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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...

Babies in Turkey breastfed for 17 months average: Data

ANKARA As a result of efforts by Turkey's Health Ministry to promote breastfeeding, the duration for nursing in the country has risen to 17 months. According to the data compiled by...

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...

Eurasian countries register new virus cases, deaths

KIEV  More coronavirus cases and fatalities were reported in several Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Friday. Moldova The nationwide death toll reached 1,344 with eight more fatalities reported over the past...

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Turkish president calls for boycott of French products

ANKARA In an escalation of the row between France and Turkey over Paris tolerating and encouraging Islamophobia, Turkey’s president on Monday called for a sweeping...

Turkey calls on Minsk Group to hold talks on Karabakh

ANKARA Turkey on Monday called on the co-chairs of the Minsk Group to start a results-oriented negotiation process aiming at a permanent solution of the...

Turkish, US officials discuss Karabakh conflict, Syria

ANKARA  Senior Turkish and US officials on Monday discussed bilateral ties over the phone, as well as the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, and recent...

Explosion hits Iskenderun town in southern Turkey

HATAY, Turkey Ambulances and police squads were dispatched to the Iskenderun district of Turkey's southern Hatay province after an explosion shook the town center on...

'Trump's Nile dam statement is declaration of war'

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia US President Donald Trump saying that Egypt would “end up blowing up” the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam was tantamount to a declaration...