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Myanmar barber truck cuts virus worries by going door-to-door

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 10:35
A Myanmar barbershop business is trimming costs and generating cash amid concerns about the coronavirus, offering a salon on wheels to cautious customers who want their cuts away from crowded places.
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Polish and U.S. presidents to discuss nuclear energy

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 10:31
Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Thursday that he would discuss cooperation with the United States on nuclear energy in talks with President Donald Trump in Washington next week.
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North Korea continues to present 'extraordinary' threat to region: Pentagon official

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 10:27
North Korea's activities in recent days have shown that Pyongyang continues to pose an "extraordinary" threat to the Asia-Pacific region, a senior Pentagon official said on Thursday.
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Saudi proposes framework to end standoff between allies in southern Yemen: sources

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 09:46
Saudi Arabia has proposed a framework to end the latest standoff in southern Yemen between nominal allies under a Saudi-led coalition, three sources said, as violence escalates with the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in the north of the country.
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Denmark will reopen to most European nations except Portugal, much of Sweden

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 09:37
Denmark said on Thursday it would allow entry to citizens from most European nations with a low number of COVID-19 infections from June 27 - two months earlier than originally planned, including some two million people from hard-hit nearby Sweden.
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EU leaders to support extending Russia economic sanctions, sources say

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 09:31
European Union leaders are expected on Friday to back extending the bloc's main economic sanctions against Russia over the turmoil in Ukraine until the end of January 2021, diplomatic sources and officials said.
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Polish and U.S. presidents to discuss coperation over nuclear energy

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 09:30
Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Thursday that cooperation between the United States and Poland over nuclear energy projects will be part of his talks with Donald Trump in Washington next week.
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'Palestinian lives matter': Killing of autistic man by Israeli police draws George Floyd parallels

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 09:24
The killing of an autistic Palestinian by Israeli police has sparked protests by both Palestinians and Israelis, drawing comparisons with the death of African-American George Floyd in the United States.
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Malaysia could send Rohingya detainees back out to sea: sources

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 09:20
Malaysia is considering a plan to send nearly 300 Rohingya Muslim refugees detained after arriving on a damaged boat back out to sea once the ship has been fixed, two security sources told Reuters on Thursday.
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Nepal's parliament approves map including territory controlled by India

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 09:17
The upper house of Nepal’s parliament approved a new map of the country on Thursday including land controlled by India, in a row that has strained ties between the South Asian neighbours.
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Russia says preparing for new wave of coronavirus in autumn

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 09:07
Russia said on Thursday it was already preparing for a new wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the autumn, after officials reported their lowest daily rise in new infections since May 1.
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India says to join June 23 trilateral meeting with Russia, China

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 08:48
India will take part in a trilateral meeting with Russia and China next week, India's foreign ministry said on Thursday, days after Indian and Chinese troops clashed on a remote Himalayan border, leaving at least 20 people dead.
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Hong Kong store owner rejects call to remove protest statue

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 08:38
The owner of a children's clothes shop in Hong Kong has refused a request from his landlord to remove a statue celebrating anti-government protests saying he wanted to teach children about democracy and he was not violating his lease agreement.
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Pakistani court convicts three men in politician's murder in London

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 08:32
A Pakistani court on Thursday sentenced three men to life in imprison 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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German prosecutors accuse Russia of ordering murder of former Chechen rebel in Berlin

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 08:20
German federal prosecutors accused Russia on Thursday of ordering the killing of a former Chechen rebel in Berlin last summer and indicted a Russian man for the murder, which has severely strained diplomatic ties.
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Belarus president's main rival detained before election, lawyers say

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 08:19
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's main rival has been detained for questioning in a crackdown on opponents before an Aug. 9 presidential election, lawyers for the detained candidate said on Thursday.
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China finds heavy coronavirus traces in seafood, meat sections of Beijing food market

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 08:12
China has found the trading sections for meat and seafood in Beijing's wholesale food market to be severely contaminated with the new coronavirus and suspects the area's low temperature and high humidity may have been contributing factors, officials said on Thursday.
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Russian war veterans quarantined before watching parade with Putin, says Kremlin

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 07:48
Russian war veterans due to join President Vladimir Putin to review a June 24 military parade on Red Square are being quarantined at health resorts beforehand to protect their own health and that of others, the Kremlin said on Thursday.
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Canada's NDP leader Singh kicked out of House for calling MP racist

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 07:44
Jagmeet Singh, the head of Canada's New Democrat Party (NDP), was ejected from the House of Commons on Wednesday after he called a member of another opposition party racist and for refusing to apologize or withdraw his comments.
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Turkey plans more military bases in north Iraq after offensive: official

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 07:43
Turkey plans to set up more temporary military bases in northern Iraq after stepping up its strikes against Kurdish militants there, a senior Turkish official told Reuters, saying the effort would ensure border security.
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