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Italy: Salvini scores historic election win in Umbria

ROME Italy's far-right politician Matteo Salvini scored a historic win in elections in central region Umbria, which was ruled by the left for half a century. Donatella Tesei, candidate of centre-right...

EU agrees for Brexit extension till Jan. 31, 2020

ANKARA  The EU agreed to accept the U.K.'s request for a Brexit extension till Jan. 31 of the next year, EU Council President Donald Tusk announced on Monday. "The EU27 has...

Turkey’s top diplomat phones Norway attack victims

ANKARA Turkey’s foreign minister spoke by phone Sunday with a Turkish family in Oslo, Norway whose car was attacked late last week by sympathizers of the PKK terror group. Mevlut Cavusoglu...

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...

PKK terrorist supporters arrested in Norway

STOCKHOLM Norwegian security forces arrested seven supporters of the PKK terror group Saturday for attacking Turks in the capital of Oslo. Police used pepper spray against the attackers who staged the...

Russia’s Security Council discusses Sochi deal on Syria

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday discussed the implementation of the Russia-Turkey deal on Syria with the country's Security Council members, the Kremlin said on Saturday. "Vladimir Putin chaired a...

Russia: 8 servicemen killed, 2 wounded in shooting

MOSCOW Eight servicemen were killed and two injured in a shooting in Russia on Friday, according to the country's Defense Ministry. The incident happened at a specialist logistics and security unit...

French president speaks over Muslim headscarf

PARIS  French president has said wearing of headscarf by Muslim women in public services and at schools is his business and that is what secularism means. Emmanuel Macron was visiting French...

UN: Nearly 83,000 refugees enter Europe in 2019

ANKARA A total of 82,978 irregular migrants and refugees reached Europe by sea in the first 10 months of 2019, the UN migration agency said on Friday. According to a report...

EP lawmaker penalized over Turkish delight protest

STRASBOURG, France European Parliament (EP) lawmaker Angelo Ciocca Thursday got punished for throwing a box of Turkish delight at a session in protest of Turkey’s counter-terrorism operation in northern Syria. On...

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Talks on forming Israeli coalition government hit snag

JERUSALEM  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White party chairman Benny Gantz announced a breakthrough Monday in talks to form the next...

East African business bloc urges support for tourism

KIGALI, Rwanda  The East African Business Council (EABC) has urged countries in the region to make additional funds available for the tourism sector, facing...

UN: 'Probable' Syria regime targeted school, hospitals

WASHINGTON  An internal UN inquiry determined that it is "highly probable" the Syrian regime and its allies carried out five of six investigated attacks...

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