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Italy’s premier unveils new anti-virus rules

ROME - Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Sunday unveiled further measures aimed at containing the second wave of the COVID-19 contagion and avoiding a new lockdown that would...

EU regrets US decision on Iran nuclear deal

BRUSSELS Key European actors of the Iran nuclear deal disapprove the US’ recent decision on ending the sanction waivers. The spokespersons of the EU foreign policy chief and foreign ministers of...

Serbian president’s party declares victory in polls

BELGRADE, Serbia  Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic declared a landslide victory Sunday for his right-wing coalition in parliamentary elections. Addressing the public and media at the headquarters of his Serbian Progressive Party...

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...

EU condemns US sanctions on ICC officials

BRUSSELS The European Union on Thursday condemned the US' move to impose sanctions on two officials of the International Criminal Court (ICC). In a statement, the EU foreign policy chief Josep...

German clinical trial for COVID-19 vaccine approved

BERLIN  German biotech firm CureVac received regulatory approval on Wednesday for human trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine. “The authorisation is the result of a careful assessment of the risk/benefit profile...

US State Dept approves over $16B in Swiss arms sales

WASHINGTON  The US State Department on Wednesday approved a trio of proposed arms sales to Switzerland totaling more than $16 billion.  The sales include a $6.58 billion purchase of 40 advanced...

Bosnia opens memorial center in honor of 1995 victims

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's northern city of Tuzla on Friday opened a memorial center called Kapija (the Gate) in honor of all victims killed on the site in May...

Coronavirus kills 327 more people in Belgium

BRUSSELS In Belgium, 1,351 new coronavirus infections and 327 deaths were reported over the past 24 hours, health authorities announced on Saturday. According to the latest data published by the Federal...

Belgium: Statue of Leopold II removed in Antwerp

BRUSSELS  A statue of Belgian King Leopold II was removed from a public square in the city of Antwerp on Tuesday. Local authorities are mulling whether to transfer the monument to...

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EU drugs regulator recommends Moderna vaccine for children 12-17

ANKARA The European Medicine Agency (EMA) on Friday authorized the US' Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-17. The EMA "has recommended granting an...

Turkey has administered over 65M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

2020 Tokyo Olympics officially starts with opening ceremony

ANKARA The Olympic Games started with the opening ceremony in a near-empty National Stadium in the Japanese capital Tokyo in the shadow of COVID-19 on...

Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan over kidnapping incident

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan recalled its ambassador from Pakistan days after the envoy's daughter was abducted and “severely tortured” in the capital Islamabad, Afghan officials...

Army retakes town from al-Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali security forces on Sunday retook a town in the country’s central Mudug region from terrorist group al-Shabaab, officials said. "The Gorgor commandos of...