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Bosnian court jails ex-soldier over war crimes

BELGRADE, Serbia A Bosnian court on Wednesday sentenced a former Serb soldier to 20 years in prison for committing war crimes against Bosniak civilians during the 1992 Bosnian War. A 64-year-old...

French Senate approves controversial headscarf ban bill

PARIS French Senate approved on Wednesday a controversial bill banning mothers of children from wearing Muslim headscarf during school trips. A total of 163 senators voted in favor of the bill...

Grenfell report: More lives could have been saved

LONDON A report into one of the greatest fire disasters in the U.K. said “many more lives” could have been saved if the Grenfell Tower had been evacuated sooner. The residents...

UK set to go to polls for early election on Dec 12

LONDON British lawmakers on Tuesday gave green light to go for an early general election after a crucial vote that followed hours of debate. The election will be held on Dec....

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,”...

UK: Labour Party announces support for general election

LONDON  Britain’s main opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced that his party will back a general election in December, which is being proposed by the government. In a statement by the...

Anti-Muslim letter sent to mosque in German capital

BERLIN An anti-Muslim letter was recently sent to a mosque affiliated with the Islamic Federation of Berlin, the organization’s president said Monday. The letter, which contained abusive language towards Islam, was...

German politician fined for posting PKK terror symbol

Amid attacks by YPG/PKK terrorist supporters in Germany, supporter of terrorist PKK fined for posting symbol of banned group

UK government fails to find support for Dec. 12 polls

LONDON In another defeat for the prime minister, Britain’s parliament late Monday rejected a government proposal to hold a general election on Dec. 12. The motion brought to parliament by Prime...

Bulgaria deports Russian envoy over spying allegations

SOFIA, Bulgaria A Russian diplomat serving in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia has been deported for collecting classified information for over a year, prosecutors in Sofia said on Monday. The prosecutor’s office said...

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Turkey slams Greece over closing minority schools

ANKARA Turkey slammed Greece on Wednesday over systematically closing down Turkish minority schools in the country’s Western Thrace region, depriving the minority of the education...

COVID-19: India sees 60,963 more cases, 834 deaths

NEW DELHI India registered 60,963 new COVID-19 cases and 834 deaths over the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 2.33 million, the Health Ministry...

Egypt's Rabaa massacre: Cries for justice unheeded

ANKARA  Aug. 14 marks the seventh anniversary of a peaceful sit-in in Cairo’s Rabaa Square by hundreds of supporters of President Mohamed Morsi, protests that...

Turkish stocks up 0.44% at midweek open

ANKARA  Turkey's benchmark stock index opened at 1,114.90 points with a gain of 4.85 points or 0.44% on Wednesday. At Tuesday's close, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100...

Hong Kong releases media tycoon, others on bail

ANKARA Following sweeping arrests Monday that triggered a global backlash, Hong Kong authorities have released media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and nine others on bail. Billionaire...