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UK health minister tweets fake news on opposition chief

LONDON Three members of parliament from Britain’s ruling Conservative Party, including the health minister, shared a truncated, faked news video from a far-right Twitter account smearing the leader of the...

Virus claims London rail worker after she was spat on

LONDON  British transport police launched an investigation on Tuesday after a London railway ticket officer died of coronavirus after being deliberately spat on while on duty. The victim was Belly Mujinga,...

Kosovo's prime minister goes into quarantine

BELGRADE, Serbia  Kosovo’s caretaker Prime Minister Albin Kurti on Monday said he was self-isolating as he awaits results of his COVID-19 test.   Kurti announced that he will be isolating himself due...

Turkish agency aids people in Switzerland amid pandemic

ANKARA A Turkish state agency and Turkish civil society groups in Switzerland are distributing aid to needy people, including the elderly, as the world is grappling with the novel coronavirus. In...

Russia: Fire at elder care hospice kills 10, injures 9

MOSCOW A fire in an hospice for elderly in the Moscow region killed 10 people and injured nine, Russia's Emergency Ministry said on Monday. The fire broke out late Sunday in...

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...

Putin holds phone talk with Merkel over Victory Day

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday talked on the phone over the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. The two leaders stressed...

UK’s top COVID-19 adviser resigns

LONDON  Professor Neil Ferguson, the epidemiologist who has played a key role in the British government’s response to the coronavirus, has resigned from the government’s top scientific advisory group, local...

Western Balkans is 'priority': EU top official

BRUSSELS The Western Balkans is an absolute priority for the EU, the president of the European Commission said on Wednesday. Speaking at a press conference following a videoconference summit of EU...

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...

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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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