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Turkey committed to NATO, Trump tariffs hurting alliance, FM Çavuşoğlu says

[ad_1] Turkey is committed to being an ally of NATO and U.S. President Donald Trump's tariffs are hurting this alliance, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said in an opinion piece published in USA Today on Monday. "The sanctions imposed, while intended to impact the Turkish economy, will damage the interests of American and European businesses along the way," he also said, warning that Trump's decision could have a much bigger impact.
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Jeremy Corbyn begins tour of Scotland

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Jeremy Corbyn launched his tour of Scotland at a bus manufacturers in Falkirk Jeremy Corbyn has begun a four-day tour of Scotland, amid continuing accusations of anti-Semitism. The Labour party leader is due to deliver a speech outlining a new vision for the Scottish economy. But he is expected to face more questions about anti-Semitism following the suspension of former MP Jim Sheridan from
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Erdoğan issues message of unity for Qurban Bayram, says economic attacks target sovereignty

[ad_1] President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan issued a message for Qurban Bayram (or Eid al-Adha in Arabic) on Monday, wishing blessings to the Muslim world and humanity, and denounced the recent economic attacks from the United States. "I hope that bayram brings blessings to you [the Turkish nation], the Muslim world and humanity," Erdoğan said in a video message released Monday. The president said the nation has overcome many difficulties —
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Brexit news: Just get us out, say four in ten Britons | Politics | News

[ad_1] The survey found 13 per cent of people have changed their minds since the referendum - the majority of those being people who actually voted Remain in 2016.Robbie Gibb, director of communications at Number 10, tweeted: "1.9 million Leave voters say they would now vote Remain."But 2.4 million Remain voters would now vote to Leave. The country hasn't changed its mind."Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab returns to Brussels tomorrow to
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Chelsea Clinton says Nicola Sturgeon is ‘incredibly courageous’

[ad_1] Image caption Chelsea Clinton was appearing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Chelsea Clinton has described Nicola Sturgeon as "incredibly courageous" for talking about the challenges of being a female leader.The daughter of former US president Bill Clinton, and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, was at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.She spoke about women's rights as she launched her latest book for children. She told the BBC that Scotland's first
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‘Car crash’ Jeremy Corbyn under pressure over foreign trips | Politics | News

[ad_1] Mr Corbyn was already under pressure over why he did not declare a visit to a conference in Tunisia in 2014 in the Register of MPs’ Interests.The party insists that the Tunisian government-funded trip - during which he made his now-infamous visit to a cemetery where some Palestinian terrorists are commemorated - did not need to be declared because it cost under the £660 threshold in place at the
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Westminster car crash: Suspect appears in court

[ad_1] Image copyright Julia Quenzler A man accused of attempted murder after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament has appeared in court.Salih Khater, 29, is alleged to have swerved his car into cyclists and pedestrians before driving towards police and crashing into a barrier.Three people were injured in the incident on 14 August, which is being treated by prosecutors as terrorism.Mr Khater, from Birmingham, appeared at Westminster Magistrates
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Iran working on ‘important’ Syria summit with Turkey, Russia

[ad_1] Iran is planning to host a tripartite summit on Syria in early September with the presidents of Russia and Turkey, the Iranian Foreign Ministry announced on Monday. "It will be an important summit," Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi told Iranian news agency Tasnim, without giving further details. Ghassemi said he would announce the exact date of the summit soon. Iran, along with Russia and the Shiite Hezbollah militia from
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BREXIT LIVE: No deal EVER MORE likely as May to release 84 ‘August surprises’ for EU exit | Politics | News

[ad_1] The study, titled Autumn surprises: possible scenarios for the next phase of Brexit, details five possible scenarios that could develop in the run up to Britain’s scheduled EU departure date in March 2019.Four of the scenarios conclude with Britain leaving the bloc without a deal.The report’s authors said: “There are five basic scenarios but the key backdrop to all of this is that there are currently two defaults in
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Irish presidential election: Sinn Féin to open nominations

[ad_1] Image caption Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald believes younger citizens should get the chance to elect the president Sinn Féin opens its nomination process later for candidates who wish to contest the Irish presidential election.Incumbent Michael D Higgins, who has been president since 2011, has the support of several political parties.But Sinn Féin has already said it will put forward a candidate for the election. It is only