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Leading Greek Sporting Official Resigns Following Rape Charges 

Leading Greek Sporting Official Resigns Following Rape Charges 

A leading Greek sporting official has resigned over allegations that he sexually assaulted Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou. The revelation has...

Iran’s Zarif to France: Avoid ‘Absurd Nonsense’ about Tehran’s Nuclear Work 

Iran’s Zarif to France: Avoid ‘Absurd Nonsense’ about Tehran’s Nuclear Work 

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday dismissed a claim by France that Tehran was in the process of...

Navalny Flying Back to Russia with Threat of Arrest Looming

Navalny Flying Back to Russia with Threat of Arrest Looming

Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny is on his way back to Russia from Germany despite the Russian authorities’ stated desire...

For Undocumented Afghan Migrants in Turkey, Life is Hard but Better

For Undocumented Afghan Migrants in Turkey, Life is Hard but Better

Turkey has often been described as the gateway between Asia and Europe and because of its location, millions of refugees...

European Powers Press Iran to Back off Latest Nuclear Move 

European Powers Press Iran to Back off Latest Nuclear Move 

Germany, France and Britain pressed Iran on Saturday to back off the latest planned violation of its 2015 nuclear deal...

Germany’s Ruling Christian Democrats Pick Merkel Loyalist as New Leader 

Germany’s Ruling Christian Democrats Pick Merkel Loyalist as New Leader 

Germany’s ruling Christian Democrats (CDU) Saturday chose Armin Laschet, premier of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state, as their new...

India Begins COVID-19 Inoculation Campaign

India Begins COVID-19 Inoculation Campaign

India began its COVID-19 vaccine campaign Saturday.   Frontline workers are slated to receive the first inoculations.  The campaign began after Prime...

British Lawmakers Allege China a ‘Criminal State’ as Human Rights Abuses Intensify

British Lawmakers Allege China a ‘Criminal State’ as Human Rights Abuses Intensify

British lawmakers from the ruling Conservative Party’s Human Rights Commission are saying the Chinese Communist Party has intensified an assault...

Erdogan Hopes for Positive Steps on F-35 Jet Program in Biden Term

Erdogan Hopes for Positive Steps on F-35 Jet Program in Biden Term

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday he hoped positive steps will be taken on Turkey’s role in the F-35...

Britain to Require COVID-19 Tests for Visitors to Prevent New Strains

Britain to Require COVID-19 Tests for Visitors to Prevent New Strains

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Friday that travel corridors into the nation would be closed to fight the spread...

Alleged Iran Spy Ring Arrest Seen as Sign of Increasing Rivalry with Turkey

Alleged Iran Spy Ring Arrest Seen as Sign of Increasing Rivalry with Turkey

The recent arrest by Turkish authorities of an alleged Iranian spy ring is seen as a sign of increasing rivalry...

Germany’s President Urges Employers to Allow Work from Home

Germany’s President Urges Employers to Allow Work from Home

Germany’s president on Friday reached out to employers to allow their employees to work from home to reduce contacts that...