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Turkey Doubles Tariffs on some U.S. Imports, Turkish Lira Rallies

Turkey Doubles Tariffs on some U.S. Imports, Turkish Lira Rallies
15.08.2018 / 15:28

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey doubled tariffs on some U.S. imports including cars, alcohol and tobacco on Wednesday in retaliation for U.S. moves, but the lira rallied a further six percent after a fresh move by banking authorities to underpin the currency.

 

 

Ankara acted amid increased tension...

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Huge Motorway Bridge Collapses in Italy 'Killing at Least 10' (Video)

Huge Motorway Bridge Collapses in Italy 'Killing at Least 10' (Video)
14.08.2018 / 15:36

A major motorway bridge has collapsed near the Italian city of Genoa, leading to vehicles falling some 100m (328ft).

 

Italian Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said it was likely to be "an immense tragedy", while police sources said at least 10 people had died.

 

The head of the...

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US Imposes Sanctions on Russia over Salisbury Poisoning of Skripals

US Imposes Sanctions on Russia over Salisbury Poisoning of Skripals
09.08.2018 / 12:51

The Trump administration is imposing a host of new sanctions against Russia over the poisoning of a former British spy, after months of discussion about how to respond to the March attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal.

 

Although the US joined European countries in publicly blaming Moscow within...

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Earth at Risk of Entering ‘Hothouse’ State from which there is no Return

Earth at Risk of Entering ‘Hothouse’ State from which there is no Return
09.08.2018 / 12:50

Independent - In a summer marked by global heatwaves, wildfires and drought, scientists have warned that things could get considerably worse under a future scenario dubbed “hothouse Earth”.

 

Even if greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, there is a chance human-induced global warming could...

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Spanish Jet Accidentally Fires Missile above Estonia During Drill

Spanish Jet Accidentally Fires Missile above Estonia During Drill
08.08.2018 / 16:14

The Telegraph - Estonia's military says it is looking for the remains of a missile that a Spanish fighter jet accidentally fired while drilling in the air space of the Baltic country and NATO ally.

 

The military said that the Eurofighter Typhoon from the Spanish Air Force - part of NATO's Baltic...

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Frankfurt Airport Terminal Evacuated as ‘Unauthorised Person’ Bypasses Security

Frankfurt Airport Terminal Evacuated as ‘Unauthorised Person’ Bypasses Security
07.08.2018 / 16:07

The Express - Frankfurt airport, Germany has evacuated passengers at Terminal 1 and closed several gates as police are delayed in the hub.

 

According to the German newspaper Bild, a police spokesman said an unauthorised person had got past the security area and disappeared.

 

He was reported to...

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Greek Authorities Detained Four Bulgarian Women Accused of Child Trafficking

Greek Authorities Detained Four Bulgarian Women Accused of Child Trafficking
07.08.2018 / 16:05

9 people, including 4 Bulgarian women, have been arrested by the Greek police on suspicion of leading a criminal gang selling infants to childless couples in Greece, the BNR said.

 

The arrests happened on Friday during an operation, where two undercover agents introduced themselves as a couple...

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NATO to Build 1st Air Base in Western Balkans in Albania

NATO to Build 1st Air Base in Western Balkans in Albania
06.08.2018 / 15:40

BELGRADE (Sputnik) - NATO is planning to build its first air base in the Western Balkans near the municipality of Kucove in central Albania, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said on Saturday.

 

"The North Atlantic Council approved the decision to build the first air base in the Western...

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Saudi Arabia Expels Canada’s Ambassador, Freezes Trade with Ottawa

Saudi Arabia Expels Canada’s Ambassador, Freezes Trade with Ottawa
06.08.2018 / 15:38

Saudi Arabia has asked Canada’s ambassador to leave the country within 24 hours, just two days after Canada criticized the arrest of women’s rights and other civil society activists in the Arab kingdom.

 

In a statement, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs accused Canada of making...

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Europe's All-time Heat Record Could Fall this Weekend

Europe's All-time Heat Record Could Fall this Weekend
03.08.2018 / 15:37

A building heat wave in Portugal and Spain threatens to topple national and all-time high temperature records in a continuation of a series of remarkable heat waves that have roasted the Northern Hemisphere this summer.

 

The big picture: The heat wave will be most intense in Portugal, Spain and...

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