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Russian fishing boat sinks in Barents Sea

MOSCOW A Russian fishing boat with a 19-person crew sank in the Barents Sea on Monday, the country's Emergency Ministry said. According to preliminary data, 17 people were killed and two...

UK and EU reach Christmas Eve Brexit deal

LONDON The UK and EU reached a post-Brexit trade agreement on Christmas Eve after four-and-a-half years of bitter negotiations and only a week to spare until the end of the transition...

UK: Millions more go under strict tiers on Boxing Day

LONDON Large parts of England will be placed under Tier 4 restrictions from Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, the health secretary announced Wednesday amid rising coronavirus cases. The new measures...

France to oppose EU-China deal over Uighur abuse

PARIS France will oppose the proposed investment agreement between the European Union and China over the use of forced Uighur labor, the country's minister delegate for foreign trade and attractiveness...

2 Paris policemen indicted for beating Black man freed

PARIS Two Paris police officers arrested last month for assaulting a Black music producer were released on Tuesday, in a development likely to stir further outrage over racial injustice and...

N.Cyprus mandates COVID-19 test for service workers

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on Sunday mandated service workers who have a close contact with customers to get tested for coronavirus.  In...

'Did not know what they were eating'

MAZARA DEL VALLO, Italy Eighteen Italian fishermen recently released after three months of detention in Libya are returning home. The sailors were abducted by forces loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar,...

Italy bans UK flights over virus strain alarm

ROME Italy on Sunday joined other European countries in banning flights to and from the UK due to concerns over a new coronavirus strain that has led to a new...

Netherlands bans flights from UK over new virus variant

THE HAGUE The Netherlands on Sunday banned air travel from the UK due to fears over the emergence of a new variant of coronavirus. According to a statement by the Dutch...

60% French unhappy with Macron: Survey

By Alaattin Dogru PARIS Nearly 60% of people in France are dissatisfied with President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Jean Castex, revealed the latest online survey. Conducted by the French Institute of...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

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...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...