news agency


Definition of news agency 

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

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During the talks, Patrushev emphasized the importance of maintaining the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, the Security Council said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies. Fox News, "Treaty exits and extensions top Trump adviser's Moscow talks," 23 Oct. 2018 The Washington Post has a detailed report on the relationship between President Trump and Fox News pundit and walking journalism ethics catastrophe Sean Hannity, who treats his subject with all the deference of the official North Korean news agency. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "Report: Hannity Is One of Trump’s Least Sycophantic Advisers," 17 Apr. 2018 According to the Houthis’ official Saba news agency, the Houthis shot short-range Badr-1 missiles at an Apache helicopter base in the southern Saudi city of Najran. Asa Fitch, WSJ, "Rocket Barrage Threatens Timid Hopes for Peace in Yemen," 29 Nov. 2018 The news agencies on Saturday named those executed as Soleiman Mozafari, Esmail Sufi, Rahman Behrouz, Majed Mortezai, Sirous Azizi, Ayoub Esmaili, Khosro Ramezani and Osman Behrouz. Amir Vahdat And Jon Gambrell,, "Iran executes 8 over 2017 Islamic State attack on Tehran," 7 July 2018 Moscow’s traffic management authority said the driver was not drunk and Interfax news agency cited a source saying there was no alcohol in his blood. Anchorage Daily News, "Taxi plows into Moscow crowd including soccer fans, injuring eight," 16 June 2018 Prosecutors on Monday said the two men taken into custody — a 23-year-old Syrian and a 22 year-old Iraqi — were being held on suspicion of manslaughter, according to the dpa news agency. Fox News, "German police brace for rival protests after man is killed," 27 Aug. 2018 One report by the Reuters news agency noted that more than 80 oil tankers were anchored off Venezuelan territorial waters at one point, waiting to load, after fears of new ConocoPhillips legal moves paralyzed PDVSA oil sales. Antonio Maria Delgado, miamiherald, "Venezuelans are starving, but the country still sends crude to Cuba," 11 July 2018 Malaysia's Bernama news agency said Najib is expected to face more than 10 counts of committing criminal breach of trust linked to SRC International. Eileen Ng, The Christian Science Monitor, "Former Malaysian leader arrested for theft, money laundering," 3 July 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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