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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...

Russia slams US president’s ‘very bad’ remarks about Putin

MOSCOW Russia on Thursday censured the US president's remarks about its leader, saying the "very bad" statements show Joe Biden does not plan to fix relations with Russia.Addressing reporters...

Russia recalls envoy in wake of Biden comments on Putin

ANKARA Russia on Wednesday recalled its ambassador to Washington back to Moscow following comments by US President Joe Biden sharply critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin.A. I. Antonov is...

Russian MP blasts Biden's Putin comments as 'hysteria'

MOSCOWUS President Joe Biden insulted all Russians with his statements about President Vladimir Putin, a top Russian parliamentarian said on Wednesday."Biden insulted all citizens of our country with his...

Migrants seek to be heard in Dutch politics

By Abdullah Asiran ROTTERDAM, Netherlands Two political parties mainly formed by Turks and migrants are seeking to run in general elections this month in the Netherlands to boost their role in...

Saudi Air Force jets arrive in Greece for joint drill

ATHENS  As part of military cooperation between Greece and Saudi Arabia, six Royal Saudi Air Force F-15s arrived on the Greek island of Crete this weekend, said a Hellenic National...

Merkel’s party suffers losses in German regional elections: Exit poll

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) suffered major losses on Sunday in regional elections in the southwestern German states of Baden-Wuerttemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate. According to public broadcaster ARD’s exit...

Germany: Setback for Merkel’s CDU in regional elections

BERLIN In a hint of possible trouble in national polls this September, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) suffered major losses in Sunday regional elections in two southwestern German...

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EU drugs regulator recommends Moderna vaccine for children 12-17

ANKARA The European Medicine Agency (EMA) on Friday authorized the US' Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-17. The EMA "has recommended granting an...

Turkey has administered over 65M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

2020 Tokyo Olympics officially starts with opening ceremony

ANKARA The Olympic Games started with the opening ceremony in a near-empty National Stadium in the Japanese capital Tokyo in the shadow of COVID-19 on...

Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan over kidnapping incident

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan recalled its ambassador from Pakistan days after the envoy's daughter was abducted and “severely tortured” in the capital Islamabad, Afghan officials...

Army retakes town from al-Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali security forces on Sunday retook a town in the country’s central Mudug region from terrorist group al-Shabaab, officials said. "The Gorgor commandos of...