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Putin wishes Biden 'good health' in response to criticism

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to the critical remarks of his US counterpart Joe Biden on Thursday. Asked what he would answer to Biden's accusations, Putin said he wishes him...

Kremlin 'concerned' about possible US cyberattacks

MOSCOW Reports about possible US attacks against Russia's government systems provoke serious concern, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. Commenting on an article in the New York Times saying the...

Netherlands bans flights from UK over new virus variant

THE HAGUE The Netherlands on Sunday banned air travel from the UK due to fears over the emergence of a new variant of coronavirus. According to a statement by the Dutch...

Police brutality protests turn violent in Paris

PARIS Saturday marked a day of widespread protest in France as "The March of Freedoms" saw thousands decry police brutality and a new global security bill that favors protecting police...

Pig's head placed in mosque in northern France

PARIS A mosque in northern France suffered an Islamophobic attack in which a pig's head was left in the Muslim house of worship, said mosque officials on Monday. The head was...

Premier Tatar wins presidential runoff in N.Cyprus

Prime Minister Ersin Tatar won Sunday's presidential runoff in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus with 51.74% of the votes, according to unofficial results. Narin Ferdi Sefik, the head of...

1961 Paris massacre remembered on anniversary

PARIS The memory of the 1961 Paris massacre, when as many as 400 demonstrators were killed and thrown into the Seine River for supporting the Algerian War of Independence, is...

Ukraine: 22 people killed in military plane crash

ANKARA  A military plane carrying 28 people crashed on Friday in Ukraine, killing at least 22 people on board, according to a statement by the State Emergency Service. An An-26 aircraft...

'We must be tough with Erdogan government': Macron

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said Europe must be "open and tough" with Turkey's (President Recep Tayyip) Erdogan government. “There should be a common attitude on Turkey. Europe should...

Greece: Fire forces migrants to flee Aegean island camp

ATHENS Thousands of migrants and refugees fled a camp on a Greek Aegean island after a fire broke out early Wednesday, officials said. The Moria camp on the island of Lesbos,...

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EU drugs regulator recommends Moderna vaccine for children 12-17

ANKARA The European Medicine Agency (EMA) on Friday authorized the US' Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-17. The EMA "has recommended granting an...

Turkey has administered over 65M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

2020 Tokyo Olympics officially starts with opening ceremony

ANKARA The Olympic Games started with the opening ceremony in a near-empty National Stadium in the Japanese capital Tokyo in the shadow of COVID-19 on...

Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan over kidnapping incident

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan recalled its ambassador from Pakistan days after the envoy's daughter was abducted and “severely tortured” in the capital Islamabad, Afghan officials...

Army retakes town from al-Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali security forces on Sunday retook a town in the country’s central Mudug region from terrorist group al-Shabaab, officials said. "The Gorgor commandos of...