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COVID-19: Spain’s daily death toll climbs to nearly 400

OVIEDO, Spain Coronavirus continues to devastate Spain, with the official death toll surging by nearly 400 on Sunday, according to new figures. In total, 1,720 people have lost their lives to...

Kosovo's prime minister goes into quarantine

BELGRADE, Serbia  Kosovo’s caretaker Prime Minister Albin Kurti on Monday said he was self-isolating as he awaits results of his COVID-19 test.   Kurti announced that he will be isolating himself due...

UK tabloid story on JK Rowling abuse condemned

LONDON  British tabloid The Sun was roundly condemned on Friday for a controversial front-page story about Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling suffering domestic abuse. The story – an interview with...

UK secures 90M more doses of potential COVID-19 shots

LONDON The UK reached a number of agreements to access a further 90 million early doses of two potential vaccines against the novel coronavirus, according to a government statement on...

EU, NATO chief condemns poisoning of Navalny

BRUSSELS The European Union has condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. “The use of chemical weapons under any circumstances is completely unacceptable and...

Lukashenko sworn in for 7th term as Belarus' president

MOSCOW Alexander Lukashenko was officially sworn in for a seventh term as Belarus’ president on Wednesday despite continued controversy over the results of last month’s elections. The swearing-in ceremony took place...

US businesswoman admits affair with UK prime minister

LONDON An American businesswoman effectively admitted in an interview with a UK publication that she had an affair with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson when he was the mayor of...

Police brutality protests turn violent in Paris

PARIS Saturday marked a day of widespread protest in France as "The March of Freedoms" saw thousands decry police brutality and a new global security bill that favors protecting police...

Athens, Greek Cypriot administration push federation

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus In a meeting on Monday, Greece and the Greek Cypriot administration continued to press for a federation solution for the island, though it has...

Poland: Number of COVID-19 cases passes 2M mark

ANKARA The number of coronavirus cases in Poland passed the 2 million mark on Friday after the country reported nearly new 26,000 infections. According to the Polish Health Ministry, over...

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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...