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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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BioNTech working on potential new vaccine against omicron variant

BERLIN BioNTech confirmed on Monday that it has started to work on a potential new vaccine against the omicron variant of the coronavirus. A company spokesperson...

Turkish, Iraqi business circles meet in Istanbul

ISTANBUL  Business people, contractors and sector representatives from Turkey and Iraq gathered in Istanbul on Friday to discuss pressing issues related to economy and trade. The...

Palestine hails UN resolution affirming its sovereignty over natural resources

RAMALLAH, Palestine Palestine on Friday welcomed a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly that affirms the Palestinian sovereignty over its natural resources. In a statement,...

Japan approves $490B package to stimulate struggling economy

ISTANBUL Japan on Friday approved a $490 billion economic package to stimulate the country’s economy battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s government approved...

NATO urges Russia to show transparency about its military build-up

BERLIN NATO urged Russia on Friday to refrain from escalating tensions on the border with Ukraine. “We see a large and unusual concentration of Russian forces...