Turkey’s lira falls 3 percent, Trump won’t take pastor’s detention ‘sitting down’

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s battered lira weakened 3 percent on Friday after a Turkish court rejected an American pastor’s appeal for release, drawing a stiff rebuke from President Donald Trump, who said the United States would not take the detention “sitting down”. The case of Andrew Brunson, an evangelical Christian missionary from North Carolina who has lived in Turkey for ...

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U.S. judge approves plan to reunite separated immigrant families

(Reuters) – A federal judge on Friday approved a plan to reunite hundreds more families who were separated by border officials after they entered the United States from Mexico. Men from Honduras and Mexico place their hands on a Border Patrol vehicle after they were apprehended for illegally crossing into the U.S. border from Mexico in Los Ebanos, Texas, U.S., ...

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Newspaper headlines: University ‘crackdown’ and a coffee cup levy

Newspaper headlines: University ‘crackdown’ and a coffee cup levy By BBC News Staff Image caption School students are facing a “crackdown on easy uni offers”, according to the i. The story refers to the rising trend in unconditional offers from universities. The trend has apparently led “too many sixth-formers” to quit school before finishing their final year, and the paper ...

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China’s top diplomat says cooperation with Iran to continue: Xinhua

(Reuters) – China will continue its cooperation and relations with Iran, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday, citing a statement from Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi. FILE PHOTO – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi shake hands at a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Singapore, August ...

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Teacher who led Aberfan pupils to safety dies, aged 75

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHettie Williams spoke in 2016 about how she remembered the Aberfan pupils (archive footage) The schoolteacher who led her young pupils to safety after the 1966 Aberfan disaster has died, aged 75. Hettie Williams was teaching at Pantglas Junior School when a coal tip slid down the mountainside, engulfing the village. The ...

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Thyssenkrupp’s interim chairman says structure is not sacrosanct: Focus

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Thyssenkrupp’s (TKAG.DE) workers are prepared to do their part in the ongoing restructuring of the embattled conglomerate, its interim chairman and trade union secretary Markus Grolms told a German magazine. FILE PHOTO: Thyssenkrupp’s logo is seen close to an elevator test tower in Rottweil, Germany, September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle/File Photo Thyssenkrupp’s conglomerate structure has been heavily ...

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