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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...

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...

Venezuela has no role in Latin America protests: expert

COLOMBIA Venezuela is not the culprit behind Latin American protests and riots, said an expert at a time when its President Nicolas Maduro is under fire from several governments in...

US hunter killed by deer he thought was dead

WASHINGTON A hunter in the U.S. state of Arkansas died this week after he approached a deer he shot, thinking it was dead. Thomas Alexander, 66, was an experienced hunter. He...

Who will win Uruguay's presidential election on Sunday?

BOGOTA, Colombia Almost 2.7 million eligible Uruguayans are going to polls on Sunday to elect the replacement of Tabare Vasquez as president of the Latin American nation. Although this is a...

Mexicans to march for peace after drug related clashes

MEXICO Mexicans are set to march for peace on Sunday after the Sinaloa Cartel showed its gun power last Thursday in a battle in daylight against state security forces during...

Indigenous groups to sue Ecuador for human rights abuse

ANKARA An Indigenous confederation announced Thursday it would file a legal complaint against Ecuador for violating human rights during anti-government protests in the country. The complaint will be filed to national...

Brazil lifts visa necessity for Indians, Chinese

ANKARA Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday the country will lift visa necessity for Chinese and Indian tourists and businesses. The expected announcement came during his official visit to China...

NBA: Clippers beat Warriors 141-122

ANKARA The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Golden State Warriors 141-122 in the Warriors' first game at the Chase Center late Thursday. Lou Williams and two-time NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard...

Turkish, US defense ministers discuss Syria

BRUSSELS Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Friday discussed latest developments in Syria. Akar and Esper exchanged views on Turkey's anti-terror operation in northeastern...

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Asian qualifiers for FIFA World Cup moved to 2021

ANKARA  The Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup have been postponed until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement issued on...

Turkey slams Greece over closing minority schools

ANKARA Turkey slammed Greece on Wednesday over systematically closing down Turkish minority schools in the country’s Western Thrace region, depriving the minority of the education...

COVID-19: India sees 60,963 more cases, 834 deaths

NEW DELHI India registered 60,963 new COVID-19 cases and 834 deaths over the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 2.33 million, the Health Ministry...

Egypt's Rabaa massacre: Cries for justice unheeded

ANKARA  Aug. 14 marks the seventh anniversary of a peaceful sit-in in Cairo’s Rabaa Square by hundreds of supporters of President Mohamed Morsi, protests that...

Turkish stocks up 0.44% at midweek open

ANKARA  Turkey's benchmark stock index opened at 1,114.90 points with a gain of 4.85 points or 0.44% on Wednesday. At Tuesday's close, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100...