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California Governor to Trump: 'Climate change is real'

WASHINGTON  California Governor Gavin Newsom had an unequivocal warning for US President Donald Trump on Monday, telling him "climate change is real" as the president sought to pin blame for...

US blocks certain imports from China's Uighur region

WASHINGTON  The US on Monday blocked the import of certain goods from China's Xinjiang region over allegations that they were manufactured using forced labor in Beijing's Uighur re-education camps.   The banned...

UK food banks to see 61% increase by Christmas: Charity

LONDON  Britain’s largest network of food banks warned on Monday that food bank usage will rise over 60% in the UK by Christmas if the government’s coronavirus economic support schemes...

US envoy to China steps down: Pompeo

ANKARA  US ambassador to China Terry Branstad has stepped down amid worsening bilateral relations, the US secretary of state announced Monday. "I thank Ambassador Terry Branstad for his more than three...

Trump applauds major bank for resuming work from office

ANKARA US President Donald Trump applauded Friday the decision of banking giant JPMorgan Chase to resume work from office for some senior employees. "Congratulations to JPMorgan Chase for ordering everyone BACK...

Ex-politician gets 15-year prison sentence in Brazil

BOGOTA, Colombia Brazil's former President of the Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Cunha, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years and 11 months in prison for corruption and money laundering connected to...

Microsoft detects cyberattacks targeting US elections

ANKARA  Microsoft said Thursday it recently detected cyberattacks targeting people and organizations involved in the US presidential election in November. They include "unsuccessful" attacks on those associated with the campaigns of...

Wind causes more fires in California; Oregon at risk

ANKARA Strong winds may allow many fires to grow significantly in the US state of California, according to forest and fire protection officials, while its northern neighbor Oregon faces a...

US coronavirus deaths top 190,000

By Beyza Binnur Donmez ANKARA (AA) - Coronavirus-related fatalities in the US surged beyond 190,000 Wednesday, according to a running tally of Johns Hopkins University. The Maryland-based university counted 190,478 deaths...

New US stimulus bill unlikely to pass: Top Democrat

ANKARA The US Senate minority leader said Wednesday a new stimulus bill to revive the economy against the coronavirus is unlikely to pass since the gap between Democrats and Republicans...

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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...