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Assailant shot by police in Paris suburb knife attack

PARIS One person was killed and two others injured Friday in a knife attack in Paris, according to an official. The victim, 56, was a resident of Villejuif who was attempting...

Assange's US extradition hearing delayed to September

LONDON The US extradition case of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been delayed until September, Wikileaks announced Monday.District Judge Vanessa Baraister decided that the Australian’s case would be moved to...

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...

France: Paris, Marseille named active infection zones

PARIS France on Friday declared two departments of the country active coronavirus circulation zones, including the capital Paris and a Mediterranean region with the metropolis of Marseille, raising alarms of...

Germany: Nationwide raids target child porn network

ANKARA Authorities in Germany conducted coordinated nationwide raids targeting a network involved in online sharing and distribution of child pornography, local media reported on Wednesday. At least 1,000 police officers took...

Russia's Navalny leaves German hospital after 32 days

ANKARA Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was released on Tuesday from Berlin’s Charite Hospital. “The patient’s condition had improved sufficiently for him to be discharged from acute inpatient care,” the hospital...

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...

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...

Dutch construction workers protest pollution rules

THE HAGUE Thousands of construction sector workers protested in the Netherlands against the government's decision to impose restrictions on toxic PFAS chemicals and nitrogen emissions. Demonstrators coming from across the country...

Italy: 12 arrested over planned attack on mosque

ROME Twelve people have been arrested in Italy for allegedly planning an attack on a mosque in the Siena province, according to Italian media. The suspects were preparing to attack a...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 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...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...