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Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (left) and central bank governor Durmus Yilmaz show Turkish banknotes during a news conference in October, 2008.

Turkey’s currency jumps after Washington and Ankara reportedly reach deal to release detained American pastor

The Turkish lira jumped Thursday after reports said its government could release a detained American within days, a step toward resolving tensions between Washington and Ankara that have helped roil the currency in recent months.

Tensions between the US and China are escalating to ‘dangerous’ levels as talks break down and military activity increases

Tensions between the US and China have been escalating in recent weeks as the two sides battle it out over a wide range of issues, and military activity is on the rise as talks between Washington and Beijing break down.
A Danish F-16 Fighting Falcon flies during the international air show in Belgrade September 2, 2012

US-Taiwan $330 million arms deal set to escalate trade war spat amid claims of ‘a knife’ to China’s neck

The United States has approved a $330 million arms deal with China’s neighbour Taiwan, in a move set to further increase tensions between Beijing and Washington amid the escalating trade war, The South China Morning Post reported.

These 14 states could see ‘extremely significant damage’ from Trump’s trade wars

The US Chamber of Commerce, a private lobbying group, said in a report that 14 states could suffer "extremely significant damage" after the latest round of tariffs.
President Donald Trump at a Carrier factory in Indiana

‘If this tariff takes effect, we are out of business’: Small companies warn of widespread layoffs and shutdowns if Trump doesn’t bac...

The Trump administration is expected to enact tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese imports to the US. Some companies say they will have to immediately lay off employees to absorb the cost of the tax, while others warn they may have to shut down completely.

A mysterious naval mine inexplicably appeared off Washington state — this is the moment it blew up

Check out the moment what appeared to be a decades-old contact-style naval mine floating mysteriously off the coast of Washington state blew up.
Justice Minister Maas before cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin

‘Europe should not allow the US to act over our heads’: Germany is challenging the US’s financial monopoly as the Iran row deepens

The US monopoly over the global payments infrastructure has been challenged by Germany's foreign minister, Heiko Maas, who suggested Tuesday that the European Union should set its own payment system that would give Brussels independence from Washington.
Ohio Democratic congressional candidate Danny O'Connor

Alarms bells are starting to ring for the GOP as Democrats have ‘the wind at their back’ heading into November

Tuesday night's Ohio special election and Washington State primaries indicate a tough road to November for Republicans. Republicans say they need to boost voter turnout in November — or else.

The VA hospital in DC was reportedly using rusty surgical tools and water full of bacteria, and employees say the ‘critical’ situation is ...

Persistent and serious problems that reportedly put patients in danger at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Washington, DC have employees pleading with the new VA secretary for assistance.

I visited the treehouses that Microsoft built for its employees to meet, work, and soak in the sun — take a look inside

I got to tour the treehouses that Microsoft built for its employees. Here's what they're like to walk through.