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US snow storm cancels 4,000 flights, power outages top 100,000

WASHINGTON Thousands of flights have been canceled and more than 100,000 power outages were reported Wednesday and Thursday because of a massive winter storm in the central US. An estimated 108...

White House backpedals on describing Russian invasion of Ukraine as 'imminent'

WASHINGTON White House will no longer use "imminent" to describe the potential invasion of Ukraine by Russia, spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Wednesday. She said at a news conference that she...

CNN's Jeff Zucker resigns, citing relationship with colleague

WASHINGTON CNN President Jeff Zucker resigned Wednesday, citing failure to disclose a relationship with a top-ranking colleague. In a memo to employees, Zucker said he was asked about a "consensual relationship"...

US bracing for massive winter storm

HOUSTON, Texas  A winter storm is expected to wreak havoc on a nearly 2,000-mile swath of the US over the next few days, bringing heavy snow, ice and bitter cold...

39 missing after boat capsizes off Florida Coast

Houston, TEXAS  The United States Coast Guard is currently on a frantic search looking for survivors, after a boat capsized off the east coast of Florida.  Thirty-nine people are believed missing. Coast...

US State Department OKs $2.5B plane, radar sales for Egypt

WASHINGTON The US State Department notified Congress on Tuesday of potential sales to Egypt of aircraft and air defense radar systems valued at over $2.5 billion.  The two sales include Egypt's...

FBI identifies Texas synagogue hostage-taker

WASHINGTON The FBI on Sunday identified the gunman who held hostages at a Texas synagogue as British national Malik Faisal Akram, 44. Matthew DeSarno, special agent in charge of the FBI's...

US Muslim groups condemn hostage-taking at Texas synagogue

WASHINGTON US Muslim groups have condemned Saturday's hostage-taking incident at a synagogue in the US state of Texas. Four people including a rabbi were held by a gunman who entered the...

New York City mayor expects rapid omicron surge, peak in weeks

ANKARA New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday he expects a rapid surge in cases of the omicron coronavirus variant that may peak in a few weeks.  "We’re going...

US senator announces opposition to Build Back Better plan, endangering Biden's agenda

ANKARA In what could be a major blow to US President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda, a key Democratic senator has said he will vote against the administration’s $1.75 trillion Build...

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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...