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Global COVID-19 Cases Top 20 Million

Global COVID-19 Cases Top 20 Million

The number of coronavirus cases topped 20 million on Tuesday, more than half of them from the US, India and Brazil. Health officials believe the actual number is much higher than that tally kept by Johns Hopkins University, given testing limitations and the fact that as many as 40% of those who a

Belarusian Opposition Leader Tikhanouskaya 'Safe' in Lithuania after Clashes

Belarusian Opposition Leader Tikhanouskaya 'Safe' in Lithuania after Clashes

Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanouskaya has joined her children in neighboring Lithuania, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, after two nights of clashes following the contested re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko. The 37-year-old Tikhanouskaya emerged from obscurity a few

Police Body Camera Video of Floyd Arrest Released to Public

Police camera video of Minneapolis officers arresting George Floyd was released to the public Monday and is available for publication. The footage became available Monday after a Hennepin County judge ordered it released.

Opposition in Belarus Says Lukashenko's Re-Election Win is Illegitimate

Opposition in Belarus Says Lukashenko's Re-Election Win is Illegitimate

Belarusian opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanouskaya rejected on Monday official election results handing President Alexander Lukashenko a landslide victory, saying the poll was rigged and that protests which turned bloody on Sunday would continue. The central election commission had earlier sa

Comeback for Scholz as his Party Names him German Chancellor Candidate

Comeback for Scholz as his Party Names him German Chancellor Candidate

Germany's Social Democrats proposed Olaf Scholz, the finance minister and their most high-profile and popular politician, to run to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel in next year's elections, when her fourth and final term is expected to end. The decision marks a comeback for the former Hamburg ma

China Sanctions 11 Americans in Tit-for-Tat Row

China Sanctions 11 Americans in Tit-for-Tat Row

China on Monday sanctioned 11 Americans, including senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, in retaliation for similar US moves against Chinese officials over Beijing's crackdown in Hong Kong. "China has decided to impose sanctions on some people that behaved badly on Hong Kong-related issues," foreign

Damaged Ship Leaking Oil off Mauritius Could Split: PM

Damaged Ship Leaking Oil off Mauritius Could Split: PM

A ship that ran aground off Mauritius leaking tonnes of oil into the ocean is cracking, the prime minister said Sunday, threatening an even greater ecological and economic disaster for the island nation. More than 1,000 tons of fuel has seeped from the bulk carrier MV Wakashio into the azure sea

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