International Edition 1305 EDT

August 08, 2018 01:05 PM
International Edition 1305 EDT 1391751
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Scattered protests, along with a heavy police presence in many places were reported across Iran Wednesday, one day after the first round of new US economic sanctions went into effect. Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was in High Court Wednesday. He's facing multiple corruption charges stemming from criminal allegations related to the 1MDB state fund. Plus, a Turkish diplomatic delegation is visiting Washington for discussions about the ongoing detention in Turkey of U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson. The trip comes at a time of escalating U.S.-Turkish tensions, which are threatening to trigger a financial crisis in Turkey.