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Turkey Announces 'Action Plan' to Ease Market Concerns

Turkey Announces 'Action Plan' to Ease Market Concerns Turkey was hit by a financial shockwave last week as the lira nosedived over concerns about the government's economic policies and a trade and diplomatic dispute with the United States . The bank also revised reserve requirement ratios for banks, in a move also aimed at staving off any liquidity issues. However, the European unit was taking a hit against the greenback on worries about the poss... [Full Article...]

FBI Agent Peter Strzok Fired Over Anti-Trump Text Messages

FBI Agent Peter Strzok Fired Over Anti-Trump Text Messages Strzok was initially part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, although he was quickly removed from the probe after his anti-Trump texts were unearthed a year ago. House Republicans cheered Strzok's firing, with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy saying on Twitter that it was "long overdue". He later helped oversee the beg... [Full Article...]

Iran's problems 'internal, not just sanctions'

Iran's problems 'internal, not just sanctions' The Trump administration renewed sanctions on Iran last week and the Iranian currency quickly plummeted. The sanctions target Iran's trade in gold and other precious metals, its purchases of United States dollars and its auto industry. 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 estab... [Full Article...]

Democrats likely in race for 9th District seat

Democrats likely in race for 9th District seat In the House, in Issaquah-area 5th District , Democrat Bill Ramos led Republican Chad Magendanz in the race to replace Rep. Jay Rodne, R-Snoqualmie. "We wish it got the pitch forks out and it doesn't", GOP ad maker Will Ritter said of the Republican tax cuts. [Full Article...]

Mexico the Focus of the WH NAFTA Redux, Canada on Hold

Mexico the Focus of the WH NAFTA Redux, Canada on Hold Trump then sent a warning to Ottawa: "Their Tariffs and Trade Barriers are far too high". "It looks like it's moving along with Mexico and we're standing alone, and I don't think that's really a good place to be at this point - especially given that the USA really does drive the bus here", Zyblock said. [Full Article...]

Turkey's president calls lira plunge "plot", threatens to seek new alliances

Turkey's president calls lira plunge Much of the early action was in currencies with the euro gapping lower as the Turkish lira took another slide to all-time lows around 7.2400 at one stage. "Nonetheless, Turkey's troubles are a further headwind for the euro and are not good news for EM assets either". Last week, a Turkish delegation went to Washington and met US counterparts but there was no breakthrough. [Full Article...]

Omarosa claims she heard Trump N-word tape after book's publication

Omarosa claims she heard Trump N-word tape after book's publication Former White House aide and reality-TV star, Omarosa Newman, released on August 12 what she claimed was a secret recording she made of chief of staff John Kelly over her firing in the White House situation room. "No", Trump said. "Nobody even told me about it". Also, during the Meet the Press interview , Todd pressed her on her past defenses of Trump's racism and misogyny, including... [Full Article...]

Caspian states sign landmark legal status convention

Caspian states sign landmark legal status convention The convention emphasizes that the Caspian Sea belongs to all littoral states, prohibiting establishment and handing over of any kind of military bases to foreign countries. At stake are the Caspian's vast oil and gas reserves. Starting in the Clinton administration, the United States has pushed for energy, transport and trade across the sea and through Azerbaijan and Georgia, a route known as t... [Full Article...]

Ten in hospital after shooting in Manchester

Ten in hospital after shooting in Manchester Greater Manchester Police said a number of people were in the area following the Caribbean Carnival, which had finished some hours before. The motive was not known and it was not clear if it involved terrorism. There was a huge police response, and officers established that several people had been injured as a result of a firearm being discharged. A carnival had earlier ended near the area... [Full Article...]

Explosion levels residential building, kills dozens in Syria's Idlib

Explosion levels residential building, kills dozens in Syria's Idlib The explosion collapsed two five-storey buildings, burying numerous victims, it said. Destroyed buildings are seen on August 12, 2018 following an explosion that reportedly killed 12 people at an arms depot in a residential area in the Syrian town of Sarmada, Idlib province. [Full Article...]

UN Panel Says Millions Of Chinese Uyghurs Living In 'Massive Internment Camp'

UN Panel Says Millions Of Chinese Uyghurs Living In 'Massive Internment Camp' Beijing maintained in the past Xinjiang faces a serious threat from Islamist militants and separatists who plot attacks and stir up tensions between the mostly Muslim Uighur minority, who call the region home, and the ethnic Han Chinese majority. [Full Article...]

Baltimore Cop Suspended With Pay After Viral Video Shows Him Punching Man

Baltimore Cop Suspended With Pay After Viral Video Shows Him Punching Man Police have not identified the officer involved in the fight, or the second officer in the video that at one point put his hands on the man's arm but does not appear to stop the other officer from throwing punches. "And this was a brutal attack that was degrading and demeaning to my client, to that community, and to the police department". But the state Law Enforcement Bill of Rights carves out an... [Full Article...]

Most Explosive Things About Omarosa’s Secret Recording Of John Kelly Firing Her

Most Explosive Things About Omarosa’s Secret Recording Of John Kelly Firing Her Manigault has tapes of Trump speaking, a person familiar with the tapes said. Michael Cohen, formerly a lawyer for President Trump , leaves his hotel, in NY, last month. Todd asked why she did not come to this conclusion sooner, noting that Trump had said many things over the years that people considered racist, including calling Mexicans "rapists" or saying that "both sides" were to blame ... [Full Article...]

Cat sanctuary on Greek paradise island is seeking new recruit

Cat sanctuary on Greek paradise island is seeking new recruit A cat rescue on a Greek island is now hiring a caretaker to look after dozens of cats. The couple who now run the sanctuary have made a decision to move on and are offering someone to take their place for £320 a month for part-time hours. [Full Article...]

Turkey to say 'bye bye' to ally opting for terrorists

Turkey to say 'bye bye' to ally opting for terrorists The lira is now down around 45% against the dollar since the start of the year, making it far harder for Turkish companies to pay back loans they have taken out in the United States currency. Erdogan said. Still, he went on to state Turkey acted on its own in the past despite USA objections, such as in its invasions of Northern Cyprus in 1974 and Afrin this year in Syrian Kurdistan. [Full Article...]

Charlottesville marks anniversary of violent clash with Rally for Justice (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

Charlottesville marks anniversary of violent clash with Rally for Justice (VIDEOS, PHOTOS) We made sure there was no traffic this time. Secret Service could "physically remove" Trump from White House when he loses in 2020 Dustbin 2020: The best Dems who surely won't get the nomination Obamas greeted by screaming fans at Martha's Vineyard MORE honored Heather Heyer on the first anniversary of her death in the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville , Va., calling on the ... [Full Article...]

Avenatti: 'I’m exploring a run for the presidency'

Avenatti: 'I’m exploring a run for the presidency' Democratic consultant Mary Anne Marsh said Avenatti deserves credit for being able to rile up Trump and Iowa Democrats deserve credit for bringing more attention to the fundraiser. "You can have all the experience in the world, you can be the most qualified person in the world, you can have the deepest policy books in the history of the nation, but if you can't beat this guy, it doesn't matt... [Full Article...]

Erdogan says lira crash political plot against Turkey

He indicated Turkey's relationship with Washington was imperiled. But Mr Erdogan indicated he was in no mood to offer concessions to the United States, or financial markets. The Turkish lira TRYTOM=D3 has always been falling on worries about Erdogan's influence over monetary policy and worsening relations with the United States. [Full Article...]

Trump tweets about Harley-Davidson boycott

Trump tweets about Harley-Davidson boycott Michael Flynn. The company plans to invest up to $825 million as part of its "More Roads to Harley-Davidson" strategy, which it said could generate more than $1 billion in annual revenue in 2022 compared to 2017. In response, Mr Trump has criticised Harley-Davidson, calling for higher, targeted taxes and threatening to lure foreign producers to the United States to increase competition. [Full Article...]

Higher US tariffs increase pressure on Turkish economy

Higher US tariffs increase pressure on Turkish economy Erdogan repeated his call for Turks to sell dollars and buy lira to shore up the currency, while telling business owners not to stock up on dollars. Turkey's woes have been aggravated by investor worries about the economic policies of Mr Erdogan, who won a new term in office in June with sweeping new powers. [Full Article...]


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