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At today's prices, that's worth several trillion dollars. A communique of the 52nd meeting of the ad hoc working group for development of the convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea has been adopted, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan told Trend.
  • Romanian Protesters Clash With Police in Bucharest Turn Ugly

    Romanian Protesters Clash With Police in Bucharest Turn Ugly

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    Footage on social media show police beating non-violent protestors with holding their hands up. The Bucharest-Ilfov Emergency Service said that of those 65 people, including nine riot police, were taken to the hospital. "I'm here to try and change something", he said. "Unfortunately, it is still not possible, the ... people who govern us are not qualified and they are corrupt", he said, adding he hoped the next parliamentary election would see a bigger turnout.
  • Intense Fighting in Afghan City of Ghazni as Taliban Presses

    Intense Fighting in Afghan City of Ghazni as Taliban Presses

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    However, he was unaware of casualties. "The Taliban also exchanged views with the Uzbek officials about the withdrawal of the foreign troops and reconciliation in Afghanistan ", he said in the statement. Forces Afghanistan spokesman, said in an emailed statement. As the US and Taliban explore the next round of direct talks, attacks like the one Friday on Ghazni are a reminder of the pressure faced by Afghanistan's security forces.
  • Civilians caught in Syrian end game

    Civilians caught in Syrian end game

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    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based organisation, placed the death toll at 39. The group, which has a network of sources throughout Syria, said an arms depot in the basement of the building detonated, causing the entire multi-story structure to collapse.
  • North and South Korean Leaders Will Meet in Pyongyang in September

    North and South Korean Leaders Will Meet in Pyongyang in September

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    The summit meeting, if held, will mark the third of its kind between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un following their face-to-face meetings in April and May. 'We have opened an era where we are advancing hand in hand rather than standing in each other's way'. The summit would probably be held after the 70th anniversary of the North's foundation on September 9, the South's presidential office suggested.
  • Trump supports boycott of Harley-Davidson as tariff tensions weigh

    Trump supports boycott of Harley-Davidson as tariff tensions weigh

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    Cox's comment is striking given the context of bikers' complaints, and Trump's push for more products to be made in the U.S. The President tweeted about the potential boycott on Sunday. Harley said it stands to lose as much as $100 million a year, and the company pledged to shift some of its production overseas so that it could avoid the added tariffs on motorcycles sold in the EU.
  • Iran’s Khamenei blames mismanagement more than USA sanctions for economic woes

    Iran’s Khamenei blames mismanagement more than USA sanctions for economic woes

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    President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from Iran's nuclear deal with world powers in May and last week the US began restoring sanctions, exacerbating a financial crisis in Iran that has sent its currency tumbling. Rouhani's resignation, saying they were inadvertently "playing into the hands of the enemy". Iran's rial currency has lost about half of its value since April in anticipation of the renewed US sanctions, driven mainly by heavy demand for dollars among ordinary Iranians ...
  • Fall of the Turkish Lira raises concerns for emerging markets

    Fall of the Turkish Lira raises concerns for emerging markets

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    Following the announcement , the Turkish lira also hit record lows at 20 percent to the dollar, in the midst of a financial panic about the country's economic health. Similarly, the Vietnamese dong, which has been deemed as exposed to an intensification of hostilities between the U.S. and China over trade, also fell to a new all-time low against the dollar on Monday, with traders happy to seize on any excuse to sell.
  • Iraq PM cancels visit to Iran

    Iraq PM cancels visit to Iran

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    Burt said United Kingdom remains open to discussions with the US over addressing mutual concerns about Iran, but said the Iran nuclear deal is integral to Britain's regional security. "It is time to move on from the flawed 2015 deal", he continued. "We are asking global Britain to use its considerable diplomatic power and influence and join us".
  • Iran's Khamenei bans holding direct talks with United States

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    Khamenei added that "negotiations with the USA would definitely harm us and they are forbidden". While E.U. nations have pledged to try to preserve economic ties with Iran, most large European companies already concede they will sacrifice trade with Iran, rather than risk suffering from secondary sanctions.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation fires agent Peter Strzok who criticized Trump in text messages

    Federal Bureau of Investigation fires agent Peter Strzok who criticized Trump in text messages

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    The termination marks a remarkable downfall for Strzok, a 22-year veteran of the bureau who investigated Russian spies, defense officials accused of selling secrets to China and myriad other important cases. "The decision to fire Special Agent Strzok is not only a departure from typical Bureau practice, but also contradicts Director Wray's testimony to Congress and his assurances that the FBI meant to follow its regular process in this and all personnel matters", Goelman said.
  • Turkish crisis weakens shekel against dollar

    Turkish crisis weakens shekel against dollar

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    The lira has lost more than 45 percent of its value this year. A so-called credit crunch, a lack of daily liquidity, can cause a bank to collapse. The Lira extended its selloff and fell by up to 11% against the Dollar in thin trading in Asia, before trimming losses after the Turkish Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency stepped in to limit swap transactions on the currency.
  • Trade Talks with Mexico Going Well; Canada Should Wait

    Trade Talks with Mexico Going Well; Canada Should Wait

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    Their Tariffs and Trade Barriers are far too high. "Autoworkers and farmers must be taken care of or there will be no deal", the tweet said. But a spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Ottawa won't change course in response to the president's message.
  • Omarosa shares tape of Trump's reaction to her being fired

    Omarosa shares tape of Trump's reaction to her being fired

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    Kelly is heard in the recording telling Omarosa that she had serious "integrity issues" and compared her being let go to a military court martial. Also, during the Meet the Press interview , Todd pressed her on her past defenses of Trump's racism and misogyny, including when she said in 2016 that her hiring was proof that Trump isn't racist.
  • Baltimore police officer suspended after video of beating goes viral

    Baltimore police officer suspended after video of beating goes viral

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    The man's family identified him as Dashawn McGrier . "Part of our investigation will be reviewing body worn camera footage". Police, who have not identified the officer, said in a message posted on Twitter that Interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle had accepted the officer's resignation and that an "active criminal investigation" remained pending.
  • Cat sanctuary on Greek paradise island is seeking new recruit

    Cat sanctuary on Greek paradise island is seeking new recruit

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    The job takes about four hours a day of work and involves feeding, cleaning up after, medicating and loving the 55 cats at the sanctuary. The couple first moved to Syros seven years ago and began taking in stray cats. You can see the full job spec here. "It all started here". The position entails running the cat sanctuary and caring for the 55 furry friends that live there.
  • Turkey central bank ready to take 'all necessary measures' for stability

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    Analysts and eurozone financial regulators are concerned about the potential for the weakening lira to cause problems for banks in Turkey, as well as for major lenders in Spain and France . A look at price action so far in today's Asian market hours indicate that the pair could try close the Gap down move from when trading started for the day and gain stability around 1.1400 handle, however for the pair to gain stability Turkey's economic plan action announcement, due later today, should ...
  • Trump doubles steel and aluminum tariffs on Turkey

    Trump doubles steel and aluminum tariffs on Turkey

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    The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan , has repeated a call on Turks to sell dollars and euros to support the national currency, which has been in freefall over concerns about the economy and deteriorating ties with the US. Against the USA dollar, the euro touched its lowest since July 2017 at $1.13715 (EUR=D3). Turkey will "never accept the order, which declares war against the whole world", through the threats of sanctions , he said, referring to the U.S.
  • Pakistan supports Saudi Arabia in diplomatic row with Canada

    Pakistan supports Saudi Arabia in diplomatic row with Canada

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    Tensions have been high between the two countries since Monday after Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland tweeted to demand release of women's rights activist Samar Badawi. But this year, the uncertainty of getting back to Canada is causing anxiety. Trudeau, who was heavily criticized for his 2017 tweet welcoming refugees to Canada as the US was clamping down on its asylum system, didn't apologize for making use of the medium in this situation.
  • WH Fires Back At Omarosa - 'This Book Is Riddled With Lies'

    WH Fires Back At Omarosa - 'This Book Is Riddled With Lies'

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    Manigault Newman says she turned down the offer. The White House initially declined to respond to the allegations in her book, which is scheduled to be released next week, although several advisers have privately questioned her credibility and pointed out that she was very upset at being dismissed.
  • SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation Hearing Scheduled

    SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation Hearing Scheduled

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    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will begin on September 4, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley announced in a statement on Friday. "The committee shouldn't hold a hearing before we've had a chance to review his entire record". Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, (R-Texas), a member of the Judiciary Committee, said the hearings will make it possible for the Senate to commence a floor vote on President Trump's pick before the next term for the Supreme Court begins in ...
  • Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe

    Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe

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    Miller had previously challenged the subpoena ordering him to testify before the grand jury, arguing that Mueller's appointment as special counsel was unconstitutional. Stone told CNN's Anderson Cooper earlier this week that he has not been contacted by the special counsel's office and said that while he "would not rule out cooperating", with the investigation, he would not testify against Trump.
  • Trump OKs stiffer tariffs on Turkish metals as lira plummets

    Trump OKs stiffer tariffs on Turkish metals as lira plummets

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    Erdogan appealed to a crowd in the city of Bayburt to exchange dollars and gold for Turkish lira to prop up the plunging currency. U.S. President Donald Trump introduced a round of sanctions on August 1, preventing the Turkish justice an interior ministries from doing business with U.S.
  • UK's ex-foreign minister to face probe over burqa remarks

    UK's ex-foreign minister to face probe over burqa remarks

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    He is instead more likely to be told . The internal Tory process looking at Mr Johnson's comparison of Muslim women in face coverings with " bank robbers " or "letter boxes" was automatically triggered on Thursday after party headquarters received several complaints.
  • Sunil Gavaskar to skip Imran Khan's oath-taking ceremony

    Sunil Gavaskar to skip Imran Khan's oath-taking ceremony

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    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". India-Pakistan peace talks stalled in 2013 and efforts to get them started have come to naught, mainly due to several terrorist attacks in India seen as perpetrated by Pakistan-based terrorist groups.
  • President Trump Issues Statement Ahead of Deadly Charlottesville Anniversary

    President Trump Issues Statement Ahead of Deadly Charlottesville Anniversary

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    The mother of Heather Heyer , who died previous year when a white nationalist slammed his vehicle into counter-protesters in Charlottesville, has urged people to stay peaceful as Washington DC readies itself for Unite the Right 2. Several events were scheduled in the city including a gathering that will include veteran civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton and Susan Bro, the mother of the woman who was killed a year ago.
  • Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones and InfoWars

    Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones and InfoWars

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    The Twitter chief continued that while he considers Jones a purveyor of "unsubstantiated rumors", the only result of "succumb [ing] and simply react [ing] to outside pressure" and banning voices like his entirely would simply give "fuel to new conspiracy theories".
  • Emergency declared in Virginia prior to 'Unite the Right' rally

    Emergency declared in Virginia prior to 'Unite the Right' rally

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    The 2017 Charlottesville rally, which drew white supremacists and neo-Nazis, was originally meant to protest the planned removal of a statue depicting Confederate General Robert E. "We know that our responsibility is to protect First Amendment events , to protect Washingtonians and to protect our city, and we will do just that", she said.
  • Space Force logos made for Trump’s profit

    Space Force logos made for Trump’s profit

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    Pence reiterated the president's burning desire for the armed-forces addition in his announcement, citing Trump's insistence that space is a battleground no different from air and sea. No Republican is willing to tell Trump it's a "dumb idea", added the lawmaker from Hawaii. " Space Force is not your solution", she said. The Space Force would be the first new branch since 1947 , when the Air Force was established as its own branch.
  • California's Carr Fire more than 50 percent contained, but still growing

    California's Carr Fire more than 50 percent contained, but still growing

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    He also faces sentencing enhancements for arson of multiple structures. That blaze had burned burned more than 304,000 acres and injured two firefighters, as of Thursday morning. The Holy Fire - named for Holy Jim Canyon where it began is one of almost 20 blazes across California. After nearly a month of wildfires, the National Weather Service warned that satellite images showed "widespread smoke" drifting from the fires into western and central Canada before heading back south in the US ...
  • Plane stolen from SeaTac International Airport, multiple sources claim

    Plane stolen from SeaTac International Airport, multiple sources claim

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    The regional airline is based in the Seattle-Tacoma airport and it's owned by the Alaska Air Group. There was no indication that the incident was an act of terror, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said on Twitter . According to the mercurynews.com, witnesses reported seeing the Bombardier Q400, a turboprop aircraft, perform a loop-the-loop and almost slam into Chambers Bay, all while being pursued by fighter jets.
  • ED Mnangagwa inauguration cancelled…Chamisa corners ZEC

    ED Mnangagwa inauguration cancelled…Chamisa corners ZEC

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    ZEC declared that Mnangagwa won the election with 50.8 percent of the vote while Chamisa was said to have come second with 44.3 percent of the vote. The MDC Alliance's legal representatives‚ Chris Mhike and Sylvester Hashiti‚ and his chief election agent‚ Jameson Timba‚ arrived at the court about 30 minutes before the courts closed for the end of the day at 4pm to file the papers.
  • 20 die from landslides caused by relentless rain

    20 die from landslides caused by relentless rain

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    The minister said the shutters were only opened for a few hours to release the pressure and there was no reason for panic. As water gushed out of the Idukki dam, low lying areas in Cheruthoni including Karimban and Thadiyambad were inundated.
  • Whitmer Wins Democratic Primary In Governor's Race

    Whitmer Wins Democratic Primary In Governor's Race

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    Gretchen Whitmer has won the Democratic nomination for MI governor, besting two competitors to advance to the November race to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. They've pushed anti-choice. They've cut us out of the debate about everything from our health care to our water. He likes Trump but said the president's endorsement did not sway him.
  • Judge Halts Deportation, Warns Jeff Sessions

    Judge Halts Deportation, Warns Jeff Sessions

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    Justice Department attorney Erez Reuveni said he had not been told the deportation was happening that morning, and could not confirm the whereabouts of Carmen and her daughter. It challenges a recent tightening on standards for seeking USA asylum, which makes it far more hard for those fleeing domestic or gang violence to win the right to remain in the United States.
  • Abby Huntsman Leaving Fox News to Join The View

    Abby Huntsman Leaving Fox News to Join The View

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    A source familiar with the situation told Deadline Huntsman is expected to land at The View , though no deal is done. Jon Huntsman (R-Utah), who joined President Donald Trump's administration last fall to serve as the United States' ambassador to Russian Federation, a country " The View " panel frequently discusses.
  • US Senate Intelligence Committee calls Julian Assange to testify

    US Senate Intelligence Committee calls Julian Assange to testify

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    WikiLeaks published a letter from the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday which asked Assange to make himself available to testify in person at a closed hearing as part of its investigation into whether Moscow meddled to help Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election.
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    Rare "Firenado" Erupts As Firefighters Battle Factory Blaze

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    A massive fire sparked a "firenado" in the English Midlands on Tuesday. A blaze turned into a tornado-like whirl as firefighters worked to extinguish a fire at a plastics factory in Derbyshire , England. Video uploaded to the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service Facebook page showed the rare fire tornado, also known as a fire whirl, stretching into the sky from a large plastic-pallets fire.