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COVID-19 continues, as does violence, in France

PARIS Saturday brought substantial statistics for the coronavirus, and an unfortunate incident of violence. A total of 35,641 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours, with total infections now...

Russia enforcement squad ready to help Belarus: Putin

MOSCOW Amid continuing controversy over Belarus’ Aug. 9 presidential elections, its neighbor Russia has formed a “law enforcement squad” which can be called on to act if the country spirals...

Trump rips UN's health agency, claims China bias

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump launched a broadside attack Tuesday against the World Health Organization (WHO) claiming the UN's health agency is biased in favor of China. "The W.H.O....

Taiwan fears war as China holds another military drill

ANKARA  China began a third round of military drills near disputed areas in the South China Sea as Taiwan fears increased in tensions may lead to a cross-Taiwan Strait conflict. The...

Spain’s infections drop, Catalonia to relax measures

OVIEDO, Spain New coronavirus infections in Spain dropped to just below 30,000 on Thursday, as Catalonia announced one of Spain’s first moves toward relaxing measures after the third wave. “Although the...

EU has 'very tough package' of sanctions on Russia ready: Foreign policy chief

BRUSSELS EU officials have prepared a “very tough package” of sanctions against Russia that would be immediately proposed to EU foreign ministers if Russia invades Ukraine, the EU foreign...

‘Vast tracts of land laden with mines in Kashmir’

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir As the world observes International Day for Mine Awareness on Saturday, a noted human rights activist in Indian-administered Kashmir said that response of governments to...

Somalia: Grenade attack kills 1, wounds 5

MOGADISHU, Somalia A grenade explosion in Somalia's lower Shabelle region killed a deputy district commissioner and wounded five others, an official said on Monday. Gunmen targeted the home of Mohamed Abdullahi...

4 more infected with coronavirus in Iraq

BAGHDAD Some four people have been infected with the coronavirus in Kirkuk, north of Iraq’s capital Baghdad, according to country's Health Ministry on Tuesday. In a statement, the ministry...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...