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EU 'formally adopts' Brexit deadline extension

LONDON The European Union has “formally adopted” a flexible extension to Brexit deadline until Jan. 31, 2020, European Council President Donald Tusk announced Tuesday. “The EU27 has formally adopted the extension,”...

German police arrest 3 Daesh/ISIS suspects

BERLIN German police arrested three suspected Daesh/ISIS members on Tuesday on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack. Nadja Niesen, spokeswoman at the Frankfurt state prosecutor's office, said the suspects, who were...

Croatia holds second round of presidential elections

BELGRADE, Serbia  Croatian voters began heading to the polls on Sunday in a runoff presidential election that will shape the country for the next five years. Polls opened at 7 a.m....

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: Over fifth of economy lost in April due to lockdown

ANKARA The UK's economy has experienced a significant shock since the start of the pandemic as its GDP fell dramatically in April, according to the Office for National Statistics on...

UK secures 90M more doses of potential COVID-19 shots

LONDON The UK reached a number of agreements to access a further 90 million early doses of two potential vaccines against the novel coronavirus, according to a government statement on...

EU, NATO chief condemns poisoning of Navalny

BRUSSELS The European Union has condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. “The use of chemical weapons under any circumstances is completely unacceptable and...

Ukraine: 22 people killed in military plane crash

ANKARA  A military plane carrying 28 people crashed on Friday in Ukraine, killing at least 22 people on board, according to a statement by the State Emergency Service. An An-26 aircraft...

German leader in quarantine as guard contracts virus

COLOGNE, Germany Germany’s president went into quarantine on Saturday after one of his bodyguards tested positive for COVID-19. President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been tested but the result is still awaited and...

Leaders in quarantine after Macron tests positive

ANKARA Several heads of state and leaders met French President Emmanuel Macron in the last 10 days leading up to his positive COVID-19 test results announced on Thursday. Macron on Wednesday...

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Turkey: Sit-in mother begs daughter to flee YPG/PKK

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey One of the mothers staging a protest against the PKK terror group and its Syrian offshoot YPG in southeastern Turkey called on her...

EU to set up COVID-19 certificate system by June

BRUSSELS The European Union aims to establish a common COVID-19 certificate system in the next three months, a top official said on Thursday. The European Commission...

No cure for SMA, but results may be near: Cuban neurologist

ANKARA It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men, according to Frederick Douglas, the famed 19th century US anti-slavery activist. Spinal...

OPINION – Despite risks, Hamas keeps date with democracy

*The writer is a member of the International Relations Office of Palestine resistance movement Hamas GAZA CITY, Palestine The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement -- Hamas, is...

‘Armenia has never been in such a pathetic situation’

BAKU, Azerbaijan  Azerbaijan’s president criticized Armenia on Thursday, saying internal conflicts occur almost daily in the country and the principles of democracy are ignored.  “Armenia has...