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'Cyprus issue should be resolved on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus The Turkish Cypriot prime minister said Saturday no one has a right to put Turkish Cypriots into risk by calling for a federal solution...

30 rescued after migrant ship sinks off Crete

KOMOTINI, Greece At least 30 people were rescued after a boat carrying irregular migrants sank on Monday near the Greek island of Crete, according to Greek News Agency ANA-MPA. A merchant...

UK general warns of Russian nuclear-powered missiles

LONDON  A top British general warned that the UK faces the threat of a Russian nuclear-powered missile that could travel around the Earth for years. The claim was made by Lt....

Italian schools reopen amid fears, controversy

ROME  Most Italian schools reopened their doors on Monday after six months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in a big test for the government headed by Prime Minister...

COVID-19: Spain reports 27,000 cases over weekend

OVIEDO, Spain After a weekend marked by illegal parties across the country, Spain’s Health Ministry reported 27,404 new coronavirus infections on Monday. The three-day total, which includes data since Friday, is...

Putin, Macron discuss alleged Navalny poisoning

MOSCOW/PARIS The presidents of Russia and France discussed over the phone on Monday allegations that Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny had been poisoned. In his talk with his French counterpart Emmanuel...

Russia to provide Belarus $1.5B credit

MOSCOW  Russia will provide a loan of $1.5 billion to Belarus, President Vladimir Putin announced on Monday. The credit is granted to restore economic relations hit by the coronavirus pandemic and...

France: Former interior minister to lead ruling party

PARIS Former French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner was elected Thursday as the head of the ruling La Republique En Marche (LREM) party. The party is seen as having a key role...

Belgium to return remains of Congo independence leader

KIGALI, Rwanda The remains of Congolese independence leader Patrice Lumumba, kept by Belgium after his assassination, can be returned to his family, a Belgian court ruled on Thursday. The decision by...

Don't push back on Greece's migrants: Red Cross head

GENEVA The head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) made a new appeal Thursday to Greece and the European Union not to push back...

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Pakistan rejects nomination of 'senior' Indian diplomat

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan has rejected the nomination of an Indian diplomat for the post of its Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad, terming him too senior for...

Legendary Nepalese climber dies at 72

KATHMANDU, Nepal  Ang Rita Sherpa, a legendary climber who holds the record for the highest number of summits on Everest without supplemental oxygen, died on...

China sends 3rd maritime satellite into space

ANKARA China on Monday sent another maritime satellite into the space, local media reported.  The new sea and ocean-monitoring satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite...

With no new cases, N.Zealand moves to lift restrictions

ANKARA New Zealand is set to lift all restrictions across the nation from Wednesday night as the country reported no fresh coronavirus cases for a...

Turkish forces 'neutralize' 2 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

ANKARA Turkish security forces have neutralized two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday. The terrorists were targeted in an air-backed...