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Turkey opens world’s widest suspension bridge linking Asia to Europe

Red and white balloons are released during the opening ceremony of newly built Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge, the third bridge over the Bosphorus linking the city’s European and Asian sides in Istanbul, Turkey on August 26, 2016. Photo: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Turkey opened one of the world’s biggest suspension bridges in Istanbul spanning the strait between Asia and Europe. The government says it is the widest of its kind in the world ISTANBUL – Turkey unveiled the third biggest suspension bridge connecting the Asian and European sides of its largest city, Istanbul. The opening ceremony attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ... Read More »

Strong Earthquake in Italy kills at least 120, leaves towns in ruins

A man walks amidst rubble following an earthquake in Pescara del Tronto. Photo: Remo Casilli/Reuters

Deadly earthquake rocks central Italy; at least 120 dead and toll expected to rise At least 120 people have died after a powerful earthquake struck a remote area of central Italy on Wednesday, said Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, warning that the figure could still rise. Many people are missing and rescuers desperately digging through the rubble to free survivors. An ... Read More »

Pakistan, Turkey to strengthen strategic ties after coup bid foiled

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called on Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif at PM House in Islamabad on August 2, 2016.

Relations of Pakistan and Turkey will continue to grow stronger to serve as a powerful factor for stability and prosperity in the region and beyond. ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to transform their friendly relationship to a durable strategic and economic partnership. Earlier on August 2, 2016, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Adviser to the Prime Minister ... Read More »

Muslims attend Catholic Mass in France, Italy in solidarity after church attack

Imam Sami Salem (on left) delivers his speech during a Mass in Rome's Saint Mary in Trastevere church, Italy, Sunday, July 31, 2016.

Muslims across France and Italy attended catholic Mass on Sunday mass in a gesture of solidarity after the murder of French priest, Father Jacques Hamel. ROUEN, (France) — Many Muslims attended Catholic Mass in churches and cathedrals across France and Italy on Sunday to show compassion for slain priest, Father Jacques Hamel, and solidarity with their Catholic compatriots. “We are very moved by ... Read More »

Photos: Turkey’s military coup attempt captured in dramatic images

People stand on a Turkish army tank in the capital Ankara. Photo: Tumay Berkin/Reuters

Scenes of chaos, mayhem, and anger during attempted Turkey coup At least 265 people have been killed, including 104 pro-coup participants, while 1,440 people were injured in military action in Istanbul and Ankara. Turks across the country took to the streets Friday night, answering pleas to confront the Turkish military as it attempted to take power in a coup. “I urge ... Read More »

At least 84 killed in deadly truck attack in Nice, France

At least 84 killed in deadly truck attack in Nice, France

Terrorist drives through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing 84 including children NICE, (France) — At least 80 people, including many children, have been killed and another 100 wounded after an attacker drove a lorry at high speed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the French Riviera city of Nice. Many children were among the death toll in the Riviera city following ... Read More »

Portugal stun hosts France to win Euro 2016 despite Ronaldo injury

Portugal won UEFA EURO 2016 title without the talismanic Cristiano Ronaldo as their captain forced off early in the first half through injury PARIS (France) – A thundering out-of-the-blue shot by substitute Eder gave Portugal a shock 1-0 win over France in the European Championship final 2016, as they secured their first major international title despite losing captain and talisman ... Read More »

France meets Portugal in Euro 2016 final

France meets Portugal in Euro 2016 final

France will play Portugal in the final of Euro 2016 after beating Germany 2-0 in Marseille thanks to two goals from the tournament’s top scorer Antoine Griezmann. Antoine Griezmann scored twice Thursday as France beat world champions Germany 2-0 to seal a place in the Euro 2016 final against Portugal. France defeated Germany 2-0 to advance to the final as ... Read More »

At least 41 dead, 200 injured in Istanbul airport blasts

More than 30 dead, dozens injured in Istanbul airport blast

Death toll in suicide bombings at Istanbul airport may rise as many are critically injured ISTANBUL (Turkey) — At least 41 people were killed and 239 injured on Tuesday in a triple suicide bombing and gun attack at Istanbul’s main Atatürk airport, Turkish officials have confirmed. Police fired shots to try to stop two of the attackers just before they reached ... Read More »

Lionel Messi announces retirement from international football

Lionel Messi announces his retirement from international football

Messi missed a penalty in the shootout that decided the Copa América final and later said he would retire from international football Lionel Messi announced his retirement from international football after missing in a penalty shootout as Argentina lost a fourth major final in nine years. The Copa America final was decided on penalties after Argentina and Chile failed to score ... Read More »

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