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Ethiopia: 8 killed in protests by backers of activist

ANKARA, Turkey / ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia At least eight people were killed since protests erupted in Ethiopia on Wednesday, the state-affiliated Radio Fana reported on Thursday. Protests broke out in the...

US two-thirds of way to 'edge of civil a war': poll

WASHINGTON The U.S. is two-thirds of the way to the "edge of a civil war," according to a poll. Released by Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service on Wednesday, voters...

US: Vaping death toll rises to 34

WASHINGTON The death toll from mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping has risen to 34, health officials confirmed Thursday. The deaths span a wide swath of the U.S. including 24 states,...

Mexico takes hands-off approach to Bolivia elections

QUERETARO, Mexico Mexico’s representative at the Organization of American States (OAS) meeting Wednesday said the group should respect Bolivia’s election process. “Mexico … is staying prudent and respects the development of...

US: Hundreds evacuated as California wildfires spread

WASHINGTON Authorities have ordered residents of a small town in the state of California's wine country to evacuate as strong winds fuel roaring wildfires in the north of the U.S.'s...

UN to investigate alleged rights violations in Chile

WASHINGTON The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Thursday she is sending a mission to probe alleged human rights violations in Chile. For the past week, the South...

Turkish, Russian top diplomats discuss Syria over phone

ANKARA The foreign ministers of Turkey and Russia discussed on Thursday a recent deal between the two countries about northern Syria on the phone. Mevlut Cavusoglu and Sergey Lavrov discussed the...

EP lawmaker penalized over Turkish delight protest

STRASBOURG, France European Parliament (EP) lawmaker Angelo Ciocca Thursday got punished for throwing a box of Turkish delight at a session in protest of Turkey’s counter-terrorism operation in northern Syria. On...

Assad regime attacks marketplace in Syria's Idlib

IDLIB, Syria  Assad regime attacked a marketplace in de-escalation zone in embattled Syrian province of Idlib, according to the Syrian civil defense agency White Helmets on Thursday. At least seven people...

US senator urges defeat of Trump Syria-censure motion

WASHINGTON A Senate resolution that would censure U.S. President Donald Trump for his decision to withdraw American forces from Iraq must be defeated, accordoing to Senator Rand Paul. Paul is one...

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‘Turkey, Ukraine can conduct many joint space projects’

KIEV, Ukraine  Ukraine can carry out many joint projects with Turkey in the field of space as in the defense industry, the head of the...

Colombia's coronavirus-related deaths surpass 100,000

BOGOTA, Colombia  The number of coronavirus-related deaths in Colombia has exceeded 100,000, the country’s Health Ministry reported late Monday.  As many as 648 people lost their...

Magnitude 5.3 quake rattles southwestern Turkey

ANKARA  A magnitude-5.3 earthquake struck Turkey’s southwestern province of Mugla, the country's disaster agency said early Tuesday.  The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the...

Turkey rescues 51 asylum seekers in Aegean Sea

IZMIR, Turkey  Turkey on Monday rescued 51 asylum seekers in the Aegean Sea who were illegally pushed back by the Greek Coast Guard into Turkish...

Turkish president, European Commission head discuss Turkey-EU ties

ANKARA/ BRUSSELS Just days from what could be a pivotal EU summit, Turkey’s president and the head of the European Commission on Monday discussed EU-Turkey...