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Europe mulls action vs Turkey over reopening of Maras

ANKARA – The European Parliament adopted a resolution Thursday calling on the European Union to take action against Turkey over its decision in October to reopen the coastline of...

French police officers suspended over violence

PARIS French police officers, who were filmed using violence against migrants and journalists at a protest on Tuesday, have been suspended, said the country's interior minister. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said...

Europol claims foiling payment card scam worth $47.5M

ANKARA The European Union's law enforcement agency claimed on Thursday of foiling a payment card scam, thus preventing online fraudsters from stealing €40 million ($47.5 million). “Carding Action 2020, an operation...

Merkel: COVID-19 vaccination possible by Christmas

BERLIN The first coronavirus vaccine doses could be available in Germany before Christmas, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday. Speaking at the parliament on her government’s plan to combat COVID-19, Merkel...

Sweden: COVID-19 vaccination could begin in January

ANKARA Sweden’s COVID-19 vaccination program could begin as early as January, the health authority announced Thursday. "First of all, the vaccine must go through the required reviews and be approved for...

Swedish royal couple tests positive for COVID-19

ANKARA Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia have tested positive for coronavirus, the Swedish royal court said on Thursday. Carl Philip, the 41-year-old son of King Carl XVI...

France’s controversial security law risks press freedom

PARIS The controversial security law in France is being criticized for violating the press freedom and right to privacy as well as due to concerns of rising police violence in...

French police officers suspended over beating Black man

PARIS  - Three French police officers were suspended Thursday for beating up a Black man in Paris. The 15-minute incident was caught on camera Saturday inside a music studio in...

Germany: Car crashes into gate of Merkel's office

BERLIN  A car crashed into the outer gate of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office in Berlin on Wednesday. Multiple police units responded to the scene, blocking off the area in front...

OPINION – After ID numbers for Muslims in France, what next?

LONDON On May 29, 1942, in the midst of World War II, all the Jews living in Nazi-occupied Paris were ordered to wear identifying insignias on the upper-left side of...

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Greek Cypriots alarmed over increase in virus cases

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Hospitals in the Greek Cypriot administration have been alarmed over the drastic increase of coronavirus cases. Local Phileleftheros daily reported...

US: Online sales on Thanksgiving Day hit record $5.1B

ANKARA US consumers have turned to online shopping on this year's Thanksgiving Day when internet-based sales hit an all-time highest level of $5.1 billion, according...

Super Lig: Trabzonspor seal season's first away win

ANKARA Trabzonspor secured a 1-0 win against Ankaragucu to record their second consecutive victory in the Turkish Super Lig on Friday. Lewis Baker’s powerful free kick...

Syrian graffiti artist pays tribute to Maradona

IDLIB, Syria A Syrian graffiti artist residing in northwestern Idlib city of Syria paid tribute to the legendary football player Maradona, who recently died of...

Over 150 Ghanaians return from Libya: IOM

ANKARA More than 150 Ghanaian migrants have been brought back from Libya through the first charter flight of its kind since COVID-19-related border closures, the...