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US: Philadelphia to request removal of Columbus statue

WASHINGTON  Officials in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are seeking the removal of a statue of Christopher Columbus in Marconi Plaza following weeks of tensions between anti-racism protesters and armed residents determined to protect...

US accepts EU offer to create dialogue on China: Pompeo

WASHINGTON The US has accepted a proposal by European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell to create a US-EU dialogue on China, the nation's top diplomat said Thursday.   The proposal was...

House Democrats warn Netanyahu over annexation plans

WASHINGTON Nearly all Democrats in the US House of Representatives signed on to a letter Thursday warning Israel against its plan to annex the occupied West Bank.  Led by representatives Ted...

Trudeau refuses to trade Meng for jailed Canadians

TRENTON, Canada  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rejected calls Thursday to swap Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou for two Canadians languishing in Chinese jails.  The reason, he said, is that such a trade...

Free trade pact would bolster US-Turkish ties: Senator

WASHINGTON An eventual free trade agreement between the US and Turkey would serve to greatly enhance bilateral relations and fast-track cooperation in Africa, Senator Lindsey Graham said Wednesday.  Addressing the Turkey-US...

US doubles bounty on Daesh/ISIS leader to $10M

WASHINGTON  The US increased a reward Wednesday for the top leader of the Daesh/ISIS terror group, doubling its payout for information on its self-styled emir to $10 million. The State Department...

Trump temporarily halts many new job visas for 2020

WASHINGTON   US President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that bars many new employment-based visas from being issued this year, including the type of visas generally used for high-skilled...

US labels 4 more Chinese media outlets foreign missions

WASHINGTON The US moved Monday to designate four new Chinese state-owned media outlets as foreign missions, accusing them of being "beholden to the Chinese Communist Party," amid an escalating row...

Pelosi hits Trump for delaying China sanctions for deal

ANKARA  US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday slammed President Donald Trump for holding off on sanctions against China regarding Uighur minority group due to the trade deal between the...

Trudeau links Meng arrest and China's Canadian charges

TRENTON, Canada Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday the Chinese formally charging two Canadians with spying is in retaliation for Canada arresting Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. Trudeau first linked the...

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Turkey issues arrest warrants for 27 FETO suspects

ADANA, Turkey  Turkish prosecutors in Adana province issued arrest warrants Wednesday for 27 suspects over their alleged links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the...

Landmarks in Dubai, Egypt lit up with Lebanese flag

BEIRUT, Lebanon The Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai and Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt were lit up with the Lebanese flag in a show...

India reports over 50,000 COVID-19 cases for 7th day

NEW DELHI, India  India has recorded over 50,000 coronavirus cases for a seventh consecutive day, with 50,868 new infections in the last 24 hours until...

Indian PM ‘shocked, saddened’ by Beirut blast

NEW DELHI, India  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday he is shocked and saddened by yesterday’s massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon that killed more...

Canada court: US no longer sanctuary for asylum seekers

TRENTON, Canada  Decades ago, then-Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau famously uttered a quote that underlined the problem in dealing with the country’s next-door neighbor, the...