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Boris Johnson resigns, will continue until new leader is in place

Boris Johnson resigns, will continue until new leader is in place

July 7, 2022, 9:00 pm

LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigned as the Conservative leader on Thursday after his government was rocked by a series of resignations last two days. Speaking in front of No. 10, Johnson said the timetable for the leadership contest will be announced next week. “It is… Read More

Russia threatens retaliation for any threats from Sweden, Finland

Russia threatens retaliation for any threats from Sweden, Finland

July 7, 2022, 1:40 pm

MOSCOW – Moscow will inevitably retaliate against any hindrances Sweden or Finland might put up following their entry to NATO, a deputy spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry warned on Wednesday. "While getting ready to join NATO, Helsinki and Stockholm should realize what consequences this… Read More

Canada to throw out 13.6M coronavirus vax doses

Canada to throw out 13.6M coronavirus vax doses

July 7, 2022, 1:17 pm

ANKARA – Canadian health authorities have said about 13.6 million expired Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 doses will be thrown out. According to a statement by the Health Ministry, more than half of the vaccine doses have expired due to low demand both within and outside the country. Although Canada… Read More

Global hunger figures rose to as many as 828M in 2021: UN

Global hunger figures rose to as many as 828M in 2021: UN

July 7, 2022, 1:16 pm

GENEVA – The number of people affected by hunger globally grew to as many as 828 million in 2021, swelling by about 46 million from 2020 and 150 million from the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, a United Nations report said Wednesday. The UN report shows the world is moving further away from… Read More

Canada 1st country to ratify Sweden, Finland's NATO bids

Canada 1st country to ratify Sweden, Finland's NATO bids

July 6, 2022, 6:41 pm

TORONTO – Canada has become the first country to ratify Sweden and Finland's NATO membership bids, the country's prime minister announced, as member states signed accession protocols for the Nordic countries on Tuesday. "Canada has full confidence in Finland and Sweden's ability to integrate… Read More

US, China discuss global economy, commodity prices, food security

US, China discuss global economy, commodity prices, food security

July 6, 2022, 3:59 pm

ANKARA – US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen held a virtual meeting with China's Vice Premier Liu He to discuss the global economy, commodity prices and food security, according to the agency. "During the candid and substantive conversation, they discussed macroeconomic and financial developments… Read More

Death toll rises to 7 in Highland Park parade shooting: US police

Death toll rises to 7 in Highland Park parade shooting: US police

July 6, 2022, 12:58 pm

WASHINGTON – Another person has died from a shooting at a Fourth of July Independence Day parade in the US state of Illinois, bringing the death toll to seven, according to police on Tuesday. The shooting in Highland Park, 48 km. outside Chicago, also injured more than 30 others. Police arrested… Read More

NATO signs accession protocols for Sweden, Finland

NATO signs accession protocols for Sweden, Finland

July 5, 2022, 9:49 pm

ISTANBUL – Representatives from NATO's 30 member states on Tuesday signed accession protocols for Finland and Sweden, after their invitations to the military alliance at the historic summit in Madrid last week. The NATO secretary general and the foreign ministers of Finland and Sweden held a… Read More

July 4 parade shooting leaves 6 dead in US state of Illinois

July 4 parade shooting leaves 6 dead in US state of Illinois

July 5, 2022, 9:34 am

WASHINGTON – The death toll from a Fourth of July Independence Day parade shooting in the US state of Illinois has risen to six, said police on Monday. The shooting, which took place in Highland Park City, some 48 kilometers (30 miles) outside of Chicago, also left 24 others injured, said… Read More

Several killed, injured in Copenhagen shopping mall shooting

Several killed, injured in Copenhagen shopping mall shooting

July 4, 2022, 1:48 pm

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

Hyundai Motor's labor union votes for strike

July 3, 2022, 8:29 pm

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

Palestine hands bullet that killed journo to US for examination

July 3, 2022, 7:41 pm

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

Morocco faces ‘extremely complex situation' vs. illegal migration

July 3, 2022, 10:41 am

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 countries of… Read More

Central banks' challenge: control inflation without recession

Central banks' challenge: control inflation without recession

June 30, 2022, 7:14 pm

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 US,… Read More

NATO officially invites Finland, Sweden to become members

NATO officially invites Finland, Sweden to become members

June 30, 2022, 3:38 pm

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

Scientists continue to find ways to protect Earth from asteroids

June 30, 2022, 3:35 pm

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 past.… Read More

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

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

June 30, 2022, 3:08 pm

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 created… Read More

NATO prepared for confronting Russia since 2014: Stoltenberg

NATO prepared for confronting Russia since 2014: Stoltenberg

June 30, 2022, 2:13 pm

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 suddenly… Read More

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

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

June 29, 2022, 7:39 pm

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

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

June 29, 2022, 6:34 pm

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 approved… Read More