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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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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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WARSAW (Reuters) – Jewish community leaders in Warsaw on Tuesday voiced their opposition to the “dehumanising” language they say is being used against LGBT (lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender) people in Poland’s presidential election campaign. FILE PHOTO: People hold banners with words ‘Homophobia kills’ as they take part in demonstration for LGBT rights in front
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People wearing protective masks walk inside a subway station after the city government lifted restrictions on car traffic and public transport along with factory works, to resume under strict sanitary protections, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Mexico City, Mexico June 15, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico passed the grim
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FILE PHOTO – U.S. soldier are pictured during an exercise of the U.S. Army’s Global Swift Response 17 Media Day near Hohenfels, Germany, October 9, 2017. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States would bring down the number of troops it stations in Germany to 25,000, a cut
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FILE PHOTO: Portugal’s Primer Minister Antonio Costa speaks during a news conference on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Ajuda palace in Lisbon, Portugal March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante LISBON (Reuters) – Negotiations between Portugal and Britain on an “air bridge” that would allow British tourists to dodge a mandatory COVID-19 quarantine upon returning home are still
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FILE PHOTO: Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin arrives for the second day of the European Union leaders summit, held to discuss the EU’s long-term budget for 2021-2027, in Brussels, Belgium, February 21, 2020. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause/File Photo HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finland is withdrawing the emergency powers act that parliament adopted in March to tackle the coronavirus
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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – People in the Netherlands convicted of crimes related to alcohol abuse will have to wear a special ankle bracelet to monitor their drinking habits once the government has passed the necessary legislation. Probation officer Tony Rubino adjusts an ankle strap, called “alcoholmeter”, that can measure alcohol consumption from sweat due to control
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the M&S clothing department and other retail outlets in Westfield Stratford to see the COVID-19 measure taken before reopening tomorrow, in London, Britain June 14, 2020. Julian Simmonds/Pool via REUTERS (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that Britain cannot “photoshop” its cultural landscape and complex history as doing so
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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) – President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday Russia
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s two largest states will further ease public coronavirus restrictions at libraries, community centres and nightclubs, officials said on Sunday, despite recording increases in new infections. FILE PHOTO: Tourists take in the view at a Three Sisters rock formation lookout in Blue Mountains National Park in the wake of regional travel re-opening
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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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