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US senator urges defeat of Trump Syria-censure motion

WASHINGTON A Senate resolution that would censure U.S. President Donald Trump for his decision to withdraw American forces from Iraq must be defeated, accordoing to Senator Rand Paul. Paul is one...

US: Vaping death toll rises to 34

WASHINGTON The death toll from mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping has risen to 34, health officials confirmed Thursday. The deaths span a wide swath of the U.S. including 24 states,...

US: Hundreds evacuated as California wildfires spread

WASHINGTON Authorities have ordered residents of a small town in the state of California's wine country to evacuate as strong winds fuel roaring wildfires in the north of the U.S.'s...

Study finds dangerous lead in Canadian drinking water

TRENTON, Canada A new study released Monday has found that hundreds of thousands of Canadians, including children in daycares and schools, have been drinking water contaminated with lead. Lead is a...

Colombia thanks Turkey for 250 hospital beds amid virus

ANKARA Colombia thanked Turkey on Monday for donating 250 hospital beds to the country in efforts to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak.  "Thanks to the Turkish Embassy and TIKA Colombia, the...

Mexican president announces arrests in Ayotzinapa case

BOGOTA, Colombia Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador confirmed Saturday that in coming days arrest warrants will be issued for military personnel allegedly involved in the disappearance of 43 students...

Turkey coordinated with US before attack on Daesh head

ANKARA Turkey exchanged information and coordinated with the U.S. before an American operation to kill a terrorist chief in northwestern Syria, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said Sunday. “Prior to the U.S....

US releases first images of Baghdadi raid

WASHINGTON  The Trump administration released video footage Wednesday of the raid that led to the death of former Daesh/ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The black and white aerial footage depicts a...

US: Democratic forerunner concerned over Bolivia ‘coup’

ANKARA One of the leading Democratic presidential hopefuls in the U.S. said he is very concerned about the "coup" in Bolivia. Bernie Sanders, who has a long record of opposing military...

US Senate committee advances Turkey sanctions bill

WASHINGTON  A U.S. Senate committee voted Wednesday to advance a sanctions bill against Turkey for its anti-terror operation in northeastern Syria and purchase of a Russian missile defense system. The bill...

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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...