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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...

George Floyd protests continue for 13th day in US

NEW YORK  Protests continued over George Floyd’s death for a 13th consecutive day Sunday in several US cities. With the protests mostly peaceful, curfews in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia were...

Trump 'more and more angry at China' over COVID-19

WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is growing more upset with China as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage.   "As I watch the Pandemic spread its ugly face all...

Trump calls Twitter trends 'illegal, unfair'

ANKARA  US President Donald Trump has blasted Twitter's trending section, calling it "illegal" and "very unfair." "So disgusting to watch Twitter’s so-called 'Trending', where sooo many trends are about me, and...

Trumps says he supports expanding Election Day

WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump on Monday indicated he would be supportive of efforts to expand in-person voting for the legally scheduled Nov. 3 elections, but continued to campaign against...
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Colombia says US military unit restarted activities

BOGOTA, Colombia  The presence of a US military unit in Colombia was met with resistance Friday from a group of opposition lawmakers. Defense Minister Carlos Holmes said 69 senators from seven...

‘Stick together,’ Jacob Blake tells supporters in video

WASHINGTON Jacob Blake, the Black man who was shot in the back seven times by a white officer during an attempted arrest in Wisconsin last month, called on supporters to...

Package sent to Trump containing poison intercepted

WASHINGTON  Law enforcement officials reportedly intercepted a package containing poison ricin sent to US President Donald Trump earlier this week. Citing two officials familiar with the matter, CNN said two tests...

US: Suspect in custody in ambush of 2 LAPD officers

WASHINGTON A suspect has been taken into custody and charged in relation to the ambush shooting of two Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers earlier this month, city officials announced...

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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...