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Mexico's president accuses Spain's Iberdrola of 'hidden' media attack

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 18:58
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador ramped up verbal attacks on Spain's Iberdrola on Wednesday, accusing the power generation company of mounting a media campaign against his government as well as unspecified acts of graft.
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Colombia's potential cocaine output up 1.5% in 2019, says U.N. drug agency

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 18:55
Potential production of pure cocaine hydrochloride in Colombia was up by 1.5% last year to 1,137 metric tonnes, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said on Wednesday, even as the areas planted with primary ingredient coca decreased.
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Bulgarian PM says opponents trying to undermine him to block euro entry

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 18:14
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on Wednesday accused his political opponents of trying to undermine his government with the aim of blocking Bulgaria's deeper integration into the European Union.
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Brazil coronavirus deaths climb to 46,510, cases near 1 million

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 18:12
Brazil recorded 1,269 additional COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, bringing its official death toll from the novel coronavirus to 46,510, the most in the world outside the United States.
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Ireland cuts minimum distance between pub customers if food served

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 17:51
Ireland has halved the minimum "social distance" between customers in pubs to 1 metre (3.2 feet) so long as other measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are enforced, the government said on Wednesday.
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Iran to send black boxes from downed Ukrainian airliner to Ukraine: minister

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 17:44
Iran will send the black boxes from a downed Ukrainian airliner to Ukraine, Iran’s minister of Roads and Urban Development, Mohammad Eslami, said on Wednesday, according to the Tasnim news agency. 
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Trump signs bill pressuring China over Uighur Muslim crackdown

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 17:40
President Donald Trump signed legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions over the repression of China's Uighur Muslims, as excerpts from a book by former U.S. national security adviser John Bolton alleged that Trump encouraged China's president to continue with detention camps for the minority group.
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Johnson, Macron to honour French Resistance fighters in London

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 17:40
Four men who played significant roles in the French Resistance during World War Two will be honoured by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron during a ceremony in London on Thursday.
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Turkey says it discussed lasting ceasefire during Libya trip

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 17:21
Senior Turkish officials discussed a lasting ceasefire and political solution in Libya, as well as energy cooperation, during a visit to Tripoli on Wednesday, Turkey's foreign minister said.
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Face masks outside now compulsory in major Turkish cities

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 17:08
Turkey on Thursday made it compulsory for people to wear face masks when outside in the country's largest cities of Istanbul and Ankara, as well as the northwestern city of Bursa, in a bid to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
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Turkish military official denies French claim that warship was harassed

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 16:58
A senior Turkish military official said on Wednesday it was "completely untrue" that the Turkish navy had harassed a French warship, denying an assertion by a French official.
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Turkey says discussed lasting ceasefire during Libya trip

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 16:54
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday he discussed a lasting ceasefire and political solution in Libya, as well as energy co-operation, during what he called a very beneficial visit to meet officials in Tripoli.
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Kayapó chief dies from COVID-19 in Brazil, led protest against Amazon dam

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 16:50
Brazil's indigenous people lost one of their pioneering leaders to COVID-19 on Wednesday with the death of Paulinho Payakan, a Kayapó chief who led protests against the Belo Monte hydro-electric dam in the 1980s.
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Mexico, India, Ireland, Norway elected to U.N. Security Council, one seat still open

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 16:47
Mexico, India, Ireland and Norway were elected to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, but the 193 U.N. member states must return on Thursday to continue voting to fill one more vacant seat after there was no clear winner.
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Trump signs bill calling for sanctions over China treatment of Uighur Muslims

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 16:40
U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions against those responsible for repression of Uighur Muslims in China's Xinjiang province, the White House said in a statement.
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Pompeo meets China's top diplomat in Hawaii, State Department says

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 15:52
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and China's top diplomat, Yang Jiechi began talks in Hawaii on Wednesday, the State Department said, a crucial meeting as relations between the two countries have soured since the start of the year.
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UAE citizens can travel to 'low-risk' countries from Tuesday

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 15:50
The United Arab Emirates said citizens and residents will be allowed to travel to countries deemed low-risk for catching the coronavirus from next Tuesday.
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France accuses Turkey of hostile acts to stop enforcement of Libya arms embargo

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 15:50
France accused Turkey's navy on Wednesday of acting in a hostile and unacceptable manner towards its NATO allies to prevent them from enforcing a United Nations arms embargo on Libya.
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French claim that warship harassed by Turkish navy untrue: Turkish military official

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 15:50
A senior Turkish military official said on Wednesday it was "completely untrue" that the Turkish navy had harassed a French warship on a NATO mission, denying an assertion by a French defence ministry official.
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South Africa coronavirus restrictions further eased for casinos, salons

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 15:47
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday casinos, cinemas, personal care services and certain forms of accommodation will be allowed to operate as the country further eases coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
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