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North Macedonia forms caretaker government

BELGRADE, Serbia  North Macedonia on Friday formed a new caretaker government after Zoran Zaev resigned as prime minister.   The caretaker government, as required by law, comes 100 days before the snap...

Russia, OSCE hail troop separation in eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW Opposing forces in eastern Ukraine, wracked by conflict with separatists, have “successfully begun” separation, according to Russia’s foreign minister and the leader of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and...

Italy: 12 arrested over planned attack on mosque

ROME Twelve people have been arrested in Italy for allegedly planning an attack on a mosque in the Siena province, according to Italian media. The suspects were preparing to attack a...

German far-right doubles vote in eastern elections

BERLIN Germany’s far-right AfD party has doubled its votes in state elections in the eastern state of Thuringia on Sunday, while Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives suffered the worst results in...

Far-right intimidates foreigners, Muslims: Germany

BERLIN Germany has expressed concern over the rise of self-declared right-wing extremist citizen militias in the country, a government official said on Monday. Responding to a question raised by Anadolu Agency...

Turkey’s deal with Russia provides stability in Syria

ROME The Sochi agreement between Turkey and Russia to stabilize northern Syria provides stability for the region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday in Rome. "Turkey has expressed its security...

UK: Labour Party announces support for general election

LONDON  Britain’s main opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced that his party will back a general election in December, which is being proposed by the government. In a statement by the...

During Xi visit, Greece, China sign 16 pacts

ATHENS Chinese President Xi Jinping’s official visit to Athens on Monday saw the signing of 16 agreements in a host of areas, most notably using Greece as a gateway to...

Assailant shot by police in Paris suburb knife attack

PARIS One person was killed and two others injured Friday in a knife attack in Paris, according to an official. The victim, 56, was a resident of Villejuif who was attempting...

EU unemployment rate at lowest since January 2000

ANKARA Unemployment rate in the European Union stood at 6.3% in September, marking the lowest rate since 2000, the block's statistical office said on Thursday. "Compared with September 2018, unemployment fell...

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COVID-19: Spain’s daily death toll climbs to nearly 400

OVIEDO, Spain Coronavirus continues to devastate Spain, with the official death toll surging by nearly 400 on Sunday, according to new figures. In total, 1,720 people...

Bangladesh: Road crash claims 15 lives

DHAKA, Bangladesh The death toll from a head-on collision late Saturday between a truck and van in southeastern Bangladesh rose to 15 when three more...

China: Belgian football player positive for coronavirus

ISTANBUL Belgium international Marouane Fellaini has become the first football player in China with coronavirus. The 32-year-old tested positive for the virus, his Chinese Super League...

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