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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets French President Emmanuel Macron at Downing Street in London, Britain, June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/Pool LONDON (Reuters) – Standing apart on either side of a strip of red carpet outside Number 10 Downing Street, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron demonstrated the unusual reality of international
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FILE PHOTO: Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov visits the Dream Island amusement park ahead of its upcoming inauguration in Moscow, Russia February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/Pool MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin on Thursday described accusations by Britain that Russia, along with China and Iran, was looking to exploit opportunities created by the coronavirus, as “absurd”. “We
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions over the repression of China’s Uighur Muslims, as excerpts from a book by his former national security adviser alleged he had approved of their mass detention. U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to discuss a Trump administration plan aimed at helping to
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FILE PHOTO: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attends a joint news conference with his Finnish counterpart Pekka Haavisto in the House of the Estates in Helsinki, Finland March 3, 2020. Lehtikuva/Markku Ulander via REUTERS MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow would welcome efforts by Washington to use its
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FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask walks past a social distancing sign on a store window, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), near Piccadilly Circus in London, Britain June 15, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom’s COVID-19 death toll has hit 53,077, according to a Reuters tally
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing authorities imposed more restrictions to stop the spread of a fresh outbreak of coronavirus in the Chinese capital to other provinces, banning outbound travel of high-risk people and suspending some transportation services out of the city. FILE PHOTO: Security guards wearing face masks stand outside the Jingshen seafood market which has
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BRUSSELS/MADRID (Reuters) – European nations eased border controls on Monday as coronavirus cases declined after three months of lockdown, with Germans escaping to holiday destinations and French people streaming into Belgium to buy cheap cigarettes. A passenger wearing a face mask walks past thermic cameras at the Zaventem International Airport, as Belgium eases restrictions aimed
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European countries ease some border controls on Monday after coronavirus lockdowns, but Spain’s continued closure, a patchwork of restrictions elsewhere and new ways of working mean pre-pandemic levels of travel are a long way off. FILE PHOTO: A passenger wearing a protective face mask walks at Fiumicino Airport, where new security measures
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor Rishi Sunak chairs the daily COVID-19 briefing at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain May 29, 2020. Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government will review its two-meter social distancing rule as a matter of urgency as it tries to help the country’s economy recover from a
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned “racist thuggery” after far-right protesters clashed in London on Saturday with anti-racist demonstrators and police trying to keep the two sides apart. Fights broke out between groups outside London’s Waterloo station, with fireworks thrown before police cordoned off areas. On a nearby bridge, stones were lobbed
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a joint briefing about an executive order from U.S. President Donald Trump on the International Criminal Court at the State Department in Washington, U.S., June 11, 2020. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/Pool WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi in Hawaii,
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Medical workers wearing protective suits are seen outside the migrant shelter “Casa INDI”, where some migrants have been infected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Monterrey, Mexico June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s health ministry reported a record 5,222 new confirmed coronavirus infections along with 504 additional fatalities on Friday, bringing
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Cruise missiles used in several attacks on oil facilities and an international airport in Saudi Arabia last year were of “Iranian origin,” U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council in a report seen by Reuters on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a session of the Human
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday issued an executive order authorizing sanctions against individuals involved in an International Criminal Court investigation into whether U.S. forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops, with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani standing behind him, during an unannounced
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that he would not be intimidated or give into coercion when asked on Thursday whether Australia would keep taking hits on exports from major trading partner China. FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a joint press conference at Admiralty House in Sydney, Australia,
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FILE PHOTO: Richard Grenell U.S. Ambassador to Germany attends the “Rally for Equal Rights at the United Nations (Protesting Anti-Israeli Bias)” aside of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo BERLIN (Reuters) – The United States is planning to withdraw troops from Germany because Americans
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Muslims attend Friday prayers at al Husseini mosque for the first time after the closure of places of worship in Jordan for more than two months amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in downtown Amman, Jordan June 5, 2020. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed AMMAN (Reuters) – Mosques in Jordan opened for communal prayers
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ISLAMABAD/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Four weeks ago, with its most important festival coming up and millions of people facing starvation as economic activity dwindled, Pakistan lifted a two-month-long coronavirus lockdown.   FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask walks amidst the rush of people outside an electronics market, after Pakistan started easing the lockdown
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