Press agenda on September 05

Here are the main topics World Bulletin’s English Desk plans to cover on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018

Press agenda on September 05

TURKEY

ANKARA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to receive Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ Prime Minister Tufan Erhurman, Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas separately at Presidential Complex.

ANKARA - Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to hold news conference along with his German counterpart Maas.

ANKARA - TurkStat to release international migration statistics for 2017.

ANKARA - Turkey's banking watchdog to release sectoral statistics for July.

UNITED STATES

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump to host Kuwaiti Emir Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah at the White House.

UNITED KINGDOM

LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May to respond to lawmakers' questions at House of Commons.

GERMANY

BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet Czech Republic’s Prime Minister Andrej Babis for talks on bilateral ties, EU issues.

RUSSIA

MOSCOW - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to meet with General Secretary of Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong. 

KAZAN - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Tatar President Rustman Minnihanov to take part in Kazan Forum on international dialogue.

MOSCOW - Foreign Ministry to hold media seminar on Middle East problems.

MOSCOW - 6th international forum "Public Dialogue: Russia and Arab World" to begin on Wednesday.

MAURITANIA

NOUAKCHOTT - Following fallout from ruling party’s victory in Mauritania’s Sept. 1 parliamentary poll. 

LIBYA

TRIPOLI - Following cease-fire agreement reached between rival militias in and around Libyan capital Tripoli.

LEBANON / JORDAN

BEIRUT/AMMAN - Repatriation process continues for Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan. 

IRAQ

BASRA - Following demonstrations in southern Iraq against unemployment, poor public services and corruption.

BAGHDAD - Leading political parties, coalitions continue to wrangle over parliamentary majority.

SYRIA

IDLIB - Assad regime, allies continue to tighten noose around Idlib, Syria’s last opposition-held stronghold. 

YEMEN

SANAA - War-weary Yemenis struggle with effects of recent plunge in value of local currency.

RWANDA 

KIGALI - The African Green Revolution Forum to begin with attendance of seven heads of state.

SPECIAL REPORT

Will Trump's trade war spur the dollar’s decline?

By Maria Paula Trivino

BOGOTA, Colombia (AA) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs and sanctions on China, Turkey, Canada and the European Union has shaken the world economy and prompted countries to reconsider their trade policies, but will it lead to a global pivot away from the dollar as the defacto standard currency?

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