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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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Turkey registers almost 10,500 new coronavirus cases

ANKARA Turkey reported more than 10,500 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the Health Ministry said, as the country is set to lift its 17-day full...

Palestine calls for sanctions, arms embargo on Israel at UN event

WASHINGTON Addressing a UN event on Sunday, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki called Israeli attacks on occupied territories of Palestine "war crimes" and urged the...

China urges US to 'adjust' position on Israel-Palestine tensions

WASHIGNTON China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the US to "adjust" its position on Israel-Palestine tensions on Sunday. Speaking at a virtual debate of UN...

Israeli government, army commanders are 'war criminals': Former Israeli army pilot

JERUSALEM The Israeli government and army commanders are "war criminals," a former Israeli Air Force pilot, who was discharged from the army in 2003, told...

North Korea withdraws from Asian qualifiers for 2022 World Cup

ANKARA The North Korean national football team on Sunday pulled out of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. "The Asian Football Confederation (AFC)...