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US, Turkish diplomats discuss cooperation amid COVID-19

WASHINGTON US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke by phone with Turkey’s foreign minister Monday on cooperation between Washington and Ankara against the coronavirus pandemic.   "Pleasure speaking with Turkish Foreign Minister...

Social media firms serve 'radical left', says Trump

ANKARA  US President Donald Trump on Saturday accused popular social media platforms of serving the “radical left” and said his administration is determined to address the “illegal situation.” Trump wrote the...

US: CDC predicts more than 100K COVID-19 deaths by June

WASHINGTON The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicted more than 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus by the end of May, Director Dr. Robert Redfield said Friday.   "CDC tracks...

5 US sailors on carrier re-test positive: reports

WASHINGTON  Five sailors have again tested positive for the novel coronavirus after returning to the USS Theodore Roosevelt from quarantine, according to reports on Friday.  The exact figure could not be...

Trump launches 'Operation Warp Speed' virus vaccine push

WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump announced Friday the launch of "Operation Warp Speed," a public-private partnership meant to hurry the development and distribution of a coronavirus vaccine and experts say...

US: Some New York regions begin phased reopenings

WASHINGTON Gov. Andrew Cuomo extended Friday his stay-at-home order for parts of new York until the end of the month as half of the state's regions begin their phased reopenings.  Cuomo...

Whistle-blower warns US does not have a vaccine plan

WASHINGTON The US does not have a plan to manufacture and distribute a coronavirus vaccine amid the world's worst coronavirus outbreak, an ousted whistle-blower told lawmakers Thursday. If every American does...

FBI accidentally reveals Saudi diplomat linked to 9/11

WASHINGTON The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has accidentally disclosed the name of a Saudi diplomat suspected of aiding two Al-Qaeda hijackers in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on...

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%...

US: Demonstrators lay bodybags at Arizona state capitol

WASHINGTON Protesters demonstrating against Arizona Governor Doug Ducey's decision to lift his statewide stay-at-home order aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus laid over 20 bodybags at the state...

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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...

Bayern Munich keep up 4-point gap at top of Bundesliga

ANKARA Reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich this weekend kept their four-point lead at the top of Bundesliga after hammering Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2. Bayern Munich collected 61...

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