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Political funding drives American elections

TRENTON, Canada When America’s two major political parties sit down to plan strategy in their war to secure their candidates’ paths to the White House, there is an elephant sitting...

Brazil, Mexico report hundreds more virus fatalities

ANKARA Brazil reported 739 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus, while Mexico saw 455 over the past 24 hours, health authorities said late Saturday. In Brazil, the third worst-hit country in...

Package sent to Trump containing poison intercepted

WASHINGTON  Law enforcement officials reportedly intercepted a package containing poison ricin sent to US President Donald Trump earlier this week. Citing two officials familiar with the matter, CNN said two tests...

Congress rejects motion to impeach Peruvian president

BOGOTA, Colombia Lawmakers fell short of a majority required to impeach Peru's President Martín Vizcarra on Friday.   Eighty-seven votes from the 130-member Congress were needed to remove the president from office,...

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87

WASHINGTON US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer, the court announced Friday. She was 87.   Ginsburg died in her Washington home from complications...

US: Early voting begins in 2020 race for White House

WASHINGTON  Early voting began in the US on Friday as the states of Minnesota, South Dakota, Virginia and Wyoming allowed voters to begin casting their ballots. Highlighting the importance of the...

US denies sending accused American spy to Venezuela

WASHINGTON An American citizen who was convicted and jailed in Venezuela on terrorism charges after being accused of being a spy was not sent by the US government, a senior...

Pentagon denies eyeing Greece for Incirlik replacement

WASHINGTON The Department of Defense on Tuesday denied comments from a senator who suggested the US was building up its capacity on a Greek island as a replacement for its...

US backs away from proposed tariff on Canadian aluminum

TRENTON, Canada A tariff war between the US and Canada ended Tuesday without a shot being fired as the Trump administration repealed its planned 10% duty on Canadian aluminum.  The tariff...

Fires in Brazil burn part of world's largest wetland

BOGOTA, Colombia  Fires are raging in the wetlands of west-central Brazil, leaving behind a vast swath of charred ruins in a paradise of biodiversity.     The enormous fires have destroyed nearly...

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2 far-left DHKP-C terror suspects arrested in Istanbul

ISTANBUL Turkish police arrested two people in Istanbul over their suspected links to the far-left DHKP-C terror group, a security source said on Monday. The suspects,...

Yemeni minister accuses Iran of destabilizing region

SANAA A Yemeni minister on Monday accused Iran of exporting terrorism and chaos in the region. The accusation by Information Minister Moammar al-Eryani followed the US...

Make polluters pay, trends in Africa

YAOUNDE, Cameroon/ANKARA Many civil society groups in Africa have joined their global counterparts demanding that governments should put costs on polluting industries, responsible for damaging...

‘Digital learning faces hurdles amid pandemic’

ANKARA  With the novel coronavirus pandemic showing no signs of abating, homes have turned into classrooms and parents have taken on the role of teaching...

Turkish video conferencing app passes first test

ANKARA Turkey's new domestically developed video conferencing application passed its first test as the platform for an international security and defense event in the capital...