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Colombia elects first woman mayor of Bogota

BOGOTA, Colombia  Claudia Lopez was elected on Sunday as the first woman mayor of the capital Bogota. The 49-year-old candidate of the center-left Green Alliance party won 35.26% of votes in...

Uruguay: Candidates to contest presidency in runoff

ANKARA Uruguay's leftist candidate Daniel Martínez and his center-right rival Luis Lacalle Pou will contest the presidency in a runoff on Nov. 24. Martínez prevailed in the first round of the...

Argentina: Alberto Fernandez wIns presidential polls

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Alberto Fernandez won Argentina's presidential election Sunday with 47.9% of the vote. With 93% of the ballots counted from nearly 34 million eligible voters, current President Mauricio Macri...

Russian commentators question Trump’s ‘hit' in Idlib

LONDON Guests on a number of Russian current affairs shows are taking U.S. claims of striking Islamic State targets with a grain of salt, saying rather than providing any convincing...

Chile to lift state of emergency at midnight

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said Sunday that a more than week-long state of emergency will be lifted at midnight as mass protests continued. Pinera signed an enactment to...

Trump says Daesh chief al-Baghdadi killed in US raid

WASHINGTON Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the man who led Daesh terror organization as it swept up large swaths of Iraq and Syria, has been killed in a U.S. night time raid...

US: At least 2 killed, 14 injured in Texas shooting

ANKARA At least two people were killed and 14 injured in shootings near a university in the southern U.S. state of Texas, police said on Sunday. The shootings took place during...

Turkey coordinated with US before attack on Daesh head

ANKARA Turkey exchanged information and coordinated with the U.S. before an American operation to kill a terrorist chief in northwestern Syria, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said Sunday. “Prior to the U.S....

Turkish furniture showroom to open mall in US

ISTANBUL A Turkish showroom furniture retailer will open a branch in the U.S. to sell their wares and hopefully contribute to the countries’ bilateral trade target. As the country's oldest furniture...

Argentineans to cast ballots in presidential election

ANKARA Argentineans are set to hit the ballot boxes on Sunday to choose the country’s next president amid a struggling economy in South America’s second-largest country. According to recent opinion polls,...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...