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Germany to relax border controls with neighbors

BERLIN Germany announced on Wednesday that it will relax border checks with several neighboring countries beginning from this weekend amid a decline in the number of new coronavirus infections. Interior Minister...

Americas pass Europe in number of coronavirus cases

BOGOTA, Colombia  As coronavirus cases decline in many European countries, there is no relief in the Americas.     The American continent surpassed Europe on Tuesday, becoming the continent with the most...

Hard to make vaccines for 'tricky' coronavirus: UN body

GENEVA The work to develop a vaccine against COVID-19 is moving full throttle but coronaviruses are "tricky", the World Health Organization's (WHO) spokeswoman said Tuesday. "The work to develop the vaccine...

Spain sees slight rise in COVID-19 deaths, infections

OVIEDO, Spain Spain reported another 229 COVID-19 deaths on Friday and 1,095 more infections, as regions across the country prepare to further relax lockdown measures next week. In total, Spanish Health...

Russia sees 10,000+ new virus cases for 6th day in row

MOSCOW Russia on Friday reported more than 10,000 new COVID-19 cases for the sixth day in a row on Friday, the country’s emergency task force said. According to its daily report,...

Did pandemic start earlier than we think?

ANKARA The novel coronavirus has infected more than 3.8 million people worldwide and killed nearly 270,000 since the first cases were reported in Wuhan, China last December, but the timeline...

90,000 healthcare workers infected with COVID-19: ICN

GENEVA The International Council of Nurses (ICN) said Wednesday that it believes at least 90,000 healthcare workers had been infected and more than 260 nurses had died in the novel...

Turkey registers 4,917 more recoveries from pandemic

ISTANBUL A total of 78,202 people have recovered so far from the novel coronavirus in Turkey, the country's health minister said on Wednesday. The death toll from the pandemic rose to...

Turkey: Recoveries rise, number of ICU patients drops

ANKARA Turkey's number of ICU and ventilator patients drop, and a total of 73,285 people have recovered so far from the novel coronavirus in Turkey, including 5,119 registered on Tuesday,...

Russia registers more than 10,000 new COVID-19 cases

MOSCOW Russia on Tuesday confirmed 10,102 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number to 155,370. The death toll in the country rose to 1,451, as 95 more people...

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Europol: 45 suspects arrested in anti-drug operations

HAGUE  – Police arrested 45 suspects Friday during an international operation against a drug-trafficking network from Brazil into Europe, Europol said Friday. "This international sting,...

South Africa records 3,370 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG  - South Africa recorded 3,370 new coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the number of infections to 781,941, according to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. He said...

Tanzania’s opposition party expels rebel MPs

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania  - Tanzania's main opposition party, Democracy and Progress (CHADEMA), expelled 19 rebel legislators Friday for allegedly forging party documents and...

Al-Akhras: My hunger strike revealed Israeli crimes

JENIN, Palestine - Former Palestinian prisoner Maher al-Akhras, who was on a hunger strike for 103 days, believes he succeeded in exposing Israeli occupation."My...

Navalny urges EU to sanction Russian oligarchs

ANKARA  - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny urged the EU to impose direct sanctions Friday against oligarchs close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Navalny said...