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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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People wearing face masks walk down the street, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Shanghai, China June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China reported 28 new coronavirus cases in the mainland as of end-June 17, 21 of which were in the capital of Beijing, the country’s health commission said on Thursday. The
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FILE PHOTO: Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for the the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany June 17, 2020. Tobias Schwarz/Pool via REUTERS BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans on Wednesday to remain cautious and stick to social distancing rules, but also added that the number of new coronavirus infections
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FILE PHOTO: The U.S.-Canada border crossing is seen amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Lacolle, Quebec, Canada April 17, 2020. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo NEW YORK/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The Trump administration said on Tuesday it would extend existing restrictions on non-essential travel at land ports of entry with Canada and Mexico due to continued
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DUBAI (Reuters) – The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said it intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement towards the south of the kingdom on Tuesday after intercepting several drones launched the previous night. FILE PHOTO: A Houthi supporter looks on as he carries a weapon during a gathering in
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FILE PHOTO – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday removed a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition from a U.N. blacklist, several years after it was first named
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ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey and Libya’s internationally recognised government are discussing possible Turkish use of two military bases in the North African country, a Turkish source said on Monday, with a view to a lasting Turkish presence in the south Mediterranean. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a news conference in Istanbul, Turkey June
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FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain’s two-metre social distancing rule was under review ahead of a potential further easing of lockdown measures on July 4, adding
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FILE PHOTO: A Deliveroo worker is seen in Dublin City Centre, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Dublin, Ireland, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff/File Photo DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland’s Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Green parties are on the cusp of forming a new coalition government after more than four months of deadlock,
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SEOUL (Reuters) – The U.S. embassy in Seoul draped a huge Black Lives Matter banner on its mission building and tweeted a picture of it in support of an anti-racism campaign across America. “The U.S. Embassy stands in solidarity with fellow Americans grieving and peacefully protesting to demand positive change. Our #BlackLivesMatter banner shows our
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a daily briefing to update on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain June 10, 2020. Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is working with Education Minister Gavin Williamson to ensure all schools
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LONDON (Reuters) – Scuffles broke out in London on Saturday between far-right activists, Black Lives Matter protesters and police trying to keep the two sides apart. In Trafalgar Square and surrounding avenues, small bands of protesters jostled, tossed bottles and cans and set off fireworks as riot police with dogs and horses lined up. Far-right
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