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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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,
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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France reports 28 more coronavirus deaths, cases up slightly

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:35
The number of people who died from coronavirus infection in France rose by 28 to 29,603 on Thursday, the same increase as Wednesday.
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At least 13 killed in landslide in Ivory Coast's main city

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:31
A landslide on the outskirts of Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan in the early hours of Thursday caused by heavy rains killed at least 13 people, the defence minister said.
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Bank of England to remove any portraits of former governors linked to slave trade

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:21
The Bank of England said on Thursday it would remove any portraits still on display within the 325-year-old central bank of former governors or directors with links to the slave trade.
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Slovenia imposes quarantine for people coming from Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:20
Concerned about the biggest rise in new cases of coronavirus in seven weeks, Slovenia will introduce an obligatory 14-day quarantine from Friday for most people coming from Serbia, Bosnia and Kosovo, the government said on Thursday.
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Mozambique court jails police officers for murder of election observer

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:17
A Mozambique court on Thursday convicted six officers from an elite police unit of murder in the killing of electoral observer and rights activist Anastácio Matavel days before last year's presidential election.
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PM Johnson tells Macron: Brexit talks cannot stretch into autumn

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:10
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told French President Emmanuel Macron that it does not make sense to extend talks on a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union into autumn, a statement issued by Johnson's office said on Thursday.
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