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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...

German city elects ethnic Turkish mayor for first time

BERLIN Voters in Hannover, Germany have elected an ethnic Turkish politician as mayor for the first time in the city’s history. Belit Onay, a 38-year-old parliamentarian from the Green Party, claimed...

Far-right intimidates foreigners, Muslims: Germany

BERLIN Germany has expressed concern over the rise of self-declared right-wing extremist citizen militias in the country, a government official said on Monday. Responding to a question raised by Anadolu Agency...

Merkel visits memorial to neo-Nazi victims

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday visited a memorial to the victims of neo-Nazi terror group and called for courage and responsibility to combat racism. Merkel, together with a group of...

Northern Ireland report: Paramilitarism 'stark reality'

LONDON Paramilitarism remains a “stark reality” in Northern Ireland and continues to be a “serious obstacle to peace and reconciliation,” a report said Monday. The report by the Independent Reporting Commission...

Spain: Political leaders to face off in only TV debate

OVIEDO, Spain Monday night, five of Spain’s candidates for prime minister will battle it out in a televised debate that could be decisive in next Sunday’s general elections. Pedro Sanchez, Spain’s...

Greek reporter slams Greece's treatment of refugees

BERLIN A Greek journalist slammed her country’s cruel treatment of refugees but praised Turkey for providing "5-star hotel" conditions for hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. "I am ashamed of the...

Italy allows NGO ship to disembark rescued migrants

ROME Italy on Sunday allowed a German rescue ship to disembark 88 irregular migrants on board in the Port of Taranto, local media reported. Alan Kurdi, a vessel of German NGO...

Russia voices main foreign policy topics

MOSCOW Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in two news conferences has voiced main topics the ministry focused on last month. In October, Zakharova held two news conferences, and provided details...

Police close London bridge due to 'abandoned' car

LONDON A central bridge in London has been closed on Friday as police cordoned the area after the discovery of a suspicious "abandoned" car, according to a police statement....

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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...