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Turkey increasing precautions over coronavirus

ANKARA  Turkey is taking all necessary precautions against the novel coronavirus in line with statements from the Health Ministry, Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul said Thursday. Gul said the ministry has prepared...

Death toll in Italy from coronavirus jumps to 827

ROMA  The death toll in Italy from the coronavirus surged to 827 on Wednesday, as 196 more fatalities were confirmed over the past 24 hours, according to an official.  Civil protection...

WHO declares coronavirus global pandemic

GENEVA The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday declared coronavirus “a global pandemic." At a news conference at WHO headquarters in Geneva, head of the UN health agency, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,...

Turkey issues coronavirus travel advisory for public

ANKARA Turkish citizens should avoid international travel unless absolutely necessary, the health minister said Wednesday after Turkey confirmed its first case of coronavirus. The global outbreak has pushed Turkey to take...

Turkey confirms first case of coronavirus

ANKARA Turkey announced its first case of the novel coronavirus early Wednesday while stressing that all precautionary measures were being taken. "A male citizen tested positive for the coronavirus in the...

4 French MPs, 1 minister infected with COVID-19

PARIS France's political infrastructure has fallen prey to the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, with four members of the National Assembly, the culture minister, and one worker reported infected as...

Turkey at high risk for coronavirus: Health minister

ANKARA  The possibility of coronavirus reaching Turkey is very high although no cases were reported so far, the country's health minister said Tuesday. "The possibility of this epidemic in Turkey is...

Northern Cyprus reports first coronavirus case

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  Turkish Cypriot health minister announced Tuesday the first coronavirus case in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). Health Minister Ali Pilli said a 65-year-old tourist...

Confirmed global coronavirus cases tops 100,000

ANKARA After emerging in Wuhan, China last December, the number of people infected by the novel coronavirus reportedly topped 100,000 people worldwide on Saturday.    Worldometer, a website which compiles new...

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'Emerging markets won't suffer from current account deficits post-COVID'

ANKARA Imports have already surpassed pre-crisis levels in all major emerging markets but most trade deficits have not expanded due to booming exports, according to...

Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...