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US economy to contract 37.7% in Q2: Budget office

ISTANBUL The US economy, which narrowed by 4.8% in the first quarter, is expected to contract dramatically by 37.7% year-on-year in the second quarter amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Congressional...

Trump says Soleimani killed to stop war, not start one

WASHINGTON The U.S. killed a top Iranian general responsible for orchestrating Tehran's regional operations "to stop a war," not start one, President Donald Trump said Friday. Trump accused Qasem Soleimani of...

ANALYSIS – The American COVID-19 crisis: A disaster decades in the making

By Dr. Adam McConnel Dr. McConnel teaches Turkish history at Sabanci University in Istanbul. He holds an MA and PhD in history from the same university. ISTANBUL  The United States is the...

Pompeo says Iran undermining Afghanistan peace process

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that Iran is working to harm the peace process in Afghanistan. Speaking at a news conference at the State Department, the U.S....

House Democrats issue impeachment procedure resolution

WASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled a resolution Tuesday that would govern the rules of the ongoing impeachment investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump. Introduced by Congressman Jim...

Turkish, US presidential aides talk ties, Syria

ANKARA Turkey's Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin and U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien spoke about bilateral relations and recent developments in Syria on the phone on Monday. According to a statement...

Over half of US to soon begin reopening amid COVID-19

WASHINGTON  Over half of the states in the US will soon begin the gradual process of ending restrictions on businesses and daily life that were imposed to contain the spread...

US: Pompeo claims Iraqis thankful for Soleimani's death

ANKARA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed Iraqis were "thankful" for the airstrike that killed one of Iran's top generals in Baghdad. "Iraqis — Iraqis — dancing in the street...

US envoy says Turkey correct on Kurds who fled NE Syria

WASHINGTON Turkey "correctly" notes a significant number of Kurds fled northeastern Syria fearing Daesh/ISIS and the YPG/PYD, the U.S. special envoy to the anti-Daesh coalition said Thursday. "The Turks also point...

US commemorates Juneteenth, end of slavery

WASHINGTON The US on Friday marked Juneteenth, the annual commemoration of the liberation of black Americans who had been held as slaves in the country, amid continued outcry over the...

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Raed Salah warns of Israeli plans against Al-Aqsa

ANKARA  - Palestinian resistance icon Sheikh Raed Salah warned Sunday against the dangers that surround Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem from plans by Israeli...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – August 10, 2020

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. -...

Macron hosts donor conference for Beirut, raises €250M

PARIS - France’s President Emmanuel Macron led a virtual international donors conference Sunday to rush aid to Lebanon's capital city of Beirut, which suffered...

Israel strikes Hamas observation post in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Palestine - Israeli warplanes struck an observation post in the northern Gaza Strip late Sunday belonging to Palestinian resistance group Hamas, according...

Atletico Madrid reports two positive cases of COVID-19

ANKARA - Atletico Madrid reported two positive cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday following testing yesterday. "Among the results revealed today are two positive tests....