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Trump, Modi 'larger than life figures': US VP Pence

BOGOTA, Colombia   US Vice President Mike Pence described President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “larger than life figures” and commended the role of both leaders in strengthening...

UAE-Israel deal to be signed at White House next week

WASHINGTON  Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) plan to sign a normalization agreement at the White House during a ceremony Sept. 15, American officials said Tuesday.  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee Saturday

WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he will name a nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court this weekend.  "I will be announcing my...

Nearly 500 US service members died by suicide in 2019

WASHINGTON Nearly 500 American service members took their own lives in 2019, according to a Pentagon report Thursday.  The Second Annual Suicide Report revealed 344 active component, 65 Reserve and 89...

US stocks open higher on Election Day

ANKARA Major indices in the US stock market opened higher on the Election Day on Tuesday.  The Dow Jones was up 1.9%, or 514 points, to 27,439 points, while the S&P...

US attorney: Man behind Nashville bombing 'perished'

WASHINGTON  The man behind the Christmas Day bombing in the city of Nashville blew himself up in the explosion, the US attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee said Sunday. "We've...

US: California heading recall election for governor

ANKARA The US state of California is headed on Tuesday toward a recall election for Governor Gavin Newsom who is accused of destroying lives and businesses in the Golden State...

Group of women searchers find 13 bodies in NW Mexico

QUERETARO, Mexico A group of women searchers in Sonora state in northwestern Mexico found 13 bodies near the resort town Puerto Penasco late Thursday. One of the bodies seems to be...

Trump says Morales’ resignation warning sign to others

WASHINGTON  The resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales should serve as a warning sign to other regional leaders at loggerheads with the U.S., President Donald Trump said Monday. "These...

Brazil tops Latin America in confirmed COVID-19 cases

BOGOTA, Colombia  Brazil has the most confirmed coronavirus cases in Latin America and the Caribbean with 125,218, followed by Peru with 54,817, Ecuador with 31,881, Mexico with 26,025, Chile with...

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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...