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South Africa reacts to reports of plot to kill US envoy

JOHANNESBURG  South Africa’s State Security Agency said Monday it is looking into reports of an alleged plot to assassinate US Ambassador to South Africa Lana...

California Governor to Trump: 'Climate change is real'

WASHINGTON  California Governor Gavin Newsom had an unequivocal warning for US President Donald Trump on Monday, telling him "climate change is real" as the president...

US special envoy meets with Pakistan Army chief

KARACHI, Pakistan  US special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad met with the Pakistan Army chief on Monday to discuss the ongoing intra-Afghan peace talks. The meeting...

UK food banks to see 61% increase by Christmas: Charity

LONDON  Britain’s largest network of food banks warned on Monday that food bank usage will rise over 60% in the UK by Christmas if the...

Wind causes more fires in California; Oregon at risk

ANKARA Strong winds may allow many fires to grow significantly in the US state of California, according to forest and fire protection officials, while its...

US sells Hong Kong properties amid row with China

ANKARA  Amid ongoing tensions between the US and China, Washington is selling off its multimillion-dollar properties in Hong Kong. The Donald Trump administration seems in a...

US coronavirus deaths top 190,000

By Beyza Binnur Donmez ANKARA (AA) - Coronavirus-related fatalities in the US surged beyond 190,000 Wednesday, according to a running tally of Johns Hopkins University. The...

US: Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

ANKARA US President Donald Trump on Wednesday was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for brokering the controversial normalization deal between the United Arab Emirates...

South Africa’s ANC condemns Trump’s remarks on Mandela

JOHANNESBURG South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) party on Tuesday condemned disparaging remarks allegedly attributed to US President Donald Trump “staining” the late President...

UAE-Israel deal to be signed at White House next week

WASHINGTON  Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) plan to sign a normalization agreement at the White House during a ceremony Sept. 15, American officials...

US sanctions Lebanese ex-officials for Hezbollah ties

ANKARA  The US sanctioned former Lebanese government ministers Tuesday for their alleged role in providing material support to Hezbollah and engaging in corruption. The designations of...

Pope accepts resignation of US priest accused of abuse

VATICAN Pope Francis on Monday accepted the resignation of an American priest accused of child abuse, weeks before he was set to become the bishop...