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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...

Trump tests negative for coronavirus: physician

WASHINGTON  US President Donald Trump tested negative for the novel coronavirus on "consecutive days," White House physician Sean Conley announced Monday.   "In response to your inquiry regarding the President's most recent...

Top US general says no military role in elections

WASHINGTON The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has ruled out in an interview broadcast Monday any role for the US military in a possible disputed election. "We have established...

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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,...