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EU court: Israeli settlement foodstuffs must be labeled

ANKARA Consumers in EU countries should soon be able to see if foodstuffs come from Israeli-occupied territories, and then decide to buy them or not, under a new court ruling. In...

During Xi visit, Greece, China sign 16 pacts

ATHENS Chinese President Xi Jinping’s official visit to Athens on Monday saw the signing of 16 agreements in a host of areas, most notably using Greece as a gateway to...

Baby Boris: British prime minister has new son

LONDON UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has a new son as his fiance gave birth on Wednesday. A Downing Street spokesperson said: “The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds are thrilled to...

Merkel visits memorial to neo-Nazi victims

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday visited a memorial to the victims of neo-Nazi terror group and called for courage and responsibility to combat racism. Merkel, together with a group of...

Far-right’s surge shakes up German politics

BERLIN The far-right AfD’s surge in state elections in the eastern German state of Thuringia on Sunday is making it harder for mainstream center-right and left parties to form a...

French Senate approves controversial headscarf ban bill

PARIS French Senate approved on Wednesday a controversial bill banning mothers of children from wearing Muslim headscarf during school trips. A total of 163 senators voted in favor of the bill...

EU agrees for Brexit extension till Jan. 31, 2020

ANKARA  The EU agreed to accept the U.K.'s request for a Brexit extension till Jan. 31 of the next year, EU Council President Donald Tusk announced on Monday. "The EU27 has...

UK govt under fire as top adviser flouts lockdown rules

LONDON British government has come under fire from all opposition parties as they demand a top adviser to resign after reports that he flouted official directives weeks ago during the...

Should EU, littoral countries review policies in E Med?

ANKARA The discovery of rich hydrocarbon reserves under the Eastern Mediterranean Sea brought the attention of regional, global actors and energy giants to the region. It has surged tensions as not...

Northern Cyprus reports first coronavirus case

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  Turkish Cypriot health minister announced Tuesday the first coronavirus case in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). Health Minister Ali Pilli said a 65-year-old tourist...

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African Muslims celebrate virtual Eid under lockdown

JOHANNESBURG Millions of Muslims in Africa began celebrating Eid al-Fitr holidays Sunday under tight coronavirus restrictions including bans on congregational prayers at mosques as well...

Bayern Munich keep up 4-point gap at top of Bundesliga

ANKARA Reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich this weekend kept their four-point lead at the top of Bundesliga after hammering Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2. Bayern Munich collected 61...

Turkish leader exchanges Eid wishes with counterparts

In Sunday phone calls, Turkey’s president exchanged greetings with his counterparts from Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Iran, Oman and Turkmenistan for Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday...

Turkish leader exchanges Eid wishes with counterpart

ISTANBUL In Sunday phone calls, Turkey’s president exchanged greetings with his counterparts from Iran, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan for Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday following the...

Turkish, Iranian leaders discuss fight against COVID-19

ISTANBUL In a Sunday phone call, the presidents of Turkey and Iran discussed cooperation in the fight against COVID-19, plus bilateral ties and regional issues,...

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