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  • Fri, 03 Jul 2020 13:03

    Merkel makes first masked appearance to ward off criticism

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel made her first public appearance wearing a mask on Friday after dismissing accusations of hypocrisy earlier this week for not wearing one.

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  • Fri, 03 Jul 2020 13:01

    South Korea's Moon shuffles top aides in bid to revive North Korea talks

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in on Friday tapped officials known for advocating inter-Korean engagement as chiefs of national security, intelligence and unification policy in a bid to revive relations and stalled projects with North Korea.

  • Fri, 03 Jul 2020 12:54

    China rejects U.S. criticism of military drills in South China Sea

    WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Friday rejected criticism by the U.S. Defense Department of its plan to hold military exercises in the South China Sea, and suggested that Washington was to blame for increased tensions in the region.

  • Fri, 03 Jul 2020 12:50

    England puts United States on 'red-list', will quarantine arrivals

    LONDON (Reuters) - Passengers arriving into England from the United States will not be exempted from quarantine rules, Britain’s transport minister Grant Shapps said on Friday.

  • Fri, 03 Jul 2020 12:47

    France's Macron acts to recast presidency as government resigns

    PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and his government resigned on Friday as President Emmanuel Macron acted on a pledge to reinvent his administration and win back disillusioned voters ahead of a possible re-election bid in 2022.

  • Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:00

    China study warns of possible new 'pandemic virus' from pigs

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A new flu virus found in Chinese pigs has become more infectious to humans and needs to be watched closely in case it becomes a potential “pandemic virus”, a study said, although experts said there is no imminent threat.

  • Tue, 30 Jun 2020 14:53

    Israeli minister signals major West Bank annexation move not imminent

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli minister played down on Tuesday the likelihood of major moves to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank on July 1, the planned starting point for cabinet debate on the issue.

  • Tue, 30 Jun 2020 14:46

    Iran sentences former journalist to death for fuelling unrest

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has sentenced to death Ruhollah Zam, a journalist-turned-activist captured abroad last year, for allegedly fuelling anti-government unrest in late 2017 on social media, Iranian media reported on Tuesday.

  • Tue, 30 Jun 2020 14:43

    Pakistani PM says 'no doubt' that India was behind stock exchange attack

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan told parliament on Tuesday he had no doubt that India was behind an attack on the stock exchange building in the southern city of Karachi.