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Bosnia opens memorial center in honor of 1995 victims

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's northern city of Tuzla on Friday opened a memorial center called Kapija (the Gate) in honor of all victims killed on the site in May...

German president: No tolerance for attacks on Muslims

BERLIN Germany’s president has assured the country’s Muslim citizens that growing racist hatred and violence by right-wing extremists will not be tolerated by the state and democratic majority in the...

Greek premier announces plan to revive economy, tourism

ATHENS The prime minister of Greece unveiled his government's plan to reopen the country's tourism industry and boost its economy after two months in lockdown due to the novel coronavirus...

Drive-in cinemas make comeback in France

PARIS Drive-in cinemas have made a comeback in France amid the coronavirus pandemic. When the pandemic hit Europe at the end of February, group gatherings were the first thing to be...

Spain to open doors for tourists this summer

OVIEDO, Spain  Spain expects to open its tourism sector to international visitors this summer, the country's transport minister has said. Earlier this month, Spain announced a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone...

Macron pays homage to Battle of France

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron led commemorations of the French resistance to Nazi Germany's invasion of France on Sunday, visiting two villages in the northern part of the country. In the process,...

N. Cyprus slams EU declaration on E. Mediterranean

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  The premier of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on Saturday slammed the EU declaration urging Turkey to "respect EU countries' maritime jurisdiction...

UK health minister tweets fake news on opposition chief

LONDON Three members of parliament from Britain’s ruling Conservative Party, including the health minister, shared a truncated, faked news video from a far-right Twitter account smearing the leader of the...

Virus claims London rail worker after she was spat on

LONDON  British transport police launched an investigation on Tuesday after a London railway ticket officer died of coronavirus after being deliberately spat on while on duty. The victim was Belly Mujinga,...

Kosovo's prime minister goes into quarantine

BELGRADE, Serbia  Kosovo’s caretaker Prime Minister Albin Kurti on Monday said he was self-isolating as he awaits results of his COVID-19 test.   Kurti announced that he will be isolating himself due...

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South Africans protest in solidarity with George Floyd

South Africa says regrettable death of Floyd presents US with opportunity to address fundamental issues

Brazil, Mexico report thousands more COVID-19 deaths

ANKARA  As the novel coronavirus continues to ravage Latin America, the death toll in Brazil topped 32,500 on Thursday and passed 11,700 in Mexico. In Brazil,...

Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing – June 4, 2020

Daily briefing on novel coronavirus pandemic worldwide, Turkey, other developments

COVID-19: Malaysian PM ends self-quarantine

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has completed his home quarantine and returned to work Thursday. Muhyiddin began the 14-day self-quarantine on May 22...

Arab countries report new coronavirus cases, deaths

ISTANBUL Egypt, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates confirmed new cases and deaths Wednesday from the novel coronavirus while Bahrain also reported more infections.    Egyptian...

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