Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country was moving towards allowing trade with Russia, China and Iran to be conducted in local currencies, as he continues his efforts to strengthen the falling lira.

“If we buy something from them, we will use their money, if they buy something from us, they will use our currency,” he said, ahead of a trip by Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to Russia for meetings on Tuesday.

Read the Full Article: Source – Yahoo News
Time For Truth: (Yahoo News) – Erdogan wants trade with Russia, China in local currencies

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel told her party Sunday she will seek re-election next year, a move likely to be welcomed in many capitals as a sign of stability following poll triumphs for Brexit and Donald Trump.

After months of feverish speculation, Merkel announced at a meeting with other leaders of her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) that she would run for a fourth term, a decision they met with thunderous applause, party sources told AFP.

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Sweden’s border controls will be extended by a period of three months until February 11th, 2017, the Swedish government has confirmed.

The decision was taken following an extraordinary cabinet meeting, and comes after the European Commission decided that countries in the passport-free Schengen zone should be allowed to extend their temporary controls for a maximum of three months under exceptional circumstances.

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President-elect Donald J. Trump took to Twitter Thursday night to denounce the thousands of protesters who filled streets decrying his election.

“Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!” he said in a tweet that had been retweeted more than 12,000 times in just a half-hour.

Read the Full Article: Source – The Washington Times
Time For Truth: (The Washington Times) – Trump Denounces ‘Professional Protesters, Incited By The Media’

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Thanks to Wikileaks we now know that at least 65 mainstream reporters were working closely with the Clinton campaign this election year. They were invited to top elitist dinners with Hillary Campaign Chairman John Podesta or Chief Campaign strategist Joel Benenson.

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