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US coronavirus death toll hits 200,000: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON The number of people in the US who have died from COVID-19 surpassed the grim 200,000 milestone Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The Maryland-based school recorded 200,005 deaths...

US: Nearly 4,000 arrested during George Floyd protests

ANKARA Some 4,000 people were arrested across the US, as protests continue over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after being pinned down by a...

US election predictor with proven record picks Biden

WASHINGTON A professor with a track record in choosing the victor in US presidential contests has picked presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden to beat President Donald Trump in November's polls. American...

Trump says Morales’ resignation warning sign to others

WASHINGTON  The resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales should serve as a warning sign to other regional leaders at loggerheads with the U.S., President Donald Trump said Monday. "These...

US Election: Judge orders rush delivery of mail ballots

ANKARA  A federal judge ordered Tuesday the United States Postal Service (USPS) to expedite their efforts for rush delivery of mail-in ballots as deadline looms in many states on Election...

Political funding drives American elections

TRENTON, Canada When America’s two major political parties sit down to plan strategy in their war to secure their candidates’ paths to the White House, there is an elephant sitting...

US coronavirus cases top 6M

ANKARA  Coronavirus cases in the US surged beyond 6 million on Wednesday, according to a running tally of Johns Hopkins University. The Maryland university counted 6,002,615 confirmed infections and over 183,000...

NBA: Clippers beat Warriors 141-122

ANKARA The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Golden State Warriors 141-122 in the Warriors' first game at the Chase Center late Thursday. Lou Williams and two-time NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard...

US resumes Pakistan military training program

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Washington has resumed a military training program with Pakistan, U.S. officials said. The announcement on Friday said that the International Military Education and Training Program (IMET) came just hours...

Trump: Some deaths are possible while US reopens

WASHINGTON  President Donald Trump said Tuesday “it's possible” that some people will die in the US when coronavirus restrictions are loosened.   He was speaking in an exclusive interview with ABC News...

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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,...