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German police arrest 3 Daesh/ISIS suspects

BERLIN German police arrested three suspected Daesh/ISIS members on Tuesday on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack. Nadja Niesen, spokeswoman at the Frankfurt state prosecutor's office, said the suspects, who were...

During Xi visit, Greece, China sign 16 pacts

ATHENS Chinese President Xi Jinping’s official visit to Athens on Monday saw the signing of 16 agreements in a host of areas, most notably using Greece as a gateway to...

Government falls in Moldova after no-confidence vote

CHISINAU, Moldova The coalition government in the Eastern European country of Moldova fell on Tuesday after a no-confidence vote in parliament. The coalition was between the pro-Russian Socialist Party and pro-western...

European Council launches 13 joint defense projects

ANKARA The European Council on Tuesday adopted a list of 13 projects to be implemented under the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO). "Five of the new projects focus on training, covering areas...

Catalan protests halt main route at Spain-France border

OVIEDO, Spain Vehicles and protesters have paralyzed traffic at the border between Catalonia and France since early Monday in what a Catalan separatist group said was the beginning of a...

Spain: Ciudadanos head quits after disastrous results

OVIEDO, Spain After leading his party to a historic decline in popularity in Spain’s national election on Sunday, one party leader decided to call it quits. In national elections this April,...

EU may pull dispute trigger on Iran nuke deal: Germany

BERLIN The EU may activate the formal dispute mechanism of the Iran nuclear deal if Tehran does not return to full compliance with it, Germany’s foreign minister warned on Monday. Speaking...

Mediterranean economic leaders to gather in Barcelona

ANKARA An entrepreneurial-economic event to explore the necessary measures that Mediterranean countries need to develop a truly globalized economy will be held in Barcelona on Nov. 20-22. The 13th Mediterranean Week...

Spain: Far-right surges in polls as uncertainty remains

OVIEDO, Spain The Socialist Party won a minority government Sunday in Spain’s fourth general elections in four years, but the Spanish Parliament has become more fragmented than ever. The Socialists, led...

Romania set for second round of presidential polls

BUCHAREST, Romania Romania is set to hold a second round of presidential elections later this month as none of the candidates obtained a majority of the votes in Sunday’s polls. According...

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Prince Andrew demands trial by jury in US civil sex abuse lawsuit

LONDON  Prince Andrew has demanded a trial by jury to clear his name against sexual abuse allegations, a legal document has shown according to British...

Heidelberg shooter had previous links to neo-Nazi party: German media

BERLIN  A teenage gunman who killed a fellow student and wounded three others at Heidelberg University in Germany before committing suicide had previous ties to...

Turkiye welcomes OECD decision to open accession discussions with 6 countries

ISTANBUL Turkiye on Wednesday welcomed a decision by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to open accession discussions with six candidate countries.  “We welcome...

Study highlights prevalence of antisemitism in France

ANKARA  A study on antisemitism in France has found that a vast majority of the Jewish community has been subjected to some form of “anti-Semitic...

Canada to send more troops to Ukraine in bid to deter war

TRENTON, Canada Canada will send more troops to Ukraine along with defensive weapons to help thwart a Russian invasion of the country, Prime Minister Justin...