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Montenegro passes law on religious communities

BELGRADE, Serbia A fight broke out in Montenegrin Assembly during a session on religious freedoms early Friday. A bill, strongly opposed by the Serbian Orthodox Church and the opposition Democratic Front...

Russia: Virus cases cross 50,000, deaths near 500

MOSCOW The number of coronavirus cases in Russia crossed 50,000 and the death toll moved closer to 500 on Tuesday. A total of 5,642 people tested positive for COVID-19 over the...

French court orders ex-priest to compensate his victims

PARIS In an ongoing scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church in France, an ecclesiastical court in Lyon has ordered former priest Bernard Preynat to compensate the victims of his...

Putin jokes about hanging LGBT symbol on US Embassy

MOSCOW  The US Embassy in Russia shows who is employed at the facility by hanging a LGBT banner on its building, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday. He then laughed to...

Muslim scholars condemn desecration of holy Quran

ISTANBUL  A top global Muslim group on Monday condemned recent desecrations of the holy Quran in Scandinavia. Desecration of the holy Quran is an "incitement to terrorism and belittling of sacred...

Brexit: Outcry over UK bill that violates intl law

LONDON The UK government on Wednesday published an internal market bill that breaks international law and was widely condemned, not least by EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who...

Forest fires kill 11 in eastern Ukraine

KIEV  At least 11 people died and 17 others injured in forest fires in Ukraine’s eastern region of Luhansk.   A total of 146 fires were recorded in the region, with 116...

France not 'free-speech champion': Amnesty

ANKARA  Amnesty International on Saturday accused the French government of not being the "champion of free speech that it likes to think it is," criticizing recent rhetoric by the government...

Russian fishing boat sinks in Barents Sea

MOSCOW A Russian fishing boat with a 19-person crew sank in the Barents Sea on Monday, the country's Emergency Ministry said. According to preliminary data, 17 people were killed and two...

Russia extends Crimean Tatar leader’s ban to 2034

KYIV, Ukraine  Russia on Friday extended a ban on entry to Crimea until 2034 for Mustafa Abdülcemil Kirimoglu, national leader of the Crimean Tatar people and Ukrainian deputy. Attorney Nikolay Polozov...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...