Category: World

Aug 12 2018

'She was just lovely:' Slain Fredericton police officer loved giving back

The Canadian Press</span> Published Sunday, August 12, 2018 12:36PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, August 12, 2018 2:05PM EDT FREDERICTON — A Fredericton police officer killed in Friday’s shootings was a compassionate woman keen on helping her community, a longtime friend said Sunday. Fiona Williams said she had known Const. Sara Burns for most of her […]

Aug 12 2018

Turkey&#039;s Erdogan Stands by Opposition to High Interest Rates

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Turkey’s Erdogan Stands by Opposition to High Interest Rates  U.S. News & World Report Erdogan says US set deadline for pastor’s release  Business Insider Humid, Disagreeable Outlook for Stocks as US Bullies Friends and Allies  TheStreet.com Partying Like It’s 1998  New York Times Erdogan lashes out at foreign ‘operation’ to fell Turkish economy  Financial Times […]

Aug 12 2018

Erdogan says US set deadline for pastor&#039;s release

U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson reacts as he arrives at his home after being released from the prison in Izmir Thomson Reuters ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The United States gave Turkey a deadline until last Wednesday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, to release an American pastor being tried by a Turkish court. The case of […]

Aug 12 2018

McAuliffe: &#039;We ought to look at&#039; impeachment of Trump

“We should fight him and quick bear-hugging him, like Trump likes to do,” former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said of Russian President Vladimir Putin. | Steve Helber, File/AP Photo Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Sunday that lawmakers should consider whether to impeach President Donald Trump, who he said has been “bear-hugging” Russian President Vladimir […]

Aug 12 2018

Justin Trudeau to meet with Fredericton Police Force members after deadly shooting

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with Fredericton Police Force members and their families this afternoon, following the shooting in the city Friday that claimed the lives of two municipal officers and two civilians. It will be a private meeting, according to the itinerary issued by Trudeau’s office. He was previously scheduled to be in New […]

Aug 12 2018

&#039;She was just lovely:&#039; Slain Fredericton police officer loved giving back

FREDERICTON – A Fredericton police officer killed in Friday’s shootings was a compassionate woman keen on helping her community, a longtime friend said Sunday. Fiona Williams said she had known Const. Sara Burns for most of her life, but the two only reconnected about six months ago when the officer helped raise funds for Liberty […]

Aug 12 2018

Police charge man in shooting in Fredericton, Canada

TORONTO (Reuters) – Police charged a man in the deaths of four people, including two police officers, and identified the civilians killed in a shooting on Friday in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton. Police charged Matthew Vincent Raymond, 48, with four counts of first degree murder, according to a statement on Saturday. They identified […]

Aug 12 2018

Erdogan says lira crash &#039;political plot&#039; against Turkey

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, pictured in July 2018, appeared to indicate that the entire alliance between Turkey — which joined NATO in 1952 with strong American backing — and Washington was at stake More President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said the crash of the Turkish lira, sparked by a bitter dispute with the United […]

Aug 12 2018

Iran bows under growing economic pressures

Troubles are mounting in Iran. Its currency, the rial, has lost more than half its value against the dollar on unofficial markets this year and inflation is soaring. Even middle-class Iranians are struggling to get by, with food prices rising and reported fuel shortages in some cities. Sporadic anti-government demonstrations are continuing. Worse, the economic […]

Aug 12 2018

US ambassador to London pushes Britain to ditch Iran deal

Woody Johnson, the US ambassador to London, encouraged Britain to stick with the United States and ditch a “flawed” 2015 nuclear deal with Iran even as the European Union openly defied sanctions imposed by the Trump administration. “America is turning up the pressure and we want the U.K. by our side,” Ambassador Woody Johnson, who […]