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An Apple store is pictured in Istanbul, Turkey August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Turkey doubled tariffs on some U.S. imports including alcohol, cars and tobacco on Wednesday in retaliation for U.S. moves, but the lira rallied further after the central bank's liquidity moves had the effect of supporting the currency.

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Firefighters and rescue workers stand at the site of a collapsed Morandi Bridge in the port city of Genoa, Italy August 15, 2018.  REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Italian rescuers searched for survivors among towering slabs of concrete wreckage in Genoa on Wednesday after a bridge collapse killed 39 people and sparked a furious government reaction against the viaduct's operator.

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FILE PHOTO: The North Korea flag flutters next to concertina wire at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File photo

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on a Russian port service agency and Chinese firms for aiding North Korean ships and selling alcohol and tobacco to Pyongyang in breach of U.S. sanctions aimed at pressuring North Korea to end its nuclear programs.

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FILE PHOTO: Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is carried by supporters in front of the metallurgic trade union in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, April 7, 2018. REUTERS/Francisco Proner/File photo

Imprisoned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday will be registered as a candidate for this year's presidential election despite his 12-year sentence for corruption and facing several more graft trials.

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The car that was driven at pedestrians and cyclists in Westminster then crashed into the barrier outside the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday is seen in an image handed out by the Metropolitan Police in London, August 15, 2018. Metropolitan Police handout via REUTERS

A man detained on suspicion of carrying out a terrorist attack outside Britain's parliament is Salih Khater, a British citizen of Sudanese origin, a European security source told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Afghan policemen arrive at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

A suicide blast in a mainly Shi'ite area of Kabul killed at least 48 people on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians, soldiers and policemen over recent days.

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks at the Hussayniyeh of Imam Khomeini in Tehran, Iran, August 13, 2018. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has admitted he made a mistake in allowing the country's foreign minister to speak to his U.S. counterpart during negotiations that led to a 2015 international nuclear agreement.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson reacts as he arrives at his home after being released from the prison in Izmir, Turkey July 25, 2018. Demiroren News Agency/DHA via REUTERS/File photo

One Turkish court has rejected an American Christian pastor's appeal to be released from house arrest and for his travel ban to be lifted, but an upper court is yet to rule on the appeal, his lawyer told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Migrants who have just disembarked from the humanitarian ship Aquarius wait to be processed by officials at the reception centre for migrants in Marsa, Malta August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

The Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius arrived at Valletta harbor in Malta on Wednesday to allow 141 migrants to get off, ending a five-day tug-of-war among European Union countries which had seen the vessel banned from docking in several ports.

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FILE PHOTO: Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures during the joint press conference with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland July 16, 2018. Lehtikuva/Jussi Nukari via REUTERS/File Photo ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THRID PARTY. FINLAND OUT. NO THIRD PARTY SALES.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Chinese President Xi Jinping would visit Russia in September, Russian news agencies RIA and Tass reported on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO:    Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort departs from U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, U.S., February 28, 2018.   REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

Paul Manafort lied to "bank after bank after bank" to get loans and falsified his tax returns, a prosecutor said on Wednesday as the former Trump campaign chairman's trial on financial fraud charges moved toward a close.

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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrives to inspect the site of the collapsed Morandi Bridge in the port city of Genoa, Italy August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte declared on Wednesday a state of emergency covering the region around Genoa after a bridge collapse killed 39 people and severed the port city's main land corridor with southern France.

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Children look from behind a window of a house in the old quarter of Sanaa, Yemen August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Yemen's three-year war has taken a heavy toll on Sanaa's historic Old City, a dense warren of mosques, bath houses and 6,000 mud brick houses, which date from before the 11th century.

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British police have returned a 12th Century Buddha statue stolen in India 57 years ago.

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Supporters take pictures with Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen (C) as he attends an inauguration of a new boat terminal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Cambodia's ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) won all 125 parliamentary seats in a national election in July, electoral authorities said on Wednesday as the opposition called the result illegitimate.

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The top two officials of toll-road company Autostrade per l'Italia, which operated the bridge that collapsed near Genoa, are resisting government calls to resign over the disaster, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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Firefighters and rescue workers stand at the site of a collapsed Morandi Bridge in the port city of Genoa, Italy August 15, 2018.  REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Former Italian soccer professional Davide Capello can only describe it as a miracle.

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A truck carrying goods arrives at Kerem Shalom crossing in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Israel allowed commercial goods back into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, in a sign of an easing of tensions as neighboring Egypt pursued a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian enclave's dominant armed faction.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin inspects warships on the Neva river during the Navy Day parade in St Petersburg, Russia, July 29, 2018. Sputnik/Mikhail Klementyev/Kremlin via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to visit Austria on Aug. 18 to attend Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl's wedding, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.

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Turkish lira banknotes are seen in this picture illustration in Istanbul, Turkey August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/Illustration

The Turkish lira is significantly below fair value at the moment and should strengthen over the next one to two years as Turkey's economy slows and exports gain strength, improving the country's balance of payments outlook, economists for the Institute of International Finance said on Wednesday.

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An Apple store is pictured in Istanbul, Turkey August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Turkey doubled tariffs on some U.S. imports including alcohol, cars and tobacco on Wednesday in retaliation for U.S. moves, but the lira rallied further after the central bank's liquidity moves had the effect of supporting the currency.

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Firefighters and rescue workers stand at the site of a collapsed Morandi Bridge in the port city of Genoa, Italy August 15, 2018.  REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Italian rescuers searched for survivors among towering slabs of concrete wreckage in Genoa on Wednesday after a bridge collapse killed 39 people and sparked a furious government reaction against the viaduct's operator.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: The North Korea flag flutters next to concertina wire at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File photo

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on a Russian port service agency and Chinese firms for aiding North Korean ships and selling alcohol and tobacco to Pyongyang in breach of U.S. sanctions aimed at pressuring North Korea to end its nuclear programs.

World News43 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is carried by supporters in front of the metallurgic trade union in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, April 7, 2018. REUTERS/Francisco Proner/File photo

Imprisoned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday will be registered as a candidate for this year's presidential election despite his 12-year sentence for corruption and facing several more graft trials.

World News16 minutes ago

The car that was driven at pedestrians and cyclists in Westminster then crashed into the barrier outside the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday is seen in an image handed out by the Metropolitan Police in London, August 15, 2018. Metropolitan Police handout via REUTERS

A man detained on suspicion of carrying out a terrorist attack outside Britain's parliament is Salih Khater, a British citizen of Sudanese origin, a European security source told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Afghan policemen arrive at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

A suicide blast in a mainly Shi'ite area of Kabul killed at least 48 people on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians, soldiers and policemen over recent days.

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks at the Hussayniyeh of Imam Khomeini in Tehran, Iran, August 13, 2018. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has admitted he made a mistake in allowing the country's foreign minister to speak to his U.S. counterpart during negotiations that led to a 2015 international nuclear agreement.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson reacts as he arrives at his home after being released from the prison in Izmir, Turkey July 25, 2018. Demiroren News Agency/DHA via REUTERS/File photo

One Turkish court has rejected an American Christian pastor's appeal to be released from house arrest and for his travel ban to be lifted, but an upper court is yet to rule on the appeal, his lawyer told Reuters on Wednesday.

World News38 minutes ago

Migrants who have just disembarked from the humanitarian ship Aquarius wait to be processed by officials at the reception centre for migrants in Marsa, Malta August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

The Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius arrived at Valletta harbor in Malta on Wednesday to allow 141 migrants to get off, ending a five-day tug-of-war among European Union countries which had seen the vessel banned from docking in several ports.

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FILE PHOTO: Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures during the joint press conference with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland July 16, 2018. Lehtikuva/Jussi Nukari via REUTERS/File Photo ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THRID PARTY. FINLAND OUT. NO THIRD PARTY SALES.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Chinese President Xi Jinping would visit Russia in September, Russian news agencies RIA and Tass reported on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO:    Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort departs from U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, U.S., February 28, 2018.   REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

Paul Manafort lied to "bank after bank after bank" to get loans and falsified his tax returns, a prosecutor said on Wednesday as the former Trump campaign chairman's trial on financial fraud charges moved toward a close.

World News31 minutes ago

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrives to inspect the site of the collapsed Morandi Bridge in the port city of Genoa, Italy August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte declared on Wednesday a state of emergency covering the region around Genoa after a bridge collapse killed 39 people and severed the port city's main land corridor with southern France.

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Children look from behind a window of a house in the old quarter of Sanaa, Yemen August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Yemen's three-year war has taken a heavy toll on Sanaa's historic Old City, a dense warren of mosques, bath houses and 6,000 mud brick houses, which date from before the 11th century.

World Newsan hour ago

British police have returned a 12th Century Buddha statue stolen in India 57 years ago.

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Supporters take pictures with Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen (C) as he attends an inauguration of a new boat terminal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Cambodia's ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) won all 125 parliamentary seats in a national election in July, electoral authorities said on Wednesday as the opposition called the result illegitimate.

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The top two officials of toll-road company Autostrade per l'Italia, which operated the bridge that collapsed near Genoa, are resisting government calls to resign over the disaster, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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Firefighters and rescue workers stand at the site of a collapsed Morandi Bridge in the port city of Genoa, Italy August 15, 2018.  REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Former Italian soccer professional Davide Capello can only describe it as a miracle.

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A truck carrying goods arrives at Kerem Shalom crossing in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Israel allowed commercial goods back into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, in a sign of an easing of tensions as neighboring Egypt pursued a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian enclave's dominant armed faction.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin inspects warships on the Neva river during the Navy Day parade in St Petersburg, Russia, July 29, 2018. Sputnik/Mikhail Klementyev/Kremlin via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to visit Austria on Aug. 18 to attend Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl's wedding, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.

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Turkish lira banknotes are seen in this picture illustration in Istanbul, Turkey August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/Illustration

The Turkish lira is significantly below fair value at the moment and should strengthen over the next one to two years as Turkey's economy slows and exports gain strength, improving the country's balance of payments outlook, economists for the Institute of International Finance said on Wednesday.

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