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US: Protests rage for fourth day over Floyd ‘s death

WASHINGTON  Demonstrators gathered Friday across the US for a fourth straight day to protest the death of an unarmed black man who was killed as he was pinned down by...

Venezuela thanks Iran for fuel shipment

BOGOTA, Colombia Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro thanked Iran over the weekend as the first of five tankers sent by Tehran with fuel neared one of the country's ports, saying he...

US capital to lift stay-at-home order beginning Friday

WASHINGTON The nation's capital will begin the slow process towards re-normalizing amid COVID-19 later this week when a stay-at-home order is lifted, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Wednesday. The order will be...

Trump says he would consider meeting Venezuelan leader

WASHINGTON  US President Donald Trump said he would consider meeting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro amid severed ties between the two countries.  "I would maybe think about that. Maduro would like to...

US: Minnesota activates National Guard amid protests

WASHINGTON  The governor of the US state of Minnesota activated the National Guard on Thursday to ensure safety and peace amid protests over the death of George Floyd.  The move came...

Iran frees US student in prisoner swap

TEHRAN Iran and the U.S. conducted a prisoner swap on Saturday, which saw the release of an American graduate student in return for an Iranian scientist held by Washington. "Glad that...

Trump gives 30 days to WHO to make 'major' reforms

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Monday gave the World Health Organization (WHO) 30 days to "commit to major substantive improvements” or the US will permanently freeze funding for the body...

US targeting 52 Iranian sites if Tehran attacks: Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Saturday to hit Iranian targets for any attacks on Americans or the U.S. in the wake of the killing of top Iranian general by...

'US should hand YPG/PKK ringleader over to Turkey'

ANKARA  YPG/PKK terrorist ringleader Ferhat Abdi Sahin, codenamed Mazloum Kobani, is wanted by Interpol and the U.S. should hand him over to Ankara, Turkey's president said Thursday. "With the U.S., we...

Man used racial slur after he shot Arbery: investigator

WASHINGTON A witness to the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man who was murdered while jogging in a Georgia suburb, told investigators that the suspect used a racial...

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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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