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Trump 'displeased' with China's actions on Hong Kong

WASHINGTON  US President Donald Trump is "displeased" by China's attempts to rollback Hong Kong's semi-autonomous status, the White House said Tuesday as US-Sino relations continue to simmer. Spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said...

New York reports lowest daily coronavirus deaths

WASHINGTON  The US state of New York reported 73 deaths from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, according Tuesday to Governor Andrew Cuomo. Speaking at his daily news briefing, the...

Trump urges governor to allow August party convention

ANKARA  US President Donald Trump on Monday said that if North Carolina did not allow the Republican National Convention due to coronavirus fears, planners would find another site for the...

US coronavirus deaths top 95,000: study

WASHINGTON  The novel coronavirus has killed over 95,000 people in the US, according to data from Johns Hopkins University released on Friday.  The university's running tally found 95,823 fatalities linked to...

DC area has highest positive COVID rate in US: official

WASHINGTON The national capital metro area has the US's highest positive COVID-19 rate, according to the doctor leading President Donald Trump's coronavirus task force Friday.  Dr. Deborah Birx told reporters at...

Trump to governors: Open houses of worship 'right now'

WASHINGTON  US President Donald Trump said Friday he is designating houses of worship as "essential," urging state governors to allow them to open "right now." Trump told reporters he is identifying...

Canada alarmed by rising China-Hong Kong tensions

TRENTON, Canada Canada is “concerned” about the possibility of China cracking down on pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday. A new bill has been introduced by...

Trump vows not to close US over second wave of COVID-19

WASHINGTON The US will not shut down if there is a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the nation's president said Thursday.   While touring a Ford Motor Co. plant outside of...

US: FBI says Texas base shooting was act of terrorism

WASHINGTON  A shooting at a naval air base in Texas is "terrorism-related," FBI officials said Thursday.   The shooting at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi took place around 6:15 a.m. local time...

US OKs Taiwan arms sale amid tense China relations

WASHINGTON The US State Department on Wednesday approved the latest in a series of controversial proposed arms sales to Taiwan in a move likely to further vex already-strained relations with...

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US governor denies parole for Turkish diplomat’s killer

WASHINGTON  California Governor Gavin Newsom has denied a parole request by Hampig Sassounian, an Armenian who assassinated a Turkish diplomat in Los Angeles in 1982.   The...

US accuses Russia of 'unsafe' Mediterranean intercept

WASHINGTON  The US accused Russia on Tuesday of carrying out an "unsafe and unprofessional" intercept of a Navy plane in the Mediterranean Sea.   The P-8A Maritime...

Global coronavirus death toll exceeds 350,000 mark

ANKARA  The global death toll from the novel coronavirus crossed the 350,000 mark Tuesday, according to US-based Johns Hopkins University.    Data compiled by the university...

Venezuela thanks Iran for fuel shipment

BOGOTA, Colombia Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro thanked Iran over the weekend as the first of five tankers sent by Tehran with fuel neared one of...

Twitter starts labelling Trump tweets with fact check

ANKARA  Social media platform Twitter labeled two tweets from US President Donald Trump "potentially misleading" Tuesday in a controversial first of its kind fact-checking move. ...

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