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Canadian dollar whipsaws as row with Saudi Arabia escalates

Canadian dollar whipsaws as row with Saudi Arabia escalates

Days after Saudi Arabia expelled Canada's ambassador , the country has chose to freeze new trade deals and force Saudi students studying in Canada to leave. Saudi Arabia has invested about $6 billion in Canadian businesses since 2006, data compiled by Bloomberg show. Saudi holdings of Canadian dollar reserves are between $10 billion and $25 billion, with the upper end of that estimate representing 10 per cent of daily Canadian dollar volumes, according to estimates from the Canadian ... Read More

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Baby's body found floating in river near Brooklyn Bridge

Baby's body found floating in river near Brooklyn Bridge

At that point I thought it was a doll", Campbell said. The 8-month-old was unconscious and unresponsive, lying on the embankment on the edge of the East River near Dover Street and South Street under the Brooklyn Bridge. No parent or guardian was present at the scene, police said. Police arrived just minutes later and brought the baby onto the pedestrian walkway where they continued CPR until EMS responded. Read More

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State GOP would rather not mention Trump in campaign

State GOP would rather not mention Trump in campaign

The statement didn't criticize Trump. Ohio's special election on Tuesday is being viewed by some as a test of Trump's control over key swing states in the upcoming midterm elections in November. "Jim Jordan, how great is he?" Trump touted Balderson's record on crime and immigration and claimed that O'Connor, if he won, would be a "puppet" of Nancy Pelosi, who stands to reclaim the title of speaker of the House if Democrats seize control of the body this fall. Read More

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Trump reinstates Iran sanctions, slams 'horrible' nuclear deal

Trump reinstates Iran sanctions, slams 'horrible' nuclear deal

The Iranian regime is facing a mounting challenge from within. Trump pulled the United States out of the deal in May, saying Iran was not living up to the spirit of the accord and vowed to reimpose sanctions. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that the sanctions will "counter its malign activities". A senior administration official said Brussels" imposition of a "blocking statute" protecting European businesses trading with Iran was "not something we're particularly concerned ... Read More

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Air Tanker Deployed to Contain Devastating Mendocino Complex Wildfires

Air Tanker Deployed to Contain Devastating Mendocino Complex Wildfires

He says fire whirls are common, but not at the intensity recorded on July 26. But given its strength and how it was formed, some are now calling it a "fire tornado". Two firefighters have been killed there since a fire erupted just west of Yosemite in the Sierra National Forest. The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings of critical fire weather conditions through Saturday night, saying a series of dry low-pressure systems passing through the region could bring wind gusts of up ... Read More

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Trump received letter from North Korea's Kim on August 1 - White House

Trump received letter from North Korea's Kim on August 1 - White House

Almost 7,700 American military service-people are still unaccounted for from the Korean War, according to the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, of which approximately 5 ,300 are thought to be in North Korea. John Byrd, a forensic anthropologist. Interested in North Korea? McKeague did not say whether the United States would continue reimbursing North Korea, should field operations in the country resume. Read More

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Foreign Influence Investigations Spanning U.S. to Confront Election Threat

Foreign Influence Investigations Spanning U.S. to Confront Election Threat

The White House says President Donald Trump has directed a "vast, government-wide effort" to protect American elections after Russian attempts to interfere in 2016. Three days later, Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and called the Russian leader's denial of election meddling "strong and powerful." There have always been allegations that the Russian government intervened in the 2016 US Presidential Election to help Trump. Read More

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Presumed US war remains begin journey home from South Korea

Presumed US war remains begin journey home from South Korea

Between 1990 and 2005, 229 sets of remains were returned to the United States, but co-operation halted as relations deteriorated alongside the development of North Korea's nuclear programme. From there, the remains will be taken to a laboratory in Hawaii for possible identification, with the goal of matching them with any of the 7,697 US personnel who remain are unaccounted for after the Korean War . Read More

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Strong winds whipping up new threat as California wildfires continue to rage

Strong winds whipping up new threat as California wildfires continue to rage

Jessyca Lytle fled a fast-moving Northern California wildfire in 2015 that spared her property but destroyed her mother's memorabilia-filled home in rural and rugged Lake County. The two fires that make up the Mendocino Complex of Fires were extremely active Saturday, growing from 9,500 to 28,000 acres, nearly tripling in size according to very conservative figures released Sunday morning by CAL FIRE. Read More

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Facebook says identified 'political influence campaign' ahead of U.S. midterm elections

Facebook says identified 'political influence campaign' ahead of U.S. midterm elections

The perpetrators in this case took more trouble to cover their tracks, using VPNs and third-party companies to post the ads, so it'd be hard to say with certainty who implemented the campaign. Updated 4:02 pm ET with new information regarding a potential Russian connection to the accounts and pages Facebook removed. Samples of the inauthentic activity. Read More

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Jury Picked for Trial of Ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Manafort

Jury Picked for Trial of Ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Manafort

Defense attorney Thomas Zehnle said in his opening statement that Manafort trusted others to keep track of the millions of dollars he was earning from his Ukrainian political work. The Trump administration has insisted that the charges against Manafort have nothing to do with the campaign. Lawyers for the special counsel have, however, said that "the government does not intend to present at trial evidence or argument concerning collusion with the Russian government". Read More

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Jeremy Hunt calls his own Chinese wife Japanese while in China

Jeremy Hunt calls his own Chinese wife Japanese while in China

BRITAIN'S new foreign minister made an awkward debut in China today when he sought to curry favour with his hosts by mentioning his Chinese wife, but accidentally referred to her as "Japanese". Wang said that the fault for the current trade imbalance lied with the USA, pointing to its high levels of consumption, low savings rates and the global dominance of the dollar, Reuters reported. Read More

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Demi Lovato Allegedly Used Meth Leading Up to Overdose

Demi Lovato Allegedly Used Meth Leading Up to Overdose

Like all of you I am thinking of @ DDLovato right now. "So that fact that she had six years. she's way ahead of the curve already", he said, referencing her earlier comments that she had been six years sober . TMZ reports that the incident took place sometime before noon PST on Tuesday, just hours after the pop star had been partying through the night with friends at her Hollywood Hills home. Read More

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Syrian 'White Helmets' flee to Jordan

Syrian 'White Helmets' flee to Jordan

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed Sunday that Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump were among those who asked Israel to rescue the White Helmets in recent days, after leaders first talked about helping the White Helmets during the recent North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels. Read More

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Trump says his lawyer’s recording their phone conversations is ‘perhaps illegal’

Trump says his lawyer’s recording their phone conversations is ‘perhaps illegal’

Trump, according to lawyers and others familiar with the recording. "It was already out there, so no point in objecting except on principle", said Rudy Giuliani , Trump's personal attorney. "Nothing in that conversation suggests that he had any knowledge of it in advance". Current Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said that the payment was never made and that the brief recording showed Trump did nothing wrong. Read More

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