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US: California utility says line broke near fire origin

WASHINGTON California's largest utility company told state regulators Friday that one of its power jumpers broke within minutes of the start of an ongoing inferno tearing through the state's wine...

NASA robot to scour moon for ice deposits in 2022

NEW YORK The U.S. space agency on Friday announced plans to send a robot buggy to the moon and locate frozen water deposits that could be used for astronauts to...

Turkish, US top diplomats speak over phone

ANKARA Turkey’s top diplomat held a phone conversation with his U.S. counterpart, according to Turkish diplomatic sources on Friday. Mevlut Cavusoglu and Mike Pompeo discussed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s planned...

US Muslim teen says disqualified from race over hijab

WASHINGTON A Muslim-American teenager says she was disqualified from a race she ran in earlier this month because she said officials told her the hijab she was wearing did not...

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...

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BioNTech working on potential new vaccine against omicron variant

BERLIN BioNTech confirmed on Monday that it has started to work on a potential new vaccine against the omicron variant of the coronavirus. A company spokesperson...

Turkish, Iraqi business circles meet in Istanbul

ISTANBUL  Business people, contractors and sector representatives from Turkey and Iraq gathered in Istanbul on Friday to discuss pressing issues related to economy and trade. The...

Palestine hails UN resolution affirming its sovereignty over natural resources

RAMALLAH, Palestine Palestine on Friday welcomed a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly that affirms the Palestinian sovereignty over its natural resources. In a statement,...

Japan approves $490B package to stimulate struggling economy

ISTANBUL Japan on Friday approved a $490 billion economic package to stimulate the country’s economy battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s government approved...

NATO urges Russia to show transparency about its military build-up

BERLIN NATO urged Russia on Friday to refrain from escalating tensions on the border with Ukraine. “We see a large and unusual concentration of Russian forces...