Russia, Turkey discuss Syria’s Idlib

Turkish and Russian military delegations yesterday held a meeting to discuss developments in Syria’s eastern city of dlib. In an official statement, Turkey’s defence ministry said that the delegations were discussing the “current situation in the Idlib region”. On 5 March


Cyprus says ready for a dialogue with Turkey but not under threats

 Cyprus is ready to engage in dialogue with Turkey to resolve differences but not under threats, the Mediterranean island's President Nicos Anastasiades said on Wednesday. "Yesterday unfortunately a Turkish NAVTEX to expand illegal drilling by the Yavuz vessel was extended when at the same t


EU: Greece-Turkey crisis talks might include other nations

Third countries might be invited to talks aimed at easing a dispute between Greece and Turkey over energy rights that has brought warships to the eastern Mediterranean, a top European Union official said Tuesday. Greece and Turkey have been involved in a standoff at sea for weeks over maritime bo


Irish PM says focused on achieving a 'decent' EU-UK free-trade deal

Ireland is focused on achieving a “decent free-trade deal” between Britain and the European Union, Prime Minister Micheal Martin said on Sunday, adding that he did not believe the British government wanted the “ruinous” consequences of failure. Read More: Defiant Belarus


Defiant Belarus protesters set to march despite crackdown

Belarus moved police vans and barbed wire into the centre of the capital Minsk on Sunday ahead of a new mass demonstration called for the eve of crunch talks between President Alexander Lukashenko and his main ally, Russia's Vladimir Putin. Belarusians have been demonstrating against the disputed


Police fire teargas as migrants demand to leave Greek island after fire

Greek police fired teargas on Saturday during a protest by angry migrants left homeless by a blaze at Europe’s largest refugee centre, who demanded to leave the island of Lesbos as authorities started building a new encampment for them. More than 12,000 people, most from Africa and Afghanis


Swiss Care Homes Hit by Deadly Virus Outbreaks

Ninety people have tested positive for Covid-19 and eight have died in two care homes in central Switzerland in two of the largest outbreaks seen in retirement facilities, local authorities said. The new clusters come amid a steady rise in cases in the country since mid-June, despite low and stab


Denmark Says Tunisia Should Take Migrants Rescued off Malta

Denmark said that “Tunisia is responsible for receiving” the 27 migrants who were rescued in the Mediterranean by a Danish-flagged chemical tanker. More than a month ago, the Maersk Etienne rescued the migrants, including a pregnant woman and a child, from a flimsy fishing boat just b


Belarusian protest leader and allies cross border into Ukraine, official says

 Three Belarusian opposition politicians, including protest leader Maria Kolesnikova, who disappeared on Monday, have passed border control at the Belarusian-Ukrainian border, an official of the Belarusian border guard service said. Masked men detained Kolesnikova in central Minsk on Monday


Thousands rally in Croatia against Covid-19 measures

Several thousand people rallied on Saturday in the Croatian capital to protest measures imposed by the authorities amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which they say endanger human rights and freedoms. "Covid is a lie, we are not all covidiots" and "Take off the mask, turn off the TV, live a full life",


Bulgaria: Anti-Government Protest Leads to Injuries, Arrests

Bulgarians gathered in downtown Sofia for another anti-government protest Thursday after a demonstration the night before led to violence, injuries, and arrests. Several thousand people faced off against riot police in front of the parliament building while demanding the resignations of Bulgaria'


Austria Takes Legal Action against Turkish Spy

Austria is investigating espionage operations carried out by a national of Turkish origin who was spying on Turkish citizens and sending reports to security authorities in Ankara. Austria took several diplomatic steps in cooperation with Germany, which also saw a rise of Turkish spies on its soil


Italy's Former PM Berlusconi Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has tested positive for coronavirus and is currently in isolation at home, the staff of the 83-year-old media tycoon said on Wednesday. Alberto Zangrillo, Berlusconi’s personal physician at Milan’s San Raffaele hospital, told AdnKronos n


France, Germany want constructive dialogue with Turkey over Mediterranean

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and his German counterpart Heiko Maas expressed their countries’ desire to have constructive dialogue with Turkey over the Eastern Mediterranean hydrocarbon drillings, Anadolu reported yesterday. During a meeting in Paris, Le Drian&n


EU Calls for Dialogue With Turkey, End to Tensions in East Mediterranean

The European Union’s executive called on Monday for dialogue with Turkey and demanded that Ankara refrains from unilateral steps that stoke tensions in eastern Mediterranean. Should dialogue not bear fruit, a spokesman for the European Commission told a briefing on Monday, the EU has alread


Riot in southern Sweden after anti-Muslim Danish leader banned

Protesters threw stones at police and burned tyres in southern Sweden late on Friday, authorities said, hours after an anti-Muslim Danish politician was blocked from attending a Koran-burning rally nearby. About 300 people were on the streets of Malmo with violence escalating as the evening wore


EU set to sanction Turkey over ships in disputed east Med exploration area

The European Union is preparing sanctions against Turkey that could be discussed at the bloc’s next summit on September 24 in response to the eastern Mediterranean dispute with Greece, the EU’s top diplomat said on Friday. The measures, meant to limit Turkey’s ability to ex


Ukraine has frozen dialogue with Belarus: foreign minister

Ukraine has frozen contact with Belarus and joined the European Union in condemning the recent elections in its northerly neighbor as not free or fair, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Friday.Kuleba added that there was no reason to break off diplomat relations entirely.Ukraine has so far be



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