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Global coronavirus cases top 60 million: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON - The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide surpassed the 60 million mark Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.  The US-based university has recorded 60,186,902 infections and 1,417,319 deaths since...

Spain: New COVID-19 cases drop, holiday plan still uncertain

OVIEDO, Spain As Spain’s coronavirus figures showed some improvement on Wednesday, the country’s leaders still seem far from ironing out a plan for the upcoming holiday seasons. The Health Ministry confirmed...

France sees mid-week dip in COVID-19 numbers

PARIS France continued to see declining coronavirus numbers Wednesday with a dip in both hospitalizations and fatalities, according to the Health Ministry. Hospitalizations totaled 15,960 with 2,558 of those patients in...

France hopes for January start on COVID-19 vaccinations

PARIS France could start COVID-19 vaccinations as early as the “beginning of the year 2021” if a vaccine is deemed “effective and safe,” the country’s health minister told local media...

Coronavirus infections plummet in France

PARIS Friday saw a significant dip in coronavirus infections in France, along with hospitalizations. A total of 23,794 new cases were recorded, compared to 33,172 on Thursday, a drop of 9,378...

France still battling second wave of COVID-19

PARIS Coronavirus cases in France rose by 22,180 Tuesday as the number of daily deaths declined. The total number of infections now stands at 1,829,659. Some 472 new fatalities were reported, down...

France: Teachers to strike over poor COVID-19 measures

PARIS Teachers' unions will strike on Tuesday across France to press their demands for bolstering of health measures in schools in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. It will be an...

France: COVID-19 infections drop in welcome trend

PARIS Monday brought good news for France as the number of coronavirus infections in the country once again dropped by around half. A total of 20,155 cases were reported, down from...

France sees plunge in COVID cases as deaths pass 40,000

PARIS  France saw a sharp drop in coronavirus infections Sunday, a welcome respite after three days of watching numbers careen out of control. A staggering 86,852 cases were recorded Saturday --...

COVID-19: France records over 60,000 new infections

PARIS  France on Friday recorded the highest number of coronavirus infections so far with 60,486 cases recorded in a single day, the country's Health Ministry said. The tally is the highest...

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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,...