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Knife attacks in Paris: 9 remain in custody

PARIS Nine people remain in police custody for last week’s stabbing attack at the former offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, franceinfo TV reported Sunday. Two people were seriously injured...

Suspect who killed London police officer named

LONDON The suspect who shot a police officer dead inside a custody station in south London last week was named as Louis De Zoysa, 23, Sky News reported Sunday. The victim...

Opposition Labour Party overtake UK govt in polls

LONDON The UK’s main opposition Labour Party have seen their first poll lead over the ruling Conservatives for the first time since Boris Johnson became prime minister, according to pollsters...

EU downplays optimistic reports of Brexit breakthrough

LONDON  EU sources downplayed reports in the British media Friday that chances of a Brexit deal were looking more optimistic, the Guardian reported.EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier told ministers from...

Spanish premier urges world to rethink economic model

OVIEDO, Spain Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told world leaders they had the urgent moral duty to “offer the world a new horizon of growth and progress” and that the...

Ukraine: 22 people killed in military plane crash

ANKARA  A military plane carrying 28 people crashed on Friday in Ukraine, killing at least 22 people on board, according to a statement by the State Emergency Service. An An-26 aircraft...

MiG-21 military jet crashes in western Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia A Serbian military aircraft crashed Friday in western Serbia, the Defense Ministry confirmed. The ministry said that the MiG-21 military aircraft was performing a “regular” flying mission when it...

Lukashenko sworn in for 7th term as Belarus' president

MOSCOW Alexander Lukashenko was officially sworn in for a seventh term as Belarus’ president on Wednesday despite continued controversy over the results of last month’s elections. The swearing-in ceremony took place...

Russia's Navalny leaves German hospital after 32 days

ANKARA Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was released on Tuesday from Berlin’s Charite Hospital. “The patient’s condition had improved sufficiently for him to be discharged from acute inpatient care,” the hospital...

UK Health Secretary: Britain at 'tipping point'

LONDON  British Health Secretary Matt Hancock told local media on Sunday that the UK as a whole was at a “tipping point”, and that London specifically could see further measures...

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Veteran Turkish footballer Selcuk Sahin retires

ISTANBUL Veteran Turkish footballer Selcuk Sahin confirmed his retirement on Monday. "It is really hard to write this sentence, but as of today, I am putting...

Upper Karabakh dispute explained in 6 questions

BAKU The illegal occupation of Upper Karabakh, also known as Nagorno-Karabakh, a burning issue at the heart of the Caucasus for the last 30 years,...

End occupation in Upper Karabakh: Erdogan tells Armenia

ISTANBUL The Turkish president on Monday called on Armenia to immediately end the occupation of Azerbaijani territories, so the peace will reign in the region...

Turkish prosecutors file 2nd indictment on Khashoggi case

ISTANBUL Turkish prosecutors filed on Monday a second indictment against six Saudi suspects over the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. The 41-page...

Azerbaijan declares partial military mobilization

ANKARA Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Monday signed a decree on partial military mobilization in the country following the border clashes at the Armenia-Azerbaijan frontier. According...