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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...

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...

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Canada A tariff war between the US and Canada ended Tuesday without a shot being fired as the Trump administration repealed its planned 10% duty on Canadian aluminum.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

California Governor to Trump: 'Climate change is real'

WASHINGTON  California Governor Gavin Newsom had an unequivocal warning for US President Donald Trump on Monday, telling him "climate change is real" as the president sought to pin blame for...

US blocks certain imports from China's Uighur region

WASHINGTON  The US on Monday blocked the import of certain goods from China's Xinjiang region over allegations that they were manufactured using forced labor in Beijing's Uighur re-education camps.   The banned...

UK food banks to see 61% increase by Christmas: Charity

LONDON  Britain’s largest network of food banks warned on Monday that food bank usage will rise over 60% in the UK by Christmas if the government’s coronavirus economic support schemes...

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Pakistan rejects nomination of 'senior' Indian diplomat

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan has rejected the nomination of an Indian diplomat for the post of its Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad, terming him too senior for...

Legendary Nepalese climber dies at 72

KATHMANDU, Nepal  Ang Rita Sherpa, a legendary climber who holds the record for the highest number of summits on Everest without supplemental oxygen, died on...

China sends 3rd maritime satellite into space

ANKARA China on Monday sent another maritime satellite into the space, local media reported.  The new sea and ocean-monitoring satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite...

With no new cases, N.Zealand moves to lift restrictions

ANKARA New Zealand is set to lift all restrictions across the nation from Wednesday night as the country reported no fresh coronavirus cases for a...

Turkish forces 'neutralize' 2 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

ANKARA Turkish security forces have neutralized two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday. The terrorists were targeted in an air-backed...