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TAIPEI (Reuters) – A recall vote for a high-profile mayor is stirring political acrimony in Taiwan, with accusations of voter intimidation and official interference, and could bring new problems for the main opposition party, already reeling from losing January elections. FILE PHOTO: Kuomintang party’s presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu admits defeat in presidential election in Kaohsiung,
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Protesters hold banners in front of the Capitol Hill during a rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of African-American man George Floyd in Washington, U.S., May 30, 2020. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran, always keen to score points against its longtime foe the United States, took Washington to task on Saturday over
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union urged the United States on Saturday to reconsider its decision to cut ties with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the World Health Organization (WHO), walks past the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) after the
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FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks line up at a safe social distance outside the grocery store amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tashkent, Uzbekistan April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Mukhammadsharif Mamatkulov TASHKENT (Reuters) – Uzbekistan has extended measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus until June 15, but relaxed some restrictions, allowing the
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FILE PHOTO: People walk outside Dubai mall after the UAE government eased a curfew and allowed stores to open, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates May 3, 2020. REUTERS/Abdel Hadi Ramahi/File Photo DUBAI (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates will shorten from Saturday by two hours a nightly
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FILE PHOTO: The Twitter logo and binary cyber codes are seen in this illustration taken November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Twitter has flagged a tweet written in March by a Chinese government spokesman that suggested the U.S. military brought the novel coronavirus to China, as the social media platform ramps up
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britons took to their doorsteps and balconies on Thursday to show their appreciation for health workers on the front line of the coronavirus crisis, in what could be the last such celebration. The ‘Clap for Carers’ initiative has for the last 10 weeks been an emotional moment of solidarity among citizens enduring
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FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Istanbul, Turkey, January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey will lift restrictions on intercity travel and allow restaurants, cafes, parks and sports facilities to reopen from June 1 as it eases restrictions imposed to curb
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FILE PHOTO: Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto attends a news conference at the Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary and Slovenia eased coronavirus border restrictions on Thursday to allow travel by their citizens between the two countries, their foreign ministers told a joint press conference at
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HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s parliament approved a decision on Thursday to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists in the city and Western countries fear could endanger its special autonomy and freedoms. China says the legislation will be aimed at tackling secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference in the
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FILE PHOTO: General view of the almost empty Khaosan Road, which is usually crowded with tourists, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bangkok, Thailand, May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha -/File Photo BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand on Thursday reported 11 new coronavirus cases and no new deaths, bringing its total to 3,065 confirmed
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FILE PHOTO: Colombia’s President Ivan Duque addresses the nation in a televised speech, in which he declared a state of emergency, as preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Bogota, Colombia March 17, 2020. Courtesy of Colombian Presidency/Handout via REUTERS BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia will begin easing restrictions put in place
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