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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...

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,...

'Shortsighted policies to create long-lasting problems'

ANKARA Shortsighted policies towards Turkey will create long-lasting problems, destabilize the entire region and amplify risks to international security, Turkey’s director of communications said Monday. "We reiterate that the recognition of...

2 Democrats oppose Trump impeachment inquiry vote

ANKARA Two Democratic congressmen joined Republicans to vote against the House resolution formalizing the rules and procedure for the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Thursday. Congressmen Jeff Van Drew...

Former US President Carter recovering from surgery

Carter, 95, has 'no complications' after receiving treatment for brain bleeding following numerous falls

US restarts peace talks with Afghan Taliban in Qatar

KABUL, Afghanistan  The Taliban on Saturday resumed formal peace talks with the U.S. in the Qatari capital, Doha, the group confirmed in a statement. Suhail Shaheen, the insurgents’ Qatar office spokesman,...

US issues travel warning to China for coronavirus

ANKARA The U.S. State Department issued a travel warning Thursday to China because of a severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus first identified in Wuhan. "U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Trump urges Michigan to 'make a deal' with protesters

WASHINGTON  US President Donald Trump called on Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Friday to "make a deal" with armed anti-shutdown protesters after they stormed the statehouse. "The Governor of Michigan should give...

Anti-Semitic incidents in US hit all-time high in 2019

WASHINGTON  The Jewish community in the US experienced all-time high levels of anti-Semitism in 2019, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) reported Tuesday.  The ADL counted 2,107 anti-Semitic incidents last year, a 12%...

Turkish opposition party slams US stance on terror head

ANKARA A Turkish opposition party leader on Saturday blasted U.S. praise for the leader of a terrorist group Turkey has targeted in its anti-terror operation in northern Syria. “It is shameful,...

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Hong Kong activists slam China’s proposed security law

HONG KONG Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest a plan by Beijing to impose a new national...

US bans entry of non-US citizens from Brazil over virus

WASHINGTON The US announced Sunday that it is suspending the entry of non-US citizens traveling from Brazil due to the coronavirus pandemic.  “Today, the President has...

Coronavirus cases, deaths on rise in Eurasian countries

MOSCOW Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to rise across Eurasian countries on Sunday. Ukraine In Ukraine, the total number of cases reached 20,986, while the death toll...

Zambia’s information minister contracts COVID-19

JOHANNESBURG  Zambia’s information minister has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, she said in a video posted on Twitter late Saturday. “I regret to announce that...

African Muslims celebrate virtual Eid under lockdown

JOHANNESBURG Millions of Muslims in Africa began celebrating Eid al-Fitr holidays Sunday under tight coronavirus restrictions including bans on congregational prayers at mosques as well...

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