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US court temporarily halts Trump's TikTok ban

NEW YORK  A federal judge temporarily blocked an executive order issued by the Trump administration to ban downloads of the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok from US app stores Sunday, hours...

Chinese firms worried about stocks on US markets

ANKARA Chinese companies that are listed and traded on the US stock market are worried about uncertainty regarding US-China trade tensions ahead of November presidential elections. Almost 800 days since US...

Toyota becomes Turkey's 2nd-biggest exporter

ANKARA  Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey (TMMT) on Friday became the second-largest exporter both in its sector and in the country with $4.4 billion exports in 2019, according to a survey...

Turkish trade minister urges G20 to avoid protectionism

ANKARA Turkey’s trade minister on Wednesday urged G20 officials to maintain cooperation and avoid protectionism for better implementation of the group's actions. "Open, free, fair and rules-based multilateral trading system plays...

D-8, World Tourism Forum Institute ink agreement

ISTANBUL  The D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation and the World Tourism Forum Institute (WTFI) on Sunday signed an agreement in Istanbul to increase cooperation in tourism between member states. Speaking to...

Turkish, US firms to meet virtually in virus's shadow

WASHINGTON/ANKARA The 38th American-Turkish Conference will address bilateral economic, trade and strategic ties when attendees meet virtually Sept. 21- 24 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The event was organized by Turkey's...

Sony says PlayStation 5 launches Nov. 12

TOKYO  The PlayStation 5 home video game console is set to be released on Nov. 12, Sony has announced.It will first be available in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New...

Turkey defense expo to bring together S.Asian countries

ANKARA  Seeking to give the Turkish defense industry a stronger presence in world markets plus access to new opportunities, the sixth Defense Port Turkey expo is set for Oct. 26-28...

TikTok won’t sell its US operations, says owner

ANKARA Chinese video-sharing app TikTok is not selling its US base but is in talks for a possible cooperation in operations, state-run media said on Thursday. In a statement to Global...

Amazon to hire 100,000 new employees in US, Canada

ANKARA American e-commerce tech firm Amazon announced Monday it will hire 100,000 new full and part-time employees across the US and Canada to expand its operations, cashing in on a...

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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...