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UK: At least 3 killed in 'terror-related' attack

LONDON At least three people were killed late Saturday in a "terror-related" stabbing in the English town of Reading, according to local media. Thames Valley Police said a male suspect is...

EU hopes to provide COVID-19 vaccines in a year

BRUSSELS The EU plans to provide COVID-19 vaccines to its member states within 12-18 months, according to its new strategy announced on Wednesday. The European Commission will sign agreements with vaccine...

German clinical trial for COVID-19 vaccine approved

BERLIN  German biotech firm CureVac received regulatory approval on Wednesday for human trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine. “The authorisation is the result of a careful assessment of the risk/benefit profile...

UK: Fears statues could be flashpoint for violence

LONDON With police warning of violence, more than 1,000 far-right protesters gathered on Saturday in central London to protect statues from efforts to deface or topple them. Members of groups such...

Reopening N.Cypriot town to gain ground after COVID-19

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  The premier of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) announced Saturday that work on the reopening of Maras will gain momentum after the...

George Floyd protests grow across European capitals

ANKARA Thousands took to the streets across major European cities this week, including London, Amsterdam and Stockholm, calling for an end to police brutality and racism at home and abroad. The...

Turkey condemns mosque attack in Greek Cyprus

ANKARA Turkey on Monday condemned an attempt to burn down a mosque in Greek Cyprus. "We condemn the heinous attack on Koprulu Haci Ibrahim Aga Mosque in Greek Cyprus, Limassol province,"...

Not a single mosque left in Athens: Erdogan

ANKARA There is not a single mosque in Athens right now as all of them have been destroyed, Turkey’s leader said Sunday. "Not a single mosque of ours still stands in...

Baby Boris: British prime minister has new son

LONDON UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has a new son as his fiance gave birth on Wednesday. A Downing Street spokesperson said: “The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds are thrilled to...

Pope leads empty Good Friday ceremony amid COVID-19

ROME Pope Francis presided over a traditional ceremony at a near-empty Saint Peter’s Square on Good Friday as Italy struggles to get a hand on the coronavirus pandemic, according to...

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Libya: Unidentified planes bomb Al-Watiya airbase

TRIPOLI, Libya Unidentified warplanes carried out airstrikes on Al-Watiya airbase west of the capital Tripoli, said a Libyan military source on Sunday.  The source, who spoke...

Over 20 kg of heroin seized in eastern Turkey

GAZIANTEP / VAN, Turkey Police seized over 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of heroin in eastern Turkey on Sunday, according to officials. Anti-drug police in the southeastern...

Turkey sends medical aid to Azerbaijan amid COVID-19

BAKU, Azerbaijan Turkey has sent medical supplies to Azerbaijan to contribute to country's fight against the novel coronavirus, Turkey's Embassy in Baku said on Sunday. The...

Turkey extends condolences to Japan over deadly floods

ANKARA Turkey on Sunday extended condolences to Japan over the deadly floods. "We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of lives and extensive damage caused...

S.Africa reports over 10,000 coronavirus cases in a day

JOHANNESBURG South Africa reported 10,853 new cases of infections with coronavirus late Saturday. This is a record single-day surge in the country. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize...

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