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US to reinforce position in Syria to protect oil fields

WASHINGTON  The U.S. will reinforce its position in Syria to protect oil fields from being retaken by the Daesh terror group, a defense official said Thursday.  Speaking on condition of anonymity,...

Trump announces new round of pardons

WASHINGTON  US President Donald Trump issued a new round of pardons late Wednesday, including for his longtime ally Roger Stone, according to the White House.   The outgoing president also commuted the...

Black votes up for grabs in US presidential election

ANKARA Black votes are up for grabs in the US presidential election – just about a month away, on Nov. 3 – but the candidates have failed so far how...

New York City to rename streets 'Black Lives Matter'

WASHINGTON New York City will rename streets in the five boroughs "Black Lives Matter," said Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday.  De Blasio said the city will also paint roadways to...

Second case of infectious coronavirus detected in US

WASHINGTON  A second case of the deadly coronavirus has been detected in the U.S., health officials said Friday amid China's frenzied push to contain the outbreak. The new case of a...

Russia slams US pressure on Turkey over S-400 purchase

MOSCOW  Moscow considers U.S. pressure on Turkey over its buying Russian S-400 defense systems “unacceptable,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday. Speaking at a news conference in Moscow,...

US House passes China sanctions bill on Uyghurs

WASHINGTON The US House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday calling for sanctions against officials in China responsible for human rights abuses in the country’s western region of Xinjiang.   The latest move...

5.9 magnitude earthquake jolts Mexico

BOGOTA A 5.9 magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico, the country’s seismological service said late Friday. The earthquake took place at 09:06 p.m. local time (0306GMT) and its epicenter was 60 kilometers (37...

Trump launches 'Operation Warp Speed' virus vaccine push

WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump announced Friday the launch of "Operation Warp Speed," a public-private partnership meant to hurry the development and distribution of a coronavirus vaccine and experts say...

Turkey sending Paraguay coronavirus aid

ANKARA Turkey is sending medical supplies to Paraguay to help the Latin American nation's fight against the coronavirus outbreak, the Paraguayan ambassador said Sunday. The announcement came a day after the...

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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...