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Early elections destabilize Turkey, says BBP leader

ANKARA Amid an early elections debate in Turkey, an opposition leader said on Tuesday that early polls destabilize the country. "Turkey needs stabilization, an early election decision breaks this stabilization," Mustafa...

French cafe culture alive as virus restrictions lifted

PARIS As France enters phase two of its de-confinement plan from the coronavirus, cafes, restaurants, and bars are allowed to reopen on Tuesday, much to the delight of loyal patrons. Parisians...

Malaysia: Ex-premier’s corruption trial set for July

ANKARA A court in Malaysia has rescheduled former Prime Minister Najib Razak’s trial in a corruption case for next month, local media reported on Tuesday. The trial, initially scheduled to begin...

US: Police violence against blacks in near history

WASHINGTON George Floyd's death was the blasting point in the US after police violence killed 7,666 lives in a very near history, with majority of them black people. Floyd, 46, an...

Size of Turkey’s ICT sector in 2019 topped $22B

ANKARA Turkey's information and communication technology (ICT) sector has reached a volume of 152.7 billion Turkish liras (about $22 billion), with sector employment and exports also on the rise, said...

US: Australia to investigate attack on its journalists

ANKARA Treating the matter “very serious”, Australia is investigating assault on two of its journalists by US police during the ongoing "I can’t breathe" protests, said the foreign minister on...

Turkey sends medical supplies to Tajikistan

Tashkent Turkey's state-run aid agency has delivered 70,000 face masks and 1,000 medical overalls to Tajikistan to help the country tackle the coronavirus outbreak. The help by the Turkish Cooperation and...

Singapore reopens economy after 2 months of lockdown

By Pizaro GozaliJAKARTA (AA) - Singapore on Tuesday gradually reopened businesses as the country’s coronavirus restrictions formally ended.Earlier, the authorities unveiled a plan to reopen the economy in three...

Iran's coronavirus death toll nears 8,000

ISTANBUL Iran on Tuesday confirmed 64 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 7,942. A further 3,117 people have tested positive...

Africa to lose billions from COVID-19 lockdown

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The novel coronavirus has impacted Africa in at least three ways: the loss of an estimated $69 billion since the lockdown started, a drop in the growth...

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All lives, black lives matter: EU foreign policy chief

BRUSSELS The EU supports the right to peaceful protest, and it condemns violence and all forms of racism, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told...

South Sudan's East African Affairs minister dies at 68

ANKARA  South Sudan's Minister of East African Affairs John Luk Jok died at his home in the capital Juba on Tuesday morning, local media reported....

Early elections destabilize Turkey, says BBP leader

ANKARA Amid an early elections debate in Turkey, an opposition leader said on Tuesday that early polls destabilize the country. "Turkey needs stabilization, an early election...

French cafe culture alive as virus restrictions lifted

PARIS As France enters phase two of its de-confinement plan from the coronavirus, cafes, restaurants, and bars are allowed to reopen on Tuesday, much to...

Malaysia: Ex-premier’s corruption trial set for July

ANKARA A court in Malaysia has rescheduled former Prime Minister Najib Razak’s trial in a corruption case for next month, local media reported on Tuesday. The...

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