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Top US general says no military role in elections

WASHINGTON The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has ruled out in an interview broadcast Monday any role for the US military in a possible disputed election. "We have established...

Pfizer to supply additional 100M vaccine doses to US

ANKARA US drugmaker Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech, agreed Wednesday to supply an additional 100 million coronavirus vaccine doses to the US. The agreement will bring the total to 200...

US: $1.9T relief bill passes House, sent to Senate

ANKARA  US President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion relief bill was passed in the House of Representatives early on Saturday. The much-anticipated bill was approved in a close 219-212 vote, as two...

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...

Half of Americans back impeachment, removing Trump

WASHINGTON Half of Americans said U.S. President Donald Trump should be impeached and removed from office, according to a poll Tuesday. The CNN poll found 43% do not feel the same...

Turkey condoles with Haiti over ship accident

ANKARA Turkey on Friday extended condolences to Haiti over a recent deadly shipwreck off the Haitian coast. “We are deeply saddened by the news of several lives lost in Haiti on...

US House panels subpoena White House, State officials

WASHINGTON The three House committees leading the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump subpoenaed Friday three White House and State Department officials. Two of the officials work in the White...

US: Lawmaker urges Congress to face its own 'crimes'

ANKARA Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has urged fellow lawmakers to oppose a resolution recognizing the Armenian allegations against Turkey, saying first it should clean its own house. The U.S. Congress first...

Democrats publish testimonies in Trump impeachment

NEW YORK Democratic lawmakers on Monday published the first set of transcripts of closed-door testimonies from top U.S. diplomats as part of their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s dealings...

Trump considering testifying in House impeachment probe

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he is "strongly" considering testifying in the House of Representatives' ongoing impeachment investigation. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered Trump the opportunity to testify under...

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'Emerging markets won't suffer from current account deficits post-COVID'

ANKARA Imports have already surpassed pre-crisis levels in all major emerging markets but most trade deficits have not expanded due to booming exports, according to...

Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...