After ‘Historic’ Dog Sex Abuse Case, Norwegian Animal Rights Group Demands Harsher Punishments

by Igor Kuznetsov Over the course of several years, dozens of dogs were raped on a weekly basis by a criminal group, which produced many videos of the abuse. After a shocking case in which about a...

Munich Security Conference Head: Building New Wall Between Russia, West Over Navalny Not Productive

by Aleksandra Serebriakova Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny was hospitalised in August after falling seriously ill while on a domestic flight and then transferred to a German clinic, in accordance with his family's wishes. Germany claimed...

Swiss to Vote on Free Movement Deal with EU amid Calls to Cap Number...

by Svetlana Ekimenko After narrowly winning a February 2014 Swiss referendum seeking immigration quotas to limit free movement from EU countries, the Swiss People’s party witnessed their demands being eventually watered down amid Bern’s lengthy talks...

Norway Negotiating to Resuscitate Cold War-Era Military Deal With US

by Igor Kuznetsov During the Cold War era, Norway received 300 US fighter jets and 8,000 military vehicles, free of charge. The total amount of US military aid to Norway reached $8.7 billion. Norway and the US...

Serbian Air Force’s MiG-21 Crashes in Country’s West

Firefighters have arrived at the scene, and police are securing the area in anticipation of the arrival of state investigators. The Ministry of Defence of Serbia announced that during a regular flight task at around...

Iran Intends to Cooperate With Russia on COVID-19 Vaccine Production, Envoy Reveals

Russia registered Sputnik V, the world's first coronavirus vaccine, on 11 August following two successful phases of clinical trials that proved that it was capable of building immunity against the virus in all of...

First Video From Scene of Stabbing Attack Near Charlie Hebdo Emerges Online

Four people were injured in a knife attack in Paris near the former office of Charlie Hebdo outlet. French Prime Minister Jean Casteks has urgently arrived at the crisis centre of the Ministry of Internal...

UK PM Johnson Offers Condolences to Family of Officer Who Was Shot Dead at...

by Maxim Minaev According to police, a 23-year-old man was detained at the scene and was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound and is in a critical condition. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has offered his...

Not a ‘Silver Bullet’: UK Scientists Say First COVID Vaccine Unlikely to Stop People...

by Aleksandra Serebriakova It was reported this week that the United Kingdom is expected to become the first country to hold controversial “COVID-19 human challenge trials” by infecting participants with Sars-Cov-2 in a bid to test...

Putin Invites US to Exchange Pledges of Non-Interference in Elections, Other Internal Affairs

Earlier this year, despite failing to find any substantive evidence of Russian meddling in the US elections process in 2016, some American officials began alleging that Moscow is once again using a "range of...

‘The only thing worse than 2020’: LinkedIn joins Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat in offering...

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn has launched its latest revamp, which includes the new Snapchat-esque Stories feature. Despite the company’s claims to the contrary, the addition has been met with confusion and mockery. The professional networking site has...

Over 80% defy Covid-19 self-isolation rules, more than half display poor knowledge of symptoms...

Fewer than one in five people in the UK displaying Covid-19 symptoms decide to self-isolate, a fresh study has revealed, and over 50 percent of Britons only have a very vague idea of how...

4 injured in knife attack near former offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris

Four people have been injured in a knife attack near the former offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced. The magazine was the target of a deadly...

US top diplomat to visit Greece during East Med dispute

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Greece next week following regional tensions with Turkey, Kathimerini reported. Pompeo will meet the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias to mark a “shared commitment...

$120 bn made to ‘evaporate’ to keep dollar rate below TL 7, former Turkish...

Ali Babacan, Turkey’s former economy minister who launched a new party this year to challenge President Tayyip Erdoğan, said on Wednesday that the government’s methods of keeping the dollar rate low had worsened the...

Turkish spy admits plan to assassinate Kurdish-Austrian politician

An operative working for Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) has admitted to being ordered to kill a Kurdish-Austrian politician in a bid to “cause chaos” among the Turkish and Kurdish communities in Austria, the...

Ankara orders detention of 82 Kurdish politicians over protests against alleged Turkish support for...

The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office ordered detentions of 82 prominent pro-Kurdish politicians on Friday, detaining some of them as of Friday morning in police raids, state-run Anadolu Agency (AA) reported. According to the report...

Turkey’s interest in Middle East legitimate, says US official

Turkey has "legitimate" interests in the Middle East, the State Department's top official for political affairs told lawmakers on Sept. 24. Addressing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, David Hale emphasized Turkey is a NATO ally while noting the...

Some 3 mln tourists visit historical sites in summer

Over 3 million tourists visited historical places in Turkey in the June-August period of this year as travel restrictions related to the novel coronavirus eased. This summer, domestic and foreign tourists preferred to visit mostly historical sites rather than...

Area of Phrygian Valley to be bicycle-friendly

A bicycle-path project for a portion of the Phrygian Valley has been initiated by the governorate of Turkey's Aegean province of Kütahya in an effort to attract more tourists. The mountainous part of valley, which falls within Kütayha province, covers...