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Biden pledges 100M vaccine doses in next 10 days

WASHINGTON The US will soon administer 100 million COVID-19 vaccines in the time since US President Joe Biden assumed office in January, he said on Monday. The US has already administered...

Trial over George Floyd’s death stirs worry

Police guarding the building in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota where jury selection begins in the trial of Derek Chauvin don't have to wonder if protestors might show up. The city spent...

US Senate passes $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill

ANKARA  The US Senate passed on Saturday President Joe Biden's much-awaited $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, sending it back to House of Representatives for approval. The upper chamber had a 50-49...

US: Secretary of state hails confirmation of UN envoy

ANKARA US Secretary of State Antony Blinken Wednesday congratulated President Joe Biden's nominee for ambassador to the UN on her confirmation by the Senate. "Congratulations to @USUN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on...

US: New York attorney general starts probe into Cuomo

WASHINGTON New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Monday she is moving forward with an independent investigation into sexual harassment claims against Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  James said she received a letter...

US wasted at least $2.4B in Afghanistan: Watchdog

ANKARA Washington has wasted billions of dollars since 2008 on buildings and vehicles that were abandoned or destroyed in Afghanistan, a report by US government watchdog revealed Monday. The Special Inspector...

Trump slams Biden's first month, rules out new party

ANKARA Former US President Donald Trump slammed his successor Joe Biden on Sunday, claiming the Democratic leader had the most disastrous first month of any president in US history. "In one...

Biden to make announcement Monday on Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON President Joe Biden said Saturday that the US would make an announcement regarding relations with Saudi Arabia. His remarks came one day after the US intelligence released a report about...

US: $1.9T relief bill passes House, sent to Senate

ANKARA  US President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion relief bill was passed in the House of Representatives early on Saturday. The much-anticipated bill was approved in a close 219-212 vote, as two...

US: CIA pick pledges to provide 'straight' intelligence

ANKARA US President Joe Biden's nominee for CIA director pledged Wednesday to deliver unvarnished intelligence to politicians and policymakers. "I learned that intelligence professionals have to tell policymakers what they need...

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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...