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US: Esper disagrees with Trump on Insurrection Act

ANKARA  US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Wednesday he does not support President Donald Trump's proposal to invoke the Insurrection Act to quell George Floyd protests across the country.  "The...

Mass George Floyd protests rock US for eighth day

WASHINGTON  Nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice continued Tuesday evening for an eighth straight day as US President Donald Trump continued to call for "LAW & ORDER!" to...

TRT World journos injured during US protests coverage

ISTANBUL As the protests in the US against the killing of George Floyd entered its eighth day, TRT World journalists came in the line of fire in the states of...

George Floyd protests rage for seventh day in US

WASHINGTON The US marked a seventh day of protests over the death of George Floyd on Monday as parts of the country saw both peaceful demonstrations and fierce clashes between...

Trump mobilizes military in response to Floyd protests

WASHINGTON Amid persistent unrest in the US over the death of George Floyd, President Donald Trump said Monday he is mobilizing all federal and local civilian and military resources in...

China calls on US to prevent racism against minorities

ANKARA China’s Foreign Ministry called on the US on Monday to prevent racial discrimination against minorities following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died last week...

SpaceX rocket successfully takes off on historic flight

ANKARA/WASHINGTON SpaceX, the private rocket company of entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two US NASA astronauts toward orbit from the state of Florida on Saturday in a historic mission. SpaceX's Falcon 9...

US: Protests rage for fourth day over Floyd ‘s death

WASHINGTON  Demonstrators gathered Friday across the US for a fourth straight day to protest the death of an unarmed black man who was killed as he was pinned down by...

ANALYSIS – Joe Biden confronts Turkey in the vast external realm

The writer teaches Turkish history at Sabanci University in Istanbul. He holds an MA and PhD in history from the same university. ISTANBUL  “By painful experience over the centuries there has...

US: Protestors set fire to Minneapolis police precinct

WASHINGTON A fire broke out at the Minneapolis Police Department's 3rd Precinct building late Thursday amid protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after...

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Boko Haram attack killed at least 110 in Nigeria: UN

ABUJA, Nigeria The death toll has risen to at least 110 in a recent attack by Boko Haram terrorists in northeastern Nigeria, a UN official...

Pakistan's 'loneliest' elephant airlifted to Cambodia

KARACHI, Pakistan Animal lovers, artists, and government officials joined an emotional moment Monday in Pakistan’s capital to see off the country’s "loneliest" elephant as it...

Israelis visit Sudan's defense industry facilities

KHARTOUM, Sudan A delegation from Israel visited Sudan’s capital Khartoum and held talks on military matters, the spokesperson for the transitional government said Sunday. Speaking to...

South Africa’s COVID-19 cases top 787,000

ISTANBUL South Africa recorded 2,563 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s tally to 787,702, the Health Ministry said Sunday. Thirty-eight additional people died from the virus,...

WorldBiden to require walking boot after spraining foot

WASHINGTON US President-elect Joe Biden sprained his foot while playing with one of his dogs and will likely be in a walking boot "for several...