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France: Lockdown permission form now available online

Previously only on paper, displacement certificate is required for those leaving homes amid coronavirus pandemic

UK premier admitted to hospital as 'precautionary step'

LONDON  U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital Sunday after testing positive for the novel coronavirus last week, with the symptoms failing to disappear. A Downing Street spokesperson said:...

Queen Elizabeth II addresses UK amid COVID-19 pandemic

LONDON  Queen Elizabeth II addressed the U.K. and Commonwealth on Sunday amid the coronavirus outbreak. “Together we are tackling this disease and I want to reassure you that if we remain...

Spain sees COVID-19 deaths decline for 2 days in a row

OVIEDO, Spain For the second day in a row, Spain has seen a significant decline in the daily death toll from coronavirus, reporting 674 more fatalities on Sunday. In all, 12,418...

Kosovar Turks will learn Turkish online

ANKARA Turkey's Education Information Network will broadcast Turkish language education in Kosovo, according to Ankara's Education Minister Ziya Selcuk.   "Upon demand of Kosovo education ministry, we will be in...

COVID-19: Spain’s daily death toll climbs to nearly 400

OVIEDO, Spain Coronavirus continues to devastate Spain, with the official death toll surging by nearly 400 on Sunday, according to new figures. In total, 1,720 people have lost their lives to...

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes Croatia

ANKARA A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck the Croatian capital of Zagreb on Sunday at 6.30 a.m. (0530GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), according to the German Research...

Serbia declares state of emergency due to coronovirus

BELGRADE, Serbia  Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Sunday declared a state of emergency in the country to curb the spread of coronavirus. "Dear citizens, Serbia is at war today against an...

France to hold elections amid coronavirus concerns

PARIS France will hold the first round of local elections on Sunday amid fears over the coronavirus outbreak which has claimed 80 lives in the country so far. More than 47...

Death toll in Italy from coronavirus jumps to 827

ROMA  The death toll in Italy from the coronavirus surged to 827 on Wednesday, as 196 more fatalities were confirmed over the past 24 hours, according to an official.  Civil protection...

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Death toll from floods in Nigeria climbs to 95

ABUJA  The death toll from floods in Nigeria has risen to 95, according to local media reports.  Sixteen more people were killed in floods caused by...

Twitter removes Iran-linked accounts during US debate

WASHINGTON Twitter said Wednesday it removed nearly 130 accounts that appeared to originate in Iran as the first US presidential debate was taking place Tuesday...

Boko Haram kills 10 soldiers in northeast Nigeria

ABUJA  Members of the Boko Haram terrorist group killed 10 soldiers in an ambush in northeastern Nigeria, local media reported Wednesday.   Eight soldiers were also wounded...

US: 7 shot at funeral home in Milwaukee

WASHINGTON  Seven people were shot and wounded Wednesday in the US state of Wisconsin as they gathered for a funeral.  Around 1 pm, a gunman pulled...

Putin, Macron discuss Upper Karabakh conflict by phone

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone Wednesday with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on the situation in the occupied Upper Karabakh region.  Putin and...