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French police arrest 4 more persons in Hebdo attack

PARIS French security agencies have arrested four Pakistani origin persons, suspecting their involvement in the attack outside the former office of Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine, according to a report published...

UK: New coronavirus strain leads to fresh restrictions

LONDON With a surging new coronavirus strain, fresh restrictions will cancel Christmas mixing in London, the southeast and the east of England starting Sunday morning, Britain's prime minister announced. Boris Johnson...

Switzerland okays its first vaccine against COVID-19

GENEVA, Switzerland Swiss regulators said Saturday they have authorized the vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech for COVID-19, the world's first approval for ordinary and not emergency usage. The Swiss Federal Office of Public...

Leaders in quarantine after Macron tests positive

ANKARA Several heads of state and leaders met French President Emmanuel Macron in the last 10 days leading up to his positive COVID-19 test results announced on Thursday. Macron on Wednesday...
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French president tests positive for COVID-19

ARIS  French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his office said Thursday morning. The Elysee Palace announced the development in a statement, saying the president took a...

Bosnia could deal with war but it is harder to fight pandemic: Doctor

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina was able to struggle in the war but it is harder to fight the COVID-19 pandemic today, said a deputy director of a hospital in...

Spain: Archeologists discover ancient Islamic necropolis

MADRID An ancient Islamic necropolis has been discovered in northeastern Spain by archaeologists. Some 400 graves have been unearthed in town Tauste, near Zaragoza city, up from 40 in 2012-13, archeologists...

Serbian Orthodox Church flouts virus restrictions

BELGRADE, Serbia The Serbian Orthodox Church has paid a heavy price for flouting restrictions amid the pandemic by losing prominent figures. Thousands of people attended the funeral of Metropolitan Amfilohije Radovic...

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...

UK looks to start Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine supply

LONDON The British government has formally asked the UK’s independent medicines regulator to assess the suitability of Oxford/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for temporary supply, a statement said Friday. The request is considered...

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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,...