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Trump: ‘A new administration' will take office Jan. 20

WASHINGTON  ‘A new administration’ will take office later this month, US President Donald Trump said Thursday, a day after his supporters stormed the Capitol building, which includes both the House...

US Congress reconvenes to count Electoral College votes

WASHINGTON The US Congress reconvened Wednesday evening to count Electoral College votes after pro-President Donald Trump rioters derailed the final step before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn-in to office later...

Trump supporters force US Senate to recess, lockdown

ANKARA  The US Senate recessed an Electoral College debate Wednesday after angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building, forcing a lockdown by police. Protestors broke glass windows to...

Pence rejects Trump's demand to interfere in vote count

WASHINGTON  US Vice President Mike Pence rejected outgoing President Donald Trump's demand Wednesday that he interfere in Congress's counting of Electoral College votes, just minutes before lawmakers were set to...

US senators to dispute Electoral College certification

WASHINGTON  Eleven Republican senators are planning to object to the Electoral College results this week, calling for an emergency audit in disputed states. In a statement, senators and senator-elects, led by...

Electoral College affirms Biden's presidential victory

WASHINGTON The US Electoral College on Monday affirmed President-elect Joe Biden's electoral victory over outgoing President Donald Trump. Biden surpassed the necessary 270-vote threshold as electors met in all 50 states...

Trump says he has 'terminated' his defense chief

WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump said Monday he has "terminated" Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and replaced him with the director of the National Counterterrorism Center. "I am pleased to announce that...

President-elect Biden pledges unity in victory speech

WASHINGTON  US President-elect Joe Biden officially declared victory Saturday, pledging to be a president who will work to mend the nation's divisions and "make America respected around the world again." "The...

US: Michigan expects voting results sooner than planned

ANKARA  The US state of Michigan anticipates that votes will be counted sooner than expected during the presidential election Tuesday, according to a state official.   State Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson...

US Election Day opens presidential race showdown

ANKARA  Millions of Americans in Eastern US states such as New York, Florida, and Georgia headed to the polls early Tuesday in pivotal elections over control of Congress and whether...

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Turkey strongly condemns Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday strongly condemned Israel’s ongoing air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have killed dozens of civilians, including children, in the besieged...

Turkey reiterates call on Israel to end attacks on Palestinians

ANKARA Turkey on Monday reiterated its call on Israel to end its violent attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem amid recent Israeli police attacks on...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 10, 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...

Turkey reports just over 15,000 daily cases

ANKARA The downward trend in the number of daily cases in Turkey continued on Sunday as the country reported just over 15,000 new coronavirus cases,...

Turkey’s Erdogan issues message on Europe Day

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday issued a message on the occasion of Europe Day, which "celebrates peace and unity in Europe" on...