news agency


Definition of news agency

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

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Russia has denied those allegations, and a spokesman for Mr. Putin reiterated that stance Thursday, according to reports by Russia’s state news agency TASS. Mengqi Sun, WSJ, "Mueller Report Sheds Light on Russia’s Concerns Over U.S. Sanctions," 19 Apr. 2019 Almost 70 percent of Russians are ready to support Putin in the March 18 election, according to a poll published Thursday by state news agency, TASS. Alastair Jamieson, NBC News, "Vladimir Putin set for state of the union speech as election looms," 1 Mar. 2018 An official report detailing the cause of the failure is due to be published today, but Russian officials told news agencies yesterday that the problem was an on-board sensor used to track the separation of the rocket’s boosters. James Vincent, The Verge, "Watch the Russian rocket failure that forced two astronauts to make an emergency landing," 1 Nov. 2018 Russia’s Izvestia news agency reports another squadron, part of the 317th Composite Air Regiment stationed in the Kamchatka region out of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Yelizovo airport, will carry out the patrols from the other side of Russia. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia Resumes Fighter Patrols Over the North Pole," 6 Feb. 2019 Chad Carroll denied a report by South Korea's Yonhap news agency that U.S. military vehicles carrying more than 200 caskets were planning to cross into North Korea on Saturday. NBC News, "U.S. prepares for North Korea's return of American war remains," 23 June 2018 The dpa news agency quoted police as saying the man appeared to be confused. Michael Sohn, The Seattle Times, "Man with knife, officer wounded in Berlin cathedral shooting," 3 June 2018 In December, kidnappers in Ukraine received a ransom worth more than one million in bitcoins for releasing their victim -- an employee of a British cryptocurrency exchange, according to a report from Reuters news agency. Stephanie Busari, CNN, "The 13-year-old South African boy kidnapped for a bitcoin ransom has been found," 24 May 2018 At least 27 people died and another 100 were injured in the western state of Rajasthan, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. Jane Onyanga-omara, USA TODAY, "Scores dead after powerful rain and dust storms lash parts of India," 3 May 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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