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Russia warns against call to war by Libya's Haftar

MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned on Wednesday against resumption of hostilities in Libya. Speaking at a news conference in Moscow following a meeting with his Libyan counterpart Mohamed Siala,...

EU, China agree on investment deal in principle

ANKARA EU officials on Wednesday held a videoconference with Chinese President Xi Jinping where they concluded an investment deal “in principle”. “Today, the EU & China concluded in principle negotiations on...

Russia extends UK flights ban over new virus variant

MOSCOW Russia on Monday extended the suspension of air traffic with the UK till Jan.12, as a new coronavirus variant said to be more contagious spreads across the world. The decision...

Indonesia invents breath-based COVID-19 detector

JAKARTA Indonesian researchers have invented a tool to detect COVID-19 infection through a patient's breath. The tool, called GeNose C19, had received a distribution permit from Indonesia’s Health Ministry on Dec....

Russia expels Bulgarian diplomat in retaliatory move

MOSCOW In a retaliatory move, Russia on Monday declared Bulgarian military attache in Moscow persona non grata. In a statement on its official website, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Bulgaria's Military...

Sweden: YouTube bans far-right channel

STOCKHOLM YouTube on Monday removed a channel that belongs to a right-wing group in Sweden, according to local media. The channel, Swebbtv, gives a platform to well-known right-wing extremists and conspiracy...

US stocks up with hopes of increase in stimulus checks

ANKARA  US stocks opened Monday with gains to kick off the last trading week of 2020 on a higher note over hopes of Democrats pushing to increase the amount of...

Ethiopia: Banking services resume in Tigray capital

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Banking services in Mekele, the capital of Ethiopia's northernmost region Tigray, resumed on Monday, more than a month after they were disrupted when the federal government launched...

Who was alleged Nashville bomber Anthony Warner?

ANKARA  The late suspect in the Christmas Day bombing in the US city of Nashville is described by his neighbors as a quiet, introverted person, said local press accounts. Warner, 63,...

Cuba slams US for pardoning war criminals

ANKARA Cuba on Monday blasted the US move to issue pardons for war criminals convicted of killing civilians in Iraq. "The pardons granted to war criminals hired by the US as...

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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,...