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France mosque shooting leaves 2 injured

LONDON An 84-year-old man has been arrested after he shot and wounded two people at a mosque in Bayonne, southern France, local media reported on Monday. The attacker, a former soldier,...

Far-right’s surge shakes up German politics

BERLIN The far-right AfD’s surge in state elections in the eastern German state of Thuringia on Sunday is making it harder for mainstream center-right and left parties to form a...

Essex truck deaths: Driver remanded in custody

LONDON  The driver of the vehicle in which 39 people were found dead in the U.K. last week has been remanded in custody after the first appearance at a British...

Italy: Salvini scores historic election win in Umbria

ROME Italy's far-right politician Matteo Salvini scored a historic win in elections in central region Umbria, which was ruled by the left for half a century. Donatella Tesei, candidate of centre-right...

EU agrees for Brexit extension till Jan. 31, 2020

ANKARA  The EU agreed to accept the U.K.'s request for a Brexit extension till Jan. 31 of the next year, EU Council President Donald Tusk announced on Monday. "The EU27 has...

Turkey’s top diplomat phones Norway attack victims

ANKARA Turkey’s foreign minister spoke by phone Sunday with a Turkish family in Oslo, Norway whose car was attacked late last week by sympathizers of the PKK terror group. Mevlut Cavusoglu...

German far-right doubles vote in eastern elections

BERLIN Germany’s far-right AfD party has doubled its votes in state elections in the eastern state of Thuringia on Sunday, while Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives suffered the worst results in...

PKK terrorist supporters arrested in Norway

STOCKHOLM Norwegian security forces arrested seven supporters of the PKK terror group Saturday for attacking Turks in the capital of Oslo. Police used pepper spray against the attackers who staged the...

Russia’s Security Council discusses Sochi deal on Syria

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday discussed the implementation of the Russia-Turkey deal on Syria with the country's Security Council members, the Kremlin said on Saturday. "Vladimir Putin chaired a...

Russia: 8 servicemen killed, 2 wounded in shooting

MOSCOW Eight servicemen were killed and two injured in a shooting in Russia on Friday, according to the country's Defense Ministry. The incident happened at a specialist logistics and security unit...

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2 far-left DHKP-C terror suspects arrested in Istanbul

ISTANBUL Turkish police arrested two people in Istanbul over their suspected links to the far-left DHKP-C terror group, a security source said on Monday. The suspects,...

Yemeni minister accuses Iran of destabilizing region

SANAA A Yemeni minister on Monday accused Iran of exporting terrorism and chaos in the region. The accusation by Information Minister Moammar al-Eryani followed the US...

Make polluters pay, trends in Africa

YAOUNDE, Cameroon/ANKARA Many civil society groups in Africa have joined their global counterparts demanding that governments should put costs on polluting industries, responsible for damaging...

‘Digital learning faces hurdles amid pandemic’

ANKARA  With the novel coronavirus pandemic showing no signs of abating, homes have turned into classrooms and parents have taken on the role of teaching...

Turkish video conferencing app passes first test

ANKARA Turkey's new domestically developed video conferencing application passed its first test as the platform for an international security and defense event in the capital...