Friday, 17 August 2018

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Turkey slaps retaliatory tariff hikes on key US products

ISTANBUL: Turkey hiked tariffs on imports of several key US products in retaliation for American sanctions against Ankara, as a bitter dispute between the two allies that has battered the Turkish lira showed no sign of ending. The lira – which lost just under a quarter of its value on ...

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US threatens more Turkey sanctions if pastor not freed

WASHINGTON: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin warned the United States would levy more sanctions on the troubled Turkish economy if Ankara does not soon release a jailed American pastor. Deepening a spat that has rattled financial markets and threated to split a long-standing defense and political alliance, Mnuchin suggested the next ...

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US blacklists Russian, Chinese companies for breaking North Korea embargo

The US Treasury announced sanctions on Russian and Chinese companies Wednesday for violating the economic embargo on North Korea as Washington seeks to keep pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear program. The Treasury accused China-based Dalian Sun Moon Star International Logistics Trading Co and its Singapore-based affiliate, SINSMS Pte., of ...

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‘No war, no negotiations with the US,’ says Iran’s Khamenei

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader said on Monday there would be neither war nor negotiations with the United States, and that the country’s problems were the result of government mismanagement more than renewed sanctions. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s comments add to the pressure on President Hassan Rouhani following a collapse in the ...

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Trump trade rows are ‘destroying’ growth, says German minister

BERLIN: Germany’s economy minister on Sunday lashed out at US President Donald Trump, slamming his global trade rows and efforts to “dictate” Europe’s dealings with Iran through renewed US sanctions. In an interview with German weekly Bild am Sonntag, Peter Altmaier warned of the damaging consequences of a full-blown US-China ...

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No room in US for racism, neo-nazism: Ivanka Trump

WASHINGTON: Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump’s daughter and a White House adviser, explicitly condemned “white supremacy, racism and neo-nazism” late Saturday in a manner her father seems reluctant to do. The tweets come on the anniversary of deadly unrest triggered by a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. A similar ...

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Iran slams US for ‘bullying’ Turkey

TEHRAN: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif waded into the mounting row between Turkey and the United States on Saturday, accusing Washington of an “addiction to sanctions and bullying”. US President Donald Trump’s “jubilation in inflicting economic hardship on its NATO ally Turkey is shameful,” Zarif wrote on Twitter. “The ...

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Erdogan vows to defy US ‘threats’ after currency crash

ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Saturday to defy US “threats” over a detained pastor, showing no signs of concessions in a bitter row that has caused the Turkish lira to crash. The Turkish strongman also said his country’s partnership with the United States may be in jeopardy, warning Ankara ...

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