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US accepts EU offer to create dialogue on China: Pompeo

WASHINGTON The US has accepted a proposal by European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell to create a US-EU dialogue on China, the nation's top diplomat said Thursday.   The proposal was...

House Democrats warn Netanyahu over annexation plans

WASHINGTON Nearly all Democrats in the US House of Representatives signed on to a letter Thursday warning Israel against its plan to annex the occupied West Bank.  Led by representatives Ted...

Trudeau refuses to trade Meng for jailed Canadians

TRENTON, Canada  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rejected calls Thursday to swap Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou for two Canadians languishing in Chinese jails.  The reason, he said, is that such a trade...

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...

US doubles bounty on Daesh/ISIS leader to $10M

WASHINGTON  The US increased a reward Wednesday for the top leader of the Daesh/ISIS terror group, doubling its payout for information on its self-styled emir to $10 million. The State Department...

Magnitude-7.5 earthquake hits Mexico

ANKARA A magnitude-7.5 earthquake trembled Mexico's southern Oaxaca state Tuesday, according to the nation's disaster agency. The Seismic Institute said the quake struck at 10.29 a.m. local time (1529GMT). The National Civil...

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...

US labels 4 more Chinese media outlets foreign missions

WASHINGTON The US moved Monday to designate four new Chinese state-owned media outlets as foreign missions, accusing them of being "beholden to the Chinese Communist Party," amid an escalating row...

Pelosi hits Trump for delaying China sanctions for deal

ANKARA  US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday slammed President Donald Trump for holding off on sanctions against China regarding Uighur minority group due to the trade deal between the...

Trudeau links Meng arrest and China's Canadian charges

TRENTON, Canada Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday the Chinese formally charging two Canadians with spying is in retaliation for Canada arresting Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. Trudeau first linked the...

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Qatar hails strategic relations with Turkey

DOHA Qatari Foreign Minister Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani has hailed his country’s strategic relations with Turkey. "Strategic relations between Qatar and Turkey are growing day by...

Coronavirus deaths surge beyond 10,000 in Russia

MOSCOW Coronavirus-related deaths in Russia crossed the 10,000 mark on Saturday. With 168 fatalities registered over the last 24 hours, the overall count went up to...

Tunisia MPs reject motion to blacklist Brotherhood

TUNIS The Bureau of Tunisia’s House of Representatives (parliament) has rejected a petition to blacklist the Muslim Brotherhood group. The opposition Free Constitutional Party (PDL), which...

Turkey neutralizes 3 terrorists in N.Iraq operation

ANKARA Turkish security forces “neutralized” at least three PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, Turkey's Defense Ministry said on Saturday. Weapons, ammunition and explosives were also seized...

Turkey sends 2nd batch of medical aid to Serbia

ANKARA  A Turkish military plane carrying the second batch of medical supplies for Serbia left the capital Ankara on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic. An A-400M...

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