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US: Limited virus vaccine supply possible by year's end

ANKARA A limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines could be available before the end of 2020, the US' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. “Many vaccines are being developed and...

India reports more than 73,000 new coronavirus cases

CHANDIGARH, India  India registered more than 73,000 new coronavirus cases Saturday, taking infections to 6.9 million, according to health ministry figures.  An update released by the health ministry said 73,272 new...

EU chief in self-isolation after COVID-19 contact

ANKARA The European Commission president said Monday that she is self-isolating due to contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. “I’ve been informed that I participated in a...

Paris passes into 'red zone' as COVID-19 numbers surge

PARIS Paris and the Ile-de-France region were put on maximum coronavirus alert late Sunday with more restrictions to come. The capital is the latest major city to be placed at the...

Lockdown returns in Pakistan-administered Kashmir

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan-administered Kashmir reimposed lockdown measures on Sunday to help curb surging novel coronavirus infections, as well as violations of health guidelines. The prime minister of the region, also known...

Big spike in UK COVID-19 cases as gov’t muddles numbers

LONDON Britain announced an additional 12,872 new cases of the coronavirus in the UK in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 480,017. The huge rise is almost double Friday’s...

South Africa confirms 1,883 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG South Africa recorded 1,883 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the number of infections to 679,716, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced Saturday. Mkhize said 29 people died...

France reports record daily COVID-19 infections

PARIS France confirmed 16,972 more cases of the novel coronavirus Saturday -- the highest daily figure since the beginning of the pandemic -- with the total reaching 606,625. It registered 49...

Italy reports over 2,800 new COVID-19 infections

ROME Italy reported 2,844 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, confirming a surge in infections as swab tests remained steady at over 100,000. The southern Campania region registered the...

Virus cases in Eurasia, Central Asia rise by 5,600

KIEV More coronavirus cases and fatalities were reported in several Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Friday. Ukraine Ukraine registered 4,661 new virus cases over the past 24 hours, its biggest single-day...

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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...