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Serbia declares state of emergency due to coronovirus

BELGRADE, Serbia  Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Sunday declared a state of emergency in the country to curb the spread of coronavirus. "Dear citizens, Serbia is at war today against an...

France to hold elections amid coronavirus concerns

PARIS France will hold the first round of local elections on Sunday amid fears over the coronavirus outbreak which has claimed 80 lives in the country so far. More than 47...

Death toll in Italy from coronavirus jumps to 827

ROMA  The death toll in Italy from the coronavirus surged to 827 on Wednesday, as 196 more fatalities were confirmed over the past 24 hours, according to an official.  Civil protection...

Spain: COVID-19 cases double in 2 days to over 2,000

OVIEDO, Spain Coronavirus continues to spread rapidly in Spain, with a total of 2,128 confirmed cases on Wednesday afternoon, double the slightly over 1,000 cases on Monday.  So far, COVID-19 has...

4 French MPs, 1 minister infected with COVID-19

PARIS France's political infrastructure has fallen prey to the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, with four members of the National Assembly, the culture minister, and one worker reported infected as...

Putin backs amendment for unlimited presidential terms

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday an amendment to the country's constitution that would lift the restrictions for one person to be in presidential office more than two...

EU Parliament chief under self-quarantine as precaution

BRUSSELS The head of the European Parliament said he was in self-quarantine at his Brussels home as precaution after having traveled to Italy over the last weekend. “COVID-19 obliges everyone to...

Northern Cyprus reports first coronavirus case

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  Turkish Cypriot health minister announced Tuesday the first coronavirus case in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). Health Minister Ali Pilli said a 65-year-old tourist...

French fisheries banned from northern sea post Brexit

PARIS Brexit left a wake -- both literally and figuratively -- on European states, most particularly France where fisherman suffered a temporary ban in waters surrounding Guernsey off the Normandy...

France repatriating citizens midweek over coronavirus

PARIS France’s government announced Sunday that it will repatriate hundreds of its citizens from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of a deadly coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 50 people...

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Libya's Bashagha says his government to start working from Sirte

TRIPOLI, Libya Libya’s parliament-appointed Prime Minister Fathi Bashagha announced late Tuesday that he will base his government in the city of Sirte as of Wednesday.  In...

Turkiye wants to resolve issues with US: Cavusoglu

WASHINGTON Turkiye wants to resolve issues with the US, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday.  Speaking in an address at the Turkevi Center in New...

Rescue workers in Burkina Faso find no survivors in flooded mine's shelter room

DAKAR, Senegal Rescue workers in Burkina Faso found no survivors in a flooded zinc mine's rescue chamber after eight miners became stranded 32 days ago...

Nearly 100 civilians killed in eastern DR Congo

KIGALI, Rwanda Nearly 100 civilians have been killed in a series of attacks in Ituri province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since early last...

Liverpool take Premier League title fight to final week

ANKARA  Liverpool carried their English Premier League title chances to the final week of the season after beating Southampton 2-1 in a week 37 match...