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Several killed, injured in Copenhagen shopping mall shooting

COPENHAGEN – Several people were killed and injured in a shooting at a shopping center in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, and one suspect was arrested, said Copenhagen Chief Police Inspector Soren Thomassen at a press conference on Sunday evening.It was at around 17:30 local time that the... Read More

Hyundai Motor's labor union votes for strike

SEOUL – Unionized workers at Hyundai Motor Co. have voted in favor of a strike, setting the stage for another walkout that may cut the carmaker's vehicle output amid declining sales.The labor union said 71.8 percent of the 40,958 members, who cast their ballots on Friday, turned out to be in... Read More

Palestine hands bullet that killed journo to US for examination

RAMALLAH, Palestine – The Palestinian Authority has said it handed the bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to US officials to conduct a forensic examination.“We have agreed to allow the American side to conduct a forensic examination of the bullet that killed Abu... Read More

Morocco faces ‘extremely complex situation' vs. illegal migration

MADRID – Morocco is facing an "extremely complex situation" to fight illegal migration mafias and control migration flows, José Luis Escrivá, Spanish Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, said.Morocco suffers the consequences of the difficult situation in some... Read More

Central banks' challenge: control inflation without recession

ANKARA – The biggest challenge for major central banks in the world is to rein in inflation expectations without causing a recession, S&P Global Ratings said in a statement on Wednesday."The balance of risks is clearly on the downside with recession probabilities rising, especially in the... Read More

NATO officially invites Finland, Sweden to become members

MADRID – NATO on Wednesday officially invited Finland and Sweden to become members of the military alliance.The announcement came as part of the Madrid summit declaration following the meeting of NATO heads of state and government."Today, we have decided to invite Finland and Sweden to become... Read More

Scientists continue to find ways to protect Earth from asteroids

ANKARA – Scientists continue to draw attention to the importance of closely monitoring and understanding near-Earth asteroids with the aim of reducing the possibility of collisions that could cause great damage to life and the natural environment, as in the extinction of dinosaurs in the... Read More

Covid-19 pandemic increases global use of digital payments: WB

ANKARA – The coronavirus pandemic increased the use of digital payments globally, the World Bank said Wednesday."The Covid-19 pandemic has spurred financial inclusion – driving a large increase in digital payments amid the global expansion of formal financial services. This expansion... Read More

NATO prepared for confronting Russia since 2014: Stoltenberg

MADRID – NATO has been preparing to face off Russia since 2014, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday."We actually prepared for this possibility for a long time," he said at a news conference capping a second day of a NATO summit in Madrid. "It’s not as if NATO... Read More

Finland, Sweden accession to be 'unprecedentedly quick': NATO

MADRID – The accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO is expected to be "unprecedentedly quick, within few weeks," the military alliance's chief said Wednesday in his doorstep remarks at the ongoing Madrid summit.Asked by Anadolu Agency whether Türkiye, Finland and Sweden have determined a... Read More

SoKor OKs use of 1st homegrown Covid-19 vax from SK Bioscience

SEOUL – South Korea on Wednesday approved the use of SKYCovione, the country's first homegrown Covid-19 vaccine developed by SK Bioscience Co., taking a major step toward achieving vaccine sovereignty in the fight against the pandemic.The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) said it... Read More

Biden, G7 leaders to unveil $4.5B in aid for global food security

ANKARA – US President Joe Biden and the G7 leaders are set to announce more than USD4.5 billion in aid to address global food security, with over half from the US, the White House said Tuesday.Biden will unveil USD2.76 billion in additional US government funding to help protect the... Read More

Airbnb permanently ban parties globally

ANKARA – Airbnb announced Tuesday that it placed a permanent ban on parties after banning those activities and similar events around the world in August 2020."The temporary ban has proved effective, and today we are officially codifying the ban as our policy," the global online marketplace for... Read More

Türkiye’s July 15 defeated coup victims honored in Times Square

WASHINGTON – The Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC) placed 251 pairs of shoes in New York City's Times Square on Tuesday to commemorate those who were killed during the 2016 coup attempt in Türkiye.The event, titled "The Last Walk," exhibited the empty shoes belonging to... Read More

Avoid excessive food stockpiles to ease shortage: G-7

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany – On the last day of the Group of Seven summit in Germany, the leaders of the world's largest economies called on countries and companies all around the world to avoid excessive food stockpiles to ease shortage."As a short-term relief, we call on those partners with... Read More

Nearly 307K civilians killed in Syrian war from 2011 to 2021: UN

GENEVA – Nearly 307,000 civilians were killed between March 1, 2011, and March 31, 2021, the highest estimate of conflict-related civilian deaths in Syria, the UN Human Rights Office said Tuesday in a new report.The Human Rights Office said its report followed rigorous assessment and... Read More

G7 to use money from tariffs on Russian exports to help Ukraine

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany – The world's seven largest economies have agreed to use money collected from higher trade tariffs on Russia to help Ukraine, according to a statement issued by the White House on Monday.On the second day of the Group of Seven summit in Germany, leaders made new... Read More

G7 nations mulling 'price cap' on Russian oil to build pressure

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany – The leaders of the G7 countries on Sunday discussed how to fight fast-rising inflation while also maintaining growth and building pressure on the Russian economy with a price cap on its oil exports.After the first session on the global economy at the G7 summit,... Read More

G7 summit kicks off in Germany with Ukraine top on agenda

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany – Since the start of Russia's war on Ukraine, the first in-person gathering of the world's seven leading economies kicked off in Germany on Sunday with leaders discussing the war-driven food, and energy crises.The three-day event is taking place at Schloss Elmau in the... Read More

Indonesia urges Asean to mitigate hurdles of exports to US

JAKARTA – The Indonesian government has called on Asean countries to handle potential hurdles of export to the United States following the implementation of US Marine Mammal Protection Act (US MMPA).Secretary General of the Marine Affairs and Fisheries Ministry Antam Novambar noted in a press... Read More