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Police brutality protests turn violent in Paris

PARIS Saturday marked a day of widespread protest in France as "The March of Freedoms" saw thousands decry police brutality and a new global security bill that favors protecting police...

UK looks to start Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine supply

LONDON The British government has formally asked the UK’s independent medicines regulator to assess the suitability of Oxford/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for temporary supply, a statement said Friday. The request is considered...

Webinar discusses Islamophobia in Europe

ANKARA – An online webinar Thursday discussed the roots and context of global Islamophobia in light of Islamophobia Awareness Month. The event, titled “Global Islamophobia: Roots, Context and Deconstruction,” which...

Europe mulls action vs Turkey over reopening of Maras

ANKARA – The European Parliament adopted a resolution Thursday calling on the European Union to take action against Turkey over its decision in October to reopen the coastline of...

French police officers suspended over violence

PARIS French police officers, who were filmed using violence against migrants and journalists at a protest on Tuesday, have been suspended, said the country's interior minister. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said...

Europol claims foiling payment card scam worth $47.5M

ANKARA The European Union's law enforcement agency claimed on Thursday of foiling a payment card scam, thus preventing online fraudsters from stealing €40 million ($47.5 million). “Carding Action 2020, an operation...

Merkel: COVID-19 vaccination possible by Christmas

BERLIN The first coronavirus vaccine doses could be available in Germany before Christmas, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday. Speaking at the parliament on her government’s plan to combat COVID-19, Merkel...

Sweden: COVID-19 vaccination could begin in January

ANKARA Sweden’s COVID-19 vaccination program could begin as early as January, the health authority announced Thursday. "First of all, the vaccine must go through the required reviews and be approved for...

Swedish royal couple tests positive for COVID-19

ANKARA Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia have tested positive for coronavirus, the Swedish royal court said on Thursday. Carl Philip, the 41-year-old son of King Carl XVI...

France’s controversial security law risks press freedom

PARIS The controversial security law in France is being criticized for violating the press freedom and right to privacy as well as due to concerns of rising police violence 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...