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On Istanbul streets, defiant Turks see U.S. hand behind lira crisis

On Istanbul streets, defiant Turks see U.S. hand behind lira crisis“This crisis is created by America,” she said. The lira has lost more than 35 percent against the dollar this year and hit a fresh low on Friday, its biggest one day fall since Turkey’s 2001 financial crisis. Food, rents and fuel prices in Turkey have all surged.



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Canada defiant after Saudi Arabia freezes new trade over human rights call

Canada defiant after Saudi Arabia freezes new trade over human rights callBy Aziz El Yaakoubi and David Ljunggren RIYADH/OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada on Monday refused to back down in its defense of human rights after Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment and expelled the Canadian ambassador in retaliation for Ottawa’s call to free arrested Saudi civil society activists. In her first public response to Saudi Arabia’s actions, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said, “Canada will always stand up for human rights in Canada and around the world, and women’s rights are human rights.” Riyadh on Sunday recalled its ambassador from Canada and gave the Canadian ambassador 24 hours to leave.



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Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters defiant, but rally turnout hits a low

Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters defiant, but rally turnout hits a lowBy Venus Wu HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s annual pro-democracy protest saw one of the lowest turnouts in history, as thousands braved sweltering heat to protest against Beijing’s tightening grip over the city on Sunday, the 21st anniversary of its return to Chinese rule. Hong Kong’s opposition has lost much steam in the past year, which saw elected pro-democracy legislators disqualified and some of the most prominent activists jailed. Against the fall of Hong Kong.” “Now the government is already siding with the Communist Party.



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France calls for sanctions as Italy defiant on stranded migrant ship

France calls for sanctions as Italy defiant on stranded migrant shipEU states that refuse to accept migrants should face financial penalties, French President Emmanuel Macron said Saturday, prompting a furious response from Rome on the eve of an emergency mini-summit in Brussels about the escalating crisis dividing Europe. Macron’s comments came after Italy’s new populist government defiantly declared that its ports were closed to foreign-flagged rescue ships, after accusing fellow EU members of failing to share the burden of migrant arrivals.



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Defiant Merkel backs Europe migrant policy as Bavaria row simmers

Defiant Merkel backs Europe migrant policy as Bavaria row simmersBy Madeline Chambers BERLIN (Reuters) – Migrant policy requires a European solution, German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted on Saturday, ceding no ground in a showdown with her Bavarian allies that threatens her three-month-old coalition government. The row is over Merkel’s rejection of plans by Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, from Bavaria, for Germany unilaterally to send back migrants who have registered in other European Union countries. In her weekly podcast, three days before talks between Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, the chancellor hammered home her stance: “This is a European challenge that also needs a European solution.



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Amid Nationwide Calls For Gun Control, A Defiant NRA Readies Its Base For Battle

Amid Nationwide Calls For Gun Control, A Defiant NRA Readies Its Base For BattleDALLAS ― John Lott, the National Rifle Association's favorite academic and gun



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Cliven Bundy emerges free, defiant after Nevada case tossed

Cliven Bundy emerges free, defiant after Nevada case tossedLAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada rancher accused of leading an armed standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up his cattle in 2014 walked out of a courthouse in Las Vegas a free and defiant man Monday, declaring that his fight against U.S. authority is not over.



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Defiant North Korea Launches What Appears To Be ICBM

Defiant North Korea Launches What Appears To Be ICBMNorth Korea has launched another ballistic missile, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported Tuesday.



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Defiant Hun Sen tells U.S. to cut all aid to Cambodia

Defiant Hun Sen tells U.S. to cut all aid to CambodiaCambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen challenged the United States on Sunday to cut all aid after it announced it was ending funding for a general election next year in response to the dissolution of the main opposition party, media reported.



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Spain Moves to Take Control of Catalonia After Defiant Independence Vote

Spain Moves to Take Control of Catalonia After Defiant Independence VoteShortly after the Catalan parliament passed a resolution to create “an independent state,” the Spanish government voted to take control of the region and remove the elected regional government.



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