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Trump signs landmark conservation bill into law

WASHINGTON  US President Donald Trump signed into law Tuesday the historic Great American Outdoors Act, a milestone in environmental conservationism geared at reinvigorating the country’s national parks and other public...

Bolivia: Opposition lawmaker assumes presidential post

BOLIVIA Bolivian opposition lawmaker and the second vice president of the country's senate, Jeanine Anez, announced she would assume the presidency on Monday after the resignation of former President Evo...

Trudeau pressured to decry West Bank annexation

TRENTON, Canada Almost 60 Canadian politicians including four former federal cabinet ministers signed on to a letter, urging the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government to resist the planned Israel annexation...

Costco limits US meat sales over COVID-caused shortages

WASHINGTON  US wholesaler Costco became the latest retailer to limit meat purchases at its stores over shortages caused by COVID-19-related slowdowns and shutdowns at processing plants nationwide.  Costco is limiting its...

At least 20 dead in Venezuelan migrant shipwreck

BOGOTA, Colombia At least 20 Venezuelan migrants died over the weekend when their ship bound for Trinidad and Tobago sank en route.   The Venezuelan government said in a statement that 11...

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...

US dispatches reinforcements to oil fields in Syria

ANKARA The U.S has dispatched more military reinforcements to oil fields in eastern Syria, local sources told Anadolu Agency on Saturday. After sending 30 military units to the al-Omar oil field...

US Senate committee advances Turkey sanctions bill

WASHINGTON  A U.S. Senate committee voted Wednesday to advance a sanctions bill against Turkey for its anti-terror operation in northeastern Syria and purchase of a Russian missile defense system. The bill...

Bolivia: 5 killed, 10 injured in post-election clashes

BOGOTA, Colombia  Five people were killed Saturday in protests and violence in different parts of Bolivia. Clashes between police and former President Evo Morales supporters intensified, according to local reports. Five demonstrators...

Trump says US has 'eye on' Baghdadi's third-in-command

WASHINGTON The U.S. has an "eye on" deceased Daesh/ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's third-in-command, President Donald Trump said Tuesday. "His third has got a lot of problems because we know where...

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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...