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UK set to go to polls for early election on Dec 12

LONDON British lawmakers on Tuesday gave green light to go for an early general election after a crucial vote that followed hours of debate. The election will be held on Dec....

49% of Brits believe Russia interfered in Brexit vote

LONDON A new poll found on Sunday that 49% of Brits believed Russia interfered in the Brexit referendum. The poll was carried out by Opinium for The Observer newspaper, and came...

Italy allows NGO ship to disembark rescued migrants

ROME Italy on Sunday allowed a German rescue ship to disembark 88 irregular migrants on board in the Port of Taranto, local media reported. Alan Kurdi, a vessel of German NGO...

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...

Building near UK mosque comes under Islamophobic attack

LONDON A building near a mosque in south London was vandalized with Islamophobic slogans, British police said on Thursday. Officers attended the building near the North Brixton Islamic Cultural Centre after...

UK minister resigns over lockdown breach row

LONDON Douglas Ross, a junior minister for Scotland, resigned on Tuesday, becoming the British government’s first casualty of the brewing lockdown breach issue involving Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top adviser. In...

Catalan protests halt main route at Spain-France border

OVIEDO, Spain Vehicles and protesters have paralyzed traffic at the border between Catalonia and France since early Monday in what a Catalan separatist group said was the beginning of a...

Russia slams US decision to withdraw from WHO

MOSCOW  A Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Friday that Washington damages international law on cooperation in health after the US terminated its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO).  Maria Zakharova...

German politician fined for posting PKK terror symbol

Amid attacks by YPG/PKK terrorist supporters in Germany, supporter of terrorist PKK fined for posting symbol of banned group

Serbians start voting in general, local polls

BELGRADE, Serbia More than 6.5 million voters in Serbia began casting their ballots across the country in general, local and autonomous region elections on Sunday morning. As the world wrestles with...

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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...