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Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

New French coronavirus deaths steady, infections creep up
The number of people who died from coronavirus infection in France rose by 28 to 29,603 on Thursday, the same increase as Wednesday, but the number of new confirmed cases crept up again to reach a five-day high.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

U.S. sanctions Mexican firms, individuals over links to Venezuela
The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on Mexican companies and individuals and two oil tankers under a program meant to pressure the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Canada hits 100,000 coronavirus cases, major challenges remain
Canada officially racked up 100,000 cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday and although the outbreak is slowing, health experts said major challenges remain.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Romanians protest against ban on gender identity studies
Hundreds protested outside the Romanian president's palace on Thursday against a proposed ban on gender identity studies which they said would infringe human rights and fuel discrimination.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Satellite images suggest Chinese activity at Himalayan border with India before clash
In the days leading up to the most violent border clash between India and China in decades, China brought in pieces of machinery, cut a trail into a Himalayan mountainside and may have even dammed a river, satellite pictures suggest.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Iran's death toll from coronavirus outbreak approaches 10,000
Iran is approaching 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus outbreak in the country, according to official figures from the Ministry of Health.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Gaza horse riders compete again as coronavirus curbs eased
Wearing riding pants, logo-decorated shirts and helmets, Gaza horse-riders resumed local show-jumping competitions on Thursday as coronavirus restrictions were eased.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

U.S. House panel hears from Facebook, Google, Twitter on election security
Top officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter were grilled by U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a virtual hearing on foreign influence and election security ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential contest.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Brexit deadline looms over day of Anglo-French solidarity
Prime Minister Boris Johnson told France's President Emmanuel Macron that talks on a post Brexit deal cannot drag on into the autumn, as the French leader visited London to mark the 80th anniversary of General de Gaulle's call for wartime resistance,

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Belarus president's main rival held in pre-election clampdown
President Alexander Lukashenko's main rival was detained on Thursday and accused of siphoning $430 million out of Belarus, in a widening crackdown ahead of August's presidential election.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Reluctance to free 'most dangerous' Taliban prisoners slows Afghan peace talks: sources
Western powers are backing the Afghan government's refusal to free hundreds of prisoners accused of some of Afghanistan's most violent attacks, a release demanded by the Taliban as a condition to start peace talks, five sources told Reuters.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Discord thwarts U.N. nuclear watchdog's plans for virtual Iran meeting
Opposition led by China to a planned resolution rebuking Iran at the U.N. nuclear watchdog's 35-nation board has forced it to call an in-person session after four days of meeting online because of the coronavirus, diplomats said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

After second round of voting, Kenya wins spot on U.N. Security Council
Kenya was elected to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday, defeating Djibouti in a second-round of voting by the 193-member General Assembly after an initial ballot failed to produce a clear winner.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Diplomacy in the time of coronavirus: Johnson and Macron trade bows, thumbs up
Standing apart on either side of a strip of red carpet outside Number 10 Downing Street, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron demonstrated the unusual reality of international diplomacy in the coronavirus era.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

NATO to investigate Mediterranean incident between French, Turkish warships
NATO will investigate French accusations that Turkey's navy failed to respond to an allied call for inspection this month in the Mediterranean, the alliance chief said on Thursday, an incident Paris suspects involved Turkish arms smuggling to Libya.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Explainer: London faces up to former role insuring Atlantic slave trade
London is facing up to its role in insuring the slave trade as part of a sweeping global reassessment of history and racism.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Canada's Trudeau backs opposition leader kicked out of Parliament in racism row
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday backed the leader of an opposition party who was ejected from the House of Commons for branding a member of another party a racist and refusing to apologize.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Russia says to react if Germany takes action on killing of Chechen ex-rebel
Moscow will react if Berlin takes new actions against Russia over the killing of a Georgian national in the German capital last year, Russia's ambassador to Germany said on Thursday, Interfax news agency reported.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Nigeria's president rebukes security chiefs over worsening violence
Nigeria's president criticised his heads of security on Thursday for their handling of attacks across the north of the country and said more needs to be done to resolve the problem, the national security adviser said.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Belarus president's main rival detained in crackdown before election
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's main rival was detained on Thursday and accused of siphoning $430 million out of the country, in a widening crackdown on opponents before an Aug. 9 presidential election.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Johnson & Johnson in talks with governments on possible COVID-19 vaccine
Johnson & Johnson is in talks with multiple governments and global organizations as it seeks to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, it said on Thursday after Reuters reported that the U.S. company is in talks over a potential EU supply deal.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

UK says EU trade deal will be difficult if no progress before October
Britain warned the European Union on Thursday that it would be difficult to conclude a Brexit free trade deal by the end of the year unless broad agreement had been reached by October.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Fearing 'autumn of discontent', EU to seek unity on recovery plan
European Union leaders will try to narrow their differences over a coronavirus economic recovery plan at a summit on Friday, worried that further bickering and delay will only dent public confidence in the bloc as a deep downturn takes hold.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Russian aircraft active in Libya, AFRICOM says
Russian jets delivered to Libya in May are being actively used in the North African country, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

U.N. mulls proposal to reopen Iraq crossing for pandemic aid to Syria
The United Nations Security Council is considered a proposal to reopen a border crossing from Iraq into Syria for six months to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid to help millions of Syrian civilians combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Former Pope Benedict leaves Vatican to visit ailing brother in Germany
Former Pope Benedict travelled to his native Germany on Thursday to visit his ailing older brother, the Vatican said.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Macron visits London to mark de Gaulle's WW2 resistance call and talk Brexit
French President Emmanuel Macron visited London on Thursday for a ceremony to mark the 80th anniversary of General de Gaulle's call for wartime resistance, and to discuss Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Mexico enlists F1 racetrack, military barracks to fight coronavirus
Mexico has repurposed a Formula One racetrack, converted a huge convention center and put hundreds of beds into military barracks to create new hospital space to ease the strain on its health system in the mounting coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

U.S. lawmakers offer bill to block Trump from German troop withdrawal
U.S. congressional Democrats introduced legislation on Thursday to block President Donald Trump's plan to remove 9,500 troops from close ally Germany by prohibiting funding for a withdrawal of U.S. forces from Europe without congressional approval.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

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

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Polish and U.S. presidents to discuss nuclear energy
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

German prosecutors accuse Russia of ordering murder of former Chechen rebel in Berlin
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

North Korea continues to present 'extraordinary' threat to region: Pentagon official
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Czech PM Babis does not rule out EU recovery fund veto, CTK news agency reports
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis wants further negotiations on the European Union's 750 billion euro recovery fund and how the funds are distributed but did not rule out a veto when speaking to lawmakers on Thursday, CTK news agency reported.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Armenia releases former president Kocharyan on $4 million bail
Armenia's criminal court of appeal released former president Robert Kocharyan from custody on Thursday on bail of 2 billion drams ($4.2 million).

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Lloyd's of London to pay for 'shameful' Atlantic slave trade role
The Lloyd's of London insurance market has apologised for its "shameful" role in the 18th and 19th Century Atlantic slave trade and pledged to fund opportunities for black and ethnic minority groups.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Germany should not rule out Russia sanctions over Berlin murder: Merkel ally
Germany should consider sanctions against Russia over the murder of a former Chechen rebel in Berlin last summer, a lawmaker from Chancellor Angela Merkel conservative bloc said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

U.S. in talks with Japan after Aegis Ashore missile defense system suspension: official
The United States is in talks with Japan about its concerns with U.S.-made Aegis Ashore air defense radar stations, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday, after Tokyo suspended plans to deploy two of them.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Brazil police arrest former aide to president's son in graft probe
Brazilian police on Thursday arrested a former aide to President Jair Bolsonaro's eldest son in a graft investigation threatening to undermine his campaign promises to crack down on corruption.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Worker dies in accident at Codelco´s Radomiro Tomic mine in northern Chile
Chile's state-owned Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, said Thursday a worker had died in an accident at its Radomiro Tomic mine in northern Chile while performing maintenance work.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Serbia ready to sacrifice EU membership over Kosovo deal
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday he would reject European Union membership if Belgrade does not receive concessions in return for recognising Kosovo and dropping attempts to stop it joining the United Nations.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Saudi proposes framework to end standoff between allies in southern Yemen: sources
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Hong Kong store owner rejects call to remove protest statue
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Pakistani court convicts three men in politician's murder in London
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Belarus president's main rival detained before election, lawyers say
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

China finds heavy coronavirus traces in seafood, meat sections of Beijing food market
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

UK's Johnson, France's Macron to discuss coronavirus, Brexit: Johnson's spokesman
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron will most likely talk about the global fight against the novel coronavirus and Britain's future relationship with the European Union at talks later on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Beijing extends movement curbs to contain resurgent coronavirus
China's capital cancelled scores of flights, shut schools and blocked off some neighbourhoods as it ramped up efforts to contain a coronavirus outbreak that has fanned fears of wider contagion.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

From Damascus to Berlin: A Reuters journalist's quest for family reunion
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Russian war veterans quarantined before watching parade with Putin, says Kremlin
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Canada's NDP leader Singh kicked out of House for calling MP racist
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Turkey plans more military bases in north Iraq after offensive: official
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

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

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Russian ambassador in Berlin summoned by German foreign ministry: RIA
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Burundi's incoming president vows to unite nation isolated over rights abuses
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Health officials praise Laos after coronavirus-free declaration
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

As Mexico focuses on coronavirus, drug gang violence rises
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Indians hold funerals for soldiers killed at China border, burn portraits of Xi
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Europe threatens digital taxes without global deal, after U.S. quits talks
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

U.S.-China tech war bigger risk than coronavirus, EU chamber chief says
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".

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Beijing's coronavirus outbreak under control, Chinese expert says
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

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

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Denmark will open to most European nations except Sweden, Portugal
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Brussels adds George Floyd memorial to large mural collection
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

U.S. senators unveil bill to curb foreign espionage, influence on campuses
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Vietnam in talks to ease entry for visitors from China, South Korea, Japan
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Spain will not accept threats over digital tax - govt spokeswoman
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

EU ready to go it alone on taxation of digital firms
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Vatican urges Catholics to drop investments in fossil fuels, arms
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Spanish minister stands up for Columbus statues amid global protests
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Tokyo prosecutors: ex-justice minister, wife gave 1.7 million yen to buy votes
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Germany expects EU sanctions against Russia to be extended
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Some business travel to Thailand may resume next month, official says
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Elite French police arrest five Chechens after Dijon gang violence
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Arrest of former Japanese minister could hasten PM Abe's departure
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Japan to ease entry for Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand: report
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Czechs lay ground for further easing of coronavirus measures
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Indian families demand justice as they await bodies of soldiers killed in clash with China
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Iran rejects U.S. sanctions on Syria, vows to boost trade with ally
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Beijing residents rush coronavirus test clinics as emergency rules expand
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Top U.S, China diplomats meet in Hawaii as tensions flare
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Hong Kong's Disneyland reopens after five-month coronavirus break
Hong Kong's loss-making Disneyland theme park reopened on Thursday to a limited number of local visitors and with enhanced health measures after the coronavirus outbreak forced it to close in late January.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Nepal's parliament approves new map including territory controlled by India
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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Iran says it successfully tests new naval cruise missile
Iran said on Thursday its navy had successfully fired a new locally made cruise missile during war games in the northern Indian Ocean and near the entrance to the Gulf.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Lockdown dances for women at Madrid intellectual disabilities centre
Adjusting to life under lockdown has been tough for the 52 residents of Madrid's Alas centre for women with intellectual disabilities, who often struggle to grasp abstract concepts and develop social and practical skills.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Former Japanese justice minister, lawmaker wife arrested for suspected vote-buying
A former Japanese justice minister and his lawmaker wife were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of vote-buying, prosecutors said, in a harsh blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he struggles with falling voter support.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Hong Kong security law draft to be put before China's top parliament body
The top decision-making body of China's parliament will review a draft of national security legislation for Hong Kong during a session in Beijing that began on Thursday, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Kazakhstan tightens COVID-19 restrictions, former president tests positive
Kazakhstan said on Thursday it would tighten coronavirus-related restrictions during the coming weekend and an aide said former President Nursultan Nazarbayev had tested positive for COVID-19.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

China tells G7 to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs
China said on Thursday that the Group of Seven nations should stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs, responding to a joint statement issued by G7 foreign ministers calling for a halt to the national security legislation planned for the city.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Russia's new coronavirus cases rise at lowest in six weeks
Russia on Thursday reported 7,790 new cases of the novel coronavirus, its lowest daily rise in infections in six weeks, bringing the nationwide total to 561,091.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

France's Macron to talk Brexit in London and mark de Gaulle's 'Appel'
President Emmanuel Macron visits the United Kingdom on Thursday to mark the 80th anniversary of General de Gaulle's appeal to the French resistance and to talk Brexit with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

UK says China and Russia trying to exploit coronavirus crisis
The United Kingdom said on Thursday that China, Russia and Iran were looking to exploit weaknesses shown by the coronavirus outbreak.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Former Japanese justice minister, lawmaker wife arrested for suspected vote-buying: NHK
A former Japanese justice minister and his lawmaker wife were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of vote-buying, public broadcaster NHK reported, in a harsh blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he struggles with falling voter support.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Top China parliament body to review Hong Kong security legislation
The top decision-making body of China's parliament will review a draft of national security legislation for Hong Kong during a session in Beijing that began on Thursday, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Lloyd's of London apologises for 'shameful' role in Atlantic slave trade
The Lloyd's of London insurance market has apologised for its 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.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Kurdish militant attack kills four in southeast Turkey: governor's office
Four workers were killed when Kurdish militants detonated a roadside bomb that struck the labourers' pick-up truck as it passed by in southeast Turkey on Wednesday, the local governor's office said.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

New Zealand tightens gun laws further in response to mass shooting
New Zealand tightened its gun laws on Thursday with a registry that it had promised after a gunman killed 51 Muslim worshippers last year in the country's worst peace-time mass shooting.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

India holds funerals for soldiers killed in China border clash as tensions stay high
India prepared to hold funerals on Thursday for some of the 20 soldiers killed in brutal hand-to-hand fighting with Chinese troops in a disputed mountainous border region, as the two governments sought to de-escalate tensions.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

Australia begins probe into Rio's destruction of Aboriginal site
Australia called for submissions on Thursday to an inquiry into how mining giant Rio Tinto legally blew up two sacred Aboriginal caves that showed human history stretching back at least 46,000 years.

Reuters World News
Jun 18, 2020

New coronavirus cases in New Zealand rattle public confidence
New Zealand recorded on Thursday its third new case of the coronavirus this week as quarantine breaches and other failures undermined public confidence days after it declared itself among the first countries in the world to be free of the virus.

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