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South Africa reports over 4,000 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG  South Africa recorded 4,173 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 796,472, the country’s health minister announced...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul flat at close

ISTANBUL  Turkey's benchmark stock index was up 0.02% to close Wednesday at 1,325.49 points. Starting the day at 1,326.76 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index earned 0.2 point over Tuesday's close...

2020 to be 1 of 3 warmest years on record: UN group

ANKARA The World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) provisional annual climate report released Wednesday said 2020 is on track to be one of the three warmest years on record after 2016 and...

Turkish, US officials discuss Syria

ANKARA Turkey's presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin and the US special envoy for Syria on Wednesday discussed the latest developments in the region, according to an official statement. Kalin received Joel D....

Armenia's ex-diplomat blames gov't on Karabakh defeat

MOSCOW  A former Armenian diplomat put the responsibility for Armenia's defeat in Nagorno-Karabakh on the country's leadership. In an interview with the BBC Russian Service, Gerard Libaridian, the former advisor to...

Top Turkish, Ukrainian diplomats meet in Ankara

ANKARA  The Turkish foreign minister met on Wednesday his Ukrainian counterpart, he said on Twitter. Mevlut Cavusoglu said he held a “frank meeting” with Dmytro Kuleba in the capital Ankara. Cavusoglu added...

China challenges US economy, military, tech: Report

ANKARA  China is engaged in a global competition for power, influence and ideology with Washington and wants to overtake the US in the economy, technology, military and diplomacy, according to...

Brave Basaksehir knocked out of Champions League

ANKARA Turkish football club Medipol Basaksehir have been eliminated from the UEFA Champions League over Wednesday's 4-3 loss against Germany's RB Leipzig in Istanbul. Basaksehir lost at home but fought well,...

Ukraine interested in Turkish-made combat drones

ANKARA Ukraine is interested in purchasing Turkey's Bayraktar UAVs and wants to carry out a joint project with Turkey through technology sharing, Ukraine's foreign minister said Wednesday. Dmytro Kuleba expressed his...

Over 157 kg of heroin seized in southern Turkey

HAKKARI, Turkey  Authorities in southeastern Turkey have found over 157 kilograms (346 pounds) of heroin, local officials announced on Wednesday. Police seized a total of 157.7 kilograms of heroin pressed in...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – December 1, 2020

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...

Russia deploys S-300 defense system on Kuril Islands

MOSCOW  In a move likely to rile Japan, Russia on Tuesday deployed an S-300 air defense system on the disputed Kuril Islands in the North...

South Africa reports over 4,000 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG  South Africa recorded 4,173 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 796,472,...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul flat at close

ISTANBUL  Turkey's benchmark stock index was up 0.02% to close Wednesday at 1,325.49 points. Starting the day at 1,326.76 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index earned...

2020 to be 1 of 3 warmest years on record: UN group

ANKARA The World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) provisional annual climate report released Wednesday said 2020 is on track to be one of the three warmest years...