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Turkey: Opposition urges presidential rebuff of Trump

ANKARA Turkey’s main opposition party on Wednesday urged President Recep Tayyip Erdogan -- currently visiting Washington -- to rebuff controversial letters his U.S. counterpart sent him last month and this...

Mexico reveals plan to fight drug addiction

QUERETARO, Mexico The Mexican government announced Tuesday that it is ramping up efforts to fight drug addiction. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador laid out his plan to fight substance use that...

Trump: Sweden 'paying heavily' for not having lockdown

ANKARA US President Donald Trump said Thursday that Sweden is "paying heavily" for not implementing mandatory quarantine measures like the rest of the world because of the coronavirus. "As of today,...

US election predictor with proven record picks Biden

WASHINGTON A professor with a track record in choosing the victor in US presidential contests has picked presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden to beat President Donald Trump in November's polls. American...

US ‘deeply troubled’ by Hong Kong businessman’s arrest

BOGOTA, Colombia  The US is "deeply troubled by the arrest of Jimmy Lai, a Hong Kong businessman, publisher and prominent pro-democracy advocate,” White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien said...

Bolsonaro says Brazil may withdraw from WHO

BUENOS AIRES Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro indicated Saturday that Brazil could quit the World Health Organization (WHO), as he criticized the UN health agency’s behavior.  “The US withdrew from the WHO...

Biden releases tax returns before debate with Trump

ANKARA Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden released his tax returns -- a move expected to pressure US President Donald Trump to do the same before their much anticipated first debate...

17 killed in Haitian boat accident

BOGOTA, Colombia At least 17 people, including two children, died off the Haitian coast when a sailing boat sank between Tortue island and the fishing port of Saint-Louis-du-Nord.  The boat, “Ancelita”,...

US seizes weave cargo believed to be hair from Uighurs

ANKARA  US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials seized a shipment of weaves and other hair products suspected of being forcefully made with human hair from Uighurs in Xinjiang, China. The...

Trump's security adviser tests positive for COVID-19

WASHINGTON Robert O'Brien, US President Donald Trump's national security adviser, has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House said Monday.  "He has mild symptoms and has been self-isolating and working from...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...