news agency


Definition of news agency 

: an organization that supplies news to subscribing newspapers, periodicals, and newscasters

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South Korea's Yonhap news agency, citing unnamed sources, said the North requested talks at a higher level. Matthew Pennington, Fox News, "Trump tweets 'very nice note' from North Korea's Kim Jong Un," 13 July 2018 Reuters, a news agency, reported in June that Turkish companies operating in Turkmenistan on government contracts have not been paid in years. The Economist, "Turkmenistan finds a novel solution to mass emigration," 5 July 2018 The news agency quoted Sri Hardianto, an official at Indonesia’s transportation ministry, as saying that the wooden ferry had a capacity of 60 passengers but may have been carrying more. Mike Ives, New York Times, "Rescuers Search for More Than 160 Missing After Indonesian Ferry Sinks," 19 June 2018 Hours later, state news agency SANA said troops captured Um al-Mayadeen after a battle with opposition fighters. The Christian Science Monitor, "Some Syrians return home although risks remain," 9 July 2018 Hours later, state news agency SANA said troops captured Um al-Mayadeen after a battle with opposition fighters., "Thousands who fled recent fighting in Syria return home," 8 July 2018 The embassy was bombarded by phone calls thanking South Koreans, Korea's Yonhap news agency said, including one from Mexico's undersecretary for foreign affairs. Afp,, "'We are all Koreans;' Mexico fans mob Korean embassy after World Cup victory," 28 June 2018 Turkey's state news agency said local store owners attacked the AKP members, but the BBC cited opposition sources as saying the candidate’s bodyguard opened fire. NBC News, "Turkey's election campaigns are marred by violence," 19 June 2018 In March, one person in the province was killed and homes were torched, the news agency said. Joe Sterling, CNN, "US Embassy warns of 'imminent attacks' in Mozambique," 9 June 2018

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1873, in the meaning defined above

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: an organization that collects and gives news to newspapers, magazines, television news programs, and radio stations

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