waded through chest-high waters that flowed through village streets. Read More »

Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee dies at 93

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In this February 1999 photo, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (left) is seen receiving Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the Wagah border near Lahore, Pakistan. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik who visited New Delhi AIIMS said "I am deeply grieved by the sad demise of Vajpayeeji". My condolences to his family & all his admirers. Read More »

Bin Laden raid commander to Trump: revoke my security clearance too

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President Donald Trump acted August 15, 2018, on a threat and revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan , citing a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information. Patrick Cotter, a former assistant USA attorney in the eastern district of NY, said a prosecutor could argue Trump's move was intended as a warning against helping the Russian Federation investigation, but probably not obstruction in itself. Read More »

Vermont nominates first transgender candidate for governor

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Even with her nomination, though, Hallquist has made history. She told The Guardian that she would have been happy to stay on at the company, but the election of Donald Trump inspired her to run for governor. The victor of Wisconsin's Republican primary for U.S. Senate says Republicans must now come together if they hope to defeat Democratic Sen. His approval among Vermonters fell 18 points to 47 percent while his disapproval doubled to 42 percent. Read More »

US launches airstrikes as Taliban attack Afghan city

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Mashal said there were more than 100 other casualties but could not give a breakdown of the dead and wounded. One Afghan helicopter went down and crash-landed, but the specific reason for this has not yet been made clear. U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Martin O'Donnell, a spokesman for the U.S. -led military coalition in Afghanistan, told reporters that initial reports suggested "minimal" casualties among Afghan forces. Read More »

US Urges UK to Ditch Support for JCPOA

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But Mr Trump pulled America out of the deal, which was struck by his predecessor Barack Obama, three months ago because Mr Trump believes it is not stopping Iran from meddling the Middle East. The premier said last Tuesday that Iraq- which relies on neighboring Iran as a source of cheap imports - would reluctantly comply with U.S. sanctions against Tehran that took effect the same day. Read More »

Iran's Top Leader Says No War or Talks with US

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Washington this week reimposed sanctions on Iran's purchase of USA dollars, its trade in gold and precious metals and its dealings with metals, coal and industrial-related software. European countries, which still back the 2015 deal, fear Trump's moves will undermine Rouhani and strengthen the hand of his hardline rivals in the clerical establishment. Read More »

Parliament car crash: What's happening in Westminster?

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Police are treating an attack on the Houses of Parliament as a "terrorist incident", they have confirmed. London's Metropolitan Police say that the Counter-Terrorism Command is leading the investigation. So I don't know why someone would drive into the barrier. The Palace of Westminster, where Parliament convenes, bolstered security around the buildings in March 2017, after Khalid Masood drove his vehicle into crowds along Westminster Bridge, killing four people. Read More »

This Indian politician to attend Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony

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The party confirmed Friday that it has secured the numbers for a majority in the lower house of parliament. The election of the Prime Minister will be held after election of the new Speaker who will supervise the election of the premier. Former cricketer and Punjab local bodies minister Navjot Sidhu formally got an invite for the swearing-in ceremony of Pakistan's Tehereek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan as Prime Minister. Read More »

Before White Supremacists’ Rally, Trump Does Not Condemn Them Specifically

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As the anniversary of last year's deadly Charlottesville riots approaches, states of emergency have been declared for the city of Charlottesville, parts of Northern Virginia and the state of Virginia. The " Unite the Right 2 " event was set to take place at 5:30 p.m. (10.30 p.m. BST) in Lafayette Square , across the street from the White House . Read More »

Charlottesville Anniversary: Rallies Planned One Year After Death of Heather Heyer

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Some leading figures in the USA white nationalist movement have said they won't attend or have encouraged supporters to stay away. "Nasr said the event , " #ResisDance ", is was organized by a collective of queer and trans organizers under Shut it Down D.C., which is coalition of different organizations and local groups based in the DC metropolitan area. Read More »

Four people, including two police officers, killed in Fredericton shooting

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Deputy Chief Martin Gaudet said police responded to reports of shots fired outside the apartment buildings in the 200 block of Brookside Drive at about 7:10 a.m. The CBC reported that a Tim Horton's near the shooting was locked down, and police and first responders were in the area of the violence , described as a residential area. Read More »