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Istanbul Airport tops European traffic charts Nov.18-26

ISTANBUL The Istanbul Airport saw the highest number of flights in Europe from Nov. 18 to 26, according to the European Organization for Air Navigation Safety (Eurocontrol). The airport saw an...

Islamophobia is on rise like never before: Turkish FM

ANKARA Defining 2020 as "a challenging year" for all, Turkey's top diplomat said on Friday that, in addition to the COVID-19, Islamophobia is on the rise like never before. Speaking at...

Qatar continues investments across world

BERLIN  The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the country's sovereign wealth fund, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the transfer of 10% of Borsa Istanbul's shares on Thursday. In Turkey, QIA...

Europe's economic sentiment drops in November

ANKARA Economic confidence decreased in both the European Union and eurozone in November on a monthly basis, according to the European Commission on Friday. This month, the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI)...

G20 global merchandise trade rebounds sharply in 3Q

ANKARA  - G20 international merchandise trade bounced back sharply in the third quarter of 2020 as exports and imports rose 21.6% and 18.1%, respectively, the Organization for Economic Cooperation...

Turkey, Qatar ink deal on 10% sale of Borsa Istanbul

ANKARA  Turkey and Qatar on Thursday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to finalize the sale of 10% shares of Turkey's stock exchange Borsa Istanbul. The MoU was signed by Zafer...

Disney to lay off 32,000 workers in first half of 2021

ANKARA The Walt Disney Company has said it is planning to lay off 32,000 workers in the first half of 2021 amid weak customer demand in its theme parks due...

Trump admin extends TikTok sale deadline to Dec. 4

ANKARA The administration of US President Donald Trump extended the sale deadline of Chinese video-sharing app TikTok to Dec. 4.  The Treasury Department said in a statement that the Committee on...

US: ViacomCBS to sell publishing arm for $2.1B

ANKARA American media company ViacomCBS announced Wednesday it agreed to sell its subsidiary publishing firm, Simon & Schuster, for $2.175 billion.  The third-largest publisher in the US will be sold to...

Netflix increases fees for US subscribers

ANKARA Netflix is raising subscription prices in the US for the first time since January 2019. The world's largest streaming company said Thursday in a statement that it increases the price...

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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...