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7 refugees die in minibus crash in NE Greece

ANKARA At least seven refugees died in northeastern Greece when a minibus carrying them crashed early on Friday, local media reported. The vehicle carrying 15 people was traveling on the Egnatia...

Amnesty International slams Greece over trials of humanitarian workers

ANKARA  Amnesty International slammed Greece on Thursday for trying two dozen humanitarian workers in court on espionage charges related to their role in helping refugees enter the country between 2016-2018. Among...

Top EU diplomat urges member states to act upon new defense strategy

BRUSSELS The EU foreign policy chief Thursday called on the EU member states to act upon his new defense strategy, arguing that “Europe is in danger.” In his blog post, Josep...

Russian president, CIA director speak over phone

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin had a phone talk with CIA Director William Burns while he was on his two-day visit to Russia last week, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said...

NATO does not want any interaction with Russia: Lavrov

ROME  NATO is reluctant to establish a dialogue with Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Sunday at a press conference following the G20 summit in Rome. "We have no information...

Russia’s Ancient city of Phanagoria sheds light on history with Turkish traces

MOSCOW Known as Russia's Atlantis, the ancient city of Phanagoria reveals many discoveries, including traces of Turks. The ancient Greek city of Phanagoria in Taman Peninsula, located in the Krasnodar region...

Germany’s new ambassador to China dies at 54

BERLIN Germany’s ambassador to China Jan Hecker has died, weeks after taking up his new role, the German Foreign Ministry announced on Monday. He was 54. “It is with deep grief...

Blazes consume Greek island forests, more forced to flee

ATHENS Greece has been battling wildfires across the country on the sixth day of blazes that have spiraled into the evacuation of thousands of people from the areas in flames. Scenes...

Greece evacuates villages after forest fires

KOMOTINI, Greece Dozens of villages were evacuated and thousands of residents were forced to leave their homes on Thursday because of forest fires in Greece. Firefighters said a fire that ignited...

Italian island of Sicily battling forest fires

ROME The southern regions of Italy, especially on the island of Sicily, were struggling with fires in forests and rural areas on Saturday. Fire officials said on Twitter that 250 operations...

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BioNTech working on potential new vaccine against omicron variant

BERLIN BioNTech confirmed on Monday that it has started to work on a potential new vaccine against the omicron variant of the coronavirus. A company spokesperson...

Turkish, Iraqi business circles meet in Istanbul

ISTANBUL  Business people, contractors and sector representatives from Turkey and Iraq gathered in Istanbul on Friday to discuss pressing issues related to economy and trade. The...

Palestine hails UN resolution affirming its sovereignty over natural resources

RAMALLAH, Palestine Palestine on Friday welcomed a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly that affirms the Palestinian sovereignty over its natural resources. In a statement,...

Japan approves $490B package to stimulate struggling economy

ISTANBUL Japan on Friday approved a $490 billion economic package to stimulate the country’s economy battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s government approved...

NATO urges Russia to show transparency about its military build-up

BERLIN NATO urged Russia on Friday to refrain from escalating tensions on the border with Ukraine. “We see a large and unusual concentration of Russian forces...