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World News Currency Crash: Iran’s Rial Hits Record-Low of 100,000 to the Dollar
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The Iranian rial fell to 112,000 to the dollar on Sunday, from 102,000 earlier and 98,000 on Saturday. Other websites said the dollar was exchanged between 108,500 and 116,000 rials. The State Department last month called on all countries to stop importing Iranian oil by November or risk facing secondary sanctions. The plan will offer attractive prices and flexible terms as well as tax holidays for investors who agree to take over some of the 76,000 government projects which are unfinished ...

World News Imran Khan's party begins coalition talks as rivals plan protests
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The PTI failed to clinch an outright majority in the Lower House of Parliament and has been forced to begin negotiations with smaller parties and candidates who won as independents to form a ruling coalition. Tahir Malik, a political analyst and academic, said that the PTI is in a position to form coalition governments in the center and Punjab province, but the opposition parties are also flexing their muscles.

Author: 0 Trump says he is willing to meet with Iranian leaders

Trump made the comments on Monday during a joint White House news conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. Trump began ramping up the public pressure on Iran about a week ago, saying on Twitter that the USA won't tolerate Iran's "DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH" - a response to a warning that Iran's leader made to Trump.

World News That's it folks: Rand Paul declares support for Kavanaugh
Author: 0 That's it folks: Rand Paul declares support for Kavanaugh

The senator also solicited questions for the judge from West Virginians, asking them to post their concerns on Manchin's website. Rand Paul and Democratic Sen. Both senators support abortion rights, and liberal advocacy groups have argued that Kavanaugh's confirmation would undermine Roe v. Wade , the 1973 Supreme Court decision.

World News Body found in Mediterranean near where United Kingdom student went missing
Author: 0 Body found in Mediterranean near where United Kingdom student went missing

Jones, from Fort Myers, Florida, is a biology major who is also studying Islamic Studies, her university said. He said family members to the students have each been notified about the incident. The mother of Jones, Tosha Thomas-Mora, exchanged texts with her daughter at 10:30 p.m. Thomas-Mora and her father (Jones' grandfather) will meet with officials searching for Jones on Monday, July 30th.

Author: 0 Trump Says Willing To Meet Iran Leaders 'Any Time' Without Preconditions

President Trump says the Iran deal was 'ridiculous'. The United States has also vowed to boost sanctions until Iran changes its regional policies, including its support for regional militant groups. Mr. Trump said that meeting was especially important when war or starvation hang in the balance. He ended the message with a warning: "BE CAUTIOUS!" "I think it's an appropriate thing to do", Trump said of meeting with the Iranians.

World News Trump willing to 'shut down' government for border security votes
Author: 0 Trump willing to 'shut down' government for border security votes

A battle over spending could also distract the Senate from confirming the president's Supreme Court nominee Bret Kavanaugh. "I don't think it would be helpful, so let's try to avoid it", Republican Senator Ron Johnson , chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said on CBS' " Face the Nation ".

World News Mugabe votes in first Zimbabwe election since his fall
Author: 0 Mugabe votes in first Zimbabwe election since his fall

Inside polling stations, voters were given three ballot papers: one for their presidential pick, another for member of parliament and a third for local councillor. However, the Zimbabwe Election Commission (Zec) insists that it has acted within the law, and will deliver a credible poll. Chigumba said the ZEC could only take action after full investigations.

World News Secret US-Taliban Meeting Held in Qatar for Peace Talks
Author: 0 Secret US-Taliban Meeting Held in Qatar for Peace Talks

There are reports that two other meetings have taken place but this could not be confirmed. Earlier in the month, the United States expressed readiness to initiate direct talks with the Taliban in an attempt to end a 17-year-old war in Afghanistan , a significant shift in American policy in the conflict-ridden country.

World News Reham Khan: Imran Khan Is
Author: 0 Reham Khan: Imran Khan Is "More Focussed On The Prize"

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesman Fawad Chaudhry on Monday announced that Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) will join his party-led government in Punjab province and center, ARY News reported. PSP chairman Mustafa Kamal also supported the suggestion. Heather Nauert, spokeswoman for the US State Department, said Washington agreed with the EU's observation that "positive changes to the legal framework for elections in Pakistan" were eclipsed by "restrictions on freedom of ...

World News Grace Mugabe's immunity annulled by South African court
Author: 0 Grace Mugabe's immunity annulled by South African court

Mugabe was involved in a physical altercation with South African model Gabriella Engels previous year, when Mugabe had found her in a Sandton hotel with her two sons. This is not the first time Mugabe has been granted diplomatic immunity after an alleged assault overseas. The news from the South African court came as former president Mugabe (94), accompanied by his wife and daughter Mrs Bona Chikore, cast his vote at Mhofu Primary School in Highfield township, the first election that does ...

World News China reaches out to Britain for talks on post-Brexit trade deal
Author: 0 China reaches out to Britain for talks on post-Brexit trade deal

The new Foreign Secretary was trying to curry favour with his hosts but quickly realised his terrible error. However, he was quick to realise his mistake as he immediately added, "Sorry, that's a awful mistake to make". But with BoJo gone and his position being filled by Jeremy Hunt , the least we could hope for is that it would bring an end to BoJo's blunderous diplomatic legacy of taking out children during sports games and joking about "dead bodies" .

World News ‘Come and get me,’ boy pleaded before fire death
Author: 0 ‘Come and get me,’ boy pleaded before fire death

More than a dozen people have been reported missing, but authorities said most probably were out of touch with friends and neighbors. More than 38,000 people remained under evacuation orders on Sunday in and around the city of Redding, about 160 miles (257 km) north of the state capital Sacramento.

World News New MH370 report says no cause determined
Author: 0 New MH370 report says no cause determined

But after years of fruitless searching for the Boeing 777 that disappeared in March 2014 with 239 people aboard, the report offered nothing concrete to grieving relatives of passengers and crew hoping for some sort of closure. Some of the next of kin left the briefing at Malaysia's ministry of transport in tears, telling awaiting media teams they were devastated that after four years they still do not know what happened to their loved ones.

World News India excludes 4m people from draft citizens list in Assam state
Author: 0 India excludes 4m people from draft citizens list in Assam state

Mr Sonowal expressed confidence that the NRC , which has become the "instrument to safeguard the interest of greater Assamese society", would be able to pave the way for realising the hopes and aspirations of the genuine Indian citizens. Security has been beefed up across the state to prevent any law and order situation following the publication of the draft , with deputy commissioners and SPs being directed to maintain a strict vigil, a senior police official said in Guwahati .

World News Children, Great-grandmother Die in California Wildfire
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The fire that was ignited Monday in forested hills grew overnight to 127 square miles. Her two children, 5-year-old James Roberts and 4-year-old Emily Roberts, were stranded with their great-grandmother, Melody Bledsoe, 70, when flames swept through the family's rural property Thursday on the outskirts of Redding.

World News Giuliani: dozens more tapes of Cohen, Trump yet to be heard
Author: 0 Giuliani: dozens more tapes of Cohen, Trump yet to be heard

Trump wrote as part of a series of tweets Friday morning. CNN reported Thursday night that Cohen claimed that President Trump knew ahead of time about Trump Jr.'s June 2016 meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya . The Trump-Cohen discussion was essentially about reimbursing that company, run by David Pecker, a friend of Trump, to acquire the rights. Cohen is under investigation by the USA attorney for the Southern District of NY over his business dealings.

World News Ecuador: Assange cannot always hide in the Embassy
Author: 0 Ecuador: Assange cannot always hide in the Embassy

Accusing the incumbent Ecuadorian president of " reducing [Assange] to a hacker who snooped in private emails ", Correa pointed out that Moreno can not grasp the complexity of Assange's role in exposing human rights abuses by the USA government, or the harsh punishment the 47-year-old will face if extradited to the US.

World News Cops reportedly planned Stormy Daniels' strip club arrest
Author: 0 Cops reportedly planned Stormy Daniels' strip club arrest

Cohen's attorney told ABC News that a meeting had been arranged earlier this week at Avenatti's request. Avenatti calls Blakely's account "complete nonsense" and has since asserted that Cohen and his attorneys were "playing games" and "trying to fool the public into believing his nonsense about being a patriot who loves his country".

World News Fox News Confronts Rudy Giuliani Over Michael Cohen 'Liar' Flip-Flop
Author: 0 Fox News Confronts Rudy Giuliani Over Michael Cohen 'Liar' Flip-Flop

In a series of strategic disclosures, Cohen this week accused his former boss about knowing about Donald Trump Jr .'s controversial 2016 meeting with Russians at Trump tower, something the president strongly denied. "Finally, an allegation that Trump was aware of the meeting might strengthen the allegations of obstruction of justice against the president", Graham adds.

World News Oil prices climb as Iran-backed Houthi rebels attack Saudi Arabian tankers
Author: 0 Oil prices climb as Iran-backed Houthi rebels attack Saudi Arabian tankers

Ansarullah said it fired a missile at a Saudi warship off the western coast of Yemen . "This systematic attack is a terrorist act which shows the nature and aggression of the Houthis". One of the ships sustained minimal damage, according to Saudi Aramco. It looks likely Iran ordered Houthis to launch attacks on oil shipment routes, with the objective of creating oil supply instability that will reverberate around the world, and drive prices to the roof.

World News Trump to Hit the Campaign Trail
Author: 0 Trump to Hit the Campaign Trail

Many analysts believe the second-quarter growth numbers are artificially inflated by shifts in consumption to avoid the new tariffs announced this quarter . Strong exports contributed to GDP growth as well, and let Trump brag about lowering the trade deficit: "very dear to my heart". Whether you support President Trump's policies or not, there is no denying that the U.S.

World News Polar Bear Shot and Killed After Attacking a Cruise Ship Guard
Author: 0 Polar Bear Shot and Killed After Attacking a Cruise Ship Guard

The polar bear was shot dead by another employee, the cruise company said. It said the man was taken by helicopter to the town of Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen island and that he was in a stable condition after suffering head injuries. They then set up a land station and check the area again to make sure that there are no polar bears in sight. "As soon as such an animal approaches, the shore leave would be stopped immediately".

World News Mugabe Vows Not to Vote For His Party’s Presidential Candidate Mnangagwa
Author: 0 Mugabe Vows Not to Vote For His Party’s Presidential Candidate Mnangagwa

I will choose among the 22 [other candidates]", Mugabe said. On Zanu PF he said he cannot vote for people who hounded him out and caused him top the state he is. Campaigning has been relatively unrestricted and peaceful compared with previous elections, and some analysts point to pressure for the vote to be judged credible to draw a line under the global isolation of the Mugabe era.

World News Twitter denies shadow banning Republicans
Author: 0 Twitter denies shadow banning Republicans

Shadow banning is a way of restricting a users' reach by preventing other users from finding them via Twitter's search bar. The controversy originated with a Vice News article Wednesday that claimed Twitter was "shadow banning" notable Republican accounts by limiting their appearance in its automatically populating search suggestions.

World News Trump threatens shutdown over wall, immigration
Author: 0 Trump threatens shutdown over wall, immigration

He also threatened to shut down the government unless Congress passes border-security legislation that includes building a wall separating the U.S. -Mexico border. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, who is the majority whip, pointed out to the Washington Examiner that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., was once ready to offer $25 billion in border security funding in exchange for a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers.

World News Voting brisk as Cambodia election begins, SE Asia News & Top Stories
Author: 0 Voting brisk as Cambodia election begins, SE Asia News & Top Stories

Voting ends at 3 p.m. and preliminary results are expected on Sunday night. Hun Sen on Saturday met with foreign election observers, including those from Russia, China and Indonesia. "In this election, my vote is useless", said Khorngson Phumpihean, in an interview from Ratanakiri province, which borders Laos and Vietnam. Sam Rainsy, a self-exiled former opposition leader who lives in France, said in a statement that the election would hand a "hollow" victory to Hun Sen.

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