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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...

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...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...