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Russian Defense Ministry claims shooting down 1 Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jet, 6 UAVs

MOSCOW The Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that it shot down Ukraine's one Su-25 fighter jet and six unmanned aerial vehicles on Monday night. Russia's aviation, rocket forces, and artillery...

Mona Lisa suffers cake attack in France as protester attempts to breach security

PARIS  A man dressed as an elderly woman in a wheelchair smeared cake on the protective glass in front of the Mona Lisa in an attempt to deface the revered...

Greece vows action over Iran's 'illegal, unprovoked' seizure of oil tankers

ANKARA  Greece on Monday vowed to take all necessary measures over the “completely illegal and unprovoked” seizure of two Greek tankers by Iran. Greece has informed its international partners and allies...

Biden rebuffs reports US would send Ukraine long-range rocket systems

WASHINGTON  President Joe Biden on Monday rebuffed reports that the US is preparing to send advanced long-range rocket systems to Ukraine. "We are not going to send to Ukraine rocket systems...

Killer whale swimming in France's Seine river in 'bad health'

PARIS An orca whale that was spotted swimming in the Seine river last week is in poor health now, maritime experts said on Friday. Commonly known as the killer whale,...

German, French leaders urge swift cease-fire, troop withdrawal in call with Putin

BERLIN German and French leaders called on the Russian president to agree on "an immediate cease-fire and a withdrawal of Russian troops" from Ukraine in a three-way phone call...

Russia says it gained full control of Lyman city in eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday that the Lyman city in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine had fallen under the full control of Russian forces. Igor Konashenkov, the...

Russia test-fires hypersonic Zircon cruise missile from frigate

MOSCOW Russia successfully launched its hypersonic Zircon (Tsirkon) cruise missile from a frigate, the country's Defense Ministry said on Saturday. The test launch was carried out in the Arctic Barents Sea,...

Finland says in 'open, direct, constructive dialogue' with Turkiye

WASHINGTON Finland is in "open, direct, constructive dialogue" with Turkiye, the Finnish foreign minister said on Friday as Helsinki pushes its bid to join the NATO alliance. Pekka Haavisto said...

Russia claims shooting down Ukraine's MiG-29 fighter jet, 8 drones

MOSCOW The Russian Defense Ministry claimed on Friday that one Ukrainian MiG-29, eight unmanned aerial vehicles, and a ballistic missile were shot down by air defense systems Thursday night. Speaking at...

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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...