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Turkey's ruling party fights its corner over wrestler joining bank board

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 07:42
Turkey's ruling AK Party defended the appointment of a former wrestling champion to the board of a major state bank, saying those opposed to the move should doubt their love for the country.
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Russian ambassador in Berlin summoned by German foreign ministry: RIA

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 07:40
Russia's ambassador to Germany was on Thursday summoned by the German Foreign Ministry, the RIA news agency reported, citing Russia's embassy in Berlin.
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Burundi's incoming president vows to unite nation isolated over rights abuses

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 07:38
Burundi's incoming president Evariste Ndayishimiye was sworn in on Thursday after the sudden death of predecessor Pierre Nkurunziza, and he pledged to unite a country that has been cut off by aid donors due to rampant human rights abuses.
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Health officials praise Laos after coronavirus-free declaration

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 07:33
International health organizations on Thursday praised Laos' early response and countrywide networks for containing the novel coronavirus after the Southeast Asian nation declared itself free of the virus earlier this month.
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From Damascus to Berlin: A Reuters journalist's quest for family reunion

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 07:29
It was still dark in Damascus as I walked down the stairs, my new life contained in a red suitcase. My mother stood next to the taxi door praying for my safety. My father was silent, certain that he would never see me again.
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As Mexico focuses on coronavirus, drug gang violence rises

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 07:27
The coronavirus is threatening to hamstring Mexico's fight against some of its most vicious drug gangs, as police and officials fall sick, security forces are diverted to guard medical centers and military barracks are converted to COVID-19 clinics.
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Factbox: Major incidents in Mexico's drug gang conflict

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 07:27
Mexico has been blighted by rising violence during its so-called 'War on Drugs' that began in 2006 during the administration of former President Felipe Calderon, who sent in armed forces to tackle the increasingly powerful drug cartels.
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Divers cut, plant coral off UAE coast to build reef

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 07:25
Off the east coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) coral freshly removed from a reef is cut into pieces and replanted by a group of divers in the waters below.
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From Damascus to Berlin: A Reuters journalist's quest for family reunion

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 07:23
It was still dark in Damascus as I walked down the stairs, my new life contained in a red suitcase. My mother stood next to the taxi door praying for my safety. My father was silent, certain that he would never see me again.
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Factbox: Major incidents in Mexico's drug gang conflict

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 07:19
Mexico has been blighted by rising violence during its so-called 'War on Drugs' that began in 2006 during the administration of former President Felipe Calderon, who sent in armed forces to tackle the increasingly powerful drug cartels.
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'Taking the knee' seems to be from Game of Thrones: UK foreign minister

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 07:17
British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday that "taking the knee" seems to have come from the fantasy TV drama series "Game of Thrones" and felt like a symbol of subjugation and subordination.
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Ready to roll: Zimbabwe cigar venture eyes smokers at home and abroad

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 07:15
A newly established Zimbabwean company has started making cigars for export, aiming to take on established players while developing a culture of cigar smoking at home.
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Taiwan to set up office to help people fleeing Hong Kong

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 07:13
Taiwan said on Thursday it will set up a dedicated office to help those thinking of fleeing Chinese-ruled Hong Kong as Beijing tightens its grip on the former British colony.
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Lloyd's of London to pay for its 'shameful' sins in Atlantic slave trade

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 07:12
The Lloyd's of London insurance market has apologised for its "shameful" role in the 18th and 19th Century Atlantic slave trade and has agreed to fund charities and organisations promoting opportunities for black and ethnic minority groups.
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Ukrainian lawmaker says he has Gutenberg Bible fragment in his private collection

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 07:11
A wealthy Ukrainian politician has made public a manuscript in his private collection that he says is a fragment of the Gutenberg Bible, the world's first substantial printed book, although researchers said it would need to be authenticated.
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Macron visits London to mark de Gaulle's WW2 resistance call and talk Brexit

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 06:57
French President Emmanuel Macron visits London on Thursday for a ceremony to mark the 80th anniversary of General de Gaulle's call for wartime resistance, and also to discuss Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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Indians hold funerals for soldiers killed at China border, burn portraits of Xi

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 06:52
Indians burned portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday as families cremated the remains of some of the 20 soldiers killed in brutal hand-to-hand fighting with Chinese troops in a disputed mountainous border region.
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Europe threatens digital taxes without global deal, after U.S. quits talks

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 06:42
France said a U.S. decision to quit global talks on how to tax big digital firms such as Google, Amazon and Facebook was a "provocation" and the European Union said it could impose taxes even if no deal was reached by year-end.
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U.S.-China tech war bigger risk than coronavirus, EU chamber chief says

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 06:41
The coronavirus has disrupted supply chains and demand across the global economy, but it is the prospect of Europe becoming a casualty in the U.S.-China tech war that keeps the president of the European Chamber in China "awake at night".
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Beijing's coronavirus outbreak under control, Chinese expert says

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 06:23
Beijing has brought its latest coronavirus outbreak under control, a Chinese medical expert said on Thursday, although the capital can still expect sporadic new cases.
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