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Macron announces industry aid as COVID-19 cases rise

PARIS France confirmed on Friday an increase of 7,379 in coronavirus infections over the last 24 hours, with cases reported overall at 267,077. The death toll, however, is not nearly keeping...

Putin, Lukashenko discuss protests in Belarus

MOSCOW The Russian and Belarusian presidents discussed in a phone talk on Friday protests in Belarus. Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko also spoke about the resumption of transport communications, the press...

August record-breaking month for UK migrant arrivals

LONDON  Some 1,450 migrants arrived in the UK by boat this August, according to a analysis by London-based news agency PA Media released Tuesday. The figure is thought to be a...

EU ready to work with new Montenegrin government

BRUSSELS The EU looks forward to working together with Montenegro's new government and parliament on the country’s accession to the bloc. "The European Union is fully committed to continue supporting Montenegro's...

Putin backs amendment for unlimited presidential terms

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday an amendment to the country's constitution that would lift the restrictions for one person to be in presidential office more than two...

Police close London bridge due to 'abandoned' car

LONDON A central bridge in London has been closed on Friday as police cordoned the area after the discovery of a suspicious "abandoned" car, according to a police statement....

Nobody in Russia wins from Navalny’s poisoning: Kremlin

MOSCOW Russia is interested in clarifying what happened to Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny and needs wider cooperation with Germany in this case, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday. To...

Russia, Iran discuss anti-virus cooperation

MOSCOW Russian and Iranian foreign ministers discussed cooperation in combatting the coronavirus pandemic in a phone talk on Monday, according to an official statement. Sergey Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad...

France to hold elections amid coronavirus concerns

PARIS France will hold the first round of local elections on Sunday amid fears over the coronavirus outbreak which has claimed 80 lives in the country so far. More than 47...

UK: Men detained by police at airport released

LONDON  Two men, who were detained by counter-terrorism police on Sunday after a plane landed in London, have been released from custody, local media reported on Monday. British fighter jets were...

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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,...