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US: Scientist says virus vaccine 'victory of humanity'

NEW YORK A Turkish scientist in the US called the latest developments on coronavirus vaccine a "victory of humanity and science," as one candidate applied for emergency use authorization with...

South Africa experiencing resurgence of COVID-19

JOHANNESBURG Some provinces in South Africa are witnessing a resurgence of the novel coronavirus cases, the country’s health minister said Friday. Addressing a media briefing in the Eastern Cape Province, which...

France: COVID-19 numbers take another dip

PARIS  - France recorded another day of lower numbers Thursday in the battle against the novel coronavirus. The number of new infections fell by 2,719 to 13,563 from 16,282 Wednesday....

France: COVID-19 cases tick up, deaths steadily decline

PARIS  - The number of novel coronavirus cases in France rose sharply Wednesday but fatalities declined, as did hospitalizations and those in intensive care. COVID-19 infections stood at 16,282 compared...

Global coronavirus cases top 60 million: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON - The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide surpassed the 60 million mark Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.  The US-based university has recorded 60,186,902 infections and 1,417,319 deaths since...

Spain: New COVID-19 cases drop, holiday plan still uncertain

OVIEDO, Spain As Spain’s coronavirus figures showed some improvement on Wednesday, the country’s leaders still seem far from ironing out a plan for the upcoming holiday seasons. The Health Ministry confirmed...

France sees mid-week dip in COVID-19 numbers

PARIS France continued to see declining coronavirus numbers Wednesday with a dip in both hospitalizations and fatalities, according to the Health Ministry. Hospitalizations totaled 15,960 with 2,558 of those patients in...

France hopes for January start on COVID-19 vaccinations

PARIS France could start COVID-19 vaccinations as early as the “beginning of the year 2021” if a vaccine is deemed “effective and safe,” the country’s health minister told local media...

Coronavirus infections plummet in France

PARIS Friday saw a significant dip in coronavirus infections in France, along with hospitalizations. A total of 23,794 new cases were recorded, compared to 33,172 on Thursday, a drop of 9,378...

France still battling second wave of COVID-19

PARIS Coronavirus cases in France rose by 22,180 Tuesday as the number of daily deaths declined. The total number of infections now stands at 1,829,659. Some 472 new fatalities were reported, down...

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Greek Cypriots alarmed over increase in virus cases

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Hospitals in the Greek Cypriot administration have been alarmed over the drastic increase of coronavirus cases. Local Phileleftheros daily reported...

US: Online sales on Thanksgiving Day hit record $5.1B

ANKARA US consumers have turned to online shopping on this year's Thanksgiving Day when internet-based sales hit an all-time highest level of $5.1 billion, according...

Super Lig: Trabzonspor seal season's first away win

ANKARA Trabzonspor secured a 1-0 win against Ankaragucu to record their second consecutive victory in the Turkish Super Lig on Friday. Lewis Baker’s powerful free kick...

Syrian graffiti artist pays tribute to Maradona

IDLIB, Syria A Syrian graffiti artist residing in northwestern Idlib city of Syria paid tribute to the legendary football player Maradona, who recently died of...

Over 150 Ghanaians return from Libya: IOM

ANKARA More than 150 Ghanaian migrants have been brought back from Libya through the first charter flight of its kind since COVID-19-related border closures, the...