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Meeting between Pompeo, and China's top diplomat Yang under way: official

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 15:40
A meeting in Hawaii between the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi began shortly after 9 a.m. local time (3 p.m. EST), a senior State Department official said on Wednesday.
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Britain removes protection from Churchill statue for Macron visit

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 15:36
Workmen began removing protective hoarding around a statue of Britain's wartime leader Winston Churchill on Wednesday ahead of a visit from French President Emmanuel Macron, after the monument was covered up during racial equality protests.
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Sudan extends lockdown in Khartoum state to June 29

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 15:29
Sudan has extended a lockdown in the state of Khartoum to June 29 as it tries to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, its Security and Defence Council said on Wednesday.
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Oxford college says it wants to remove statue of colonialist Rhodes

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 15:27
The governing body of an Oxford University college said it would recommend removing a statue of 19th century colonialist Cecil Rhodes from its facade, the Daily Telegraph reported on Wednesday.
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Germany bans big events until October despite COVID decline

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 15:09
Germany will extend a ban on large events until at least the end of October to try to avoid a new wave of coronavirus infections, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.
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Honduran president hospitalized for COVID-19, treated for pneumonia

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 15:07
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has been hospitalized for COVID-19 and is being treated for pneumonia, a health official said on Wednesday, a day after the Central American leader's diagnosis was revealed.
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West African ministers propose phased re-opening of borders

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 15:05
West African government ministers have proposed re-opening borders between their countries in the first half of July and allowing in travellers from other countries with low or controlled levels of coronavirus spread by the end of July.
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Steroid should be kept for serious coronavirus cases, WHO says

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 14:58
A cheap steroid that can help save the lives of patients with severe COVID-19 should be reserved for serious cases in which it has been shown to provide benefits, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.
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No injuries as UK PM Johnson's car shunted by security vehicle: Reuters witnesses

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 14:57
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's car was shunted by a security vehicle outside parliament on Wednesday when Kurdish protesters ran into the road, two Reuters witnesses said.
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G7 foreign ministers urge China not impose security law on Hong Kong

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 14:53
The G7 foreign ministers issued a joint statement on Wednesday calling on China not to follow through with plans to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong.
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Trump to meet with Poland's Duda at White House next week

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 14:43
U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Washington next week, the first visit by a foreign leader to the White House since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Hitler's birthplace shows that confronting dark past can take decades

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 14:39
As anti-racism protesters topple statues of slave traders and colonisers worldwide, some nations are pondering how to mark their dark past. In Austria, debate over confronting one link to Adolf Hitler has taken decades, and it's not over yet.
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Kayapó chief Payakan dies from COVID-19, led protest against Amazon dam

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 13:14
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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Italian nursing homes lacked tools for COVID-19 onslaught, survey shows

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:59
Italy's nursing homes, where the COVID-19 epidemic is believed to have killed thousands of people, did not have the equipment needed to protect staff or residents, a survey by the country's top health body showed on Wednesday.
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Exclusive: Amid Brexit impasse, Germany urges no-deal preparations - document

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:59
The German government is urging other EU states to prepare for a no deal Brexit, according an internal document that casts doubt on Britain's optimism over chances of an early agreement on its future ties with the bloc.
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UAE says Turkish and Iranian interventions violate Iraqi sovereignty

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:57
The United Arab Emirates said on Wednesday that Turkish and Iranian military interventions in Iraq violated the sovereignty of a sisterly Arab country.
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Syria says new tougher U.S. sanctions breach international law

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:55
Syria said Washington's toughest sanctions against President Bashar al-Assad's government, which came to effect on Wednesday, violated international law.
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Chile tightens lockdowns as country exceeds 200,000 coronavirus cases

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:54
The Chilean government on Wednesday announced a tightening of lockdowns and "maximum" movement restrictions in its capital Santiago as the country´s confirmed coronavirus caseload exceeded 200,000.
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Panama extends suspension of international flights due to coronavirus

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:52
Panama's civil aviation authority said it will extend a suspension of international flights by a month due to the coronavirus crisis, according to a statement on Wednesday.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro says time to end 'abuses' of Supreme Court

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:50
Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday launched a new attack on the country's Supreme Court which has authorized probes into some of his activities, accusing the court of "committing abuses" and saying it was time to put "everything in its rightful place."
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