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Former US VP launches new advocacy in Trump legacy bid

WASHINGTON Former US Vice President announced on Wednesday the formation of a new advocacy group in a move intended to make him a standard-bearer of the Trump movement ahead of...

US treasury head urges standard global corporate tax

ANKARA To halt an international “race to the bottom,” the world needs a global minimum corporate tax rate, the US treasury secretary has urged. "Together we can use a global minimum...

US must take lead in global vaccine drive: Blinken

WASHINGTON  The US must take the lead in the effort to vaccinate people worldwide against the coronavirus, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday. Speaking at the State Department, Blinken...

US: 6 relatives dead in murder-suicide in Texas

ANKARA Six members of a family were found dead Monday in Allen city of US state of Texas as a result of an apparent murder-suicide, according to the police. Police officers...

US preparing to deliver $125M in aid to Palestinians

The Biden administration has notified Congress that it intends to distribute $125 million in aid to Palestinians that was put on ice by former President Donald Trump. The US Agency...

Biden maintains Hong Kong should not get special status

WASHINGTON China's growing influence in Hong Kong invalidates the preferential treatment it used to receive from the US, the Biden administration told Congress on Wednesday. Holding with the position of the...

US receives $335M from Sudan in victim compensation

ANKARA The US has received $335 million from Sudan to compensate victims of terror attacks against Americans, Washington’s top diplomat said Wednesday. "We are pleased to announce that the United...

Turks in Canada mark Canakkale victory

By Seyit AydoganTORONTO Turks in Canada on Saturday observed the 106th Canakkale Victory and Martyrs' Day, marking the anniversary of the 1915 victory during World War I.The virtual event...

Biden 'proud' of top envoy after clash with Chinese FM

WASHINGTONUS President Joe Biden voiced strong confidence in his top diplomat Friday after Secretary of State Antony Blinken engaged in a fiery exchange with his Chinese counterpart.“I’m very proud...

US House passes immigration bills for Dreamers, farmers

ANKARA The US House of Representatives has passed two immigration bills that would pave the way for citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants in the country.The American Dream and...

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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...