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Erdogan warns Trump Ankara may seek ‘new friends’ Erdogan warns Trump Ankara may seek ‘new friends’
- August 13, 2018

It said it would support steel and aluminium exporters on all worldwide platforms, and the United States remained an important trade partner. The Euro opened this week's trading session gapping lower against its U.S. The prospect of a deal for Brunson's release appeared high as Turkish officials traveled to Washington this week, but the deal apparently fell apart over last-minute Turkish demands. (more...)
Trump Tweets About Harley-Davidson Boycott Trump Tweets About Harley-Davidson Boycott
- August 13, 2018

President Trump said a planned boycott of iconic American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson for wanting to move some of its operations outside the United States would be "great". "We won't forget, and neither will your customers or your now very HAPPY competitors!" Harley has forecast that the European Union tariffs would cost the company about US$30-million to US$45-million for the remainder of 2018 and US$90-million to US$100-million on a full-year basis. (more...)
Canada’s PM: We will not apologise to Saudi Arabia Canada’s PM: We will not apologise to Saudi Arabia
- August 13, 2018

Further straining ties, the Saudi central bank has instructed its overseas asset managers to dispose of their Canadian equities, bonds and cash holdings "no matter the cost", the Financial Times reported. But while Saudi Arabia has been getting messages of support from regional allies and even rivals like Russia, Canada's Western allies - even those who had experienced similar Saudi outbursts in the past, such as Germany and Sweden - have chose to keep out of the latest dispute, at least ... (more...)
Thousands rally to demand Romanian government resignation Thousands rally to demand Romanian government resignation
- August 13, 2018

Many demonstrators needed treatment after inhaling pepper spray and tear gas, while others suffered blows, hospital sources said. The protestors were organised by Romanian expat groups operating overseas. But Iohannis also suggested that protesters who sought to break through police lines guarding Bucharest's government buildings and who threw rocks and stones at the police, injuring some officers, also deserved some blame. (more...)
Explosion at Syrian weapons depot kills 39 Explosion at Syrian weapons depot kills 39
- August 13, 2018

The opposition-run Syrian Civil Defence, also known as White Helmets, said the blast occurred Sunday in the village of Sarmada near the Turkish border and "killed and wounded dozens". In recent months, a series of explosions and assassinations - mainly targeting opposition officials and fighters - have rocked the province. While some have been claimed by Islamic State, most have been the result of infighting between other groups. (more...)
Get paid to hang out with cats and live in paradise Get paid to hang out with cats and live in paradise
- August 13, 2018

It turns out dreams really do come true, at least for cat lovers. It added that they are specifically on the hunt for someone who can "take over the daily running of my Greek cat sanctuary in my absence". You'll need to care for 55 cats, feeding, medicating, and giving each one plenty of love, and if you have experience trapping and handling feral cats, that's a bonus. (more...)
Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to begin September 4 Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to begin September 4
- August 13, 2018

Democrats have warned that Kavanaugh may be unwilling to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible coordination between President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation. Senate Democrats have railed against the process of releasing Kavanaugh's documents, arguing that they should be privy to documents from Kavanaugh's tenure as staff secretary in the Bush Administration. (more...)
Tourists brawl over prime selfie spot at Rome’s Trevi Fountain Tourists brawl over prime selfie spot at Rome’s Trevi Fountain
- August 12, 2018

The tourists then began pushing each other before the row escalated into slaps and punches. They had an exchange of words before a physical fight began, and their family members joined in. However, charges have been filed against some of the individuals for violence and threats. The Trevi Fountain, which was designed by architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Giuseppe Pannini in 1762, attracts thousands of visitors each year. (more...)
'Manhattan Madam' expected to appear before Mueller grand jury 'Manhattan Madam' expected to appear before Mueller grand jury
- August 12, 2018

An affiliate of Roger Stone has been held in contempt of court for his non-compliance with a subpoena that required him to testify before a grand jury. In a related development, another Stone associate, comedian and talk show host Randy Credico confirmed that he had been subpoenaed by the special counsel's office, which is probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election. (more...)
Turkish President Rails Against ‘War’ on Turkish Economy Turkish President Rails Against ‘War’ on Turkish Economy
- August 12, 2018

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Turks to sell their gold and dollars to support the crumbling lira. Turkey's currency plunged to fresh all-time lows against the dollar Friday after President Donald Trump announced in a tweet that he would double tariffs on aluminum to 20% and on steel to 50%. (more...)
Laura Ingraham Racially Attacks Legal Immigration on Live TV Laura Ingraham Racially Attacks Legal Immigration on Live TV
- August 12, 2018

Fox News Channel's Laura Ingraham is disavowing the support of white nationalists and claims her views about the nation's demographic changes have been distorted, although that hasn't quieted critics who see bigotry in her words. Still, MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski called it a "white supremacist speech" on Friday. The first boycott came in March , after Ingraham said Parkland shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg was "whining" when he spoke about getting rejected by his top ... (more...)
Manchester police say 10 people hospitalized after shooting Manchester police say 10 people hospitalized after shooting
- August 12, 2018

Detective Superintendent Debbie Dooley was quoted by Sky as saying a number of people were in hospital being treated for various injuries, none of which were believed to be life-threatening. It happened after the popular Caribbean Carnival of Manchester took place on Saturday. Greater Manchester police said the injuries ranged from "minor to major" but most didn't appear to be life-threatening. (more...)
Heavy fighting in Ghazni as Afghan forces battle Taliban Heavy fighting in Ghazni as Afghan forces battle Taliban
- August 12, 2018

According to the US military headquarters in Kabul , US aircraft conducted at least four air raids on Sunday and five more on Saturday, but details of the fighting were unclear as most of the city's telecoms masts were destroyed in recent fighting over recent. (more...)
Jordan attack: Five militants in custody after raid Jordan attack: Five militants in custody after raid
- August 12, 2018

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Friday's bomb blast in Al-Fuhais, a mostly Christian town, and the identities of the suspects were not known. The Interior Ministry says the bomb that went off late Friday was planted in an area where a police vehicle usually stops during an ongoing music festival in the town of Fuheis. (more...)
Ivanka Trump Condemns White Supremacy, Neo-Nazism on Charlottesville Anniversary Ivanka Trump Condemns White Supremacy, Neo-Nazism on Charlottesville Anniversary
- August 12, 2018

One year after Susan Bro's daughter was killed when a auto plowed into counterprotesters at a rally of white nationalist and other right-wing groups in Charlottesville , Virginia , Bro plans to mark the tragedy by going to the street where it happened. (more...)
Turkish lira hits record low amid financial panic, rising United States tensions Turkish lira hits record low amid financial panic, rising United States tensions
- August 12, 2018

Turkey remains at loggerheads with the United States over the detention for the last two years of American pastor Andrew Brunson and a host of other issues. The prospect of a deal for Brunson's release appeared high as Turkish officials traveled to Washington this week, but the deal apparently fell apart over last-minute Turkish demands. (more...)
Rowan Atkinson Defends Boris Johnson Burqa Joke Rowan Atkinson Defends Boris Johnson Burqa Joke
- August 12, 2018

Johnson compared women wearing the veil with bank robbers or letter boxes in an article for the right-leaning Daily Telegraph . The founder of the Conservative Muslim Forum, Lord Sheikh, has written to Lewis demanding "serious action", while former attorney general Dominic Grieve said he would quit the party if Johnson became prime minister. (more...)
Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria meets Imran Khan, gifts him a bat Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria meets Imran Khan, gifts him a bat
- August 12, 2018

With the inclusion of reserved seats for women and minorities, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) number of seats in the National Assembly has risen to 158. Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain has called a session of the new National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, starting August 13. The statement had also added that New Delhi hoped the newly elected government would work constructively to build a safe, stable, secure and developed South Asia, one that is free of terrorism and ... (more...)
Islamic Scholar Ma'ruf Amin Becomes Jokowi's Running Mate in 2019 Election Islamic Scholar Ma'ruf Amin Becomes Jokowi's Running Mate in 2019 Election
- August 12, 2018

The two will be challenged by former general Prabowo Subianto and his vice presidential candidate pick, the deputy governor of Jakarta , Sandiaga Uno. Because he is a wise religious figure, "Widodo said last night". According to the Jakarta Post, Ma'ruf now chairs the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), Indonesia's highest Muslim clerical body that oversees all registered Muslim organisations such as the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), Muhammadiyah and the Islamic Union (Persis). (more...)
Govt to phase-out single-use plastic bags Govt to phase-out single-use plastic bags
- August 12, 2018

New Zealand's government today announced it will phase out single-use plastic bags by 2019, a move Greenpeace is calling a win for people power and another big step towards addressing the global plastic pollution crisis. "New Zealanders chew through about 1.6 billion single-use bags every year". Once the bags are removed, The Warehouse and Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming and Torpedo7 will offer a broad range of affordable, environmentally friendly plastic-free reusable bags. (more...)
Trump's new tariffs on Turkey are actually benefiting Russian Federation Trump's new tariffs on Turkey are actually benefiting Russian Federation
- August 12, 2018

In an opinion article published in the New York Times on Saturday , Erdogan wrote that Turkey and the US had been strategic partners and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies for the past six decades and that his country had repeatedly come to America's aid. (more...)
DC, Charlottesville on edge as white nationalists prepare to rally DC, Charlottesville on edge as white nationalists prepare to rally
- August 12, 2018

The city of Charlottesville, Virginia, is bracing for what may come this weekend on the one-year anniversary of the deadly "Unite the Right" rally . Portland Police is conducting an internal investigation into its use of force on August 4, which included flash bangs, after a June 30 rally there turned into a riot, sending at least four to area hospitals by ambulance. (more...)
Holy cow! Bovine herd helps police corral suspect in Florida Holy cow! Bovine herd helps police corral suspect in Florida
- August 12, 2018

Our Alert team assisted the Sanford Police Department on Sunday, tracking down two suspects who crashed a stolen auto, bailed out and ran. One of the three passengers, Erin Thomas, 38, stayed with the SUV, while the other two attempted to hoof it into the field. (more...)
Australian woman cycling in New York City killed by garbage truck Australian woman cycling in New York City killed by garbage truck
- August 12, 2018

Madison Jane Lyden , 23, was cycling in the bike lane when she was suddenly forced to veer around an Uber blocking the lane at around 5:10 p.m., according to law enforcement sources. 44-year-old Felipe Chairez , of Centereach, is facing several charges including DWI. It's not clear whether he has an attorney who could speak for him. (more...)
Omarosa's book marks stunning turn-around for a former top aide
- August 12, 2018

Her shocked, shocked discovery that racism is going on in this administration makes her appear at best naive, at worst cynically willing to overlook obvious flaws in her boss that she chose to acknowledge only after being fired. According to multiple reports, she cites three unnamed sources in " Unhinged " who claim to have heard Trump use the "N-word" repeatedly during the making of The Apprentice . (more...)
Puerto Rico: 1,400 died in Maria but toll still 64 Puerto Rico: 1,400 died in Maria but toll still 64
- August 12, 2018

The new estimate it follows several other studies in recent months estimating the death toll surging well past 64 to anywhere from 1,000 to more than 4,000. Rosselló following the New York Times analysis. "The hurricanes" devastating effects on people's health and safety can not be overstated, ' the government said in the report seeking assistance from Congress to help rebuild an island that was already struggling from a deep economic crisis at the time of the storm. (more...)
Two Palestinians Dead in Gaza Riots Two Palestinians Dead in Gaza Riots
- August 11, 2018

Ahmed Abu Lulu was shot in a section of the border east of the southern city of Rafah and died of his wounds in hospital on Saturday morning. The Hamas-run Gaza health ministry reported on Friday that two Palestinians were killed in the riots: 25-year-old medic Abdullah al-Qatati and 55-year-old protester Ali al-Alul. (more...)
Maryland, DC Prepare For Unite The Right Rally Maryland, DC Prepare For Unite The Right Rally
- August 11, 2018

Event: The rally will start in Lafayette Park in Washington , D.C., and run from August 11 to 12. During last year's rally on August 12, 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed as a auto plowed into a crowd. coalition will feature minority, immigrant and other groups targeted by white nationalists, said Lance, "so that people can see overwhelmingly that these folks are unacceptable and are invaders in our town". (more...)
Trump administration launches Space Force to prepare for 'next battlefield' Trump administration launches Space Force to prepare for 'next battlefield'
- August 11, 2018

Trump said last week that he had ordered the Pentagon to begin the process of creating a Space Force as a new branch of the military. Mr Pence offered while space was once a peaceful and uncharted territory, it was now crowded and adversarial. (more...)
14000 fight California fires, some from prisons or overseas 14000 fight California fires, some from prisons or overseas
- August 11, 2018

Authorities say it is only 47% contained, and predict that it will continue to burn into September. The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory through Friday in Orange County and portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties because of the Holy fire . (more...)

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