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France repatriating citizens midweek over coronavirus

PARIS France’s government announced Sunday that it will repatriate hundreds of its citizens from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of a deadly coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 50 people...

OPINION – How on earth did UK become deadliest country in Europe for coronavirus?

LONDON The UK’s coronavirus-related death toll this week passed a grim milestone of 30,000 and according to the latest reports, the situation is not improving, as fatalities in elder care...

Saturday protests in Paris call for racial justice

PARIS Demonstrations once again defined the weekend in Paris and France's other major cities in the struggle for racial equality and decrease in police brutality. Place de la Republique was the...

UK man pleads guilty to manslaughter of 39 migrants

LONDON A British lorry driver pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 39 people on Friday in the case surrounding the discovery of dead Vietnamese migrants in a lorry container last...

Greece must improve refugee overcrowding: UN

GENEVA  Two high ranking UN Refugee Agency officials on Friday ended a visit to Greece calling for a drastic improvement in the living conditions of refugees in camps. UNHCR's Assistant High...

Greek parliament passes new law on asylum seekers

ATHENS The Greek parliament has passed a controversial new asylum law early Friday aiming to control the number of migrants entering the country. The bill aims to ease the pressure on...

6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Albania: 16 dead

TIRANA, Albania/BELGRADE, Serbia At least 16 people died in an earthquake in western Albania early Tuesday morning, according to authorities. The 6.4 quake hit the Adriatic coastal city of Durres at...

Coronavirus kills 327 more people in Belgium

BRUSSELS In Belgium, 1,351 new coronavirus infections and 327 deaths were reported over the past 24 hours, health authorities announced on Saturday. According to the latest data published by the Federal...

Russia decries US decision to quit Open Skies Treaty

MOSCOW The US decision to withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies (TOS) is "a regrettable step, fitting into Washington's line of destroying agreements on arms control", the Russian Foreign...

ECHR denounces France's treatment of asylum seekers

PARIS  The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in a judgement Thursday condemned the treatment of three male asylum seekers living in France under what it termed "inhuman and degrading...

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Turkey ready for talks with Greece: Ruling party

ANKARA Turkey is ready for talks with Greece amid ongoing tension in the Eastern Mediterranean, said Turkey’s ruling party on Tuesday. “There is no problem for...

France reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases

PARIS France reported 10,008 new cases of the novel coronavirus Tuesday, reaching 468,069 in total. It registered 78 new fatalities taking the death toll to 31,416. In...

Egypt supports political settlement in Libya: Sisi

ANKARA Egypt's interest in upholding international peace and security includes protecting people from the scourge of armed conflict through launching comprehensive political processes based on...

Turkish Cyprus hails Turkey-EU talks on Eastern Med

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  Turkish Cyprus on Tuesday praised talks between Turkey and the European Union on recent tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.  The...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – September 23, 2020

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...