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World Clarify activists arrests — European Union to Saudis
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Saudi Arabia and Canada are now locked in a diplomatic spat over so-called human rights leading to breakdown in future trade deals, suspended passenger flights and a flurry of other sanctions. He added that Pakistan stands by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in protecting its sovereignty as a matter of principle and based on the historic and brotherly relations between the two countries.

World Anti-govt corruption protests in Romania injure 440
Author: 0 Anti-govt corruption protests in Romania injure 440

The violence began when some in the crowd tried to break into the government building - but were held back by the police security cordon. Law enforcement officers used tear gas canisters and water cannons. They sent home just under $5 billion previous year, a lifeline for rural communities in one of the EU's least developed countries. Mr Ostafi said: "I left to give my children a better life, which was not possible here then".

World Taliban Intensify Attacks on Afghan Forces
Author: 0 Taliban Intensify Attacks on Afghan Forces

The highway from Kabul to Afghanistan's southern provinces, which runs through Ghazni , is still closed. "You can stay downstairs if you want to - or leave, it's OK - but we are going to fight from your home against the police", she said the Taliban told her.

World Donald Trump backs boycott of Harley-Davidson in steel tariff dispute
Author: 0 Donald Trump backs boycott of Harley-Davidson in steel tariff dispute

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. 'Most other companies are coming in our direction, including Harley competitors. A Harley-Davidson logo adorns a bike outside of the Harley-Davidson of New York City showroom store, June 25, 2018 in the Queens borough of New York City.

Author: 0 Iran's leader orders government not to talk to US

The United States reimposed strict sanctions against Iran on Tuesday, with Trump threatening to penalize businesses from third countries that continue to operate in the Islamic Republic. Defying US demands to curb its missile program, Iran unveiled a new generation of its "Fateh Mobin" short-range ballistic missile on Monday, state TV reported.

World Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says mismanagement hurts economy more than U.S. sanctions
Author: 0 Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says mismanagement hurts economy more than U.S. 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". Khamenei added that "negotiations with the USA would definitely harm us and they are forbidden". He says "along with sanctions, Americans have recently raised two more options, war and talks".

World FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages
Author: 0 FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

Strzok helped lead the investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 election. "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 in a statement.

World Turkey to launch action plan to avert financial collapse
Author: 0 Turkey to launch action plan to avert financial collapse

The Turkish lira has nosedived after a political clash with the United States intensified and investors fretted about the Turkish government's lack of action to tackle the problems plaguing its economy. While the reserve measures should ease worries over financial stability, they will have no direct impact on the lira because they do not affect banks' foreign exchange positions, BNP Paribas strategist Erkin Isik said in a note.

World 'Canada must wait,' tweets Trump, renewing auto tariff threat
Author: 0 'Canada must wait,' tweets Trump, renewing auto tariff threat

It seems that new sticking points have emerged over Trump's threat to impose steep automotive tariffs. "Autoworkers and farmers must be taken care of or there will be no deal", Trump tweeted late Friday, adding that incoming Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador "has been an absolute gentleman".

World Trump's former adviser Omarosa Newman says she secretly taped her firing
Author: 0 Trump's former adviser Omarosa Newman says she secretly taped her firing

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. Manigault-Newman was one of Trump's longest-serving associates, "the only person aside from his daughter who'd known and worked alongside him for more than a decade", CNN reported .

Author: 0 Turkish lira pulls back from record low, markets rattled

Erdogan confirmed media reports that Washington gave Onal's delegation a deadline of 6pm last Wednesday for the release of Brunson "otherwise the sanctions will begin". Erdogan noted that his country would turn to other partners if this "economic war" goes on. He appeared to indicate that the entire alliance between Turkey - which joined North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in 1952 with strong American backing - and Washington was at stake.

World Canada asks for help in Saudi dispute
Author: 0 Canada asks for help in Saudi dispute

Last week, Canada sparked fury in Riyadh by calling for the "immediate release" of rights campaigners, including award-winning women´s rights activist Samar Badawi, the sister of jailed blogger Raif Badawi. Saudi Arabia's move had a brief impact on the Canadian dollar, with the loonie depreciating as much as 0.5 percent to CA$1.3120 per USA dollar Wednesday after the Financial Times reported the Saudi central bank and state pension funds instructed overseas asset managers to dispose of ...

World Confirmation hearings for US top court nominee Kavanaugh open September 4
Author: 0 Confirmation hearings for US top court nominee Kavanaugh open September 4

The hearing is expected to run four days. "He's a mainstream judge". HRC responded to the Kavanaugh hearing announcement made by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley with a call for full transparency on the nominee's record. The committee has received about 175,000 pages from the Bush library, but has only publicly released 5,700 pages. In a new video and report , HRC explains why understanding Kavanaugh's record at the White House is important; during these years, former ...

World 'Civil War': Tory Brexiteers Threaten Rebellion over Boris Burqa Investigation
Author: 0 'Civil War': Tory Brexiteers Threaten Rebellion over Boris Burqa Investigation

Mr Johnson is facing investigation by an independent panel following complaints that his comments on the burka breached the Conservative Party's code of conduct. 'Full bandwagon jumping territory'Conor Burns, Tory MP for Bournemouth West'It's bash Boris'Andrew Bridgen, Tory MP for North West Leicestershire " This [inquiry is] being use to try and discredit Boris Johnson from people who are anxious about him in inside the Conservative party and outside the Conservative party.

World Saudi king, crown prince congratulate Pakistan's Imran Khan on victory
Author: 0 Saudi king, crown prince congratulate Pakistan's Imran Khan on victory

Earlier, India's high commissioner in Pakistan Ajay Bisaria called on Khan and congratulated him on his victory. 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.

World Turkey Warns the USA about Danger of Losing Strategic Partner
Author: 0 Turkey Warns the USA about Danger of Losing Strategic Partner

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected "threatening language" of the USA administration. The lira's plunge is one of the most serious economic crises that Erdogan has faced since coming to power in 2003 in the wake of a financial crisis in 2001 that brought the economy to near meltdown.

World Donald Trump condemns racism on anniversary of violent Charlottesville alt-right rally
Author: 0 Donald Trump condemns racism on anniversary of violent Charlottesville alt-right rally

Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, is in the background. Charlottesville City Councilor Wes Bellamy commented on the rally when saying , "They weren't doing anything that was unlawful". Stern and other state, county and city officials said to expect large numbers of law enforcement officers in and around Charlottesville as part of a large-scale, multiagency safety and security plan to head off violence.

World Pres. Trump Calls For Peace, Condemns Racism, One Year After Charlottesville Riots
Author: 0 Pres. Trump Calls For Peace, Condemns Racism, One Year After Charlottesville Riots

US President Donald Trump , often accused of denigrating non-white people, condemned racism Saturday as the nation marked the anniversary of deadly unrest triggered by a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville , Virginia . The mother of Heather Heyer , the 32-year-old woman who was hit by a vehicle and killed last year, has also spoken publicly leading up to the anniversary .

World Judge orders plane carrying deported mother, daughter to turn around
Author: 0 Judge orders plane carrying deported mother, daughter to turn around

District Judge Emmet Sullivan had been assured the pair would not be deported to El Salvador before midnight Thursday. They had sought asylum in the USA after claiming they feared for their life in their homeland. The judge ordered the government to immediately return Carmen and her daughter to the U.S. If the government does not fully comply with the order, the judge said he would order officials to appear in court to explain why they should not be held in contempt.

World Pres. Trump Sends Single Tweet Condemning Racism On Charlottesville Anniversary
Author: 0 Pres. Trump Sends Single Tweet Condemning Racism On Charlottesville Anniversary

Rally supporters and counter-protesters screamed, shouted, chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles, and unleashed chemical sprays on each other that weekend in Charlottesville . On Wednesday, Virginia's governor declared a state of emergency to help coordinate planning and response to the anniversary weekend. Both rally participants and counter-protesters gathered in Emancipation Park where the groups clashed and the rally turned violent.

World Pence, Pentagon promise 'Space Force' by 2020
Author: 0 Pence, Pentagon promise 'Space Force' by 2020

Deborah James, who served as Air Force secretary for the final three years of the Obama administration, estimated it would be five to 10 years before a separate service would be fully formed. President Donald Trump ordered the creation of Space Force in June, arguing the Pentagon needs it to tackle vulnerabilities in space and assert USA dominance in orbit.

World Smoke from California wildfires reaches NY
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He also faces sentencing enhancements for arson of multiple structures. Two firefighters were treated for heat-related injuries Monday. He said they were still working through the evidence to determine how it was started. He also claimed he had been threatened by the MS-13 gang. Wildfires across California and the region could be further stoked by strong gusts, low humidity and hot weather on Friday and Saturday, forecasters warned.

World Alaska Airlines reports stolen aircraft, witnesses report chase
Author: 0 Alaska Airlines reports stolen aircraft, witnesses report chase

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department and the Coast Guard dispatched rescue vessels to the scene. The plane was a Horizon Air Q400, according to a statement from Horizon's partner airline Alaska Airlines . Witness footage shows the plane's erratic flight prior to the crash . Rezaye said additional reinforcements had been rushed to Ghazni late Friday, after United States forces deployed attack helicopters and launched at least one drone strike to push back the Taliban fighters.

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

Chamisa's lawyer Thabani Mpofu said he had asked the Constitutional Court to nullify the July 30 vote and that his court application meant Mnangagwa's swearing-in had been halted. Mr Biti is the first senior opposition politician to be detained since Mr Mnangagwa took over from Mr Mugabe. " Zimbabwe faces a awful threat from a group of people that has no respect for the law", Biti, who was granted bail Thursday, told the court before his case was adjourned until next week.

World Afghanistan: dozens dead as Taliban attack Ghazni, officials say
Author: 0 Afghanistan: dozens dead as Taliban attack Ghazni, officials say

Taliban militants have launched an attack on an Afghan provincial capital and heavy fighting is under way as security forces try to beat them back, with terrified residents cowering in their homes amid explosions and gunfire. "The whole city is under the control of Afghan forces", Brig. The attack followed a similar assault on Farah in May, when fighters came close to overrunning the city in western Afghanistan .

World Argentina's Senate rejects bill to legalise abortion
Author: 0 Argentina's Senate rejects bill to legalise abortion

The rejected bill would have legalized abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy for all women. Opponents of the bill celebrated the decision on the streets outside Congress with fireworks as they waved Argentine flags. Will Argentina legalize abortion? Abortion has always been illegal in Argentina: Currently, if a woman is found to have undergone the procedure (in instances other than rape or if the mother's life is in danger), she can be jailed for up to four years .

World 30 killed, over 50,000 homeless as heavy rains continue across Kerala
Author: 0 30 killed, over 50,000 homeless as heavy rains continue across Kerala

In the advisory, the USA said the heavy southwest monsoon rains triggered landslides and floods in the state, and American citizens should avoid visiting all affected areas in the state. "At least 4,000 people living in low-lying areas have been evacuated to relief camps". But water levels in the reservoir continued to surge. As per the reports, two persons each have died from the districts of Palakkad and Ernakulam, 6 from Malappuram, 12 persons from Idukki , one person from Kozhikode, ...

World Election 2018: Polls Open in Most of Michigan For Primary
Author: 0 Election 2018: Polls Open in Most of Michigan For Primary

More than 2 million votes were cast around MI yesterday. Gretchen Whitmer, a former Democratic leader in the MI state Senate, claimed her party's nomination for governor Tuesday, defeating two insurgent rivals and setting up a crucial test for Midwestern Democrats and organized labor in November.