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Greek Cypriots alarmed over increase in virus cases

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Hospitals in the Greek Cypriot administration have been alarmed over the drastic increase of coronavirus cases. Local Phileleftheros daily reported that the high number of...

Syrian graffiti artist pays tribute to Maradona

IDLIB, Syria A Syrian graffiti artist residing in northwestern Idlib city of Syria paid tribute to the legendary football player Maradona, who recently died of heart failure, drawing his image...

Spain: New virus cases down, outbreaks at schools up

OVIEDO, Spain The epidemiological situation in Spain continues to improve, with the Health Ministry reporting drops in new coronavirus infections, hospitalizations and deaths on Friday. Officials detected another 10,853 cases, down...

Fair access to vaccine not possible for poor countries

ISTANBUL After G20 Leaders' Summit decided to help underdeveloped countries in supplying COVID-19 vaccine, experts say that the amount of assistance in both the supply of vaccines and meeting the...

US: Scientist says virus vaccine 'victory of humanity'

NEW YORK A Turkish scientist in the US called the latest developments on coronavirus vaccine a "victory of humanity and science," as one candidate applied for emergency use authorization with...

South Africa experiencing resurgence of COVID-19

JOHANNESBURG Some provinces in South Africa are witnessing a resurgence of the novel coronavirus cases, the country’s health minister said Friday. Addressing a media briefing in the Eastern Cape Province, which...

Monastery in Turkey to host tourists after restoration

HATAY, Turkey  - Restoration and excavation work has resumed at the Saint Simon Monastery in southern Turkey after a pause of 60 years, and the site will host tourists...

France: COVID-19 numbers take another dip

PARIS  - France recorded another day of lower numbers Thursday in the battle against the novel coronavirus. The number of new infections fell by 2,719 to 13,563 from 16,282 Wednesday....

Turkey releases Istanbul trailer as part of Formula 1

ANKARA Turkey's Directorate of Communications released a promotional video on Istanbul by filming various parts of the metropolis in the scope of the Formula 1 races, where the 14th round...

France: COVID-19 cases tick up, deaths steadily decline

PARIS  - The number of novel coronavirus cases in France rose sharply Wednesday but fatalities declined, as did hospitalizations and those in intensive care. COVID-19 infections stood at 16,282 compared...

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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...