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Inflation is Germany’s most deeply concern

Tehran (The Times Groupe)- Germany's most pressing concern is inflation, says Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Saudi king leaves hospital after completing treatment plan

Ryadh (The Times Groupe)- Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz has left the hospital, the Saudi Royal Court announced in a statement on Sunday.

Canada bans China’s Huawei Tech from 5G networks

Toronto (The Times Groupe)- Canadian wireless carriers will not be allowed to use Huawei equipment in their high-speed 5G networks, the government announced Thursday, joining allies in banning the giant Chinese technology company.

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Turkey would not greenlight NATO membership for countries imposing sanctions on it: Erdogan

Ankara (The Times Groupe)- Turkey will not allow countries that impose sanctions on it to join NATO, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

Mercedes sold world’s most expensive car for $142 million

Berlin (The Times Groupe)- Mercedes-Benz announced Thursday that it recently sold the world's most expensive car. Mercedes-Benz sold a very rare 1955 SLR coupe in its collection to a private owner for €135 million, the equivalent of $142 million. Among the most expensive cars ever sold, it is the most expensive car Hagerty has ever tracked.

Belgium confirms 2nd monkeypox case in less than 24 hours

Brussels (The Times Groupe)- The Belgian health authorities held an emergency meeting on Friday following the detection of the second monkeypox case within 24 hours in the country.

Canada bans China’s Huawei Tech from 5G networks

Toronto (The Times Groupe)- Canadian wireless carriers will not be allowed to use Huawei equipment in their high-speed 5G networks, the government announced Thursday, joining allies in banning the giant Chinese technology company.

U.S. Monkeypox case reported, as U.K., Europe report infections in growing outbreak

Europe (The Times Groupe)- In the United States, a case of Monkeypox has been confirmed in a person who traveled to Canada recently. As of yet, no one knows if the man, who lives in Massachusetts and traveled to Canada by car, is connected to the Monkeypox outbreak in Europe.

Turkey would not greenlight NATO membership for countries imposing sanctions on it: Erdogan

Ankara (The Times Groupe)- Turkey will not allow countries that impose sanctions on it to join NATO, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

Lebanon holds parliamentary elections amid severe economic crisis

Beirut (The Times Groupe)- Lebanon holds parliamentary elections on Sunday amid an economic crisis that has pushed more than 75 percent of the population into poverty.

Erdogan says Ankara not supportive of Finland, Sweden joining NATO

Ankara (The Times Groupe)- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Friday that NATO-member Turkey could not support plans by Sweden and Finland to join the pact as the Nordic countries were "home to many terrorist organizations".

China says will not accept moves undermining peace, security in SE Asia

Beijing (The Times Groupe)- China warned on Tuesday it would not accept any action that undermines peace and security in the region.

Swedish-Iranian to be executed by May 21 for spying

Tehran (The Times Groupe)- Iranian-Swedish national Ahmad Reza Jalali will be executed by May 21, local media reported Wednesday. Jalali was sentenced to death for allegedly spying for Israel in Iran.

New EU sanctions to hit Russian oil, target more banks

Brussels (The Times Groupe)- The European Union will slap new sanctions on Russia for waging war against Ukraine, targeting its oil industry, more Russian banks, and those responsible for misinformation, the EU's top diplomat said Tuesday.

Turkey, Saudi Arabia show common will to enhance ties: Erdogan

Ankara (Times Of Ocean)- The Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Ankara and Riyadh have demonstrated a commitment to developing bilateral relations at the highest level.

Sweden is likely to make a decision by mid-May on joining NATO

Stockholm (Times Of Ocean)- Sweden is expected to make a final decision on joining NATO by mid-May, the foreign minister said. He also pledged a stronger security commitment to the military alliance of 30 countries if Sweden joined.

Turkey, Saudi Arabia striving to increase relations

Ankara (Times Of Ocean)- The Turkish president said on Friday that Turkey and Saudi Arabia are seeking to expand all kinds of relations to begin a new era.

Moscow thanks Turkey for assistance in Russian prisoner’s release from US

Moscow (Times Of Ocean)- Russia thanked Turkey on Thursday for helping free Russian detainee Konstantin Yaroshenko, who had been held in the US for 20 years.

UK urges west to supply Ukraine with fighter jets

London (Times Of Ocean)- Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will say the UK and western powers should provide warplanes to Ukraine as part of long-term military support.

Russian gas supply to Poland resumes; Ukraine condemns ‘gas blackmail’

Europe (Times Of Ocean)- Gas supplies to Poland were temporarily interrupted on Wednesday, data from the European Union's gas transmission operators showed, raising concerns Russia may cut off gas to Ukraine's allies as an act of "gas blackmail".

Finland, Sweden to begin NATO application in May, say local media reports

Helsinki (Times Of Ocean)- Finland and Sweden will jointly express their desire to join NATO in May, the tabloids Iltalehti in Finland and Expressen in Sweden reported on Monday, citing sources.

North Korea vows to step up nuclear weapons programme

Pyongyang (Times Of Ocean)- In a defiant speech, Kim Jong-un pledged to boost the country's nuclear arsenal at a military parade held in Pyongyang on Monday night.

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