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UK trade minister resigns over loan 'intimidation'

LONDON The trade minister of the UK resigned on Monday after a parliamentary watchdog found that he attempted to use his position as a lawmaker to intimidate a member of...

UK had plan in case virus claimed Boris Johnson

ANKARA The British government had a plan in place in case Prime Minister Boris Johnson had been claimed by coronavirus, Johnson said in a newspaper interview.  Speaking to The Sun on...

Magnitude 6.4 quake hits Greek island Crete

ANKARA A magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook Greece’s Crete Island on Saturday, according to Turkey’s disaster agency. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the closest residential area to the region...

Baby Boris: British prime minister has new son

LONDON UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has a new son as his fiance gave birth on Wednesday. A Downing Street spokesperson said: “The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds are thrilled to...

UK holds minute's silence for lost health workers

LONDON  The UK on Tuesday observed a minute of silence for more than 90 health workers who lost their lives while combatting the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Boris Johnson who returned...

OSCE spots new Russian military hardware in Ukraine

ANKARA  The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine said Monday it had discovered new evidence of a Russian military presence in Ukraine in the non-government-controlled area. “On 10 March, an SMM...

Chernobyl nuclear disaster marks 34 years

ANKARA  The catastrophic Chernobyl nuclear accident in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, marked its 34th anniversary on Sunday. On April 26, 1986, a sudden surge of power during a...

UK hits back at EU’s accusation on slow talk progress

LONDON The UK hit back at EU’s accusations on Friday that trade talks were not progressing as expected. A UK government spokesman said: “This was a full and constructive negotiating round,...

OPINION – Boris Johnson’s COVID-19 mismanagement: What went wrong?

With over 16,000 deaths, government faces rising criticism over delayed response to crisis, failure to ramp up testing, and persistent shortages of personal protection equipment for healthcare workers By Enes...

Spain: After 5 weeks of lockdown, contagion continues

OVIEDO, Spain Five weeks into a lockdown, Spain registered 430 more COVID-19 deaths and nearly 5,500 new contagions on Tuesday, according to data released by the Health Ministry. The number of...

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Hong Kong activists slam China’s proposed security law

HONG KONG Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest a plan by Beijing to impose a new national...

US bans entry of non-US citizens from Brazil over virus

WASHINGTON The US announced Sunday that it is suspending the entry of non-US citizens traveling from Brazil due to the coronavirus pandemic.  “Today, the President has...

Coronavirus cases, deaths on rise in Eurasian countries

MOSCOW Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to rise across Eurasian countries on Sunday. Ukraine In Ukraine, the total number of cases reached 20,986, while the death toll...

Zambia’s information minister contracts COVID-19

JOHANNESBURG  Zambia’s information minister has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, she said in a video posted on Twitter late Saturday. “I regret to announce that...

African Muslims celebrate virtual Eid under lockdown

JOHANNESBURG Millions of Muslims in Africa began celebrating Eid al-Fitr holidays Sunday under tight coronavirus restrictions including bans on congregational prayers at mosques as well...

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