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Greece to lift quarantine rule for more travelers from next week: official

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FILE PHOTO: People make their way on Monastiraki square, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Athens, Greece, March 10, 2021. REUTERS/Louiza Vradi ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece plans to lift quarantine restrictions from next week for travelers from the European Union and five other countries who have been vaccinated or......

Taliban, Afghan government to attend peace talks in Turkey April 24

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ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey will host a major summit on Afghanistan’s peace process in Istanbul from April 24 to May 4, its foreign ministry said on Tuesday, adding representatives from the Taliban and Afghan government would both attend the talks. The meeting includes the United Nations and Qatar as part......

Lebanon’s president says new maritime claim needs government approval

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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s president said on Tuesday a draft decree expanding its maritime claims in a dispute with Israel must be approved by the caretaker government, rejecting a request to grant it swift presidential approval. FILE PHOTO: Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun is pictured at the presidential palace in Baabda,......

Lebanon’s president says new maritime claim needs government approval

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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s president said on Tuesday a draft decree expanding its maritime claims in a dispute with Israel must be approved by the caretaker government, rejecting a request to grant it swift presidential approval. FILE PHOTO: Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun is pictured at the presidential palace in Baabda,......

Moldova to buy 400,000 doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

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CHISINAU, April 9 (Reuters) – Moldova will buy 400,000 doses of the Chinese Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, the health ministry said in a statement on Friday. Moldova and neighbouring Ukraine, two of Europe’s poorest countries, have lagged behind the rest of the continent in the scramble for vaccines and welcomed donations......

Italy’s Draghi accuses ‘dictator’ Erdogan, draws Turkey’s condemnation

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FILE PHOTO: Italy’s Prime Minister, Mario Draghi speaks during a joint press conference with Italy’s Economy Minister and Italy’s Minister for Labour and Social Policy following a Cabinet meeting in Rome, Italy, March 19, 2021. Alberto Pizzoli/Pool via REUTERS ROME (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Thursday accused......

Kosovo parliament elects Vjosa Osmani as new national president

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PRISTINA (Reuters) – Kosovo’s parliament has appointed a 38-year-old U.S.-educated female law professor and candidate of the ruling Vetevendosje party as the country’s new president, following an election in February. FILE PHOTO: Acting president in Kosovo Vjosa Osmani speaks during a news conference after preliminary results of the parliamentary election......

Kosovo parliament elects Vjosa Osmani as new national president

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PRISTINA (Reuters) – Kosovo’s parliament has appointed a 38-year-old U.S.-educated female law professor and candidate of the ruling Vetevendosje party as the country’s new president, following an election in February. Vjosa Osmani took over as acting president of Kosovo last November when her predecessor, Hashim Thaci, resigned ahead of his......

Bulgarians elect new parliament amid COVID fears, anger over graft

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SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgarians vote in a parliamentary election on Sunday that will decide whether long-serving Prime Minister Boyko Borissov wins a fresh four-year mandate despite persistent concerns about graft in the European Union’s poorest member state. FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past election posters of the ruling centre-right GERB......

Follow-up probe of virus origins expected – WHO’s Tedros

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FILE PHOTO: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) speaks during the opening of the 148th session of the Executive Board on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Geneva, Switzerland, January 18, 2021. Christopher Black/WHO/Handout/File Photo GENEVA (Reuters) – Experts examining the origins of the coronavirus......

Shares and bond yields rebound; dollar shows strength

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LONDON (Reuters) – World shares and the dollar zig-zagged higher on Friday, as hopes for economic recovery and the week’s easing of global bond market yields helped lift the mood. FILE PHOTO: A trading screen is seen following the opening of the markets by British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip......

Turkey’s cenbank governor to meet some banks’ general managers on Wednesday

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FILE PHOTO: Turkey’s new Central Bank Governor Sahap Kavcioglu sits at his office in Ankara, Turkey March 21, 2021. Turkish Central Bank/Handout via REUTERS ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s new central bank governor, whose shock appointment at the weekend triggered financial market turmoil, will hold talks with some banks’ general managers......

UPDATE 1-BBVA says commitment to Turkey unchanged, shares fall 6%

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(Adds details) MADRID, March 22 (Reuters) – Spain’s BBVA on Monday said its commitment to Turkey was unchanged despite a 15% decline in Turkey’s lira to a near all-time low after President Tayyip Erdogan’s ousting of a hawkish central bank governor. The sacking of Naci Agbal, appointed less than five......

Bulgaria COVID-19 hospitalisations jump to record high – Reuters

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Bulgaria to resume vaccinations with AstraZeneca’s shots

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FILE PHOTO: A man waits to receive a dose of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine administered by medical personnel from a mobile unit in the village of Ognen, Bulgaria, February 25, 2021. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria will resume inoculations with the AstraZeneca vaccine from Friday after the European......

Around 1,000 women gather in Istanbul to protest against femicides

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By Ali Kucukgocmen, Bulent Usta ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Around 1,000 women gathered near Istanbul’s main Taksim Square on Monday, protesting what they see as a lack of action by authorities to prevent and punish violence against women, in a country where femicide rates have surged in recent years. Demonstrators light......

Around 1,000 women gather in Istanbul to protest against femicides

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By Ali Kucukgocmen, Bulent Usta ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Around 1,000 women gathered near Istanbul’s main Taksim Square on Monday, protesting what they see as a lack of action by authorities to prevent and punish violence against women, in a country where femicide rates have surged in recent years. The protesters,......

Air France flight made emergency landing in Bulgaria over disruptive passenger

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FILE PHOTO: The first Air France airliner’s Airbus A350 prepares to take off after a ceremony at the aircraft builder’s headquarters in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo SOFIA (Reuters) – An Air France flight en route from Paris to New Delhi made an emergency landing......

GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall Street surges on jobs data, global equity markets regain ground

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(New throughout, updates prices, market activity and comments) NEW YORK, March 5 (Reuters) – Wall Street and a gauge of global equity markets on Friday recovered from earlier losses as investors took stock of a report that showed faster-than-expected U.S. jobs growth but which had previously stoked inflation concerns. Trading......

Bulgaria to cancel $1.74 billion armoured vehicle tender, defence minister says

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis poses with Bulgaria’s Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov during a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Virginia Mayo/Pool/File Photo SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria’s defence minister said on Friday he has asked the government to cancel......

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