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Trump admin extends TikTok sale deadline to Dec. 4

ANKARA The administration of US President Donald Trump extended the sale deadline of Chinese video-sharing app TikTok to Dec. 4.  The Treasury Department said in a statement that the Committee on...

US: ViacomCBS to sell publishing arm for $2.1B

ANKARA American media company ViacomCBS announced Wednesday it agreed to sell its subsidiary publishing firm, Simon & Schuster, for $2.175 billion.  The third-largest publisher in the US will be sold to...

Netflix increases fees for US subscribers

ANKARA Netflix is raising subscription prices in the US for the first time since January 2019. The world's largest streaming company said Thursday in a statement that it increases the price...

ANALYSIS – Is Saudi Arabia really boycotting Turkish products?

ISTANBUL Several media outlets have reported that the authorities responsible for Saudi Arabia’s commercial sector have been pressuring Saudi companies to stop commercial dealings with Turkey, including boycotting Turkish products,...

Turkey: Investment demand rises despite pandemic

KOCAELI, Turkey  Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Turkey’s investment demand followed a stronger course this January to August compared to the same period last year, the country’s industry and technology minister...

Turkey breaks ground on 1st lithium-ion battery plant

KAYSERI, Turkey  The foundations for Turkey's first lithium-ion battery production facility was laid in the country's central province of Kayseri, its CEO said Friday. Ismail Hakki Dogankaya said at the groundbreaking...

US stock futures fall over Trump contracting COVID-19

ANKARA US stock market futures on Friday fell on worries after President Donald Trump contracted COVID-19, risking his re-election and hefty tax breaks for corporations.  Futures for all three major indexes...

Nearly 20,000 Amazon employees contract COVID-19

ANKARA  Amazon said almost 20,000 of its workers have contracted the novel coronavirus since March, the first time the e-commerce firm has disclosed a figure since the start of the...

Japan: Tokyo Stock Exchange resumes trading

ANKARA Japan’s Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) resumed trading on Friday after a day’s halt due to a “technical glitch.”  “We apologize anew for the significant trouble we caused due to the...

Latin America, Caribbean lose 34M jobs due to COVID-19

BOGOTA, Colombia  An estimated 34 million jobs have been lost across Latin America and the Caribbean due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report this week from the International...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...