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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, in Hawaii on Wednesday amid a deep deterioration of ties between the strategic rivals, their first face-to-face meeting since last year. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, speaks as Chinese Communist Party Office of Foreign Affairs Director
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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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TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Senior Turkish officials visited Tripoli on Wednesday to meet Libya’s internationally recognised government after helping it stave off an offensive by eastern-based forces. Libya’s internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj is seen with Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak during their meeting in Tripoli, Libya June 17, 2020.
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ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek sex workers are concerned that new health and safety guidelines to protect them and their clients against the coronavirus will harm their business. A sex worker sits next to a carton box containing disposable bed sheets and gloves, after the Greek government released health and safety guidelines for sex workers against
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FILE PHOTO: Honduras’ President Juan Orlando Hernandez speaks during a joint message at the Presidential House in Tegucigalpa, Honduras January 9, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, is receiving treatment and will work remotely and through his aides, he said late on Tuesday. “As
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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov, at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia June 16, 2020. Sputnik/Aleksey Nikolskyi/Kremlin via REUTERS MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin is protected from the novel coronavirus by a special disinfection tunnel that anyone visiting his residence outside Moscow must
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FILE PHOTO: Delta Air Lines passenger planes are seen parked due to flight reductions made to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage (Reuters) – The United States and China will each allow four weekly flights between the two countries, the U.S.
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FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a commencement speech during a ceremony with post-secondary graduates in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada June 10, 2020. REUTERS/Blair Gable OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada will extend the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) income support for the unemployed brought in to help people get through temporary job losses caused by
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BOGOTA (Reuters) – Reported coronavirus cases in Colombia have risen to over 50,000, the country’s health ministry said on Sunday, as neighboring Ecuador approaches the same milestone. FILE PHOTO: Medical staff talk to each other before entering the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the El Tunal hospital
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FILE PHOTO: WHO European director Hans Kluge gives status on the Danish handling of coronavirus during a press breefing in Eigtveds Pakhus, Copenhagen, Denmark March 27, 2020. Ida Guldbaek Arentsen/ Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS (Reuters) – The coronavirus induced lockdown in England should not be further lifted until the government’s contact-tracing system proves to be “robust
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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) – Russia will soon be in a position
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FILE PHOTO: Police officers patrol near the Sydney Opera House following the implementation of stricter social-distancing and self-isolation rules to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sydney, Australia, April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s two largest states will further ease public coronavirus restrictions at libraries, community centres and nightclubs,
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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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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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