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  • newTurkish lira trades below 6.0 against dollar
    The Turkish lira eased to slightly below 6.0 against the dollar on Thursday after the United States ruled out removing steel tariffs on Turkey even if Ankara frees a U.S. pastor and after Qatar pledged $15 billion in investment to Turkey.
    - 25 mins ago 16 Aug 18, 4:35am -
  • newU.S. tariffs to stay on Turkey, Qatar offers Ankara aid
    The United States on Wednesday ruled out removing steel tariffs that have contributed to a currency crisis in Turkey even if Ankara frees a U.S. pastor, as Qatar pledged $15 billion in investment to Turkey, supporting a rise in the Turkish lira.
    - 25 mins ago 16 Aug 18, 4:35am -
  • newTurkey must commit to policies to promote stability amid market volatility: IMF
    Turkey should commit to sound economic policies to promote stability and reduce imbalances at a time of market volatility, an IMF spokesperson said on Wednesday as a row between Washington and Ankara over the jailing of an American pastor dragged on.…
    - 25 mins ago 16 Aug 18, 4:35am -
  • newFacebook says it was 'too slow' to fight hate speech in Myanmar
    Facebook has been “too slow” to address hate speech in Myanmar and is acting to remedy the problem by hiring more Burmese speakers and investing in technology to identify problematic content, the company said in a statement on Thursday.
    - 35 mins ago 16 Aug 18, 4:25am -
  • newU.S. and Mexico to set up joint team to fight drug cartels
    U.S. and Mexican law enforcement authorities will set up a joint team based in Chicago targeting the leaders and finances of drug cartels that ship opioids into the United States, aiming to stanch a spike in overdose deaths, officials said on Wednesd…
    - 48 mins ago 16 Aug 18, 4:12am -
  • newVenezuela asks Peru to find drone blasts suspects: Peru foreign ministry
    Venezuela has asked Peruvian police to help locate two Venezuelan citizens it says were involved in drone explosions during a speech by President Nicolas Maduro earlier this month, Peru's foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
    - 1 hour ago 16 Aug 18, 3:36am -
  • newU.S. hits Chinese and Russian firms over breach of North Korea sanctions
    The United States imposed sanctions on a Russian port service agency and Chinese firms on Wednesday for aiding North Korean ships and selling alcohol and tobacco to Pyongyang in breach of U.S. sanctions aimed at pressuring North Korea to end its nucl…
    - 2 hours ago 16 Aug 18, 3:01am -
  • newMalaysian court to rule on women accused of killing brother of North Korean leader
    A Malaysian court will decide on Thursday whether to continue hearing a case against two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, or acquit them.
    - 3 hours ago 16 Aug 18, 2:22am -
  • newLula registers for Brazil race from jail as thousands rally
    Brazil's Workers Party registered jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday as its presidential candidate while he sat in prison serving a 12-year graft sentence expected to block his candidacy.
    - 5 hours ago 16 Aug 18, 12:23am -
  • newMan with suspected explosive vest neutralized in Saudi city
    Saudi security forces neutralized a man who was wearing what looked like an explosive vest in the city of Al-Bukayriyah and wounded him in an exchange of gunfire, an Interior Ministry spokesman said in a statement early on Thursday.
    - 5 hours ago 15 Aug 18, 11:46pm -

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