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Brazil police arrest former aide to president's son in graft probe

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 14:52
Brazilian police on Thursday arrested a former aide to Jair Bolsonaro's eldest son in a graft investigation threatening to undermine the president's pledge to crack down on corruption and ratchet up his battle with the judiciary.
Categories: World News

New French coronavirus deaths steady, infections creep up

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 14:50
The number of people who died from coronavirus infection in France rose by 28 to 29,603 on Thursday, the same increase as Wednesday, but the number of new confirmed cases crept up again to reach a five-day high.
Categories: World News

U.S. sanctions Mexican firms, individuals over links to Venezuela

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 14:43
The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on Mexican companies and individuals and two oil tankers under a program meant to pressure the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Categories: World News

Canada hits 100,000 coronavirus cases, major challenges remain

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 14:36
Canada officially racked up 100,000 cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday and although the outbreak is slowing, health experts said major challenges remain.
Categories: World News

Romanians protest against ban on gender identity studies

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 14:33
Hundreds protested outside the Romanian president's palace on Thursday against a proposed ban on gender identity studies which they said would infringe human rights and fuel discrimination.
Categories: World News

What is next for immigrant 'Dreamers' after U.S. Supreme Court ruling?

Reuters US News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 14:29
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 5-4 against President Donald Trump's move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that offers work permits and deportation relief to certain immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.
Categories: National News

Iran's death toll from coronavirus outbreak approaches 10,000

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 14:25
Iran is approaching 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus outbreak in the country, according to official figures from the Ministry of Health.
Categories: World News

Brexit deadline looms over day of Anglo-French solidarity

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 14:10
Prime Minister Boris Johnson told France's President Emmanuel Macron that talks on a post Brexit deal cannot drag on into the autumn, as the French leader visited London to mark the 80th anniversary of General de Gaulle's call for wartime resistance,
Categories: World News

Belarus president's main rival held in pre-election clampdown

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 14:08
President Alexander Lukashenko's main rival was detained on Thursday and accused of siphoning $430 million out of Belarus, in a widening crackdown ahead of August's presidential election.
Categories: World News

Reluctance to free 'most dangerous' Taliban prisoners slows Afghan peace talks: sources

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 14:06
Western powers are backing the Afghan government's refusal to free hundreds of prisoners accused of some of Afghanistan's most violent attacks, a release demanded by the Taliban as a condition to start peace talks, five sources told Reuters.
Categories: World News

Discord thwarts U.N. nuclear watchdog's plans for virtual Iran meeting

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 14:03
Opposition led by China to a planned resolution rebuking Iran at the U.N. nuclear watchdog's 35-nation board has forced it to call an in-person session after four days of meeting online because of the coronavirus, diplomats said on Thursday.
Categories: World News

U.S. prison riot teams faulted for injuring staff during exercises

Reuters US News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 14:00
U.S. Bureau of Prisons riot teams that helped protect the White House during protests earlier this month injured employees by deploying flash bang grenades and pepper spray during exercises last year, the Justice Department's internal watchdog has found.
Categories: National News

After second round of voting, Kenya wins spot on U.N. Security Council

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:58
Kenya was elected to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday, defeating Djibouti in a second-round of voting by the 193-member General Assembly after an initial ballot failed to produce a clear winner.
Categories: World News

Satellite images suggest Chinese activity at Himalayan border with India before clash

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:53
In the days leading up to the most violent border clash between India and China in decades, China brought in pieces of machinery, cut a trail into a Himalayan mountainside and may have even dammed a river, satellite pictures suggest.
Categories: World News

Gaza horse riders compete again as coronavirus curbs eased

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:46
Wearing riding pants, logo-decorated shirts and helmets, Gaza horse-riders resumed local show-jumping competitions on Thursday as coronavirus restrictions were eased.
Categories: World News

Pelosi urges Senate to take up 'Dreamers' bill after top court ruling

Reuters US News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:46
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday urged the Senate to take up legislation previously passed by the Democratic-led House in support of so-called "Dreamers" now that the Supreme Court has blocked President Donald Trump's effort to end their protections.
Categories: National News

Trump says process to deal with Dreamer immigrants must start all over

Reuters US News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:46
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said a legal solution was needed to address the hundreds of thousands of so-called Dreamer immigrants after the nation's top court blocked his earlier effort to end their protections, but gave no other details on how he planned to proceed.
Categories: National News

Kaepernick joins Medium, will create content on race and civil rights

Reuters US News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:44
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has joined the board of directors of Medium and will work on content focused on race and civil rights, the U.S.-based online publishing platform announced on Thursday.
Categories: National News

U.S. House panel hears from Facebook, Google, Twitter on election security

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:42
Top officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter were grilled by U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a virtual hearing on foreign influence and election security ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential contest.
Categories: World News

U.S. House panel hears from Facebook, Google, Twitter on election security

Reuters US News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:42
Top officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter were grilled by U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a virtual hearing on foreign influence and election security ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential contest.
Categories: National News

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