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  • WADA lifts suspension of doping lab for 2016 Rio Olympics 
    Updated: May-13-15 7:38 pm

    MONTREAL - The World Anti-Doping Agency has lifted the suspension of the drug-testing lab in Rio de Janeiro, clearing the way for its use at next year's Olympics.

  • Turkey plans low-key funeral for former coup leader Evren 
    Updated: May-11-15 11:37 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Kenan Evren, the leader of Turkey's 1980 military coup and former president who died aged 97, will be given a state funeral but no government official will attend the burial of the man remembered mostly for widespread arrests, torture and deaths during his rule, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Monday.

  • Turkish coup leader, former president, Evren dies at 97 
    Updated: May-10-15 12:41 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Kenan Evren, the general who led Turkey's 1980 military coup that ended years of street-clashes between rival left- and right-wing militias and but also unleashed a wave of arrests, torture and extrajudicial killings died on Saturday. He was 97.

  • Former Turkish president, coup leader, Evren dies at 97 
    Updated: May-09-15 6:11 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - Kenan Evren, the Turkish general who led a 1980 coup that ended years of violence but whose rule unleashed a wave of arrests, torture and extrajudicial killings, died on Saturday. He was 97.

  • US envoy deflects insult by Turkish mayor with humor 
    Updated: May-01-15 8:15 am

    ISTANBUL - The U.S. ambassador to Turkey is fighting back with humor after Ankara's mayor called a U.S. state department spokeswoman a "stupid blonde."

  • Thousands honor soldiers on 100th year of Gallipoli battle story has photos
    Updated: Apr-25-15 10:05 am

    GALLIPOLI, Turkey - For the first time at age 95, Bill Grayden has come to Gallipoli, where his father stormed the beach and took a bullet through his lung during the ill-fated British-led World War I invasion.

  • Armenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5 million story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-24-15 4:44 pm

    YEREVAN, Armenia - The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks, an event which still stirs bitter feelings as both sides argue over whether to call it genocide.

  • Erdogan: Turkey's ancestors never committed genocide 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 9:13 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - On the eve of the day marking the centenary of the Ottoman massacres of Armenians, Turkey's president said Thursday his nation's ancestors never committed genocide.