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US senator urges defeat of Trump Syria-censure motion

WASHINGTON A Senate resolution that would censure U.S. President Donald Trump for his decision to withdraw American forces from Iraq must be defeated, accordoing to Senator Rand Paul. Paul is one...

US: Vaping death toll rises to 34

WASHINGTON The death toll from mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping has risen to 34, health officials confirmed Thursday. The deaths span a wide swath of the U.S. including 24 states,...

US: Hundreds evacuated as California wildfires spread

WASHINGTON Authorities have ordered residents of a small town in the state of California's wine country to evacuate as strong winds fuel roaring wildfires in the north of the U.S.'s...

SpaceX rocket successfully takes off on historic flight

ANKARA/WASHINGTON SpaceX, the private rocket company of entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two US NASA astronauts toward orbit from the state of Florida on Saturday in a historic mission. SpaceX's Falcon 9...

US: Esper disagrees with Trump on Insurrection Act

ANKARA  US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Wednesday he does not support President Donald Trump's proposal to invoke the Insurrection Act to quell George Floyd protests across the country.  "The...

US: Democrats unveil sweeping police reform package

WASHINGTON Democrats in the House of Representatives and Senate unveiled Monday a sweeping police reform bill that would institute nationwide changes to law enforcement in response to continued mass demonstrations. The...

US confirms seizure of 1 million barrels of Iranian oil

WASHINGTON The US confirmed Friday that it seized over one million barrels of Iranian oil from four tankers bound for Venezuela. The Justice Department said the seizure of Iranian fuel was...

US urges diplomatic solution to EastMed dispute

WASHINGTON  The US on Wednesday urged all parties to the heightened tensions in the eastern Mediterranean to get to the negotiating table to resolve the disputes in the region. “We are...

US detains suspect who allegedly mailed ricin to Trump

ANKARA US authorities have detained the person they suspect of sending a letter containing the poison ricin to President Donald Trump, reports said Sunday. Citing a federal law enforcement official, NBC...

Colombia: Narco groups kill 5 Indigenous people

ANKARA Colombia's President Ivan Duque said five Indigenous people were killed and six injured by narco-trafficking groups in the country's southwest. Those responsible for the deaths in Cauca province are drug...

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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...