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Paris Goes Under Curfew As Europe Ramps Up Virus Restrictions

Paris goes under curfew as Europe ramps up virus restrictions

PARIS – France on Wednesday became the last European country to toughen anti-coronavirus measures, imposing a curfew on Paris and eight other cities from Saturday. At the same time, Germany and Ireland also tightened restrictions. “We must act. We must stop the spread of the virus,” President Emmanuel Macron said …

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Turkish, Russian Defence Chiefs Talk Caucasus Conflict

Turkish, Russian defense chiefs talk Caucasus conflict

ANKARA – The Turkish Defense minister, Hulusi Akar, in a phone call, told his Russian counterpart, Sergey Shoygu, on Monday that Armenia must end attacks on civilian settlements in violation of a new ceasefire and leave the occupied Azerbaijani territories. Akar and Shoygu discussed the Armenian attacks on Azerbaijan and …

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Russia Says Defence Pact Does Not Apply to Karabakh

Russia says defense pact does not apply to Karabakh

MOSCOW – The commitments of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a military alliance of six former Soviet states, do not apply to the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the spokesperson for the Russian presidency said on Wednesday. Responding to a question about the possibility of Russia sending troops to the Nagorno-Karabakh region, …

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More Than 965,000 Dead As Coronavirus Bounces Around the World

Over 965,000 dead as coronavirus rebounds around world

TEHRAN – More than 31.2 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, and more than 965,000 have died, and more than 22.8 million people have recovered, Johns Hopkins University reported. According to the latest figures on Monday, 31,239,588 people have so far been infected with the novel …

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Zarif Advises Pompeo to Read UNSC Resolution 2231

Zarif advises Pompeo to read UNSC Resolution 2231

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif advises US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to read UNSCR 2231. In a tweet on Thursday, Zarif wrote: “Still wrong, @SecPompeo. Nothing new is happening on 09/20. Just Res.2231.” “Bolton – who convinced the boss to order you to ‘STOP US involvement’ …

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Turkey Continues Seismic Survey in the Mediterranean

Turkey Not Expecting EU Sanctions Over Maritime Tensions, Continues Seismic Survey in Mediterranean

ANKARA – Turkey does not expect to be sanctioned by the European Union for maritime disputes with Greece in the eastern Mediterranean because the EU does not have a unified position on the issue, the Turkish minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu said Monday. “France, Greece and Greek Cyprus are …

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Iran Nuclear Deal Parties Meet in Vienna

Iran Nuclear Deal Parties Meet Amid US Pressure

VIENNA – Signatories to the tentative Iran nuclear deal meet in Vienna on Tuesday as the United States urges international sanctions against Iran to be reimposed and an arms embargo extended. Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia are struggling to save the historic 2015 deal with Iran, which has been …

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US Vetoes UNSC on Foreign Islamic State Fighters

US vetoes UN Security Council on foreign Islamic State fighters

WASHINGTON – The United States on Monday vetoed a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution to prosecute, rehabilitate and reinstate those involved in terrorist-related activities. The country said it had missed a crucial part of the repatriation of foreign fighters from the extremist “Islamic State” group and their families. “The …

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