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Biden 'continues to be fit for duty,' his doctor says, after president undergoes annual physical

Feb. 28, 2024 20:33 PM EST

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden “continues to be fit for duty,” his doctor wrote Wednesday after conducting an annual physical that is being closely watched as the 81-year-old seeks reelection in November. Dr. Kevin O’Connor, Biden's physician, wrote that the...

Turkish drones kill 3 in an attack on a local Christian militia in northeastern Syria, officials say

Feb. 28, 2024 15:44 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkish drone strikes in northeastern Syria on Wednesday killed at least three members of a local Christian force and wounded others, including civilians, a Kurdish official and a Syrian opposition war monitor said. Also on Wednesday, reported Israeli airstrikes hit...

Today in History: February 26, World Trade Center bombed in 1993

Feb. 26, 2024 00:06 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2024. There are 309 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 26, 1993, a truck bomb built by Islamic extremists exploded in the parking garage of the North Tower of New...

Turkish central bank keeps its key interest rate unchanged, pausing a series of hikes

Feb. 22, 2024 08:09 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s central bank left its key interest rate unchanged at 45% on Thursday, pausing a series of aggressive rate hikes aimed at taming high inflation. The central bank said it was keeping the benchmark one-week repo rate on hold, according to a statement....

Today in History: February 19, Franklin Roosevelt paves way for internment of Japanese

Feb. 19, 2024 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2024. There are 316 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 19, 1942, during World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which paved the way...

Turkey detains company director as part of inquiry into gold mine landslide that left 9 missing

Feb. 18, 2024 07:49 AM EST

Istanbul (AP) — Authorities in Turkey detained Sunday the director of the company managing a gold mine where a massive landslide in the country's east left nine workers missing, local media said. A huge landslide engulfed Tuesday the Anagold Madencilik company’s Copler mine in...

Turkey dispatches rescue boats after cargo ship with 6 crew sinks in Marmara Sea

Feb. 15, 2024 05:14 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey launched a search and rescue mission after a cargo ship with six crew members on board sank on Thursday in the Turkish inland Sea of Marmara, off Istanbul, amid high waves, officials said. The 69-meter-long (226 feet) Turkish cargo ship, Batuhan A, was...

Turkey detains 4 as part of a probe into a gold mine landslide that left at least 9 missing

Feb. 14, 2024 11:15 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday detained four people in connection with a massive landslide that engulfed a gold mine in eastern Turkey, leaving at least nine workers missing, Turkish state media reported. The landslide struck the Anagold Madencilik company's Copler...

9 gold mine workers are missing in Turkey after a landslide that carries environmental risks

Feb. 13, 2024 20:09 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A huge landslide hit a gold mine in eastern Turkey on Tuesday, trapping at least nine workers underground, officials said. The landslide at the Copler mine happened at 2:30 p.m. near the town of Ilic in Turkey's mountainous Erzincan province. Footage seemingly shot...

Turkish police arrest an Islamic State suspect who worked at a nuclear power plant, reports say

Feb. 13, 2024 07:10 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Counterterrorism police in Turkey have arrested an Islamic State group suspect who was working at a nuclear power plant being built in the country’s south, local media reported Tuesday. The Russian national had been working at the Akkuyu nuclear facility under...