news agency

noun

Definition of news agency 

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

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During the encounter with the deputies, one of the deputies eventually shined a flashlight in his face, Cambre told the news agencies. Robert Rhoden, NOLA.com, "FBI asked to review deputies' tasing, beating of Pearl River veteran," 30 Mar. 2018 Parts of the interview with the NTV station appeared on a messaging app site of Assad’s office, Russian state news agency Tass reported. Sarah El Deeb, BostonGlobe.com, "Syria resumes use of barrel bombs in southwest offensive," 22 June 2018 The video received wide media coverage in Iran, including on the state news agency IRNA and the website of Radio Farda (the most popular station in the country) and Radio Zaman. Ariel Kahana, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Netanyahu's water-tech offer attracts Iranian internet users," 19 June 2018 Kyrgyzstan's Prime Minister Mukhammedkaliy Abylgaziye on Monday apologized to the victims of the crash and invited them to come to his country for treatment and recovery, the Russian state news agency RIA-Novosti reported. Fox News, "Kremlin is relieved that no one died in Moscow taxi crash," 18 June 2018 The announcement, via state news agency KCNA, also included plans to shutter its nuclear test site, according to the Washington Post. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "North Korea’s freeze on nuclear testing isn’t a victory — it’s negotiation," 20 Apr. 2018 Katenberg, who did not return multiple messages seeking comment, has been in The Associated Press’ sights ever since his email was identified among a massive hacker hit list handed to the news agency by Secureworks last year. Raphael Satter, BostonGlobe.com, "Long-hidden hackers unmasked by special counsel investigation," 13 July 2018 Katenberg, who did not return multiple messages seeking comment, has been in The Associated Press' sights ever since his email was identified among a massive hacker hit list handed to the news agency by Secureworks last year. Raphael Satter, chicagotribune.com, "Elusive Russian hackers unmasked by U.S. special counsel," 13 July 2018 Meanwhile, Honduran authorities have launched an investigation to determine exactly how the accident happened, according to Spanish news agency EFE. Samantha Schmidt, ajc, "Tourists on honeymoon collide while zip-lining, leaving husband dead and wife injured," 10 July 2018

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1873, in the meaning defined above

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news agency

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English Language Learners Definition of news agency

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

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