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Brunson remains the focus of U.S.-Turkey feud

International | The NATO ally retaliates with tariffs while a Turkish court refuses to free the American pastor
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/15/18, 04:18 pm

TURKEY: Ankara raised tariffs on U.S. imports following U.S. sanctions imposed for Turkey’s continued detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson. A Turkish court Wednesday rejected another appeal for Brunson’s release.

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British foreign secretary resigns as May’s government crumbles

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/09/18, 12:31 pm

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who served as a key campaigner for Brexit, Britain’s departure from the European Union, resigned on Monday. His resignation is the latest move threatening Prime Minister Theresa May’s government and comes after Brexit Secretary David Davis resigned on Sunday night. Steve Baker, a minister in Britain’s Brexit department, followed with his resignation almost immediately.

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Woman dies in latest U.K. nerve agent poisoning

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/09/18, 10:36 am

British police said a woman exposed to a Soviet-era nerve agent in southern England died Sunday at a Salisbury hospital. Dawn Sturgess, 44, along with Charlie Rowley, 45, were hospitalized on June 30 after they fell critically ill. Rowley remains in critical condition. Police confirmed the pair suffered exposure to Novichok, the same nerve agent that poisoned former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March. Authorities believe the latest poisoning likely came from contact with a contaminated item.

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