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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...

Death toll reaches 25 in Haiti prison break

BOGOTA, Colombia  More than 400 inmates escaped and 25 people died in a prison break in Haiti, authorities said Friday.  "Before yesterday's incident, there were 1,542 prisoners in Croix-des-Bouquets prison. The...

US: CIA pick pledges to provide 'straight' intelligence

ANKARA US President Joe Biden's nominee for CIA director pledged Wednesday to deliver unvarnished intelligence to politicians and policymakers. "I learned that intelligence professionals have to tell policymakers what they need...

Top GOP leaders split on Trump addressing conservatives

WASHINGTON  Republican leadership in the House of Representatives was split Wednesday on whether former President Donald Trump should address an annual gathering of conservatives. The divide between House Majority Leader Kevin...

Brazil’s Petrobras loses billions after removal of CEO

SAO PAULO, Brazil Brazil’s benchmark Bovespa index fell more than 4% Monday in the wake of President Jair Bolsonaro's decision last week to replace the chief executive of state oil...

US: 3 dead in Louisiana gun store shooting

WASHINGTON At least three people were killed in a shooting at a gun store in the US state of Louisiana, according to police Saturday. Deputies were dispatched to the Jefferson gun...

Explosives missing from US' largest Marine Corps base

ANKARA Explosives are missing from the US' largest Marine Corps base, according to military officials cited by the media on Tuesday. The base in question, the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat...

US: House team rejects call to dismiss Trump case

WASHINGTON  The team that will prosecute former US President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial starkly rejected Monday the former commander-in-chief's calls to dismiss the case. One day before he is set...

US: NYC indoor dining to open Friday with 25% capacity

ANKARA Indoor dining in New York City restaurants will restart on Friday at 25% capacity after a surge in the coronavirus pandemic, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday.  The reopening...

Canada’s COVAX vaccine order criticized by opposition

TRENTON, Canada With Canada within hailing distance of 21,000 virus deaths Monday and experiencing a vaccine shortage, the government announced its plan to take 1.9 million doses from COVAX, 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...