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Far-right intimidates foreigners, Muslims: Germany

BERLIN Germany has expressed concern over the rise of self-declared right-wing extremist citizen militias in the country, a government official said on Monday. Responding to a question raised by Anadolu Agency...

Merkel visits memorial to neo-Nazi victims

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday visited a memorial to the victims of neo-Nazi terror group and called for courage and responsibility to combat racism. Merkel, together with a group of...

Northern Ireland report: Paramilitarism 'stark reality'

LONDON Paramilitarism remains a “stark reality” in Northern Ireland and continues to be a “serious obstacle to peace and reconciliation,” a report said Monday. The report by the Independent Reporting Commission...

Spain: Political leaders to face off in only TV debate

OVIEDO, Spain Monday night, five of Spain’s candidates for prime minister will battle it out in a televised debate that could be decisive in next Sunday’s general elections. Pedro Sanchez, Spain’s...

Greek reporter slams Greece's treatment of refugees

BERLIN A Greek journalist slammed her country’s cruel treatment of refugees but praised Turkey for providing "5-star hotel" conditions for hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. "I am ashamed of the...

Italy allows NGO ship to disembark rescued migrants

ROME Italy on Sunday allowed a German rescue ship to disembark 88 irregular migrants on board in the Port of Taranto, local media reported. Alan Kurdi, a vessel of German NGO...

Russia voices main foreign policy topics

MOSCOW Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in two news conferences has voiced main topics the ministry focused on last month. In October, Zakharova held two news conferences, and provided details...

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....

German Muslims feel unsafe amid mounting Islamophobia

BERLIN Germany's Muslim community is "not feeling safe enough" amid the country's growing Islamophobia, a German Muslim leader told Anadolu Agency in Berlin on Friday. "This year we had more than...

UK: Brexit Party urges Tories for election alliance

LONDON Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage urged the ruling Conservative Party to enter an alliance in the upcoming Dec. 12 election. In his election campaign launch, Farage underlined that an alliance...

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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,...