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US coronavirus death toll tops 90,000

ANKARA The US death toll from coronavirus reached 90,142 after 1,592 more fatalities were reported on Sunday. The country's total cases surpassed 1.5 million and it continued to lead the world...

Some 1.7M people recover from COVID-19 globally

ANKARA The global coronavirus recoveries surpassed the 1.7 million mark on Sunday, according to a running tally by the US-based Johns Hopkins University. The university's data showed a total of 1,700,354...

Turkey: 2,000+ more recover from virus, active cases drop

ANKARA The total number of recoveries from coronavirus in Turkey rose to 108,137, with active cases dropping to 35,834, the country’s health minister said on Saturday. The death toll from the...

US coronavirus death toll tops 88,500

ANKARA  The US death toll from coronavirus surpassed 88,500 after 1,580 more fatalities were reported on Saturday. The country's total cases neared 1.49 million and it continued to lead the world...

Coronavirus cases worldwide surpass 4.5 million

ANKARA The worldwide tally for novel coronavirus infections surpassed 4.5 million Friday, according to US-based Johns Hopkins University. The university's running data shows that the global death toll from the virus...

EU stops distributing Chinese masks

BRUSSELS The European Commission suspended the distribution of face masks reportedly from China to its member states after complaints on their quality. The EU institution had ordered 10 million face masks...

Oxford virus vaccine has some success with monkeys

LONDON A coronavirus vaccine being developed by scientists at Oxford University has proved partially successful in study of six monkeys, local media reported on Thursday. Some of the monkeys given a...

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...

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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...