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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...

US commemorates Juneteenth, end of slavery

WASHINGTON The US on Friday marked Juneteenth, the annual commemoration of the liberation of black Americans who had been held as slaves in the country, amid continued outcry over the...

China formally charges two Canadians with spying

TRENTON, Canada Two Canadians were formally charged with spying Friday by the Chinese regime, a move of “great concern” to Canada, said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. At a press conference Friday,...

US court stops Trump from stripping migrant protections

WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump cannot end legal protections for hundreds of thousands of migrants brought to the US illegally as children, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The 5-4 ruling is...

Study: 2,000 more lynchings of blacks than were thought

WASHINGTON The number of black Americans who were killed by enraged white mobs after slavery was formally outlawed in the US is at least 2,000 more than previously thought, according...

Ex-US marine sentenced to 16 years in prison in Russia

MOSCOW Moscow City Court sentenced former US Marine Paul Whelan to 16 years in a high-security prison, announcing him guilty of espionage charges on Monday. The sentence turned out to be...

US: Anger in Atlanta over fatal shooting of black man

WASHINGTON As nationwide protests slowed in the death of George Floyd, anger again erupted Saturday in the US over the fatal shooting of another black man. An Atlanta police officer shot...

George Floyd, whose death led to change, laid to rest

WASHINGTON George Floyd, the 46 year-old black man whose fatal arrest prompted international protests and renewed calls for a major overhaul to the US criminal justice system, was eulogized Tuesday.   Hundreds...

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S. Africa to probe COVID-19 unemployment funds fraud

By Hassan Isilow JOHANNESBURG South Africa’s will begin an investigation into claims that employers have been claiming funds from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) and not...

Turkey decries Egypt’s condemnation of anti-terror ops

‘Such irresponsible statements are attempts to serve agenda of bloody PKK terror group,’ says Turkish FM spokesman

Senegal bans EU nationals after being blacklisted

Action comes after Dakar not included on EU’s list of states deemed ‘safe’ for coronavirus

Father of MMA champion Nurmagomedov dies from COVID-19

ANKARA  The father and coach of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) champion Khabib Nurmagomedov died Friday from the coronavirus.  Manager Ali Abdelaziz confirmed Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, 57, died...

Football: Atletico Madrid ease past Mallorca

ANKARA  Atletico Madrid blanked Real Mallorca at home Friday in a Spanish La Liga match. The home team led 2-0 at the half at Wanda Metropolitano...

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