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Putin, Russian Security Council discuss Libyan crisis

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Libyan conflict in a video conference with the country's Security Council on Friday. "The situation in Libya was discussed with an emphasis on the...

Bosnia: Srebrenica genocide exhibition begins

BELGRADE, Serbia  Bosnia and Herzegovina opened a photo exhibition on Tuesday as part of the 25th anniversary of Srebrenica genocide. The exhibition in Srebrenica town aims at contextualizing the 1995 genocide,...

UK 'cash for favors' minister implicated in new scandal

LONDON Robert Jenrick, the UK’s housing secretary who has been engulfed in a series of “cash for favors” scandals, was accused on Sunday of helping another Conservative Party donor in...

Local lockdown in Catalonia due to virus outbreak

OVIEDO, Spain The government of Catalonia announced on Saturday that the county of Segria will be placed under lockdown to try to contain the spread of COVID-19. Residents were informed of...

Putin jokes about hanging LGBT symbol on US Embassy

MOSCOW  The US Embassy in Russia shows who is employed at the facility by hanging a LGBT banner on its building, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday. He then laughed to...

Russian election body approves constitutional vote

MOSCOW The Russian Central Election Commission (CEC) approved the results of the vote on constitutional amendments on Friday. "Amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation voted by more than...

France: Prime Minister Edouard Philippe resigns

PARIS France’s prime minister, Edouard Philippe, on Friday handed in his letter of resignation and that of his government to his boss, President Emmanuel Macron, and the president accepted, said...

ECHR denounces France's treatment of asylum seekers

PARIS  The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in a judgement Thursday condemned the treatment of three male asylum seekers living in France under what it termed "inhuman and degrading...

UK unveils safety plan to reopen schools in September

LONDON  The British government outlined its plan to fully reopen English schools in autumn as health authorities announced a further 89 deaths from coronavirus across the UK over the past...

21,100 arrive in Athens on 1st day of border reopening

ATHENS  The Greek capital Athens received around 21,100 passengers and 55 international flights at its International Airport on its first day of fully reopening its borders on July 1, airport...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – July 13, 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.  Coronavirus...

Turkish police arrest 75 for selling drugs in Istanbul

ISTANBUL A total of 75 people were arrested early Monday for selling drugs in Turkey’s metropolitan city of Istanbul. Anti-drug police squads carried out an operation...

5.5-magnitude earthquake strikes western Indonesia

JAKARTA A magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolted Indonesia’s western province of Aceh early Monday, according to the country's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysical Agency (BMKG). The quake’s epicenter...

Ghana reports nearly 700 new coronavirus cases

ABUJA, Nigeria Ghana reported 692 new coronavirus cases over the past day, bringing the country’s total to 24,518, local authorities said Sunday. Ghana Health Services said...

South Africa extends COVID-19 measures for a month

ABUJA, Nigeria South Africa extended measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus Sunday as the number of cases in the country continued to...

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