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Trump doubles metal tariffs on Turkey as lira falls by 20%

Trump doubles metal tariffs on Turkey as lira falls by 20%

World
President Donald Trump has doubled US tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminium, as the precipitous fall of the Turkish lira accelerates. In a tweet, Mr Trump said the currency was weak against "our very strong dollar", adding that "US relations with Turkey are not good at this time". Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech that the drop was part of a "campaign" led by foreign powers.Turkey also warned it would retaliate against the US tariffs move."The United States should know that the only result that such sanctions and pressure will bring... will be harming our relationship as allies," the Turkish foreign ministry said in a statement.The two Nato members are at odds on a range of issues - how to fight the Islamic...
Pound falls lower against the dollar and euro

Pound falls lower against the dollar and euro

Business
The pound has fallen below $ 1.29 for the first time in almost a year on continuing worries Britain will leave the EU without a trade deal.Sterling also hit a nine-month low against the euro, and was down against the yen and Swiss franc.Bank of England governor Mark Carney said on Friday the chances of a no-deal Brexit were "uncomfortably high".On Sunday, international trade secretary Liam Fox put the odds at "certainly not much more than 60-40". The falls come despite a rise in UK interest rates, which usually pushes up the value of sterling.Since the beginning of the month, the pound has fallen 1.7% against the dollar and 0.8% against the euro. "Some are thinking in the market that the Bank of England raised rates in or...
Twitter shares plunge as user total falls

Twitter shares plunge as user total falls

Business
Twitter shares have closed down more than 20% after the messaging platform reported a fall in active users.User numbers fell to 335 million in the second quarter of the year, down one million from the previous three months.During the quarter Twitter deleted many fake accounts - a move that chief executive Jack Dorsey said was reflected in the results.The slide to just under $ 35 a share came despite Twitter reporting record quarterly profits. It posted a profit of $ 100m, marking Twitter's third consecutive quarter in profits, with sales up 24% to a better-than-expected $ 711m.Under pressure"Our second-quarter results reflect the work we're doing to ensure more people get value from Twitter every day," Mr Dorsey said."We want people to feel safe freely ex...
Wearable devices could predict risk for senior falls

Wearable devices could predict risk for senior falls

Health
July 12 (UPI) -- Wearable devices with motion sensors can predict older participants' risk of falling, according to a study. Researchers at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign found that measuring unsteadiness in standing and walking can predict the most common injury among adults 65 and older. Their findings were published Wednesday in npj Digital Medicine. Three million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That includes at least 300,000 older people hospitalized for hip fractures, of which 95 percent are caused by falling. Older and young people fall for different reasons. Younger people misjudge something, such as a slippery surface, and older adults are unstable, and lose...
Fan falls through bus stop in London celebrating England’s World Cup quarter-final win over Sweden

Fan falls through bus stop in London celebrating England’s World Cup quarter-final win over Sweden

Sports
TIMBER! Try not to laugh too hard watching this chap take an unfortunate tumble literally through a bus stop in London However you choose to celebrate England reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup, please do so in a responsible manner. Gareth Southgate’s men are guaranteed to equal their best ever World Cup finish since 1990, after victory over Sweden on Saturday secured their place in the last four in Russia. England will play their first World Cup semi-final since 1990 where they will face the winners of the Russia v Croatia game Goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli sent Sweden packing in Samara in a what was an emphatic performance. While the majority of English fans at home are celebrating by drenching themselves in over-price...