Italy to suspend unvaccinated over-50 workers

15.02.2022 [20:31]
Italy’s covid-19 vaccination mandate for the over-50s kicks in today, Tuesday 15 February, as the government ramps up its Super Green Pass rules for the unvaccinated. The compulsory vaccine mandate applies to everyone in Italy aged 50 or over ...

Digital “Kiss” items bring in millions for Belvedere

15.02.2022 [19:12]
The Belvedere recently entered the NFT world with the announcement that it would sell 10,000 digital excerpts from Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss”. After a registration phase, the first sales were processed on Monday. As of 8 a.m., 1,730 NFT unique items had already been sold for 1,850 euros each and thus around 3.2 million euros, the Belvedere reported in a broadcast ...

Israeli President Herzog to visit Turkey in March

15.02.2022 [19:10]
Israeli President Isaac Herzog is expected to visit Turkiye on March 9-10 to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, according to Daily Sabah. In recent months, the two countries have been working on a rapprochement, with Erdoğan, a vocal supporter of the Palestinian cause, holding telephone talks with Herzog and other Israeli leaders ...

Turkiye 'neutralizes' 10 YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria

15.02.2022 [18:54]
Turkiye "neutralized" 10 PKK/YPG terrorists in northern Syria, the National Defense Ministry said on Tuesday, according to Anadolu Agency. Six of the terrorists attempted to attack the Operation Euphrates Shield zone, and four others were preparing for an attack on the Operation Peace Spring area, the ministry said ...

U.S. defense secretary to visit Belgium, Lithuania, Poland –Pentagon

15.02.2022 [18:16]
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will depart for a trip tomorrow to visit Belgium, Lithuania and Poland, the Pentagon said on Monday, according to Reuters. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said he would meet leaders in each of the countries along with ...

Musk donated over $5.7 bln in Tesla shares to charity in November

15.02.2022 [16:12]
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk donated a total of 5,044,000 shares in the world's most valuable automaker to a charity from Nov. 19 to Nov. 29 last year, its filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) showed on Monday, according to Reuters. The donation was worth ...

Canada`s Trudeau triggers Emergencies Act to break blockades

15.02.2022 [14:17]
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act on Monday in a move designed to clear a blockade in the capital Ottawa and other areas in connection with trucker-led protests against COVID-19 health rules, according to Anadolu Agency ...

Swedish health authorities recommend fourth dose for everyone over 80

15.02.2022 [11:47]
The Public Health Agency has recommended those over 80 take a fourth dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to Euractiv. The recommendation also applies to people living in special housing and to those who have home care. The spread of COVID-19 ...

Turkiye, UAE sign 13 agreements in various areas

15.02.2022 [10:00]
Turkiye and United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday signed 13 agreements in various fields during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to the Gulf country, according to Anadolu Agency. Agreements on the defense industry, health, climate change, industry, technology, trade, economy ...

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected to 2nd term

14.02.2022 [15:21]
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected to a second term by a parliamentary assembly on Sunday, according to Anadolu Agency. The 66-year-old politician successfully garnered support from across the democratic political spectrum ...

President of Ukraine had phone conversation with the President of United States

14.02.2022 [13:32]
President Joseph R. Biden has had a telephone conversation with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine, according to the Whitehouse. President Biden reaffirmed the commitment of the United States to Ukraine`s sovereignty and territorial integrity ...

6.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Georgia

14.02.2022 [13:01]
The 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Georgia at 10:25 pm local time, the Institute of Earth Sciences and National Seismic Monitoring Centre has said, according to the Georgian television channel 1TV. The epicenter was near the village of Sameba in Dmanisi Municipality ...

3 new coronavirus cases reported at Beijing Games

14.02.2022 [13:00]
Three new coronavirus cases were detected among Beijing Games-related personnel, the Winter Olympics Organizing Committee said Sunday, according to Anadolu Agency. Two cases were found Saturday in new airport arrivals and one was in the closed-loop, the Committee ...

Ukrainian president discusses security situation with French counterpart

13.02.2022 [12:33]
The Ukrainian and French presidents discussed the security situation along the Ukrainian-Russian border via telephone on Saturday, according to Anadolu Agency. "Talked about the security situation and ways to intensify the peace process within N4 (Normandy format) ...

Turkish, Ukrainian foreign ministers discuss latest developments

13.02.2022 [11:00]
The Turkish foreign minister discussed the latest developments on the Ukrainian-Russian border late Saturday with his Ukrainian counterpart as tensions rise with a Russian military build-up, Anadolu Agency reports. Mevlut Cavusoglu and Dmytro Kuleba spoke via telephone, according to diplomatic sources without providing additional details ...

Erdoğan: Turkiye cuts value added tax on basic food products from 8 to 1%

12.02.2022 [19:32]
Turkiye has cut its value-added tax on basic food products from 8 to 1%, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced on Saturday. "As part of the economic program to simplify the VAT system, we are reducing VAT from 8% on basic food products to 1%," Erdoğan said ...

Turkmenistan to hold early presidential elections on March 12

12.02.2022 [16:31]
Early presidential elections in Turkmenistan have been scheduled for March 12, the republic’s Central Election Commission told TASS on Saturday. "Yes, the president has given an instruction to hold them," the Central Election Commission said ...

Turkish President receives Council of Elders of Organization of Turkic States

12.02.2022 [14:07]
Chairman-in-Office of the Organization of Turkic States, President of Türkiye Recep Tayyip Erdoğan received the members of the Council of Elders and the Secretary General of the OTS in Istanbul. In the meeting ...

Putin-Biden phone talk scheduled for Saturday, February 12 - Kremlin spokesman

12.02.2022 [13:47]
The presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, plan to have a phone conversation on Saturday, February 12, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday, according to TASS ...