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Trump becomes first US president to be impeached twice

WASHINGTON The US House of Representatives voted Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump on a single article of incitement of insurrection, making him the first president in US history to...

Indonesian university forms unit to combat sexual violence

JAKARTA, Indonesia  A notable university in Indonesia has established an integrated service unit that deals with efforts to prevent and handle sexual violence cases on campus.   Prof. Bambang Kironoto, deputy rector...

‘Bangladeshi port has investment potential for Turkey’

DHAKA, Bangladesh  Significant development projects are in pipeline in Bangladesh’s main port city Chittagong that "may attract investment from Turkey," an official statement said on Wednesday. "Chittagong Port, historic gateway to...

N.Macedonia holds Vevcani Carnival despite coronavirus

BELGRADE, Serbia North Macedonia held its traditional Vevcani Carnival on Wednesday despite coronavirus measures.  Every year, the village of Vevcani marks Orthodox St. Vasilij Day -- the beginning of the old...

Italian Cup: Inter Milan advance to quarterfinals

ANKARA Inter Milan bagged a Coppa Italia quarterfinals ticket after beating Fiorentina 2-1 on Wednesday.  Arturo Vidal's penalty gave a 1-0 lead to Inter but Christian Kouame canceled out that goal...

Football: Moussa Dembele joins Atletico Madrid on loan

ANKARA Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid announced the signing of French player Moussa Dembele on loan from Olympique Lyonnais on Wednesday. "Atletico de Madrid have reached an agreement with Olympique...

Turkey donates poultry, beekeeping equipment to S.Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan Turkey’s state-run development agency on Wednesday donated poultry and beekeeping equipment to vulnerable communities in South Sudan, a landlocked country in East-Central Africa. The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination...

Besiktas into quarterfinals in Turkish Cup

ANKARA A header by Cyle Larin's in minute 85 sent Besiktas to the quarterfinals of the Ziraat Turkish Cup on Wednesday. After a scoreless first half, the Black Eagles managed a...

Fatah hails Turkish efforts to end Palestine division

RAMALLAH, Palestine A leading figure in the Palestinian Fatah movement thanked Turkey for efforts to end political division in the country. Jibril Rajoub, Secretary General of Fatah's Central Committee, met with...

Portugal announces month-long lockdown

OVIEDO, Spain After Portugal registered its highest daily surge of COVID-19 deaths and infections on Wednesday, the country's prime minister announced a fresh nationwide lockdown. From Friday, no one will be...

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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,...