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Greece: Virus fears push back school opening 1 week

ATHENS  Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Greek schools will open a week later than expected, officials said Tuesday. Schools had been scheduled to open on Sept. 7, but with a recent...

Russia’s Putin warns of possible global war

MOSCOW The regional conflicts in the Middle East can transform into a global war, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. Addressing Russia's Federal Assembly in Moscow, Putin said there is...

OPINION – How on earth did UK become deadliest country in Europe for coronavirus?

LONDON The UK’s coronavirus-related death toll this week passed a grim milestone of 30,000 and according to the latest reports, the situation is not improving, as fatalities in elder care...

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...

MiG-21 military jet crashes in western Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia A Serbian military aircraft crashed Friday in western Serbia, the Defense Ministry confirmed. The ministry said that the MiG-21 military aircraft was performing a “regular” flying mission when it...

French far-right candidates generate most interaction on Facebook, data shows

PARIS  Five far-right candidates in France known for provocative views and inflammatory statements are dominating the presence on social media in the run-up to presidential elections, according to a survey...

Kremlin slams new anti-Russian sanctions

MOSCOW Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov slammed on Wednesday the new EU and US sanctions against Russia over the alleged poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny. According to Peskov, the Kremlin...

EU urges US to reconsider breaking ties with WHO

BRUSSELS  The EU on Saturday called the US to reconsider its decision to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO). Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, and Josep...

US: Croatia to make final decision on F-16 warplanes

BELGRADE, Serbia Croatia will make the final decision regarding the purchase of F-16 warplanes and Washington “will provide appropriate financial conditions,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday.  “We leave...
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French president tests positive for COVID-19

ARIS  French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his office said Thursday morning. The Elysee Palace announced the development in a statement, saying the president took a...

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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...