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US economy to contract 37.7% in Q2: Budget office

ISTANBUL The US economy, which narrowed by 4.8% in the first quarter, is expected to contract dramatically by 37.7% year-on-year in the second quarter amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Congressional...

Trump official Stephen Miller's racist emails leaked

WASHINGTON The chief architect of U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration policies pushed discredited views on race once adored by Adolf Hitler and assailed non-white immigration in leaked emails made...

Turkey 'active member' in anti-Daesh/ISIS effort: US

WASHINGTON Turkey is an "active member" in efforts to secure the lasting defeat of the Daesh/ISIS terrorist organization, the U.S. State Department said in a report issued Friday. The department said...

US detains suspect who allegedly mailed ricin to Trump

ANKARA US authorities have detained the person they suspect of sending a letter containing the poison ricin to President Donald Trump, reports said Sunday. Citing a federal law enforcement official, NBC...

US coronavirus death toll nears 54,000

ANKARA The coronavirus death toll in the US moved close to 54,000, with 940,000 confirmed cases as of Sunday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The Maryland-based university's running...

Pentagon, Lockheed Martin ink $34B F-35 contract

WASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department and weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin finalized a $34 billion contract for the delivery of 478 advanced F-35 fighter jets, the sides announced Tuesday. It is the...

US defense chief asks for Navy secretary's resignation

WASHINGTON  U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper asked Sunday for Navy Secretary Richard Spencer's resignation over the handling of a case of a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes in Iraq,...

Trump administration formally pulls US out of WHO

ANKARA  President Donald Trump's administration has officially withdrawn US from the World Health Organization (WHO) amid coronavirus outbreak, a top Democrat confirmed Tuesday. "Congress received notification that POTUS officially withdrew the...

New York governor urges protestors to get COVID-19 test

WASHINGTON New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday urged demonstrators joining protests over the death of George Floyd to get tested for the novel coronavirus.   Speaking at his daily press briefing,...

Iraqi parliament decides to expel US troops

BAGHDAD Iraqi parliament on Sunday decided to expel the U.S. troops from the country. In an extraordinary session, the parliament unanimously decided to send the U.S. and foreign troops out of...

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Europol: 45 suspects arrested in anti-drug operations

HAGUE  – Police arrested 45 suspects Friday during an international operation against a drug-trafficking network from Brazil into Europe, Europol said Friday. "This international sting,...

South Africa records 3,370 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG  - South Africa recorded 3,370 new coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the number of infections to 781,941, according to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. He said...

Tanzania’s opposition party expels rebel MPs

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania  - Tanzania's main opposition party, Democracy and Progress (CHADEMA), expelled 19 rebel legislators Friday for allegedly forging party documents and...

Al-Akhras: My hunger strike revealed Israeli crimes

JENIN, Palestine - Former Palestinian prisoner Maher al-Akhras, who was on a hunger strike for 103 days, believes he succeeded in exposing Israeli occupation."My...

Navalny urges EU to sanction Russian oligarchs

ANKARA  - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny urged the EU to impose direct sanctions Friday against oligarchs close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Navalny said...