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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...

France on strike: Why the French doth protest

PARIS France has been in a near-constant state of protest for the last 14 months. From Yellow Vests to pension reform protesters, there has been little to no let up in...

France confirms 3 coronavirus cases

PARIS France has confirmed three cases of the new coronavirus from China, marking the spread of the deadly virus to Europe. In the Friday night’s news conference, France's Health Minister Agnès...

Should EU, littoral countries review policies in E Med?

ANKARA The discovery of rich hydrocarbon reserves under the Eastern Mediterranean Sea brought the attention of regional, global actors and energy giants to the region. It has surged tensions as not...

EU appoints first ambassador to UK

BRUSSELS  Portuguese diplomat Joao Vale de Almeida on Friday was appointed as the head of future EU diplomatic mission to the UK after Brexit, slated for Jan. 31. In a statement,...

6 killed in family shooting in Germany

BERLIN Six members of a family were killed and two others injured in a shooting in the southwestern German town of Rot am See on Friday. The gunman, a 26-year-old German...

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Goodfellas, Field of Dreams star Ray Liotta dead at 67

HOUSTON, Texas Ray Liotta, the actor best known for playing the role of Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s classic 1980 mob film Goodfellas, has...

Paris to beef up security, set up special fan zones for Champions League final

PARIS Paris will beef up security and set up special fan zones to welcome thousands of football fans at the UEFA Champions League final...

Russian president expresses readiness to help overcoming global food crisis

MOSCOW The Russian president on Thursday said his country is ready to help overcome the global food security crisis if Western sanctions imposed due...

Turkiye can be model for 'green industrialization,' says expert at UN panel

ISTANBUL Turkiye can serve as a model for other developing nations in "green industrialization," while itself focusing on efficiency and cooperation with other countries, experts...

Turkish, French presidents discuss Sweden, Finland’s NATO bids

ANKARA The Turkish and French presidents on Thursday discussed Sweden and Finland’s bids to join NATO, Turkiye’s Communication Directorate said. Sweden and Finland's contacts with...