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After pandemic, Italian premier faces key economy test

ROME Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte emerged from the peak of the virus pandemic with a bolstered leadership, but faces a tough test this fall, when the economic crisis could...

UK merges Foreign Office with overseas aid department

LONDON   The British foreign office will be combined with the Department for International Development, which oversees the UK overseas aid budget, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Tuesday in a...

UK man pleads guilty to manslaughter of 39 migrants

LONDON A British lorry driver pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 39 people on Friday in the case surrounding the discovery of dead Vietnamese migrants in a lorry container last...

EU Parliament chief under self-quarantine as precaution

BRUSSELS The head of the European Parliament said he was in self-quarantine at his Brussels home as precaution after having traveled to Italy over the last weekend. “COVID-19 obliges everyone to...

Netherlands: Virus cases top 26,500, deaths over 2,800

ANKARA The coronavirus death toll in the Netherlands has crossed 2,800 and confirmed cases are now over 26,500, authorities announced on Monday. A total of 964 new cases were confirmed in...

Russian election body approves constitutional vote

MOSCOW The Russian Central Election Commission (CEC) approved the results of the vote on constitutional amendments on Friday. "Amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation voted by more than...

Protests gather over 20,000 people in Minsk

MOSCOW Over 20,000 people took part in weekend's protests in Belarusian capital of Minsk, the Interior Ministry said Monday."Citizens gathered in Minsk and other regional centers to participate in the...

For public health amid virus, Northern Cyprus seeks WHO recognition

ISTANBUL Unrecognized for decades, Turkish Cypriots have launched an online petition campaign calling on the World Health Organization to recognize the country as the novel coronavirus continues to claim thousands...

UK had plan in case virus claimed Boris Johnson

ANKARA The British government had a plan in place in case Prime Minister Boris Johnson had been claimed by coronavirus, Johnson said in a newspaper interview.  Speaking to The Sun on...

Spain’s former king says he’s leaving country

OVIEDO, Spain Former Spanish King Juan Carlos I has decided to leave Spain, according to a letter published by the Royal House on Monday. “Certain events from my private life are...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...