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US Senate passes $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill

ANKARA  The US Senate passed on Saturday President Joe Biden's much-awaited $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, sending it back to House of Representatives for approval. The upper chamber had a 50-49...

US: Secretary of state hails confirmation of UN envoy

ANKARA US Secretary of State Antony Blinken Wednesday congratulated President Joe Biden's nominee for ambassador to the UN on her confirmation by the Senate. "Congratulations to @USUN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on...

US: New York attorney general starts probe into Cuomo

WASHINGTON New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Monday she is moving forward with an independent investigation into sexual harassment claims against Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  James said she received a letter...

US wasted at least $2.4B in Afghanistan: Watchdog

ANKARA Washington has wasted billions of dollars since 2008 on buildings and vehicles that were abandoned or destroyed in Afghanistan, a report by US government watchdog revealed Monday. The Special Inspector...

Trump slams Biden's first month, rules out new party

ANKARA Former US President Donald Trump slammed his successor Joe Biden on Sunday, claiming the Democratic leader had the most disastrous first month of any president in US history. "In one...

Biden to make announcement Monday on Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON President Joe Biden said Saturday that the US would make an announcement regarding relations with Saudi Arabia. His remarks came one day after the US intelligence released a report about...

US: $1.9T relief bill passes House, sent to Senate

ANKARA  US President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion relief bill was passed in the House of Representatives early on Saturday. The much-anticipated bill was approved in a close 219-212 vote, as two...

US: CIA pick pledges to provide 'straight' intelligence

ANKARA US President Joe Biden's nominee for CIA director pledged Wednesday to deliver unvarnished intelligence to politicians and policymakers. "I learned that intelligence professionals have to tell policymakers what they need...

Top GOP leaders split on Trump addressing conservatives

WASHINGTON  Republican leadership in the House of Representatives was split Wednesday on whether former President Donald Trump should address an annual gathering of conservatives. The divide between House Majority Leader Kevin...

US: 3 dead in Louisiana gun store shooting

WASHINGTON At least three people were killed in a shooting at a gun store in the US state of Louisiana, according to police Saturday. Deputies were dispatched to the Jefferson gun...

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Turkey strongly condemns Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday strongly condemned Israel’s ongoing air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have killed dozens of civilians, including children, in the besieged...

Turkey reiterates call on Israel to end attacks on Palestinians

ANKARA Turkey on Monday reiterated its call on Israel to end its violent attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem amid recent Israeli police attacks on...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 10, 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...

Turkey reports just over 15,000 daily cases

ANKARA The downward trend in the number of daily cases in Turkey continued on Sunday as the country reported just over 15,000 new coronavirus cases,...

Turkey’s Erdogan issues message on Europe Day

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday issued a message on the occasion of Europe Day, which "celebrates peace and unity in Europe" on...