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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...

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...

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...

French president speaks over Muslim headscarf

PARIS  French president has said wearing of headscarf by Muslim women in public services and at schools is his business and that is what secularism means. Emmanuel Macron was visiting French...

UN: Nearly 83,000 refugees enter Europe in 2019

ANKARA A total of 82,978 irregular migrants and refugees reached Europe by sea in the first 10 months of 2019, the UN migration agency said on Friday. According to a report...

EP lawmaker penalized over Turkish delight protest

STRASBOURG, France European Parliament (EP) lawmaker Angelo Ciocca Thursday got punished for throwing a box of Turkish delight at a session in protest of Turkey’s counter-terrorism operation in northern Syria. On...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Oct. 25, 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...

Armenia leader should be charged for war crimes, experts say

ISTANBUL Amid the continuing clashes over Upper Karabakh, Turkish experts believe Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and his administration should be charged for war crimes. Yalcin...

Erdogan lambasts Dutch 'fascist' politician

MALATYA, Turkey Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday hit back at Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders over an insulting cartoon he shared. "Fascism is not...

Turkey to set up strategic logistics centers for trade

ANKARA  Turkey plans to establish foreign logistics centers in strategic regions in Africa, the Americas, Europe, Russia and the Far East, said the country's top...

French president encouraged Islamophobia: Pakistan PM

KARACHI, Pakistan  The Pakistani prime minster has added his voice to the growing criticism of the French president for "encouraging Islamophobia" following the killing of...