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Kremlin denies Russian threat to Ukraine

MOSCOW Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday the Russian Armed Forces does not pose a threat to Ukraine. Asked for how long the Russian troops will stay near the Ukrainian...

France must acknowledge complicity in Rwanda genocide

PARIS For more than three decades, the question of alleged complicity in the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda has haunted France. Paris has officially never apologized for its involvement...

Kosovo’s parliament elects Vjosa Osmani as president

Kosovo’s parliament elected Vjosa Osmani as the country’s new president on Sunday. Osmani received 71 votes from the lawmakers at the third round of voting in the Assembly of Kosovo. While...

France announces 3rd limited lockdown

PARIS Starting this Saturday, France will undergo a limited lockdown for four weeks wherein schools, colleges and non-essential shops will remain shut, the president said Wednesday in a televised address. Extending...

Migration is an important issue for all Europe: Borrell

ROME The EU’s foreign policy chief said on Friday that migration was an “important issue” for the entirety of Europe.  “We have to deal with the migration problem as a European...

French premier takes shot of AstraZeneca vaccine

PARISFrance’s prime minister on Friday took his first shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine, as its administration was resumed nationwide after an eight-day suspension due to safety concerns.Jean Castex Castex,...

AstraZeneca decision pending in Sweden, Norway, Denmark

ANKARA Sweden, Norway, and Denmark will maintain their suspension of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine as they review the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) conclusion that the jab is safe and effective.The three...

Poland: Number of COVID-19 cases passes 2M mark

ANKARA The number of coronavirus cases in Poland passed the 2 million mark on Friday after the country reported nearly new 26,000 infections. According to the Polish Health Ministry, over...

3 dead after Greece dumped asylum seekers into Aegean

IZMIR, Turkey At least three people died and one more is missing after the Greek Coast Guard robbed a group of asylum seekers and dumped them into the Aegean Sea,...

Putin wishes Biden 'good health' in response to criticism

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to the critical remarks of his US counterpart Joe Biden on Thursday. Asked what he would answer to Biden's accusations, Putin said he wishes him...

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Turkey strongly condemns Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday strongly condemned Israel’s ongoing air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have killed dozens of civilians, including children, in the besieged...

Turkey reiterates call on Israel to end attacks on Palestinians

ANKARA Turkey on Monday reiterated its call on Israel to end its violent attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem amid recent Israeli police attacks on...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 10, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world. Coronavirus...

Turkey reports just over 15,000 daily cases

ANKARA The downward trend in the number of daily cases in Turkey continued on Sunday as the country reported just over 15,000 new coronavirus cases,...

Turkey’s Erdogan issues message on Europe Day

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday issued a message on the occasion of Europe Day, which "celebrates peace and unity in Europe" on...