The world's other major military power, the United States, has stayed neutral in the dispute, after Canada similarly antagonized President Donald Trump earlier this year by publicly denouncing his stances on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, immigration and trade.
After declaring dubiously on Friday that she has tapes of Trump saying the "n-word", Omarosa appeared Sunday on NBC's Meet The Press to dish more about her brief, but tumultuous time at the White House . "That I tried to charge the residence at the White House ". First, I have never heard President Trump ever use the derogatory language that Omarosa claims.
And none of it means anything in terms of a new NAFTA agreement unless the northern partner signs on as well, says another source familiar with the auto-related negotiations. "It is not clear if we will finish this week or the next". But the thornier issues are being left to the end, including the USA demand that NAFTA be approved every five years, a provision known as a sunset clause.
The NATO allies are at odds over the detention in Turkey of American evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson on terrorism charges. In response, the Turkish Foreign Ministry vowed to "retaliate" against U.S. The lira, which has lost a third of its value this year, fell again on his comments and was trading at around 6.05 to the dollar after he spoke, almost 9 percent weaker on the day.
He also said it was a pity that Washington chose Brunson over Turkey, its partner in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, and in an opinion piece in the New York Times , he warned the United States that Ankara had other alternatives as allies.
Thursday's seismic event follows a 6.9 magnitude quake Sunday that flattened homes and stranded thousands on Lombok's northern coast and the nearby Gili Islands. The Red Cross said it was focusing relief efforts on an estimated 20,000 people who are yet to receive any assistance. "There are still some evacuees that have not yet been touched by aid, especially in North Lombok and West Lombok", Nugroho tweeted Thursday.