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US sanctioning 2 International Criminal Court officials

WASHINGTON  The US will sanction two International Criminal Court (ICC) officials for efforts to prosecute American nationals, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday. Addressing reporters at the State Department, Pompeo...

UK food banks to see 61% increase by Christmas: Charity

LONDON  Britain’s largest network of food banks warned on Monday that food bank usage will rise over 60% in the UK by Christmas if the government’s coronavirus economic support schemes...

Trump rolls out $500B plan for Black communities

WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump rolled out Friday his plan to free up roughly $500 billion in capital for Black communities as he seeks to court the bloc ahead of...

US Senator Mike Lee tests positive for COVID-19

WASHINGTON  US Senator Mike Lee announced Friday he has been diagnosed with COVID-19, just hours after President Donald Trump confirmed he had tested positive. The Republican lawmaker said that he tested...

Mexico: 113 bodies found in mass grave

BOGOTA - Mexican authorities on Tuesday announced the discovery of a mass grave in the western state of Jalisco. According to local media, the remains of at least 113 people...

Top Democrats in US urge Putin probe into Capitol riots

ANKARA  Two prominent Democrats are urging the US Congress to probe outgoing President Donald Trump's ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. "I...

Trump releases photo of dog that chased Baghdadi

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump released Monday a photo of what he says is the dog who chased Daesh/ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during his final moments. The dog, who has...

US knows new Daesh/ISIS leader, says Trump

WASHINGTON The U.S. has identifying information on the man who succeeded former Daesh/ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi after he was killed by U.S. forces, President Donald Trump said Friday. "ISIS has...

US-led regional bloc bans reporter from Bolivia meeting

ANKARA  The Organization of American States (OAS) denied access to American-Indian journalist Anya Parampil to Bolivia meeting held in the body's Washington headquarters. The special meeting of the 35-member regional bloc...

Trump says Soleimani killed to stop war, not start one

WASHINGTON The U.S. killed a top Iranian general responsible for orchestrating Tehran's regional operations "to stop a war," not start one, President Donald Trump said Friday. Trump accused Qasem Soleimani of...

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Turkish president receives delegation from New York Times in Manhattan

NEW YORK Turkey's president met Monday with a delegation from The New York Times newspaper during his visit to New York City for the 76th...

Guerilla group warns southern Mexico on brink of civil war

MEXICO The military political leader of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) warned over the weekend that the southern Mexican state of Chiapas is on...

Turkey's president vows not to lose even one more child to terror groups

NEW YORK Turkey will work to prevent the recruitment and exploitation of children and young people by terrorist groups, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday.  "Be...

Man who inspired ‘Hotel Rwanda’ gets 25 years for terrorism

KIGALI, Rwanda  A Rwandan dissident was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday on terrorism-related charges.  Paul Rusesabagina, who was portrayed as a hero in the...

German chancellor hopeful vows to enhance ties with Turkey

BERLIN German conservative chancellor candidate Armin Laschet has promised to improve ties with Turkey if his party wins parliamentary elections on Sunday. “I know how important...