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Business & Economy

Six things to know about the Turkish lira crisis

A breakdown of the events, causes and effects, as Turkey's currency collapses amid a diplomatic row with the US.

Inside Story

Who is to blame for Turkey's financial crisis?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses outsiders of mounting an economic war.

Death penalty

Nebraska carries out first US execution using opioid fentanyl

Three of the four substances used in Carey Dean Moore's execution had never been used in lethal injections in the state.

Nebraska carries out first US execution using opioid fentanyl

US & Canada

Trump calls ex-White House aide 'wacky' and a 'lowlife'

US president's comments on Omarosa Manigault Newman come in response to the former aide's tell-all book.

US & Canada

FBI agent fired over 'anti-Trump texts'

Veteran FBI agent Peter Strzok was removed from the Russia inquiry after his texts criticising US president were discovered.

Middle East

Iraqi PM walks back on commitment to US sanctions on Iran

Baghdad to honour dollar ban but not all US sanctions on Iran, says Haider al-Abadi, stepping back from earlier remarks.

Iraqi PM walks back on commitment to US sanctions on Iran

US & Canada

Charlottesville: A symbol of US' deepening racial divides?

A year after deadly white supremacist rally in Virginia, activists say racism still exists in the city but the community is pulling together.

Turkey

Turkey's central bank launches economic-stability plan

Emergency measures deployed to bolster the economy as the lira continues to plummet amid geopolitical tensions.

Turkey's central bank launches economic-stability plan

North Korea

Rival Korean leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

Rivals didn't mention an exact date and provided no details on how to implement past agreements towards reconciliation.

Rival Korean leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

United States

Anti-racists outnumber small far-right protest in DC

Counterprotesters descend on US capital as far right holds 'Unite the Right 2' a year after fatal Charlottesville rally.

Inside Story

Is the US looking for war in space?

Washington has announced the creation of a new armed space force by 2020.

Inside Story

Is the US-Turkey crisis beyond repair?

US President Donald Trump has doubled trade tariffs on Turkey, prompting Ankara to threaten to find new allies.

Turkey

Erdogan: Alliance with US at risk, Turkey target of 'trade war'

Turkish president says his country will not back down to 'the bullets, cannonballs and missiles of economic wars'.

Erdogan: Alliance with US at risk, Turkey target of 'trade war'

Turkey

Turkey warns partnership with US in 'jeopardy'

President Erdogan says Ankara could start looking for new allies as relations with NATO partner sink to a new low.

The Far Right

Charlottesville repeated? DC braces for far-right rally

A year after the deadly car-ramming in Charlottesville, Virginia, white supremacists plan 'Unite the Right 2' in DC.

'Unite the Right': DC braces for far-right rally, counterprotests