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Kamala Harris accepts nomination for vice president

BOGOTA, Colombia  Speaking from an empty convention hall, California Senator Kamala Harris accepted her party’s historic nomination Wednesday to be its vice-presidential candidate on the third night of the Democratic...

Democrats officially pick Biden as presidential nominee

BOGOTA, Colombia  After a virtual roll call vote which contrasted with the animated ritual of delegates shouting their state’s numbers in a ballroom, Joe Biden was officially selected to be...

Lawsuit claims Saudi prince sent hit team to Canada

TRENTON, Canada  Saudi Arabia’s crown prince dispatched a hit squad to Canada to kill a former top Saudi intelligence agent, a lawsuit filed Thursday in a US district court claims.   In...

Brazil president Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

ANKARA  Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro announced Tuesday that he has tested positive for coronavirus. Bolsonaro took the test, for the fourth time, on Monday after showing symptoms. The president has been facing...

Foreign students must leave US if studying online: ICE

WASHINGTON Foreign students in the US on student visas will have to leave the country if their schools move to hold online classes this fall amid the coronavirus, Immigration and...

US could see 100,000 daily coronavirus cases: Fauci

WASHINGTON The US could see as many as 100,000 new coronavirus infections daily, the nation's top infectious disease expert told a Senate hearing Tuesday. "We are now having 40,000+ new cases...

Free trade pact would bolster US-Turkish ties: Senator

WASHINGTON An eventual free trade agreement between the US and Turkey would serve to greatly enhance bilateral relations and fast-track cooperation in Africa, Senator Lindsey Graham said Wednesday.  Addressing the Turkey-US...

Trump temporarily halts many new job visas for 2020

WASHINGTON   US President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that bars many new employment-based visas from being issued this year, including the type of visas generally used for high-skilled...

New York museum to remove Theodore Roosevelt statue

BOGOTA, Colombia The American Museum of Natural History will remove a bronze statue of former President Theodore Roosevelt from its entrance amid criticism that it symbolizes racism and colonial expansion. The...

Trump: Int'l governments will print millions of ballots

WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump continued his broadside against mail-in voting on Monday, claiming foreign governments will print "millions" of ballots to subvert November's presidential election. "RIGGED 2020 ELECTION: MILLIONS OF...

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Pakistan rejects nomination of 'senior' Indian diplomat

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan has rejected the nomination of an Indian diplomat for the post of its Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad, terming him too senior for...

Legendary Nepalese climber dies at 72

KATHMANDU, Nepal  Ang Rita Sherpa, a legendary climber who holds the record for the highest number of summits on Everest without supplemental oxygen, died on...

China sends 3rd maritime satellite into space

ANKARA China on Monday sent another maritime satellite into the space, local media reported.  The new sea and ocean-monitoring satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite...

With no new cases, N.Zealand moves to lift restrictions

ANKARA New Zealand is set to lift all restrictions across the nation from Wednesday night as the country reported no fresh coronavirus cases for a...

Turkish forces 'neutralize' 2 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

ANKARA Turkish security forces have neutralized two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday. The terrorists were targeted in an air-backed...