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Greek President warns 'irredentist' Skopje

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Tuesday called on the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to stop pursuing irredentist claims that "undermine its European course."

Tax inspectors get help from Crete police to issue fine

In the latest instance of intimidation against employees of the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (IAPR), managers and staff at a taverna in the Cretan port of Iraklio on Tuesday threatened and heckled inspectors who visited the premises to conduct a check.

Rare white koala born at zoo

A koala at an Australian zoo has given birth to a rare white joey, staff announced on Aug. 22.

Handlers at the Australia Zoo on Queensland's Sunshine Coast say the pale animal born in January owes its white fur to a recessive gene inherited from mother Tia.

The mother has given birth to light-colored joeys in the past.  

Main opposition CHP aims to win in Turkey's seven big cities: Kılıçdaroğlu

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) aims to win the mayoralties of seven key big city metropolitan areas in the upcoming local elections in 2019, party leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu had said, stating that the party works on the strategies for campaigns.  

Turkey, Jordan call for 'serious' Mideast talks

Jordan's King Abdullah II and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called on Aug. 21 for new "serious and effective" peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, the royal palace said.

Iraq captures two districts from ISIL

Iraqi forces on Aug. 22 recaptured from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group the first two districts of jihadist bastion Tal Afar.  Iraqi troops reached the first urban areas on the third day of a multi-pronged operation, said a military commander.

Referendum won't be postponed on 'pretexts' from Baghdad: Barzani

Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani has said that a planned Sept. 25 referendum on independence is already being held late and cannot be postponed under "pretexts" from Iraq because "trust no longer exists between Arbil and Baghdad."

Americans mesmerized by total solar eclipse scene

Sky-gazers stood transfixed across North America Monday as the Sun vanished behind the Moon in a rare total eclipse that swept the continent coast-to-coast for the first time in nearly a century.