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US: Vaping death toll rises to 34

WASHINGTON The death toll from mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping has risen to 34, health officials confirmed Thursday. The deaths span a wide swath of the U.S. including 24 states,...

US: Hundreds evacuated as California wildfires spread

WASHINGTON Authorities have ordered residents of a small town in the state of California's wine country to evacuate as strong winds fuel roaring wildfires in the north of the U.S.'s...

House Democrats issue impeachment procedure resolution

WASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled a resolution Tuesday that would govern the rules of the ongoing impeachment investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump. Introduced by Congressman Jim...

US pours back to military bases in northeast Syria

RAQQA, Syria/ANKARA, Turkey American troops are pouring back to military bases in northeastern Syria which were evacuated by the U.S. Army during Turkey's anti-terror operation. According to Anadolu Agency reporters on...

Turkey’s first lady lauds Melania Trump for hospitality

ANKARA Turkey's first lady Emine Erdogan Thursday praised the U.S. counterpart Melania Trump for her hospitality. “We had a pleasant conversation with First Lady Melania Trump during our visit to the...

US crude oil stocks decline for w/ending Dec. 27

ANKARA Crude oil inventories in the U.S. decreased last week, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Friday. Commercial crude oil inventories decreased by 11.5 million barrels,...

Trump again describes 1915 events as 'Meds Yeghern'

WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump issued an annual commemoration of the 1915 events Friday, again using the Armenian term “Meds Yeghern" to describe the tragedy. "On this day, we bear witness...

US: Fauci allowed to testify before Senate panel

WASHINGTON America’s foremost infectious disease expert will be allowed to testify before a Senate panel, US President Donald Trump said Tuesday. The president previously blocked Anthony Fauci from appearing before a...

Trump gives 30 days to WHO to make 'major' reforms

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Monday gave the World Health Organization (WHO) 30 days to "commit to major substantive improvements” or the US will permanently freeze funding for the body...

US: Minnesota activates National Guard amid protests

WASHINGTON  The governor of the US state of Minnesota activated the National Guard on Thursday to ensure safety and peace amid protests over the death of George Floyd.  The move came...

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EU drugs regulator recommends Moderna vaccine for children 12-17

ANKARA The European Medicine Agency (EMA) on Friday authorized the US' Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-17. The EMA "has recommended granting an...

Turkey has administered over 65M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

2020 Tokyo Olympics officially starts with opening ceremony

ANKARA The Olympic Games started with the opening ceremony in a near-empty National Stadium in the Japanese capital Tokyo in the shadow of COVID-19 on...

Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan over kidnapping incident

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan recalled its ambassador from Pakistan days after the envoy's daughter was abducted and “severely tortured” in the capital Islamabad, Afghan officials...

Army retakes town from al-Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali security forces on Sunday retook a town in the country’s central Mudug region from terrorist group al-Shabaab, officials said. "The Gorgor commandos of...