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Kremlin dismisses 'absurd' UK accusations Russia is exploiting coronavirus opportunities

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 06:19
The Kremlin on Thursday described accusations by Britain that Russia, along with China and Iran, was looking to exploit opportunities created by the coronavirus, as "absurd".
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Denmark will open to most European nations except Sweden, Portugal

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 06:17
Denmark will allow citizens from European countries with a low number of COVID-19 infections to enter the country from June 27, the Danish foreign ministry said on Thursday.
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Brussels adds George Floyd memorial to large mural collection

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 06:17
Brussels added to its large collection of murals on Thursday with a newly commissioned work in memory of African-American George Floyd, whose killing by police has sparked global protests against racism and police violence.
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U.S. senators unveil bill to curb foreign espionage, influence on campuses

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 06:12
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators unveiled legislation on Thursday aimed at protecting research and innovation on U.S. campuses and prevent suspected theft of intellectual property by China and other countries.
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Vietnam in talks to ease entry for visitors from China, South Korea, Japan

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 06:07
Vietnam is holding talks aimed at easing the entry of citizens from China, South Korea and Japan into the country after restrictions on foreign visitors amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.
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EU ready to go it alone on taxation of digital firms

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 06:01
The European Union is ready to go it alone with taxing digital services of firms like Google, Amazon, Facebook or Apple if there is no global deal on such a tax this year, European Economic Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said on Thursday.
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Spain will not accept threats over digital tax - govt spokeswoman

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 06:01
Spain and its European allies will not accept any threats over a proposed tax on internet giants' revenues, government spokeswoman Maria Jesus Montero said on Thursday, a day after Washington decided to pull out of talks on the matter.
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Vatican urges Catholics to drop investments in fossil fuels, arms

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 05:55
The Vatican urged Catholics on Thursday to disinvest from the armaments and fossil fuel industries and to closely monitor companies in sectors such as mining to check if they are damaging the environment.
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Spanish minister stands up for Columbus statues amid global protests

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 05:53
The education minister in Spain's leftist coalition government defended the country's numerous statues of 15th century navigator Christopher Columbus against calls by anti-racism activists to tear them down amid a wave of global protests.
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Tokyo prosecutors: ex-justice minister, wife gave 1.7 million yen to buy votes

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 05:51
Tokyo prosecutors said in a statement on Thursday that ex-Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai and his wife, upper house lawmaker Anri, gave a total of 1.7 million yen to five people last year to help get her elected.
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Germany expects EU sanctions against Russia to be extended

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 05:49
Germany expects European Union leaders this week to pave the way for an extension of EU sanctions against Russia over its involvement in the Ukraine crisis, a senior government official said on Thursday.
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Some business travel to Thailand may resume next month, official says

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 05:46
Thailand could allow inbound international travel to resume next month for business purposes, the aviation regulator said on Thursday, as the country seeks to revive an economy hit badly by the impacts of the coronavirus and global travel curbs.
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Elite French police arrest five Chechens after Dijon gang violence

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 04:50
France's elite 'RAID' police unit has arrested five Chechens after four nights of gang violence in the city of Dijon, the public prosecutor's office and a police source said on Thursday.
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Arrest of former Japanese minister could hasten PM Abe's departure

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 04:45
The arrest of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's former justice minister could be a devastating blow for the Japanese leader whose support is near record lows, raising the possibility of his departure before the end of his term next year.
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Japan to ease entry for Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand: report

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 04:42
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the country would ease entry restrictions for people coming from Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Vietnam, according to a Jiji news agency report on Thursday.
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Czechs lay ground for further easing of coronavirus measures

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 04:40
The Czech Republic will loosen many remaining restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the coming weeks, allowing larger crowds to gather, people to mostly ditch face masks and zoos and museums to return to normal operations.
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Indian families demand justice as they await bodies of soldiers killed in clash with China

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 04:38
In their last phone conversation, Neha Ojha, the wife of an Indian soldier, said she laughed off her husband's idea to name their daughter Snow White because he received the news of her birth while patrolling a snow-covered valley on the border with China.
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Iran rejects U.S. sanctions on Syria, vows to boost trade with ally

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 04:34
Iran on Thursday condemned as inhumane a fresh round of U.S. sanctions against its regional ally Syria and said it would expand its trade ties with Damascus.
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Beijing residents rush coronavirus test clinics as emergency rules expand

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 04:30
China's capital has mandated coronavirus tests for hundreds of thousands of people as it widens measures against a new outbreak of the disease that has sent anxious residents flooding to clinics for voluntary tests, putting a strain on the system.
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Top U.S, China diplomats meet in Hawaii as tensions flare

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 04:30
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met China's top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, in Hawaii on Wednesday, in high-level face-to-face talks that have become rare amid tensions between the two strategic rivals.
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