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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, in Hawaii on Wednesday, the State Department said, amid a deep deterioration of relations between strategic rivals that are the world’s two top economies. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a joint briefing about an executive
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FILE PHOTO: Delegates attend the resuming of a United Nations Human Rights Council session before an urgent debate on allegations of “systemic racism, police brutality and violence against peaceful protests” in the United States following the death of George Floyd druing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Geneva, Switzerland, June 15, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via
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FILE PHOTO: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, wearing a face mask following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, holds a news conference in Beijing, China, June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong is moving towards a further relaxation of social gathering restrictions related to the coronavirus, Chief Executive Carrie Lam
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor Rishi Sunak chairs the daily COVID-19 briefing at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain May 29, 2020. Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government will review its two-meter social distancing rule as a matter of urgency as it tries to help the country’s economy recover from a
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PARIS (Reuters) – Riot police fired tear gas to prevent thousands of anti-racism protesters marching through central Paris on Saturday, as a wave of anger continued to sweep the world following the death of African American George Floyd. Demonstrators attend a protest against police brutality and the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd,
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FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a face mask walks in front of Lujiazui financial district in Shanghai, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, China June 9, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – Mainland China reported seven new confirmed COVID-19 cases and one asymptomatic case as of end-June 11, the country’s national health authority said.
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FILE PHOTO: Keir Starmer, Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader speaks at the House of Commons during question period amid the coronavirus disease outbreak in London, Britain May 20, 2020. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – British opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer was photographed taking a knee in support of the Black Lives
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FILE PHOTO: A supporter of Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah carries a child holding a picture of the late Iran’s Quds Force top commander Qassem Soleimani during a rally commemorating the annual Hezbollah’s slain leaders in Beirut’s southern suburbs, Lebanon February 16, 2020. REUTERS/Aziz Taher (Reuters) – An Iranian citizen who provided information to
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RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil reported 679 new COVID-19 deaths and 15,654 additional confirmed cases on Monday, as controversy grew over the country’s official coronavirus data amid allegations of manipulation from a senior lawmaker. FILE PHOTO: Gravediggers wearing protective suits bury the coffin of 70-year-old Manuel Farias, who died from the coronavirus disease
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FILE PHOTO: Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse GENEVA (Reuters) – The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries on Monday to press on with efforts to contain the
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