Day: May 13, 2020

EU: Virus slashes industrial output in March

May 13, 2020

The EU’s industrial production slipped 11.8% year-on-year in March, as the month saw widespread implementation of COVID-19 containment measures across the 27-member bloc. According to the bloc’s statistical office Eurostat, calendar-adjusted industrial production index fell to 100.6 in March. “In the EU27, durable consumer goods fell by 21.7%, capital goods by 20.0%, intermediate goods by […]

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Afghanistan, Iran begin probe into drowning of migrants

May 13, 2020

Afghanistan and Iran have agreed to jointly investigate the alleged torture and drowning of dozens of migrants that caused a diplomatic row between Kabul and Tehran, an official statement said on Wednesday. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul said in a statement that the two neighboring countries would commence the joint probe at the […]

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‘EU appreciates generosity of Turkey amid pandemic’

May 13, 2020

A member of the European Parliament on Wednesday praised Turkey for providing immediate medical supplies to coronavirus-hit EU. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Ryszard Czarnecki, an MEP and former vice president of the European Parliament, said the EP appreciates the generosity of the Turkish people. “Turkey has exhibited a significant example of solidarity with the EU […]

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Bryan Adams apologizes for ‘racist’ coronavirus remarks

May 13, 2020

Canadian rock star Bryan Adams has apologized for an online rant over coronavirus condemned by many as “racist.” “Apologies to any and all that took offence to my posting yesterday,” Adams posted on Instagram on Tuesday. “No excuse, I just wanted to have a rant about the horrible animal cruelty in these wet-markets being the […]

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YPG/PKK terrorists extort money from locals in Syria

May 13, 2020

The YPG/PKK terror group is extorting money from residents in northern Syria, local sources said. A group of two to three terrorists go door-to-door asking people for fitra, a special alms collected in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which is equal to 1,000 Syrian pounds ($1.93). The locals are too scared to raise their […]

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Sumo wrestler dies after contracting coronavirus

May 13, 2020

Japanese sumo wrestler Kiyotaka Suetake, commonly known as Shobushi, died after contracting the coronavirus on Wednesday.   According to a statement by Japan Sumo Association, the 28-year-old athlete, who was being treated at a hospital in Tokyo, suffered multiple organ failure.   Shobushi was diagnosed with COVID-19 in April.   The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and […]

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‘9,647 Turkish citizens in virus quarantine’

May 13, 2020

Nearly 9,700 Turkish citizens are in quarantine as part of measures to stem the spread of coronavirus, the country’s youth and sports minister said on Wednesday.   A total of 9,647 citizens are in isolation at dormitories across 76 provinces, Mehmet Kasapoglu said in a statement.   Meanwhile, 62,593 citizens have so far been released […]

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Iranian army denies vessel hit by navy friendly fire

May 13, 2020

The Iranian army on Wednesday denied a logistic vessel was hit by friendly navy fire during military drills in the Persian Gulf this weekend.     Speaking to the army’s website, military spokesman Brig.-Gen. Shahin Taghikhani said reports suggesting Konarek vessel was targeted by an Iranian navy frıgate were incorrect, asserting that it was an […]

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