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Turkey still blocking defense plans for Poland, Baltics, say NATO allies

Turkey continues to block NATO defense plans for Poland and Baltic states despite a deal in London last year between Turkey's president and allied leaders, three allied diplomats and a French defense official said on Wednesday.

Diplomats said while Ankara has approved the plan, known as Eagle Defender, it has not allowed NATO military chiefs to put it into action.

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A scaled-down ceremony at Windsor marks Queen Elizabeth's official birthday

Britain's Queen Elizabeth viewed a socially-distanced military ceremony at Windsor Castle to mark her official birthday on June 13, after the coronavirus pandemic forced cancellation of the usual large parade of soldiers through central London.

It was the queen's first official public appearance since the country went into lockdown in late March.

Vucic: "Budimka is a symbol of recovery, Highway to Pozega finalized within a year"

"This is a great success for Serbia, Budimka is back", President of Serbia said during a tour of the modern factory, holding a can of mixed marmalade.
President Vucic received the first jar of raspberry jam that came out of the production line as a gift.

Turkey resumes int’l flights after ending almost three-month ban

Turkey restarted international flights on June 11 for the first time after an almost three-month ban imposed to stem the coronavirus pandemic.

As part of the new "normalization" phase, Ankara resumed domestic flights as of June 1, which have been followed by international flights.

Many Statues Are Being Pulled Down After Black Lives Matter Protests

Dozens more controversial statues face being pulled down after councils vowed to review their monuments following a series of Black Lives Matter protests.

Two slave trader statues have been pulled down in recent days - one by campaigners at an anti-racism protest and another with the approval of a local authority following a petition.

Coronavirus cases linked to Thessaloniki party

Several people have tested positive for coronavirus infection after attending a party in Thessaloniki in northern Greece which broke the country's restrictions, according to reports Wednesday.
The party was reportedly organized at a luxury villa by a Thessaloniki student studying in London who was celebrating her homecoming and reunion with friends.

Turkish conjoined twins to return after successful op in UK

Turkish conjoined twin brothers Yiğit and Derman will set off on their journey back to Turkey after more than six months of medical operations and healing in the British capital London to separate them.

The two-year-old twins, who were born with their heads joined to each other, will be taken back to Turkey early on June 9 in an ambulance plane sent by the Turkish Health Ministry.