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Trump to leave office after Biden wins electoral votes

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would leave the White House if the Electoral College confirms Joe Biden’s victory.  "Certainly I will, and you know that,"...

Canada mosque killer’s parole eligibility time reduced

TRENTON, Canada – The parole eligibility for the killer of six people in the 2017 Quebec City Mosque shooting was reduced Thursday to 25 years from 40 years. The Quebec...

Thanksgiving 2020 looking quite different for Americans

WISCONSIN, US Thanksgiving, that uniquely American holiday of family, football and fattening up, is on a COVID diet in 2020. "From 12 to 4" is how Frank Fani, a salon owner...

Top US court blocks virus curbs on religious services

ANKARA The US Supreme Court on Wednesday night blocked the state of New York from imposing limits on attendance at religious services. Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, had placed strict...

Trump pardons former adviser Michael Flynn

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump granted his former national security adviser Michael Flynn a "full pardon" Wednesday.  "It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn...

Biden: 'We're at war with virus, not with one another'

WASHINGTON One day ahead of the national Thanksgiving holiday, US President-elect Joe Biden urged unity, saying coronavirus has devastated the nation in nearly one year.  During a speech in his home...

Fed minutes show no change in asset purchase plan

ANKARA The US Federal Reserve is in no hurry to change but will continue its asset purchase plan as a response to the coronavirus pandemic, minutes of its latest meeting...

Mexico: 113 bodies found in mass grave

BOGOTA - Mexican authorities on Tuesday announced the discovery of a mass grave in the western state of Jalisco. According to local media, the remains of at least 113 people...

US: Biden names John Kerry as special climate envoy

ANKARA US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named John Kerry, the former state secretary, as a special presidential envoy for climate to lead the country's fight against climate change. Kerry will...

Biden picks Janet Yellen as treasury secretary: report

ANKARA - US President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Janet Yellen, the former federal reserve chair, as treasury secretary in his Cabinet, according to the Wall Street Journal...

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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...