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EU urges Russia to provide medical treatment to Navalny

BRUSSELS The EU called on Sunday Russian authorities to provide medical treatment to opposition figure Alexey Navalny. “The European Union is deeply concerned about reports that the Russian opposition politician Alexei...

Israel, Greece sign $1.65B defense deal

JERUSALEM Israel and Greece have signed a defense deal worth $1.65 billion, according to the Israeli Defense Ministry on Sunday. As part of the agreement, Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems will...

Russia demands 1M illegal migrants to leave country

MOSCOW Russian Deputy Interior Minister Alexander Gorovoy asked the leadership of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to work with their residents who are illegally residing in Russia.  "There are many...

Turkish minority decries Dendias' identity remarks

KOMOTINI, Greece  Comments by Greece’s foreign minister regarding the identity of the Muslim Turkish minority in Western Thrace during a visit to Ankara drew strong reactions from the group’s minority...

Russia expelling 10 US diplomats in retaliation for sanctions

MOSCOW In a tit-for-tat response to the US sanctions, Russia on Friday said it will ask 10 US diplomats to leave the country and take other retaliatory moves. Moscow will also...

NATO urges Russia not to restrict free navigation in Black Sea

ANKARA NATO on Friday voiced concern over Russia's plans to restrict access to some parts of the Black Sea and Kerch Strait. "This would be an unjustified move and part of...

Russia accuses US, NATO of moving troops to its border

MOSCOW The US is moving its troops to Russia’s borders, a top Russian official said on Tuesday. Over 40,000 people and 15,000 units of military equipment and weapons will be deployed...

Russia warns US to stay away from Black Sea

MOSCOW Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov called "provocative" the US maneuvers in the Black Sea and warned Washington to "stay away" from it. Speaking at a news conference in Moscow...

'US to deploy additional troops in Germany'

BERLIN The US will increase its military presence in Germany by deploying nearly 500 additional troops, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced on Tuesday. Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, alongside...

NATO chief urges Russia to withdraw from Ukraine’s borders

BRUSSELS The NATO chief Tuesday called on Russia to withdraw its military forces from the Ukrainian border. “Russia must end this military build-up in and around Ukraine, stop its provocations and...

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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...