ANKARA (AA) - Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):
ANKARA - Newly appointed envoys of Libya and United Arab Emirates to Turkey will present their credentials to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at presidential complex.
ANKARA - Erdogan also to receive Libyan delegation led by Fawzi al-Nuwayri, first deputy speaker of House of Representatives.
ANKARA - Following worldwide pandemic situation, efforts to study and stem new omicron coronavirus variant.
WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden to travel to state of Kentucky to survey damage from deadly tornadoes.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
ABU DHABI - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to hold meeting with his UAE counterpart Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
BRUSSELS - Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan to attend Eastern Partnership summit.
BERLIN - New Chancellor Olaf Scholz to address lawmakers on government’s work.
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin to meet with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping via video conference.
ANKARA - Turkish Treasury and Finance Ministry to announce central government budget balance table for November.
WASHINGTON - US Commerce Department to announce retail sales for November.
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve to announce interest rate, economic projections.
Europe sees spike in omicron cases, weighs new restrictions
By Rabia Iclal Turan
ISTANBUL (AA) – With more cases of the omicron coronavirus variant are being reported across Europe, countries are bracing for a new wave and weighing additional measures.
Fed may signal 3 rate hikes for 2022 in key meeting: Expert
By Ovunc Kutlu
ANKARA (AA) - The Federal Reserve may signal three interest rate increases for next year after a key meeting that will conclude Wednesday, according to an expert.
Debates continue to rage over effectiveness of air defense systems
By Gokhan Ergocun
ISTANBUL (AA) - Questions persist over which air defense system is more capable of fulfilling a country’s national security objectives, with the Russian S-400, US Patriot, and Israeli Iron Dome systems the focus of the ongoing debates.
Bangladesh optimistic on 50th Victory Day
By Md. Kamruzzaman
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA) - Bangladesh on Thursday will celebrate its 50th Victory Day with a commitment to the state policy of "friendship to all and malice to none."