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US: Chinese fugitive arrested after hiding in consulate

WASHINGTON A fugitive the US accuses of taking safe harbor in China's San Francisco consulate has been taken into custody, multiple reports said Friday. Juan Tang is expected to appear in...

US sanctions 11 Chinese firms over Uighur rights abuses

ANKARA US Commerce Department on Monday restricted 11 Chinese entities' access to US technologies over their involvement in human rights abuses against Uighur minority in Xinjiang, northwest China. The department said...

Six years on, Garner family still seeks chokehold ban

'Be mad enough to stand behind these laws,' says Eric Garner's daughter, Emerald Snipes-Garner WASHINGTON Six years after Eric Garner's final pleas that he could not breathe during an ultimately fatal...

Azerbaijani group slams 'pro-Armenian' US lawmakers

ANKARA Azerbaijani Community of California condemned Thursday the statements made by some US lawmakers on Sunday's border clash between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Calling Representatives Adam Schiff, Brad Sherman, Judy Chu, TJ...

Canada: Trudeau apologizes for alleged ethics breach

TRENTON, Canada An investigation into whether Justin Trudeau ran afoul of ethics rules for the third time continued Tuesday even as the Canadian prime minister apologized for the latest alleged...

US judge halts executions hours before lethal injection

A federal judge on Monday ordered a delay to federal executions with just hours to go before an Indiana inmate was scheduled to die via lethal injection.The...

No US move on Turkish call to extradite FETO terrorists

WASHINGTON  Even four years after the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey, the US has yet to respond to Turkey’s request for the extradition of Fetullah Gulen – head of the...

Fauci rejects Trump's 99% of virus cases harmless claim

ANKARA A top US infectious disease expert has denied President Donald Trump's claim that 99% of coronavirus cases were "harmless," saying it is "obviously not" the case. "I'm trying to figure...

Harvard, MIT sue US gov't over new student visa rule

ANKARA  Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Department of Homeland Security over a new visa rule that seeks to send international students...

Foreign students must leave US if studying online: ICE

WASHINGTON Foreign students in the US on student visas will have to leave the country if their schools move to hold online classes this fall amid the coronavirus, Immigration and...

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Afghanistan: 21 killed, 43 wounded in prison attack

ANKARA / KABUL At least 21 people were killed and 43 others wounded in an attack on a prison in eastern Afghanistan, local officials said...

Indian firm gets nod for COVID-19 vaccine human trials

NEW DELHI   India’s drug controller body granted permission to a local firm for conducting clinical human trials of COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University, an...

Indian firm gets nod for COVID-19 vaccine human trails

Coronavirus cases cross 1.8M mark in India on Monday, over 50,000 new cases reported in last 24 hours

Somalia: Grenade attack kills 1, wounds 5

MOGADISHU, Somalia A grenade explosion in Somalia's lower Shabelle region killed a deputy district commissioner and wounded five others, an official said on Monday. Gunmen targeted...

Coronavirus cases, deaths on rise in Brazil, Mexico

BUENOS AIRES/ANKARA The novel coronavirus claimed 541 more lives in Brazil and 274 others in Mexico in the last 24 hours, health authorities said on...