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US capital to begin phase 2 of reopening next week

WASHINGTON  The US national capital will begin phase two of its reopening process next week as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to drop, Mayor Muriel Bowser said Friday. The district...

US lifts global health coronavirus travel advisory

BOGOTA, Colombia The US lifted its global health advisory that advised Americans to avoid international travel because of the coronavirus pandemic, the State Department said Thursday. 'With health and safety conditions...

US could see 100,000 daily coronavirus cases: Fauci

WASHINGTON The US could see as many as 100,000 new coronavirus infections daily, the nation's top infectious disease expert told a Senate hearing Tuesday. "We are now having 40,000+ new cases...

Trump temporarily halts many new job visas for 2020

WASHINGTON   US President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that bars many new employment-based visas from being issued this year, including the type of visas generally used for high-skilled...

US: Charges upgraded for ex-officer in Floyd arrest

WASHINGTON Derek Chauvin, the white former Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes during his fatal arrest will now face second-degree murder, officials...

US: Early voting begins in 2020 race for White House

WASHINGTON  Early voting began in the US on Friday as the states of Minnesota, South Dakota, Virginia and Wyoming allowed voters to begin casting their ballots. Highlighting the importance of the...

US: Trump urges firing of 2 cable news show hosts

ANKARA US President Donald Trump on Wednesday tried to turn the tables on two cable show hosts, accusing them of disrespecting women and being xenophobic. Citing recent controversial remarks by CNN’s...

US capital extends curfew for third night

WASHINGTON Mayor Muriel Bowser extended her two-night curfew for a third day Wednesday, as protests against police brutality and racial injustice persist in the nation's capital. Bowser told reporters the hours...

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...

Malaysia ‘deeply concerned’ by US airstrikes in Baghdad

KUALA LUMPUR The Malaysian administration registered concern Saturday for U.S. airstrikes at Baghdad Airport that killed the commander of Iranian elite Quds Force Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, vice...

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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,...