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Turkey hikes tariffs on US products amid escalating tensions
Turkey sharply increased tariffs on a variety of US products – including cars and alcohol – and a court decided not to release an American pastor being held on terrorism charges as the feud between Ankara and Washington continued to escalate on Wednesday. The government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hiked the tariffs on American...
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:24:17 -0400
Modi promises India’s first manned space mission by 2022
NEW DELHI — India will send a manned flight into space by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Wednesday as part of India’s independence day celebrations. He said India will become the fourth country after Russia, the United States and China to achieve the feat and its astronaut could be a man or a woman....
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:17:01 -0400
New Zealand is banning most foreigners from buying homes
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has banned most foreigners from buying homes as it tries to tackle runaway housing prices. Previously the housing market was open to investors worldwide, but the government on Wednesday passed legislation that allows only New Zealand residents to buy homes. In recent years, there have been many anecdotal stories...
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:08:31 -0400
British citizen identified as suspect who targeted pedestrians in London
LONDON – A man detained on Tuesday on suspicion of deliberately targeting pedestrians outside Britain’s parliament is Salih Khater, a British citizen of Sudanese origin who was not previously known to intelligence agencies, a European security source said. Police arrested a 29-year-old man after he appeared to drive his car at cyclists and pedestrians before...
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:00:28 -0400
Turkish court rejects appeal to release US pastor
ISTANBUL – One Turkish court has rejected an American Christian pastor’s appeal to be released from house arrest and for his travel ban to be lifted, but an upper court is yet to rule on the appeal, his lawyer told Reuters on Wednesday. Evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson is standing trial in Turkey over terrorism charges....
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:54:18 -0400
Joe Biden skips political rally ‘under doctor’s orders’
Joe Biden, the former vice president who’s seen as a possible challenger to President Trump in 2020, canceled plans to attend a political rally in Illinois “under doctor’s orders.” Biden, 75, was expected to be the keynote speaker at an event for J.B. Pritzker, a Democratic candidate for governor, at the Illinois State Fair on...
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:49:06 -0400
Denmark working on 43-mile fence to keep boars out
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Denmark will erect a 43.4-mile fence along the German border to stop wild boars from crossing, in the hope of preventing the spread of African swine fever, which can jeopardize the country’s big pork industry. Denmark’s Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it had approved the outline for the fence, which will be...
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:45:40 -0400
Death toll in Italian bridge collapse rises to 39
GENOA, Italy — Italian emergency experts pulled two more bodies out of tons of broken concrete and twisted steel Wednesday after a highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, raising the death toll in the disaster to at least 39 people. The collapse of the Morandi Bridge sent dozens of cars and three trucks plunging as much...
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:38:43 -0400
You can now watch the ‘fatberg’ that clogged London’s sewers on 24-hour livestream
LONDON — London’s famous, festering fatberg lives on — and is getting its own livestream. The Museum of London says a chunk of oil, fat, diapers and baby wipes blasted out of a sewer last year is now part of its permanent collection. The museum said Tuesday that the “highly toxic” lump will be stored...
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 05:46:50 -0400
Democratic congressman wins primary for AG despite domestic violence allegations
The Democratic National Committee said Tuesday it will investigate domestic violence allegations against Rep. Keith Ellison, hours before he won a Minnesota primary for state attorney general. “These allegations recently came to light and we are reviewing them,” according to a DNC statement to National Public Radio. “All allegations of domestic abuse are disturbing and...
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 01:27:55 -0400

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