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At least 20 dead in Venezuelan migrant shipwreck

BOGOTA, Colombia At least 20 Venezuelan migrants died over the weekend when their ship bound for Trinidad and Tobago sank en route.   The Venezuelan government said in a statement that 11...

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...

US top lawyer leaving office amid clash with Trump

WASHINGTON  Attorney General Will Barr is resigning from the Justice Department after being the focus of repeated attacks from US President Donald Trump, the outgoing commander-in-chief said Monday. Barr said in...

Canadians getting first vaccine doses

TRENTON, Canada Canadians will receive the first coronavirus vaccine Monday beginning at a Toronto hospital and two Montreal long-term care homes. While the delivery of 30,000 doses Sunday is an “important...

US stocks open higher on stimulus bill hopes

ANKARA Major US stock market indices opened higher Monday in hope that relief bill talks in Congress could soon produce a stimulus package to aid the coronavirus-hit economy. The Dow Jones...

Venezuela vows war on US blockade in 2021: Deputy FM

ANKARA Despite having the world’s largest proven oil reserves, Venezuela is waging a war of independence and survival against US sanctions and blockades, trying to save its rapidly devaluating currency,...

US hits 13M coronavirus cases

BOGOTA, Colombia - The US registered more than 13 million cases of the coronavirus Friday, one day after Americans celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday. Six days after passing the 12 million...

US defense chief in Djibouti, Somalia for Thanksgiving

ANKARA The US Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller visited Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti and Mogadishu, Somalia to celebrate Thanksgiving with American military personnel, Defense Department said in a statement Friday.  Miller...

Trump to leave office after Biden wins electoral votes

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would leave the White House if the Electoral College confirms Joe Biden’s victory.  "Certainly I will, and you know that,"...

Canada mosque killer’s parole eligibility time reduced

TRENTON, Canada – The parole eligibility for the killer of six people in the 2017 Quebec City Mosque shooting was reduced Thursday to 25 years from 40 years. The Quebec...

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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,...