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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...

Russia: Fire at elder care hospice kills 10, injures 9

MOSCOW A fire in an hospice for elderly in the Moscow region killed 10 people and injured nine, Russia's Emergency Ministry said on Monday. The fire broke out late Sunday in...

UK: Slave trader John Cass hub of controversy in racism row

LONDON A councilor in east London who last week spearheaded the removal of a statue of Scottish slave trader Robert Milligan says more needs to be done in this area. Ehtesham...

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...

UK coronavirus death toll 9,875, up 917 in 24 hours

LONDON The U.K.-wide death toll from coronavirus rose 917 in the last 24 hours, British health authorities announced on Saturday. The Department of Health reported: “269,598 people have been tested of...

UK charges 5 with murder of Muslim woman in shooting

LONDON Three more men were charged on Friday night with the murder of Aya Hachem, a Muslim woman shot dead in broad daylight in Blackburn, England on Sunday. Lancashire Police said...

Essex truck deaths: Driver remanded in custody

LONDON  The driver of the vehicle in which 39 people were found dead in the U.K. last week has been remanded in custody after the first appearance at a British...

Romania set for second round of presidential polls

BUCHAREST, Romania Romania is set to hold a second round of presidential elections later this month as none of the candidates obtained a majority of the votes in Sunday’s polls. According...

20 challenges awaiting EU in 2020

BRUSSELS European politics saw countless campaign promises in 2019. A new European Parliament was elected in May and a new European Commission entered into office in December. But despite alterations in...

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Algeria buries remains of 24 independence fighters

ALGIERS Algeria on Sunday held an official funeral for 24 independence fighters martyred during the Algerian popular resistance against French colonial rule.  President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and...

Spain: 70,000 people confined as cases spike in Galicia

OVIEDO, Spain Spain’s Galician region on Sunday announced that a popular coastal area will be placed under lockdown at midnight. The quarantine in A Marina comes...

Turkey to open 1st indigenous solar panel factory in August

ANKARA Turkey in August will open its very first indigenous integrated solar panel factory as part of its efforts to strengthen the nation’s power grid,...

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...

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