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Erdogan accuses US of waging economic 'war' against Turkey as he threatens to ‘look for new allies’

Erdogan accuses US of waging economic 'war' against Turkey as he threatens to ‘look for new allies’Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the US of waging economic “war” on Turkey amid a downturn that has seen the currency plunge. The warning came after his US counterpart, Donald Trump, escalated a feud by doubling tariffs on metals imports. Speaking in the northeastern province of Rize, Mr Erdogan said dollars, euros and gold were now “the bullets, cannonballs and missiles of the economic war being waged against our country”.



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Canada to ask allies to help cool Saudi dispute; U.S. offers no aid

Canada to ask allies to help cool Saudi dispute; U.S. offers no aidBy David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada plans to seek help from the United Arab Emirates and Britain to defuse an escalating dispute with Saudi Arabia, sources said on Tuesday, but close ally the United States made clear it would not get involved. The Saudi government on Sunday recalled its ambassador to Ottawa, barred Canada’s envoy from returning and placed a ban on new trade, denouncing Canada for urging the release of jailed rights activists. Riyadh accused Ottawa on Tuesday of interfering in its internal affairs.



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U.S. pushes allies to halt Iran oil imports, waivers unlikely

U.S. pushes allies to halt Iran oil imports, waivers unlikelyBy Lesley Wroughton and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has told countries to cut all imports of Iranian oil from November and is unlikely to offer any exemptions, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday as the Trump administration ramps up pressure on allies to cut off funding to Iran. U.S. President Donald Trump in May said his administration was withdrawing from the “defective” nuclear deal agreed between Iran and six world powers in July 2015, aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear capabilities in exchange for the lifting of some sanctions, and ordered the reimposition of U.S. sanctions against Tehran that were suspended under the accord. “Yes, we are asking them to go to zero,” the official said when asked if the United States was pushing allies, including China and India, to cut oil imports to zero by November.



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Trump And His Allies Are Either Woefully Misinformed About Family Separations Or Lying Through Their Teeth

Trump And His Allies Are Either Woefully Misinformed About Family Separations Or Lying Through Their TeethOn May 7, the Trump administration announced a policy of systematically



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Pres. Trump alienates America’s allies at G-7

Pres. Trump alienates America’s allies at G-7The President first battled Canada over tariffs and trade, and then stunned the world leaders by initially agreeing to sign a joint statement and then abruptly pulling his support.



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John McCain Tells Allies: Americans Stand With You Even If Trump Doesn't

John McCain Tells Allies: Americans Stand With You Even If Trump Doesn'tSen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) used a Twitter post to reassure other members of



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Trump Threatens To End Trade With United States' Closest Allies

Trump Threatens To End Trade With United States' Closest AlliesPresident Donald Trump said Saturday at the Group of Seven summit in Quebec,



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Hezbollah allies gain in Lebanon vote, underscoring Iran sway

Hezbollah allies gain in Lebanon vote, underscoring Iran swayBy Tom Perry, Laila Bassam and Ellen Francis BEIRUT (Reuters) – Hezbollah and its political allies won just over half the seats in Lebanon’s parliamentary election, unofficial results showed, boosting an Iranian-backed movement fiercely opposed to Israel and underlining Tehran’s growing regional clout. Hezbollah’s leader, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, called it a “political and moral victory” for the “resistance”, as the group refers to itself and allies. Branded a terrorist group by the United States, the heavily armed Shi’ite Hezbollah has grown in strength since joining the war in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad in 2012.



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Hezbollah, allies eye gains in Lebanon vote

Hezbollah, allies eye gains in Lebanon voteBy Tom Perry and Laila Bassam BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah and its allies expect to emerge stronger from a parliamentary election on Sunday, a result that would affirm Iran’s regional ascendancy from Tehran to Beirut. The Western-backed Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, Lebanon’s leading Sunni, is meanwhile battling to limit losses he is expected to suffer in the first parliamentary election in nine years. A majority for the Iran-backed Hezbollah and its allies would underline a balance of power already tilted in favor of the heavily armed Shi’ite group, and the diminished role of Saudi Arabia in a country where it once held big sway.



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The Latest: Israeli claims on Iran divide US, allies

The Latest: Israeli claims on Iran divide US, alliesJERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israel's allegations that Iran concealed a nuclear weapons program before signing a deal with world powers in 2015 (all times local):



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