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Turkish FM to visit Egypt as countries end decade-long split
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will visit Egypt, his ministry announced Friday, the first such high-level trip in more than a decade as the countries repair relations damaged in the wake of the 2011 Arab Spring.
Turkish top diplomat to visit Cairo amid normalization efforts
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will pay a one-day visit to Egypt on March 18 amid ongoing efforts to mend ties between Ankara and Cairo.
Çavuşoğlu will be the first senior Turkish official to visit Egypt in the last decade.
Montenegro’s Ruling Majority Eyes Defeating Djukanovic in Presidential Poll
Presidential candidates Andrija Mandic and Milo Djukanovic billboards in Podgorica, Montenegro. Photo: BIRN/Samir Kajosevic
Clashes in Greece as thousands protest train tragedy
Greek police fired tear gas and protesters hurled firebombs on Thursday as more than 40,000 people took to the streets to slam the government and voice outrage at last month's train disaster that killed 57 people.
The protests were accompanied by a 24-hour strike -- the biggest yet since the disaster -- this time called by Greece's leading private as well as public sector unions.
France's Macron risks his government to raise retirement age
French President Emmanuel Macron ordered his prime minister to wield a special constitutional power Thursday that skirts parliament to force through a highly unpopular bill raising the retirement age from 62 to 64 without a vote.
Poll gives ND lead, albeit smaller one
A poll by the Pulse company for Skai TV gives ruling New Democracy a lead over main opposition SYRIZA, but with a drop in its share and a narrowing of the gap.
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SYRIZA MP Gerovasili’s car damaged with sledgehammers; police escort injured
A group of unknown assailants involved in incidents during the protest rallies in Athens vandalized the car of SYRIZA representative Olga Gerovasili on Thursday.
Erdogan’s AKP party signals return to more orthodox economic policies in draft election manifesto, sources say
The draft election manifesto of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party marks a return to more orthodox, free market economic policies, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Turkey is due to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on May 14 and opinion polls show that Erdogan will face his biggest electoral challenge yet in his two decades in power.
Albania Lifts Bar on Democratic Party Running in Elections
Albania's opposition Democratic Party, which is riven by factions, will be able to run in the May local elections after all - after the Commission of Sanctions and Complaints, CSC, overturned an earlier decision of the Commissioner of Elections not to let it run.
Vucic thanks Cuba for supporting Serbia's territorial integrity
BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic received the credentials of new Cuban Ambassador to Belgrade Leyde Ernesto Rodriguez Hernandez on Thursday, thanking Cuba for its principled commitment to international law and support for Serbia's sovereignty and territorial integrity.