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South Africa experiencing resurgence of COVID-19

JOHANNESBURG Some provinces in South Africa are witnessing a resurgence of the novel coronavirus cases, the country’s health minister said Friday. Addressing a media briefing in the Eastern Cape Province, which...

Monastery in Turkey to host tourists after restoration

HATAY, Turkey  - Restoration and excavation work has resumed at the Saint Simon Monastery in southern Turkey after a pause of 60 years, and the site will host tourists...

France: COVID-19 numbers take another dip

PARIS  - France recorded another day of lower numbers Thursday in the battle against the novel coronavirus. The number of new infections fell by 2,719 to 13,563 from 16,282 Wednesday....

Turkey releases Istanbul trailer as part of Formula 1

ANKARA Turkey's Directorate of Communications released a promotional video on Istanbul by filming various parts of the metropolis in the scope of the Formula 1 races, where the 14th round...

France: COVID-19 cases tick up, deaths steadily decline

PARIS  - The number of novel coronavirus cases in France rose sharply Wednesday but fatalities declined, as did hospitalizations and those in intensive care. COVID-19 infections stood at 16,282 compared...

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...

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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,...