Canadian sentenced to death for drug smuggling in China
Diplomatic relations between China and Canada deteriorated further Monday after a Chinese court overruled an earlier decision and sentenced a Canadian man to death for drug smuggling, according to Anadolu Agency. Robert Lloyd Schellenberg filed an appeal, saying he was a tourist and was ...
US equating Kurds with PYD/YPG 'fatal mistake': Turkey
Turkey on Sunday warned U.S. President Donald Trump against conflating Syrian Kurds with the PKK terror organization and its Syrian affiliate, the PYD/YPG, Anadolu Agency reported. "It is a fatal mistake to equate Syrian Kurds with the PKK, which is on the ...
2 shot outside mall in Salt Lake City suburb
Two people were wounded in a shooting just outside a popular Utah mall Sunday where hundreds of scared shoppers hunkered down until police arrived to evacuate the building, according to USA Today ...
Italian ex-militant Battisti arrested in Bolivia
Cesare Battisti, an Italian sought by Rome for four murders attributed to a far-left group in the 1970s, was in Bolivia and will be extradited to Brazil and then likely to Italy, a senior aide to Brazil's new president said on Sunday, according to The Local ...
Kyrgyz Cargo Plane Crashes Near Tehran, Crew Feared Dead
Iran's state TV says a Boeing 707 Kyrgyz cargo plane has crashed west of Tehran amid severe weather and that there are fears all 10 crew members have been killed. The TV says a fire engulfed the plane immediately after the crash in the town of Safadasht. It's about ...
Turkish jets 'neutralize' at least 3 terrorists in N. Iraq
At least three PKK terrorists were neutralized in northern Iraq, the Turkish Defense Ministry announced on Sunday, Anadolu Agency reported. Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question ...
Death toll in China coal mine accident rises to 21
The death toll in a coal mine roof collapse in northwest China's Shaanxi Province has risen to 21, as rescuers found another two trapped miners dead Sunday morning, Xinhua reported. The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lijiagou coal mine of the Baiji Mining Co. Ltd. in the city of Shenmu ...
Ukraine purchases armed drones from Turkey
Ukraine signed an agreement to buy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Turkey, Ukrainian president announced on Saturday, Anadolu Agency reported. In a Twitter post, Petro Poroshenko said the agreement was signed for the purchase of Bayraktar TB2 armed UAVs for the Ukrainian army ...
Macedonian parliament approves country’s name change
Macedonian parliament on Friday approved constitutional amendment to change the country's name to Republic of North Macedonia, Anadolu Agency reported. Eighty-one lawmakers voted in favor of the constitutional amendments. The approval of two-thirds majority, or 80 of 120-member parliament ...
Four killed after gas explosion in Paris bakery
At least four people, including two firefighters, were killed after a gas explosion at a bakery in the French capital Paris on Saturday, the country’s interior minister said, Anadolu Agency reported. In a statement, Paris police department said a fire broke out, followed by an explosion ...
Las Vegas police seeking Cristiano Ronaldo’s DNA in rape case
Cristiano Ronaldo is being asked by police to provide a DNA sample in an investigation of a Nevada woman’s allegation that he raped her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse in 2009 and paid her to keep quiet, the soccer star’s lawyer and Las Vegas police said Thursday, Associated Press reported ...
US withdraws some military equipment from Syria
The U.S. has started withdrawing military equipment from Syria, an official from the Pentagon confirmed Thursday, Anadolu Agency reported. The official, who asked not to be named, told Anadolu Agency the removal of "some of the equipment" had begun ...
China launches Zhongxing-2D satellite
China sent Zhongxing-2D satellite into space on a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at 1:11 a.m. Friday, Xinhua reported. The satellite has entered the preset orbit ...
Turkish jets 'neutralize' 5 terrorists in N. Iraq
Five PKK terrorists were neutralized in northern Iraq overnight, the Turkish Defense Ministry announced early Friday, Anadolu Agency reported. Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply that the ...
Trump cancels visit to Davos over government shutdown
US President Donald Trump will not attend the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, because of the partial US government shutdown, as he himself wrote on Twitter, TASS reports. "Because of the Democrats intransigence on Border Security ...
Michael Cohen to Testify Publicly Before Congress Next Month
President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, will testify publicly before a House committee next month in a hearing that could serve as the opening salvo of a promised Democratic effort to scrutinize Trump, his conflicts of interest and ...
US senator 'sensitive' to Turkish concerns over YPG/PKK
A key Republican senator in the U.S. said he is “sensitive” to Turkey’s concerns regarding the presence of the terrorist group PKK/YPG in northern Syria, adding that he might visit Turkey to talk with officials about this, Anadolu Agency reported. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Senator Lindsey Graham ...
Three demonstrators killed in Sudan’s Omdurman: Police
At least three protestors were killed and a number of others wounded in Omdurman, Sudan’s second largest city, police announced late Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reported. In a statement, police spokesman Hashim Abdel-Rahim said the authorities had received reports of three ...
Toyota recalls 1.7 million vehicles worldwide over air bag inflators
Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) said Wednesday it is recalling another 1.7 million vehicles worldwide for potentially faulty Takata air bag inflators as part of a multi-year industry recall campaign announced in 2016, according to Reuters. Automakers are adding about 10 million vehicle inflators in the United States ...