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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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BRASILIA (Reuters) – The number of people infected with the coronavirus in the Americas is fast approaching 4 million with almost 204,000 deaths, and the pandemic continues to accelerate, World Health Organization (WHO) regional director Carissa Etienne said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Director of the Pan American Health Organization Carissa Etienne speaks to the media
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WARSAW (Reuters) – About a hundred protesters held up banners at an election rally for the Polish president on Monday, after he said over the weekend that LGBT “ideology” was more destructive than communist doctrine, angering rights groups and opposition politicians. People protest against Polish President Andrzej Duda recent LGBT comments during his election rally
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BRUSSELS/MADRID (Reuters) – European nations eased border controls on Monday as coronavirus cases declined after three months of lockdown, with German tourists heading for Mallorca and French bargain-hunters streaming into Belgium to buy cheap cigarettes. But the continued closure of most of Spain, a patchwork of quarantine rules and remote-working by many who once commuted
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FILE PHOTO: Women wearing masks walk on a street after Prime Minister Dusko Markovic declared the country the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)-free in Podgorica, Montenegro, May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic BELGRADE (Reuters) – Three weeks after declaring it was free of the coronavirus, Montenegro has reported a new COVID-19 case — a person who arrived from
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FILE PHOTO: Worker in protective suit sprays disinfectant inside a closed makeshift hospital which had been converted from a sports stadium, following its last group of patients with coronavirus have been discharged, in Wuhan, the epicentre of coronavirus outbreak, in Hubei province, China March 8, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Mainland China
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FILE PHOTO: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin takes part in a video conference call with members of the Security Council at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia June 11, 2020. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday Russia
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CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday said the opposition would not recognize a “false” electoral body named by the government-friendly Supreme Court, while his allies pledged to extend the term of the current legislature. FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognised as the country’s rightful interim
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PARIS (Reuters) – Riot police fired tear gas to prevent thousands of anti-racism protesters marching through central Paris on Saturday, as a wave of anger continued to sweep the world following the death of African American George Floyd. Demonstrators attend a protest against police brutality and the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd,
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