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UK Prime Minister Johnson: 'We will get through this'

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a coronavirus briefing on Wednesday where he said that the “tragic increase in daily deaths” that Britain was witnessing was all the more...

France: Member of Jewish group slams child detentions

ANKARA A member of the Jewish French Union for Peace (UJFP) said Wednesday that the recent detention in France of four 10-year-old children, including three Turks, on alleged terrorism charges...

UK: Millions more go under strict tiers on Boxing Day

LONDON Large parts of England will be placed under Tier 4 restrictions from Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, the health secretary announced Wednesday amid rising coronavirus cases. The new measures...

Cologne mosque reopens after hoax bomb threat

COLOGNE, Germany Police have given the all clear on Thursday at Germany’s largest mosque in the western city of Cologne, after it was evacuated due to a telephone bomb threat. Following...

Merkel, Macron slammed for silence on Khashoggi

BERLIN UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard on Thursday sharply criticized German and French leaders for their “cowardly” silence on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “This incident has demonstrated...

Pope leads empty Good Friday ceremony amid COVID-19

ROME Pope Francis presided over a traditional ceremony at a near-empty Saint Peter’s Square on Good Friday as Italy struggles to get a hand on the coronavirus pandemic, according to...

UK charges 2 men with shooting dead Muslim woman

LONDON Two men were charged on Friday with the murder of 19-year-old Aya Hachem, a Muslim woman shot dead in broad daylight in Blackburn, England on Sunday. Hachem, a Lebanese-British Muslim,...

Russia wary of NATO status for Ukraine

MOSCOW  Russia on Tuesday said NATO’s decision to grant Ukraine enhanced partner status in the alliance does not “contribute to the strengthening of security and stability in Europe.” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry...

Montenegro holds parliamentary polls amid pandemic

BELGRADE, Serbia More than half a million voters are expected to cast their ballots on Sunday in Montenegro’s fifth parliamentary elections since independence. Candidates from 11 coalitions, six alliances, and five...

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...

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Turkey: Sit-in mother begs daughter to flee YPG/PKK

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey One of the mothers staging a protest against the PKK terror group and its Syrian offshoot YPG in southeastern Turkey called on her...

EU to set up COVID-19 certificate system by June

BRUSSELS The European Union aims to establish a common COVID-19 certificate system in the next three months, a top official said on Thursday. The European Commission...

No cure for SMA, but results may be near: Cuban neurologist

ANKARA It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men, according to Frederick Douglas, the famed 19th century US anti-slavery activist. Spinal...

OPINION – Despite risks, Hamas keeps date with democracy

*The writer is a member of the International Relations Office of Palestine resistance movement Hamas GAZA CITY, Palestine The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement -- Hamas, is...

‘Armenia has never been in such a pathetic situation’

BAKU, Azerbaijan  Azerbaijan’s president criticized Armenia on Thursday, saying internal conflicts occur almost daily in the country and the principles of democracy are ignored.  “Armenia has...