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Shock in America: Nikki Haley reportedly to drop out of Republican presidential race

Haley plans to speak briefly to reporters in Charleston, South Carolina, around 10 a.m. local time, where she will announce the decision, according to the American newspaper.
The decision to end the campaign comes after former US President Donald Trump won the non-party elections in 14 out of 15 US federal states last night.

Macron urges Ukraine's allies not to be 'cowards'

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday urged Ukraine's allies not to be "cowards" in supporting the country to fight off the Russian invasion.

He added that he "fully stood behind" controversial remarks made last week not ruling out the deployment of Western troops to Ukraine, which sent a shockwave around Europe.

US hopeful on Turkish-American ties ahead of Fidan-Blinken talks

The United States believes the Strategic Mechanism meetings to be held by the foreign ministers of the two countries, Hakan Fidan and Antony Blinken, in Washington this week constitute a very good opportunity for improving bilateral ties in almost all fields, including security, trade, energy and climate.

Turkish intel chief in Washington for talks

The head National Intelligence Organization (MİT) İbrahim Kalın went to the United States to hold talks with his counterpart, William Burns who is chairing the Central Intelligence Agency of the U.S.

According to sources, along with Burns, Kalın will also meet senior officials from the White House, State Department and Congress.

US calls for 'immediate ceasefire' in Gaza

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris urged an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, upping the pressure on key ally Israel as heavy fighting raged in the Palestinian territory.

Harris's comments on Sunday, the most forceful to date by a U.S. administration official, came as Washington led a push to lock in a truce before Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month that begins in around one week.

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