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US Embassy in Turkey targeted by gunfire

US Embassy in Turkey targeted by gunfire

Who is Andrew Brunson, the detained pastor central to the US-Turkey dispute? Brunson's lawyer said he planned to appeal to the constitutional court for the pastor's release, after being rejected by a lower court last week. Prior to Trump's tariff announcement, the Turkish lira fell to its lowest point ever against the US dollar, dropping by over 11 percent in value to almost six lira per dollar.


Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort guilty on 8 charges

Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort guilty on 8 charges

At that time, after Manafort was ordered to a Virginia jail following allegations of witness tampering, Trump claimed Manafort had limited involvement with his 2016 presidential campaign. Michael Cohen , Donald Trump's former personal attorney and longtime fixer, is expected to agree to a plea deal with federal prosecutors this afternoon.


European Union pledges to help Iran out of U.S. oil ban

European Union pledges to help Iran out of U.S. oil ban

Iran's oil minister said on Monday that France's oil giant Total SA has officially pulled out of Iran after cancelling its $5 billion, 20-year agreement to develop the country's massive South Pars offshore natural gas field over renewed USA sanctions.


Trump (Again) Expresses His Displeasure with Federal Reserve Raising Interest Rates

Trump (Again) Expresses His Displeasure with Federal Reserve Raising Interest Rates

A Chinese central bank official said on Tuesday that China had taken note of the US comments on the yuan, and said the two sides should communicate on the issue. These increases, Trump has told advisers, could harm economic growth, making it more expensive for companies and homeowners to borrow money. "I'm not thrilled with his raising of interest rates, no".


US imposes heavy sanctions over Russian cyber-related activity

US imposes heavy sanctions over Russian cyber-related activity

Britain, the European Union, and the United States blame Russia for a nerve agent attack against a former Russian double agent in Salisbury earlier this year. But A. Wess Mitchell, the assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, voiced urgent concern that Putin essentially is attacking the U.S.



Why you should never flush your contact lenses down the toilet

But given the estimated 45 million wearers of contact lenses in the USA alone, Halden and postdoctoral student Charlie Rolsky got to thinking: how many millions of people are disposing of these plastics improperly? The lenses can then make their way into rivers, lakes and the ocean through runoff.