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France's top court rejects core of law targeting online hate speech

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:54
France's top court rejected most of a draft law that would have compelled social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter to remove any hateful content within 24 hours, it said on Thursday.
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U.S. offers $10 million reward for capture of former Colombian rebels

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:52
The United States on Thursday said it was offering rewards of up to $10 million each for information leading to the arrest or conviction of two former leaders of Colombia's FARC rebel group.
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Diplomacy in the time of coronavirus: Johnson and Macron trade bows, thumbs up

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:34
Standing apart on either side of a strip of red carpet outside Number 10 Downing Street, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron demonstrated the unusual reality of international diplomacy in the coronavirus era.
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NATO to investigate Mediterranean incident between French, Turkish warships

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:28
NATO will investigate French accusations that Turkey's navy failed to respond to an allied call for inspection this month in the Mediterranean, the alliance chief said on Thursday, an incident Paris suspects involved Turkish arms smuggling to Libya.
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Canada's Trudeau backs opposition leader kicked out of Parliament in racism row

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:15
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday backed the leader of an opposition party who was ejected from the House of Commons for branding a member of another party a racist and refusing to apologize.
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Russia says to react if Germany takes action on killing of Chechen ex-rebel

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:13
Moscow will react if Berlin takes new actions against Russia over the killing of a Georgian national in the German capital last year, Russia's ambassador to Germany said on Thursday, Interfax news agency reported.
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Nigeria's president rebukes security chiefs over worsening violence

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:13
Nigeria's president criticised his heads of security on Thursday for their handling of attacks across the north of the country and said more needs to be done to resolve the problem, the national security adviser said.
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Lloyd's of London to pay for 'shameful' Atlantic slave trade role

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:48
The Lloyd's of London insurance market has apologised for its "shameful" role in the 18th and 19th Century Atlantic slave trade and pledged to fund opportunities for black and ethnic minority groups.
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Explainer: London faces up to former role insuring Atlantic slave trade

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:47
London is facing up to its role in insuring the slave trade as part of a sweeping global reassessment of history and racism.
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NATO to investigate Mediterranean incident with Turkey

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:32
NATO will investigate French accusations that Turkey's navy failed to respond to an allied call for inspection this month in the Mediterranean, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday following a meeting of defence ministers.
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UK says EU trade deal will be difficult if no progress before October

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:29
Britain warned the European Union on Thursday that it would be difficult to conclude a Brexit free trade deal by the end of the year unless broad agreement had been reached by October.
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Fearing 'autumn of discontent', EU to seek unity on recovery plan

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:26
European Union leaders will try to narrow their differences over a coronavirus economic recovery plan at a summit on Friday, worried that further bickering and delay will only dent public confidence in the bloc as a deep downturn takes hold.
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Russian aircraft active in Libya, AFRICOM says

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:24
Russian jets delivered to Libya in May are being actively used in the North African country, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said on Thursday.
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U.N. mulls proposal to reopen Iraq crossing for pandemic aid to Syria

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:07
The United Nations Security Council is considered a proposal to reopen a border crossing from Iraq into Syria for six months to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid to help millions of Syrian civilians combat the coronavirus pandemic.
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Former Pope Benedict leaves Vatican to visit ailing brother in Germany

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:05
Former Pope Benedict travelled to his native Germany on Thursday to visit his ailing older brother, the Vatican said.
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UK's Johnson, France's Macron to discuss coronavirus, Brexit: Johnson's spokesman

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:04
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron will most likely talk about the global fight against the novel coronavirus and Britain's future relationship with the European Union at talks later on Thursday.
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U.S. offers $10 million reward for capture of Colombian ex-rebels

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:03
The United States said on Thursday is it offering rewards of up to $10 million each for information leading to the arrest or conviction of two former leaders of Colombia's FARC rebel group.
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Pakistani court convicts three in politician's murder in London

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 10:59
A Pakistani court sentenced three men to life in prison on Thursday for their part in the assassination of a Pakistani political leader who was stabbed to death in London in 2010, a government prosecutor said.
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Mexico enlists F1 racetrack, military barracks to fight coronavirus

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 10:47
Mexico has repurposed a Formula One racetrack, converted a huge convention center and put hundreds of beds into military barracks to create new hospital space to ease the strain on its health system in the mounting coronavirus pandemic.
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U.S. lawmakers offer bill to block Trump from German troop withdrawal

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 10:42
U.S. congressional Democrats introduced legislation on Thursday to block President Donald Trump's plan to remove 9,500 troops from close ally Germany by prohibiting funding for a withdrawal of U.S. forces from Europe without congressional approval.
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