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Trump to leave office after Biden wins electoral votes

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would leave the White House if the Electoral College confirms Joe Biden’s victory.  "Certainly I will, and you know that,"...

Canada mosque killer’s parole eligibility time reduced

TRENTON, Canada – The parole eligibility for the killer of six people in the 2017 Quebec City Mosque shooting was reduced Thursday to 25 years from 40 years. The Quebec...

Thanksgiving 2020 looking quite different for Americans

WISCONSIN, US Thanksgiving, that uniquely American holiday of family, football and fattening up, is on a COVID diet in 2020. "From 12 to 4" is how Frank Fani, a salon owner...

Top US court blocks virus curbs on religious services

ANKARA The US Supreme Court on Wednesday night blocked the state of New York from imposing limits on attendance at religious services. Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, had placed strict...

Trump pardons former adviser Michael Flynn

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump granted his former national security adviser Michael Flynn a "full pardon" Wednesday.  "It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn...

Biden: 'We're at war with virus, not with one another'

WASHINGTON One day ahead of the national Thanksgiving holiday, US President-elect Joe Biden urged unity, saying coronavirus has devastated the nation in nearly one year.  During a speech in his home...

Fed minutes show no change in asset purchase plan

ANKARA The US Federal Reserve is in no hurry to change but will continue its asset purchase plan as a response to the coronavirus pandemic, minutes of its latest meeting...

Mexico: 113 bodies found in mass grave

BOGOTA - Mexican authorities on Tuesday announced the discovery of a mass grave in the western state of Jalisco. According to local media, the remains of at least 113 people...

US: Biden names John Kerry as special climate envoy

ANKARA US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named John Kerry, the former state secretary, as a special presidential envoy for climate to lead the country's fight against climate change. Kerry will...

Biden picks Janet Yellen as treasury secretary: report

ANKARA - US President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Janet Yellen, the former federal reserve chair, as treasury secretary in his Cabinet, according to the Wall Street Journal...

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Boko Haram attack killed at least 110 in Nigeria: UN

ABUJA, Nigeria The death toll has risen to at least 110 in a recent attack by Boko Haram terrorists in northeastern Nigeria, a UN official...

Pakistan's 'loneliest' elephant airlifted to Cambodia

KARACHI, Pakistan Animal lovers, artists, and government officials joined an emotional moment Monday in Pakistan’s capital to see off the country’s "loneliest" elephant as it...

Israelis visit Sudan's defense industry facilities

KHARTOUM, Sudan A delegation from Israel visited Sudan’s capital Khartoum and held talks on military matters, the spokesperson for the transitional government said Sunday. Speaking to...

South Africa’s COVID-19 cases top 787,000

ISTANBUL South Africa recorded 2,563 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s tally to 787,702, the Health Ministry said Sunday. Thirty-eight additional people died from the virus,...

WorldBiden to require walking boot after spraining foot

WASHINGTON US President-elect Joe Biden sprained his foot while playing with one of his dogs and will likely be in a walking boot "for several...