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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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Turkey strongly condemns Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday strongly condemned Israel’s ongoing air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have killed dozens of civilians, including children, in the besieged...

Turkey reiterates call on Israel to end attacks on Palestinians

ANKARA Turkey on Monday reiterated its call on Israel to end its violent attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem amid recent Israeli police attacks on...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 10, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world. Coronavirus...

Turkey reports just over 15,000 daily cases

ANKARA The downward trend in the number of daily cases in Turkey continued on Sunday as the country reported just over 15,000 new coronavirus cases,...

Turkey’s Erdogan issues message on Europe Day

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday issued a message on the occasion of Europe Day, which "celebrates peace and unity in Europe" on...