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World News Iran’s Khamenei rules out war, talks with U.S.
Author: 0 Iran’s Khamenei rules out war, talks with U.S.

Still, Khamenei doesn't see an Iranian-US war coming down the pike anytime soon. "With better management and planning we can resist the sanctions and overcome them", Khamenei said. There have been widespread protests and strikes in recent weeks over high prices, unemployment and structural failures in the economy. Trump has been a frequent critic of the Iran nuclear deal and put the sanctions back in place after pulling the United States from the agreement.

World News Pakistan backs Turkey in row with Trump over pastors arrest
Author: 0 Pakistan backs Turkey in row with Trump over pastors arrest

Turkey was hit by a financial shockwave this past week as the lira nosedived 14 percent Friday over concerns about the government's economic policies and a trade and diplomatic dispute with the United States . The Turkish government is taking legal action against hundreds of social media accounts which they claim has "provoked" the ongoing plummet of the lira.

World News USA urges United Kingdom to end support for Iran nuclear deal
Author: 0 USA urges United Kingdom to end support for Iran nuclear deal

Burt said the deal was an important part of regional security and that, with the European Union, the government was trying to protect British companies from the U.S. The mechanism stops European companies from complying with the United States sanctions unless they have authorization from the Commission. Johnson said the Tehran regime had used the flow of money coming in to the country since the easing of sanctions not to improve the lives of ordinary Iranians but to beef up spending on the ...

Author: 0 Iran's problems 'internal, not just sanctions'

The Associated Press, meanwhile, reported that Khamenei said that negotiation "with the bullying and very eager government of the USA means giving it an instrument through which it can add to its hostility". We have never started a war and they will not confront Iran militarily", he siad. Khamenei said Monday with better management Iran can resist the US sanctions and overcome them.

World News Pakistan expresses solidarity with Turkey over currency crisis
Author: 0 Pakistan expresses solidarity with Turkey over currency crisis

Speaking to supporters in Trabzon on the Black Sea coast, Erdogan dismissed suggestions that Turkey was in a financial crisis like those seen in Asia two decades ago, dampening expectations of a rate rise to support the currency. Turkish bank shares fell to their lowest level in dollar terms since November 2003 and their dollar bonds and Turkey's sovereign dollar debt tumbled.

World News Mexico NAFTA talks drag on as autos sticking points emerge
Author: 0 Mexico NAFTA talks drag on as autos sticking points emerge

Larry Kudlow, the White House economic adviser, said Trump doesn't want to withdraw from Nafta but "prefers bilateral negotiations" and wants to try a different approach. Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo told reporters in Washington on Friday his talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer would resume next week, but there were still many bilateral issues to work out before Canada could rejoin the talks.

Author: 0 Turkey's central bank launches economic-stability plan

He dismissed any suggestions that Turkey might intervene in dollar-denominated bank accounts, saying any seizure or conversion of those deposits into lira was out of the question. and Turkey. At the weekend Trump said he had authorised the doubling of tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminium to 50 per cent and 20 per cent respectively.

World News Trudeau says Canada standing firm on Saudi Arabia's human rights abuses
Author: 0 Trudeau says Canada standing firm on Saudi Arabia's human rights abuses

The hajj takes place August 19-24 in Saudi Arabia and it is expected of all Muslims to make the pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime, Anadolu News Agency reported. Trudeau said Canada's goal is not to have a bad relationship with Saudi Arabia. Canada will not adopt retaliatory economic sanctions in its escalating diplomatic war with Saudi Arabia, Canada's Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Thursday.

World News Omarosa calls Trump a bigot in upcoming book
Author: 0 Omarosa calls Trump a bigot in upcoming book

But when he heard the claim, Luntz tweeted that the accusation was completely false. As The Hill noted, the administration's aggressive response to Unhinged may be meant to impugn Omarosa's credibility, but it could also direct even more attention to the book, potentially creating headache for the president and for the Republican Party ahead of November midterms.

World News Erdogan vows to defy United States 'threats' after currency crash
Author: 0 Erdogan vows to defy United States 'threats' after currency crash

President Donald Trump said on Friday he'd authorised higher tariffs on imports from Turkey . All eyes will be on the lira when foreign exchange markets reopen on Monday after the weekend pause. Erdogan mentioned the deadline in comments he made Sunday to his supporters in Trabzon, according to Reuters . "It is wrong to dare bring Turkey to its knees through threats over a pastor", Erdogan said in the Black Sea town of Unye.

World News Conservatives to investigate Boris Johnson's burqa comments - Newspaper
Author: 0 Conservatives to investigate Boris Johnson's burqa comments - Newspaper

Atkinson wrote to The Times , saying: "As a lifelong beneficiary of the freedom to make jokes about religion, I do think that Boris Johnson's joke about wearers of the burka resembling letterboxes is a pretty good one". Critics claim Johnson is using the burqa comments to boost his appeal among right-wing members of the party. The Tory MP for Sutton Coldfield then suggested if Lord Sheikh handed the comments in to the police, he may find they were "actionable".

World News Imran Khan to be sworn in as PM Aug 18
Author: 0 Imran Khan to be sworn in as PM Aug 18

She recalled, "I predicted when former prime minister Nawaz Sharif took oath back in 2013 that it would be back-breaking for him and the prediction tuned out to be true". The PTI on Friday confirmed that the Prime Minister-in-waiting will take oath at the President House in Islamabad on August 18, instead of August 11.

World News As Turkey's currency tumbles, contagion fears rise
Author: 0 As Turkey's currency tumbles, contagion fears rise

The United States is the biggest destination for Turkish steel exports with 11 percent of the Turkish export volume. "Our relations with Turkey are not good at this time! ". Trump intensified the alarm on financial markets with his new tweet doubling the tariffs , noting for good measure the lira was sliding " rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar!".

World News No room in US for ‘neo-nazism’ - Ivanka Trump
Author: 0 No room in US for ‘neo-nazism’ - Ivanka Trump

The city is expecting large crowds to honor Heather Heyer , the 32-year-old killed when a auto rammed into a packed street of counter-protesters in downtown Charlottesville on August 12 2017. "These are intentional acts, even though people may not see the rhyme or reason to it", Malone said. "We the people of Washington , D.C. say unequivocally that we denounce hate, we announce that we denounce anti-Semitism, and we denounce the rhetoric that we expect to hear this Sunday", said Mayor ...

World News Trump condemns 'all racism' a year after Charlottesville
Author: 0 Trump condemns 'all racism' a year after Charlottesville

The rally is timed for the one-year anniversary of the first Unite the Right in Charlottesville , Virginia , which devolved into chaos and violence resulting in the death of a counter-protester. White nationalists arrived in Charlottesville to demonstrate against the removal of a statue of Confederate icon Robert E. Lee. 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.

World News Erdogan tells US: Turkey will find new friends
Author: 0 Erdogan tells US: Turkey will find new friends

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turks should not be alarmed by exchange rate movements. "If there is anyone who has dollars or gold under their pillows, they should go exchange it for liras at our banks", he said during an address to supporters.

World News Virginia governor declares emergency ahead of Charlottesville anniversary
Author: 0 Virginia governor declares emergency ahead of Charlottesville anniversary

A state of emergency has been declared in Charlottesville as the city prepares for events surrounding the anniversary of the Unite the Right rally. Bowser is outlining her security plans for the Unite the Right Rally. "Our role is to make sure we have a First Amendment event that goes on without any types of violence or destruction of property", Newsham said, according to CNN affiliate WTOP .

World News Space Force: A Serious Article About A Silly Idea
Author: 0 Space Force: A Serious Article About A Silly Idea

Kelly (Ret.) said on FOX Business' "Making Money with Charles Payne" on Thursday. Critics argue that Trump's Space Force would be stepping on the toes of the U.S. "We take about 400,000 observations a day with our sensor network."Air Force Space Command does more than observe space. Think of that. Space Force!" A unified combatant command known as the US Space Command would be formed by the end of 2018, according to a copy reviewed by Reuters.

World News California wildfire said set by arsonist threatens community
Author: 0 California wildfire said set by arsonist threatens community

He also faces sentencing enhancements for arson of multiple structures. Three firefighters suffered minor injuries battling the flames, which have charred more than 18,000 acres (7,280 hectares). According to WGN9, Clark told a cameraman he was asleep when the fire started. Clark is being held at the Orange County Jail on $1 million bail and is expected to make a court appearance Friday.

World News Stolen Horizon Air plane crashes in Puget Sound island
Author: 0 Stolen Horizon Air plane crashes in Puget Sound island

Minutes later, a Horizon Air Q400 crash-landed on Ketron Island after an "unauthorized take-off" from Sea-Tac Airport. Police also said the incident was not related to terrorism. "I've got a lot of people that care about me". The identity and condition of the pilot are not known. KIRO 7 further reports that a mechanic who works at the airport took the plane and flew it south along the coast, doing maneuvers.

World News Zimbabwe: Opposition challenges election result in court
Author: 0 Zimbabwe: Opposition challenges election result in court

The ceremony - which was due to be held on Sunday - has been postponed while the Constitutional Court consider claims by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa that last month's poll was rigged. Zanu-PF secretary for finance Patrick Chinamasa earlier in the week revealed that the party has assembled a 12-man legal team to respond to the challenge.

World News Taliban launch major attack on Afghan city, casualties
Author: 0 Taliban launch major attack on Afghan city, casualties

USA attack helicopters and drone aircraft helped government forces fight back. Smoke rising into the air after Taliban militants launched an attack on the Afghan provincial capital of Ghazni on August 10, 2018. As helicopters circled overhead in the early morning, a second government official said it was too risky for people to venture on to the streets. It said some bodies of the rebels remained at the battleground.