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New York City mayor expects rapid omicron surge, peak in weeks

ANKARA New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday he expects a rapid surge in cases of the omicron coronavirus variant that may peak in a few weeks.  "We’re going...

US senator announces opposition to Build Back Better plan, endangering Biden's agenda

ANKARA In what could be a major blow to US President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda, a key Democratic senator has said he will vote against the administration’s $1.75 trillion Build...

Moderna, Johnson & Johnson approved for booster shots in US

NEW YORK The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday approved emergency use of booster doses by Moderna and Johnson & Johnson against the COVID-19 pandemic. The FDA said...

US consumer sentiment rises slightly in September

ANKARA US consumer sentiment increased in September, rising from its lowest level in almost a decade, according to data released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The index of consumer...

US Supreme Court Justice tests positive for COVID-19

ANKARA US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday evening tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Supreme Court statement. Per the court's regular testing protocols, Kavanaugh had a routine test...

US secretary of state to visit France, Mexico next week

ANKARA US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit the French capital Paris between Oct. 4 – 6 to chair a meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development...

Muslim American groups support US withdrawal from Afghanistan

ANKARA Muslim groups in the US voiced support for the country's withdrawal from Afghanistan. The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) released a written statement late Tuesday, hailing President Joe...

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 that a national moratorium on...

Pentagon report says 135,000 service members sexually assaulted

WASHINGTON Roughly 135,000 active duty US service members have been the victim of sexual assault since 2010, a Pentagon report released on Friday said as US President Joe Biden called...

Biden slams dramatic rise in anti-Semitic attacks

WASHINGTON US President Joe Biden sharply denounced on Friday a dramatic spike in anti-Semitic attacks aimed at "targeting and terrorizing" Jewish-Americans.  Biden pointed to attacks that have taken place across the...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Jan. 22, 2022

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

Smuggled Turkish historical artifacts in US returning home

NEW YORK Twenty-eight Turkish cultural artifacts confiscated in the US were handed over Friday to Turkiye's Consulate General in New York.  The seized historical artifacts, including...

NATO rejects Russian demand to withdraw from Bulgaria, Romania

BRUSSELS NATO on Friday rejected Russia’s demand to withdraw its troops from Bulgaria and Romania. “NATO will not renounce our ability to protect and defend each...

Novak Djokovic returns to Serbia after being deported from Australia

BELGRADE, Serbia Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic on Monday returned to Serbia after being deported from Australia. Djokovic, the top men’s tennis player, on Jan. 4...

Australia, New Zealand send aircraft to assess damage after Tonga eruption

ANKARA Australia and New Zealand deployed surveillance aircraft on Monday to assess the damage caused by a massive underwater volcano in the Pacific nation of...