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The president's interference in central bank policy has compounded the lira's 22 percent slide this year, the biggest drop in emerging markets after the Argentine peso. In the bank's first monetary-policy decision since Erdogan consolidated his political power in a snap election, policymakers held rates steady, defying the market expectation of a rate hike.
  • Why Imran Khan as Pakistan PM is a concern for India

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    Nearby, an army soldier - one of more than 371,000 deployed for these polls - watched on. After the polls closed on Wednesday, several political groups alleged that vote rigging was taking place in polling stations - something denied by election officials.
  • Brock Turner appeals sexual assault conviction

    Brock Turner appeals sexual assault conviction

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    He argued that Turner's conviction should be tossed out in part because Turner kept his clothes on, CBS San Francisco reports . Mill Valley attorney Eric Multhaup claimed Turner "engaged in aggressive thrusting"-a form of "outercouse" he said doesn't prove his client meant to commit rape, according to Palo Alto Weekly ".
  • Explosion reported outside U.S. Embassy in Beijing

    Explosion reported outside U.S. Embassy in Beijing

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    The embassies are in Beijing's Chaoyang District. Another witness said there were seven to eight police vehicles near the embassy and the road next to the complex had been closed off. Something just exploded at the US Embassy in Beijing , China just a few min ago. The individual was the only one injured in the incident and their condition was not immediately known .
  • Donald Trump strikes trade deal with E.U

    Donald Trump strikes trade deal with E.U

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    We were being nice - until now! "While we're grateful the administration is doing something, we're hopeful these tariff issues will be resolved soon because farmers would rather trade than take aid", said Joel Rotz, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau spokesman.
  • More than 150 dead in IS attacks on southern Syria

    More than 150 dead in IS attacks on southern Syria

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    In a statement on the Telegram messaging app, IS said "soldiers of the caliphate" attacked security positions and government targets in Sweida city before detonating their explosive belts. Israel reportedly briefly mulled the idea of creating a safe zone in the area to protect Druze refugees. State media had earlier reported that 38 people were killed in the attacks, blaming Islamic State militants for the carnage.
  • Republicans file impeachment articles against Rosenstein - here’s why they did it

    Republicans file impeachment articles against Rosenstein - here’s why they did it

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    Justice Department officials said they have provided the vast majority of information sought in subpoenas from two key House committees - and are almost done with providing all of the outstanding information requested in those subpoenas. In mid-May, Republicans attacked Rosenstein again, claiming his decision to appoint special counsel Robert Mueller amounted to a massive " fishing expedition " for dirt on President Donald Trump .
  • Woman Refuses To Sit Down On Flight So Man Won't Be Deported

    Woman Refuses To Sit Down On Flight So Man Won't Be Deported

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    By Wednesday, it had been viewed almost 2.5 million times. Plane staff declined to remove the student activist by force and, in an emotional scene, they proceeded to remove the Afghan man from the flight to loud applause. While Ersson received sympathy from fellow passengers during the tense standoff, she enraged few of them as well. First, a man stood up behind her and said he supported her - before an entire football team at the back of the plane did the same thing.
  • National Enquirer's Years-Long Dealings With Trump Lawyer Fall Under Federal Scrutiny

    National Enquirer's Years-Long Dealings With Trump Lawyer Fall Under Federal Scrutiny

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    In a recording from September 2016, Cohen mentions a plan to buy the rights to a story that Playboy model Karen McDougal allegedly had an affair with Trump years ago. "The lawyer said, 'no, no, no" - and President Trump said, 'no, we'll do it by check'. Trump expressed anger over the recording last weekend on Twitter, calling both the seizure of the recording and Cohen's creation of it " inconceivable ".
  • Airlines list Taiwan as part of China after pressure from Beijing

    Airlines list Taiwan as part of China after pressure from Beijing

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    China set a final deadline of Wednesday for the changes, and last month rejected USA requests for talks on the matter, adding to tensions already raised by an escalating trade conflict. Tension with China, which regards the self-ruled island as a wayward province, has increased in recent months, as Beijing has grown increasingly suspicious that the government of President Tsai Ing-wen wants to push for Taiwan's formal independence.
  • Large boulder breaks off Jerusalem’s Western Wall, nearly hits worshipper

    Large boulder breaks off Jerusalem’s Western Wall, nearly hits worshipper

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    Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz called the falling rock "an extremely rare incident" that requires people to search their souls. The Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa mosque are located above the Western Wall. Speaking with the Times of Israel , Meir Ben-Dov, who helped excavate the area when Jerusalem was reunited following the 1967 Six-Day War, said the massive rock likely dates to the Herodian period 2,000 years ago.
  • Key Trump-Putin News Conference Exchange Goes Missing

    Key Trump-Putin News Conference Exchange Goes Missing

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    The White House said last week that Trump has asked Bolton to invite the Russian president to Washington in autumn, and that the relative discussions "are already underway ". Trump's unexpectedly rapid invitation to Putin to come to Washington for another summit - only three days after Helsinki - has only deepened criticism of Trump's handling of Russian Federation, overshadowing the so-far meagre results of the Helsinki summit.
  • Vandal smashes President Trump’s Hollywood Star to pieces

    Vandal smashes President Trump’s Hollywood Star to pieces

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    He was detained several hours later. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is comprised of more than 2,600 stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, Calif. Trump was awarded the star in 2007 for his reality TV series, NBC's The Apprentice . Trump's star had been vandaziled before but not to this magnitude.
  • Former British PM calls for new referendum on Brexit

    Former British PM calls for new referendum on Brexit

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    Mrs May said that DExEU will recruit some new staff to work on preparations for Brexit, while a number of Cabinet Office officials will move over to the department. Leave Means Leave co-chair Richard Tice said that Mr Raab and DExEU had been "completely undermined". Mr Robbins said: "The European Commission spokesperson has been tackled on this issue many times and has given the Commission view that in the absence of appropriate arrangements checks and controls would somehow be necessary".