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Global News Erdogan says lira crash 'political plot' against Turkey
Author: 0 Erdogan says lira crash 'political plot' against Turkey

The currency is currently down 13.5% against the United States dollar, after a brief 20% fall, resulting from a Trump tweet that declared, "Aluminum will now be 20% and Steel 50%", and concluded: "Our relations with Turkey are not good at this time!" Erdogan also hit back at U.S.

Global News Anti-racist protestors march through Charlottesville
Author: 0 Anti-racist protestors march through Charlottesville

Deploying riot police along the security perimeter, law enforcement went on to erect concrete barriers and metal fences before setting up entry points with metal detectors to screen rally participants. Kyle Rodland, who took his young sons to get ice cream downtown, said he felt much safer than past year, when he left town with his family and stayed with his parents after seeing people armed with long rifles walking around outside his home.

Global News Lift off! NASA's 'touch the sun' Parker Solar Probe mission launches
Author: 0 Lift off! NASA's 'touch the sun' Parker Solar Probe mission launches

The measurements and imaging captured by the Parker Solar Probe will "revolutionise our understanding of the corona and the Sun-Earth connection", Nasa revealed. From Earth, it is 93 million miles (150 million kilometers) to the sun, and the Parker probe will be within 4 percent of that distance at its closest.

Global News Helicopters rescue campers in France amid flash floods
Author: 0 Helicopters rescue campers in France amid flash floods

A German man, who was with the group, was swept away by the floodwaters in his caravan or travel trailer, which was later found "empty and in pieces" near the river. The mayor of Bagnols, Jean-Yves Chapelet, told BFM-TV many Dutch tourists were among the 350 campers evacuated there. According to UK Met Office nearly three inches of rain fell over south-east France in 24 hours.

Global News U.S. military to create ‘Space Force’ by 2020
Author: 0 U.S. military to create ‘Space Force’ by 2020

For Americans more taken with the idea of a strong interplanetary defense, there is an option shaped like a shield, and one in which the flight path of spaceship winds around a circle of stars to form a sort of protective web. "This is a process we're in". "We are in complete alignment with the president's concern about protecting our assets in space that contribute to our security, to our economy".

Global News Deported Asylum-Seekers Brought Back On Angry Judge's Orders
Author: 0 Deported Asylum-Seekers Brought Back On Angry Judge's Orders

Washington, DC, Judge Emmet Sullivan was hearing a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and Center for Gender and Refugee Studies when he learned of the deportations - which came after he was assured by administration lawyers that none of the plaintiffs would be kicked out, NBC News reported .

Global News European Union observers to leave Zimbabwe in wake of disputed election
Author: 0 European Union observers to leave Zimbabwe in wake of disputed election

His new cabinet will come soon after his inauguration set for this coming Sunday. The party must prove that any irregularities were grave enough to change the outcome of the vote. U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols Thursday made a surprise appearance at Tendai Biti's court hearing telling journalists soon after that the decision by Zimbabwean authorities to charge the MDC Alliance politician was "worrisome".

Global News Trump urges peace on Charlottesville rally anniversary
Author: 0 Trump urges peace on Charlottesville rally anniversary

Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Peter Cvjetanovic, right, appears with neo-Nazis, alt-right supporters and white nationalists holding tiki torches and chanting at counterprotesters in Virginia on August 11, 2017. During an interview this summer, Kessler said he was still "coming to terms" with what happened at last year's Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville and said he apologized to the family of Heather Heyer , who was killed when a motorist drove his auto into a group of ...

Global News Devin Nunes Talks About Protecting Trump on Leaked Audio
Author: 0 Devin Nunes Talks About Protecting Trump on Leaked Audio

During the fundraiser, Nunes also said conservative Republicans made a decision to table the idea of impeaching deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who's overseeing the Mueller probe , because it could endanger the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh .

Global News Firefighters Injured Battling Blaze in Cleveland National Forest
Author: 0 Firefighters Injured Battling Blaze in Cleveland National Forest

Rodriguez's wife and two daughters evacuated. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for the two counties. "Stay safe", she said as smoke billowed behind her. Residents flee a neighborhood with their belongings after a spot fire broke out at the Holy Fire in Lake Elsinore, California , southeast of Los Angeles, on August 10, 2018.

Global News Turkish Currency Collapses After Trump Doubles Metals Tariffs
Author: 0 Turkish Currency Collapses After Trump Doubles Metals Tariffs

The Lira has lost almost a third of its value this year, as relations with the United States have become increasingly strained. UBS chief economist for EMEA emerging markets Gyorgy Kovacs said a giant rate hike of 350-400 basis points would be "consistent with real rate levels that in the past helped to stabilise the currency" but warned a deal to normalise ties with the USA may also be needed.

Global News Aftershock jolts Indonesia's Lombok as death toll jumps to 259
Author: 0 Aftershock jolts Indonesia's Lombok as death toll jumps to 259

Almost 1500 people have been hospitalised with serious injuries from Sunday's quake and more than 156,000 have been displaced due to the extensive damage to thousands of homes. In total, an estimated 20,000 people have been displaced by the massive quake. At least 40,000 homes were destroyed on Sunday and more than 150,000 people are homeless.

Global News Gretchen Whitmer Handily Wins Michigan's Democratic Gubernatorial Primary
Author: 0 Gretchen Whitmer Handily Wins Michigan's Democratic Gubernatorial Primary

Schuette, Michigan's current Attorney General, defeated Lt. Governor Brian Calley, State Senator Patrick Colbeck and Dr. Jim Hines to win the Republican race. Precincts then started to run low on ballots. "We know we deserve better and we are ready to fight, right?" Calley, who was supported by Snyder but withdrew his support for Trump in 2016, touted economic gains under their watch and accused Schuette of illegally misusing his office to advance his political career and wrongly prosecuting ...

Global News Kerala floods: Idukki on high alert, Modi, Rajnath call up CM
Author: 0 Kerala floods: Idukki on high alert, Modi, Rajnath call up CM

The Cheruthoni Dam, part of Idukki reservoir, the largest arch dam in Asia was opened after 26 years. The inmates of these houses were shifted to relief camps. India's home minister Rajnath Singh , who is in touch with Vijayan plans to visit the flood affected areas of the state on August 12. Kerala Chief Minister on Thursday called for a high-level meeting to discuss the flood situation in the state.

Global News Argentina: Senators reject bill to legalise abortion
Author: 0 Argentina: Senators reject bill to legalise abortion

While abortion-rights campaigners seemed to have a chance of success a few weeks ago, leaders of the Catholic Church spoke out against abortion, leading to senators from conservative provinces to vote against it, reported The New York Times .

Global News NAB questions Imran Khan in helicopters misuse case
Author: 0 NAB questions Imran Khan in helicopters misuse case

Sharif is now appealing a 10-year prison sentence for corruption. Qureshi said that Imran told the party that he would regularly attend the sessions of the National Assembly specifically its question hour to answer questions. The ECP's decision to withhold the results has jeopardised holding of election for next prime minister of the country, The News said. "I will come up to people's expectations".

Global News Watch Rare 'Firenado' as Firefighters Battle Blaze in the Sky
Author: 0 Watch Rare 'Firenado' as Firefighters Battle Blaze in the Sky

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, which helped tackle the blaze, shared the video on Facebook, saying: "Whilst we were firefighting at Occupational Lane we witnessed a firenado or a fire whirl". "This sight is caused by intense heat rising from the ground, and turbulent wind conditions", officials from Leicestershire's fire department said on Twitter.

Global News At least 4 dead in Canadian shooting
Author: 0 At least 4 dead in Canadian shooting

Police are asking people to avoid the area of Brookside Drive between main and Ring Road. That CBC report adds that there has been massive emergency services response to the area, including police, paramedics and firefighters. "Doors are locked and everybody's inside", he said. Emergency vehicles are seen at the Brookside Drive area in Fredericton, Canada August 10, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media.

Global News North Korea chides U.S. for following ‘outdated acting script’
Author: 0 North Korea chides U.S. for following ‘outdated acting script’

White House national security adviser John Bolton said Tuesday North Korea has done little to denuclearize, almost two months after the country's leader, Kim Jong Un , met with President Donald Trump . On Wednesday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the United States was "not willing to wait for too long" for North Korea to take steps toward denuclearising.

Global News Israeli fire kills two Hamas militants in Gaza
Author: 0 Israeli fire kills two Hamas militants in Gaza

Local media said that an Israeli reconnaissance plane fired a rocket on a group of Palestinians gathering near a position of Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas movement, in Ashkelon. The military released footage that it said was of the incident. The cross-border incident came after a delegation of senior Hamas officials visited Gaza to discuss a ceasefire agreement with Israel proposed by the United Nations and Egypt.

Global News Saudi Arabia Threatens Canadian 9/11, Shows Limits of Twitter Diplomacy
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia Threatens Canadian 9/11, Shows Limits of Twitter Diplomacy

They said Canada "plans to seek help from the United Arab Emirates and Britain" in easing tensions with Saudi Arabia. "It is a significant portion of our barley exports", Dahl said, noting the market had been considered a stable market, noting the industry saw growth potential there given ongoing food sustainability concerns within Saudi Arabia.

Global News One dead, several wounded after Saudi Arabia 'intercepts Yemen missile'
Author: 0 One dead, several wounded after Saudi Arabia 'intercepts Yemen missile'

Footage from the Houthi media office showed a boy wearing a blue backpack with a UNICEF logo being carried into a hospital emergency room with blood pouring down his face and over his traditional Yemeni thawb, an ankle-length garment. He stressed that the Houthi leaders and terrorist elements responsible for firing ballistic missiles and targeting civilians will be targeted as part of the coalition efforts to prevent terrorist elements from harming regional and global security.

Global News Lombok quake deaths rise to 91,
Author: 0 Lombok quake deaths rise to 91, "massive" damage

Ensure you have your policy number to hand. The quake caused light damage as far away as the Javanese city of Bandung, some 955 kilometres from Mataram, but was felt strongly on the neighbouring resort island of Bali . "I can't see myself getting much sleep for a few days", she said. The natural disaster triggered widespread panic as thousands fled their homes for emergency shelters as buildings collapsed.

Global News ‘Secret life’: Rick Gates forced to reveal affair at Manafort trial
Author: 0 ‘Secret life’: Rick Gates forced to reveal affair at Manafort trial

Asoyne. The judge overseeing Paul Manafort's trial, who has berated prosecutors daily for perceived missteps and slights, told the jury Thursday to ignore one of his outbursts, saying he was "probably wrong". In a final back and forth between lawyers over Gates's credibility, the focus turned to his decision to plead guilty and cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, which Manafort's defence have portrayed as an attempt to save his own skin.

Global News Pence outlines plan for new Space Force by 2020
Author: 0 Pence outlines plan for new Space Force by 2020

Sen. Bill Nelson is among the lawmakers opposed to the idea. The United States will have a Space Force as a separate branch of the military. The second phase requires Congress to combine these components into the sixth branch of the armed forces.

Author: 0 Death toll after Lombok quake rises to 259

Facebook apologized for animated balloons and confetti appearing when Indonesian speakers posted messages about Sunday's deadly quake on Indonesia's Lombok Island. Buildings that collapsed in the chaos has left many people without their homes, and others were sent panicking into the street. Wiranto said the government will develop a plan to rebuild communities on Lombok, which like its more famous neighbour Bali is a popular tourist destination with powder-white beaches, mountains and a ...

Global News Should Boris Johnson apologise for his comments about burkas?
Author: 0 Should Boris Johnson apologise for his comments about burkas?

Sayeeda Warsi, a Conservative member of the House of Lords, said Johnson was using Muslim women as a "convenient political football to try and increase his poll ratings". By a narrow margin of 48 per cent to 45 per cent they thought he did not need to say sorry for his comments. If disciplinary action follows, Mr Johnson could be suspended or even expelled if he was found to be in breach of the Tory code of conduct.

Global News Texas Student Posts Snappy Graduation Picture With 14ft Alligator
Author: 0 Texas Student Posts Snappy Graduation Picture With 14ft Alligator

The photos, taken by Arlie Hammonds, show a sweet and interactive moment in the waters of Gator Country , where Noland interned. " He's one of my best friends here ", she told Inside Edition. "Over the past three weeks, I had gained Tex's trust and felt comfortable in the water", she says. "Thank you to everyone who has shared my posts and given me all of this support", Noland wrote on Facebook .

Global News Star witness Rick Gates to testify for third day in Manafort trial
Author: 0 Star witness Rick Gates to testify for third day in Manafort trial

Both Gates and Manafort were indicted last October by a federal grand jury on 12 charges, including conspiracy against the U.S. Manafort has pleaded not guilty to all charges . District Court judge overseeing the Eastern Virginia trial renewed his angry tone with prosecutors Wednesday. However, Gates also said the agents did not ask about tax returns and "the majority of the Cypriot accounts were closed" at the stage.

Global News Another strong earthquake hits Indonesia's Lombok, buildings collapse
Author: 0 Another strong earthquake hits Indonesia's Lombok, buildings collapse

After the 6.9 magnitude quake in Lombok, Facebook users wrote "I hope people will survive". That number is expected to rise. Buildings still standing on the island have been weakened after Sunday's natural disaster. Almost 2,500 people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries and upwards of 156,000 people are displaced due to the extensive damage to homes.

Global News Causing premature BIRTH: TERRIFYING moment rocket EXPLODES in Israel near CHILDREN
Author: 0 Causing premature BIRTH: TERRIFYING moment rocket EXPLODES in Israel near CHILDREN

A Palestinian was killed in northern Gaza, while at least six were wounded in raids aimed targeting sites across the strip, the Gazan health ministry said. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said the violence broke out after militants shot at an IDF vehicle in Gaza on Wednesday. Israeli television broadcast images of a house and cars reportedly damaged by the rockets in Sderot.

Global News UK poised to ask Russia to extradite suspects in nerve agent attack
Author: 0 UK poised to ask Russia to extradite suspects in nerve agent attack

The Times newspaper alleged in reports that detectives from the Metropolitan Police in London are understood to be confident they have identified the would-be assassins who used a perfume bottle containing the deadly poison novichok in their unsuccessful attempt to kill Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, aged 33, in March.

Global News Sen. Rand Paul Invites Russian Lawmakers To Visit The Capitol
Author: 0 Sen. Rand Paul Invites Russian Lawmakers To Visit The Capitol

Today, I met with Chairman Kosachev, and we agreed on the importance of continued dialogue. Marking the second U.S. congressional delegation to Moscow in a month - Senator Richard Shelby and a group of USA lawmakers held talks with senior Russian officials in July - Paul said that part of the goal of his trip was to promote greater dialogue between Moscow and Washington .

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