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Summer comes early in Spain with rare, extreme heat

OVIEDO, Spain Much of Spain is gripped by a rare heat advisory going into the weekend, with temperatures forecast to come in hotter than ever before for May in 15...

200 more Russian soldiers killed, war total around 28,700: Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine At least 28,700 Russian soldiers have so far been killed during the war in Ukraine, the Ukrainian military said on Friday. Some 200 more Russian troops were killed over...

Russia asks Slovenia to reduce diplomatic staff in Moscow

MOSCOW In a tit-for-tat move, Russia on Thursday demanded Slovenia to reduce its diplomatic staff in Moscow by four people within 10 days. In April, Slovenia demanded a cut in the...

NATO has no interest in placing nuclear weapons in Finland, PM says

ROME  NATO has not expressed any interest in placing nuclear weapons or permanent bases in Finland, the country’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin said in an interview with an Italian newspaper,...

Finland commits to ensuring Turkish security if NATO bid successful

WASHINGTON  Prospective NATO member Finland committed on Thursday to ensuring Turkiye's security if its bid to join the transatlantic alliance is successful. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto acknowledged Ankara's concerns about his...

UK says NATO will ‘certainly’ listen to Turkiye’s concerns over Sweden, Finland membership bids

ANKARA  NATO will “certainly be listening” to Turkiye’s concerns over Sweden and Finland's membership bids, the British defense secretary said on Thursday. Finland and Sweden formally applied to join NATO on...

NATO in close contact with Finland, Sweden, Turkiye: Alliance chief

ANKARA  NATO is in close contact with Finland, Sweden, and Turkiye, the alliance’s chief said on Thursday. “We are addressing the concerns that Turkey has expressed,” Jens Stoltenberg told a joint...

EU's Ukraine Advisory Mission returns to Ukrainian capital

BRUSSELS The EU's Ukraine Advisory Mission announced that it would return to the country's capital Kyiv on Wednesday, which it had left after the war with Russia began on Feb....

Moldovan leader urges European Parliament to support her country's EU membership bid

ANKARA  The president of Moldova on Wednesday urged the European Parliament to support her country’s EU membership bid. "We are aware that political decisions at the EU level have to be...

Ukrainian leader commemorates victims of exile of Crimean Tatars

ANKARA In a country still wracked by war, Ukraine’s president on Wednesday marked the 78th anniversary of the 1944 exile of Crimean Tatars from their homeland. "In 1944, expelling the Crimean...

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Israel confirms 1st case of monkeypox

JERUSALEM The Israeli Health Ministry confirmed its first case of monkeypox on Friday.  A man in his 30s was transferred to Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv...

Residents of Ukrainian village in Kyiv region trying to return to pre-war lives

KYIV, Ukraine  Residents of the Ukrainian village of Peremoga are trying to return to their lives as they were before the war with Russia began.  Russian...

Pakistan proposes including Turkiye in multibillion dollar CPEC project

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif proposed Friday to expand and include Turkiye in the multibillion-dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).  Addressing a ceremony of the...

EU: Albania meets all conditions for accession negotiations

BELGRADE, Serbia  Albania has met all the conditions for opening accession talks to EU membership, the President of the European Council said Friday.  “Accession talks should...

Russia criticizes France's decision to end Operation Barkhane in Mali

MOSCOW France's decision to end Operation Barkhane and withdraw troops from the Takuba task force does not contribute to the restoration of security in Mali,...