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Greece: Fire forces migrants to flee Aegean island camp

ATHENS Thousands of migrants and refugees fled a camp on a Greek Aegean island after a fire broke out early Wednesday, officials said. The Moria camp on the island of Lesbos,...

Trump urged to probe Russia's role in Navalny poisoning

WASHINGTON A House of Representatives panel formally requested Tuesday that US President Donald Trump investigate if Russia used chemical weapons to poison a Russian opposition leader.  "We are deeply concerned by...

Russia establishes scientific troops to strengthen army

MOSCOW As a country with compulsory military service, Russia faced a problem in recent years over the unwillingness of most university alumni to enter the army after completing their studies.  The...

EU warns Serbia, Kosovo over Jerusalem embassy plans

ANKARA The EU on Monday expressed concern over Serbia's decision to relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. "There is no EU member state with an embassy in...

Germany too weak to cancel Russian Nord Stream 2: Trump

ANKARA US President Donald Trump Monday said he would support Germany pulling out of a pipeline project with Russia over the alleged poisoning of a critic of Moscow, but claimed...

End to Nord Stream 2 project could be on table: Merkel

BERLIN After saying Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny had been poisoned with a Russian-linked nerve agent, as of Monday German Chancellor Angela Merkel is no longer ruling out reconsidering the Nord...

Julian Assange extradition case final hearing starts

LONDON Founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange is appearing Monday in the final hearing of a case on his extradition to the US, where he faces multiple espionage charges, which could...

UK: Police arrest 10 far-right protesters in Dover

LONDON At least 10 people have been arrested when clashes broke out between anti-immigration far-right protesters and the police at the entrance of Dover harbor Saturday. "Kent Police officers made 10...

Berlusconi's health conditions 'reassuring': Doctor

ROME Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was diagnosed with a mild lung infection but his condition is “reassuring,” his doctor said on Friday, after he was hospitalized due to...

Bodies of 5 children found at Germany apartment

BERLIN German police found on Thursday bodies of five children at an apartment in the town of Solingen in western Germany. A 27-year-old mother is suspected of killing the children, sources...

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Turkey ready for talks with Greece: Ruling party

ANKARA Turkey is ready for talks with Greece amid ongoing tension in the Eastern Mediterranean, said Turkey’s ruling party on Tuesday. “There is no problem for...

France reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases

PARIS France reported 10,008 new cases of the novel coronavirus Tuesday, reaching 468,069 in total. It registered 78 new fatalities taking the death toll to 31,416. In...

Egypt supports political settlement in Libya: Sisi

ANKARA Egypt's interest in upholding international peace and security includes protecting people from the scourge of armed conflict through launching comprehensive political processes based on...

Turkish Cyprus hails Turkey-EU talks on Eastern Med

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  Turkish Cyprus on Tuesday praised talks between Turkey and the European Union on recent tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.  The...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – September 23, 2020

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...