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French auto giant charged in emissions deception case

PARIS  Paris court has indicted Renault Group for "deception" in a case of modifying the pollutant emissions measurements of older models of diesel vehicles, the French automobile giant said Tuesday,...

Turkish Airlines resumes Ganja-Istanbul flights after 14 months

BAKU, Azerbaijan  Turkish Airlines on Saturday resumed its flights to Ganja, the second largest city of Azerbaijan.  Ganja-Istanbul flights were suspended on March 10, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The flights...

Turkey's exports to Libya jumped 58% in January-April

ISTANBUL Turkey's exports to Libya rose 58% year-on-year in the first four months of 2021 to $826 million, said a top Turkish trade group on Saturday. While Turkey's overall exports were...

WhatsApp seeks to reassure users over new policies

ANKARA WhatsApp will not delete accounts and still cannot see users’ personal messages, the popular messaging app pledged Saturday, the day when controversial updates to its privacy policy took effect...

Amazon’s $300M EU fine canceled

BRUSSELS The European Court of Justice annulled on Wednesday the European Commission’s decision on ordering the e-commerce company Amazon to pay back €250 million ($303 million) plus interest to Luxembourg. The...

US: Turkish bank seeks Iran sanctions case dismissal

ANKARA Turkey's Halkbank on Monday urged a US appeals court to dismiss a case over alleged violations of sanctions on Iran. Arguing before the US Court of Appeals for the Second...

US: S&P 500 closes near record, Dow and Nasdaq fall

ANKARA The S&P 500 closed near a fresh record high level on Monday, while other major indexes ended the day with losses in the US stock market.  The S&P 500 was...

Egypt won’t release Ever Given until compensation paid

ISTANBUL The head of Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said the Ever Given container ship, which ran aground in the waterway for almost a week, will not be allowed to...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul down at midweek close

ANKARA  Turkey's benchmark stock index closed Wednesday at 1,417.89 points, down 0.19%. Starting the day at 1,420.94 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index fell 2.71 points from Tuesday's close at 1,420.59...

Turkey's e-commerce volume jumps 66% in 2020

ANKARA The volume of e-commerce in Turkey jumped 66% year-on-year to 226.2 billion Turkish liras ($32 billion) in 2020, the country's trade minister announced Tuesday. "E-commerce spending to gross domestic product...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Aug 3, 2021

ANKARA  Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments in Turkey, around the world and the coronavirus pandemic. - Developments in Turkey, coronavirus...

Lebanese authorities 'obstructing justice' in Beirut port probes: Amnesty

BEIRUT Rights watchdog Amnesty International said Monday that Lebanese authorities are "obstructing" justice in the investigations into the massive explosion in the port of Beirut...

White House pleads with states to prevent evictions

CHICAGO, US The White House implored state and local governments Monday to use their financial and legal authority to prevent renters from being evicted now...

Turkish president praises his Croatian counterpart for solidarity amid wildfires

By Zafer Fatih Beyaz ANKARA (AA) – In a phone call Monday, the Turkish and Croatian presidents discussed the challenges of wildfires in addition to...

Tunisian president sacks 2 more ministers

TUNIS, Tunisia A week after dismissing the government, Tunisia’s President  Kais Saied on Monday issued presidential orders to sack and replace two more ministers. According to...