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Moscow laments Ankara

Russia voiced regret Monday over Turkey's decision to convert the iconic Hagia Sophia in Istanbul back into a mosque.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/14 17:28:43

Police arrest pedophile suspect

French prosecutors said Monday that police had arrested a man suspected of operating pedophilia sites on secret “darknet” internet networks providing pornographic videos and pictures to thousands of people worldwide.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/14 17:08:41

Chinatown reopens cautiously as London reawakens

London's Chinatown is reopening as London reawakens after three months of lockdown.
Source: | 2020/7/13 23:20:10

Pope criticizes Turkey

Pope Francis on Sunday joined an international chorus of condemnation against Turkey's decision to convert Istanbul's iconic Hagia Sophia landmark back into a mosque.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/13 17:18:41

Britain prepares borders

Britain on Sunday pledged £705 million ($890 million) to prepare its borders for cutting ties with the European Union (EU) on December 31, amid concern within government that it is not ready.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/13 16:08:40

Isolated outbreaks, foreign arrivals keeping Italy's coronavirus infection rate from falling lower

A series of small local outbreaks and a growing trickle of foreign arrivals are starting to nudge the number of coronavirus infections in Italy higher, according to information released by the Ministry of Health Sunday, although rates still remain a small fraction of the highs recorded in March and April.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/13 10:04:41

Migrants saved in English Channel by French navy

French rescue services rescued 21 migrants in three operations Saturday after their bids to reach Britain floundered in the Channel, officials said in a statement.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/12 17:08:40

Hagia Sophia ruling ruffles church

The World Council of Churches, which represents 350 Christian churches, said on Saturday that it wrote to Turkey's president expressing “grief and dismay” over his decision to turn the landmark Hagia Sophia museum back into a mosque.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/12 16:48:40

Turkey reports 1,003 new COVID-19 cases, 210,965 in total

Turkey's COVID-19 cases increased by 1,003 on Friday, while the total cases climbed to 210,965, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/11 9:45:29

German industry warns of "economic disaster" if post-Brexit negotiations fail

The Federation of German Industries (BDI) warned on Friday of massive economic consequences if the post-Brexit trade negotiations between the European Union (EU) and Britain fail to produce an agreement by Dec. 31, 2020, the end of the scheduled transition period.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/10 22:23:23

Turkey, WHO sign deal to open office in Istanbul

Turkey and the World Health Organization (WHO) signed an agreement on Thursday to open an WHO office in Istanbul for humanitarian and health emergencies as well as joint efforts against coronavirus in the region.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/10 14:48:59

Notre-Dame spire to be rebuilt in original form: French minister

"A broad consensus" has been reached to rebuild the spire of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in the French capital as it was before the blaze in April last year, Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot told France Inter radio on Thursday, adding that the final decision belongs to President Emmanuel Macron.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/10 8:51:36

Experts dig up WWII bomb in France city

Hundreds of people had to leave their homes in a coastal French city on Wednesday to allow explosive experts to deal with a 500-kilogram bomb from World War II.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/9 17:08:41

Mining giant defies fine

Mining giant Norilsk Nickel on Wednesday said it was contesting a fine imposed by the Russian authorities over a massive oil spill in the Arctic that sparked a state of emergency.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/9 15:58:40

1 killed by crane collapse

One person was killed and four others injured Wednesday after a crane collapsed onto houses in East London, the London Ambulance Service said in a statement.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/9 15:53:42

Germany to boost national gender equality

Germany adopted a national strategy on Wednesday to promote gender equality for the first time in its history, aiming to put an end to years of sluggish progress on equal rights and treatment for women.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/9 15:53:40

Merkel calls for EU unity on recovery plan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday called on European Union (EU) member states to join together to approve the recovery package, in a bid to help Europe deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic-triggered economic crisis.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/9 13:14:57

Turkey reports 1,041 new COVID-19 cases, 208,938 in total

A total of 2,219 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the total recoveries to 187,511 in Turkey, said Koca, noting that 1,172 patients are being treated in intensive care units and 406 are intubated.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/9 10:20:54