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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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BioNTech working on potential new vaccine against omicron variant

BERLIN BioNTech confirmed on Monday that it has started to work on a potential new vaccine against the omicron variant of the coronavirus. A company spokesperson...

Turkish, Iraqi business circles meet in Istanbul

ISTANBUL  Business people, contractors and sector representatives from Turkey and Iraq gathered in Istanbul on Friday to discuss pressing issues related to economy and trade. The...

Palestine hails UN resolution affirming its sovereignty over natural resources

RAMALLAH, Palestine Palestine on Friday welcomed a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly that affirms the Palestinian sovereignty over its natural resources. In a statement,...

Japan approves $490B package to stimulate struggling economy

ISTANBUL Japan on Friday approved a $490 billion economic package to stimulate the country’s economy battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s government approved...

NATO urges Russia to show transparency about its military build-up

BERLIN NATO urged Russia on Friday to refrain from escalating tensions on the border with Ukraine. “We see a large and unusual concentration of Russian forces...