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Pentagon sends 1,600 troops to Washington over protests

ANKARA The Pentagon announced Tuesday that it had transferred about 1,600 troops to the Washington, DC area in response to ongoing protests over the death of George Floyd. "The Department of...

George Floyd protests continue for 13th day in US

NEW YORK  Protests continued over George Floyd’s death for a 13th consecutive day Sunday in several US cities. With the protests mostly peaceful, curfews in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia were...

Trump briefed on reported Russia bounties: White House

WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump has been briefed on reported Russian bounties placed on American troops in Afghanistan, the White House said Tuesday. Spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told reporters the reports on...

Trump signs landmark conservation bill into law

WASHINGTON  US President Donald Trump signed into law Tuesday the historic Great American Outdoors Act, a milestone in environmental conservationism geared at reinvigorating the country’s national parks and other public...

Kamala Harris accepts nomination for vice president

BOGOTA, Colombia  Speaking from an empty convention hall, California Senator Kamala Harris accepted her party’s historic nomination Wednesday to be its vice-presidential candidate on the third night of the Democratic...

US: NYC delays reopening schools to Sept. 21

ANKARA  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that public schools will delay opening to Sept. 21 to allow more preparation for educators because of the coronavirus pandemic. The...

Woodward book: Trump’s virus, Saudi leader revelations

ANKARA President Donald Trump intentionally played down the novel coronavirus and called it "deadly stuff," according to audio recordings from some of Bob Woodward's interviews with the president for his...

US: McConnell vows 'orderly transition,' bucking Trump

WASHINGTON   Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised Thursday there would be an "orderly transition" of power following the Nov. 3 presidential election after US President Donald Trump again declined to...

US: Pence, his wife test negative for coronavirus

ANKARA US Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen have tested negative for coronavirus, Pence's spokesman said Friday, after President Donald Trump and first lady's positive diagnosis. "As has been...

Trump says he has 'terminated' his defense chief

WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump said Monday he has "terminated" Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and replaced him with the director of the National Counterterrorism Center. "I am pleased to announce that...

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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...