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FILE PHOTO: Kazakh former President Nursultan Nazarbayev attends a meeting in Moscow, Russia March 10, 2020. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS ALMATY (Reuters) – Kazakhstan’s influential former president Nursultan Nazarbayev has self-isolated after testing positive for COVID-19, his spokesman Aidos Ukibay wrote on Twitter. “There is no reason for concern,” Ukibay wrote, referring to the health
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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, in Hawaii on Wednesday amid a deep deterioration of ties between the strategic rivals, their first face-to-face meeting since last year. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, speaks as Chinese Communist Party Office of Foreign Affairs Director
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions over the repression of China’s Uighur Muslims, as excerpts from a book by his former national security adviser alleged he had approved of their mass detention. U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to discuss a Trump administration plan aimed at helping to
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TRIPOLI/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Senior Turkish officials discussed a lasting ceasefire and political solution in Libya, as well as energy cooperation, during a visit to Tripoli on Wednesday, Turkey’s foreign minister said. Libya’s internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj is seen with Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak during their meeting in
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday casinos, cinemas, personal care services and accommodation will be allowed to operate as the country further eases coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Ramaphosa added during his televised address to the nation that restaurants will now be allowed to offer sit-down services. A date of when these
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BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Romanian human rights groups and universities on Wednesday condemned a blanket ban on gender identity studies voted through by lawmakers, which they said would legitimise discrimination against the country’s LGBT minority. Parliament passed the amendment to the education law on Tuesday, pushing Romania’s sexual politics onto the same authoritarian track as neighbouring
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – A group of 86 non-government organisations issued a joint letter on Wednesday asking Chinese authorities to scrap plans to introduce national security legislation in Hong Kong, saying it threatens basic rights and freedoms. FILE PHOTO: A pro-democracy protester waves a pro-independence banner during a protest at the New Town Plaza mall
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FILE PHOTO: Travelers wearing protective face masks depart the arrivals section of the international terminal of Kingsford Smith International Airport the morning after Australia implemented an entry ban on non-citizens and non-residents intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sydney, Australia, March 21, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s restrictions
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ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey angrily accused France on Tuesday of exacerbating the crisis in Libya and violating U.N. and NATO decisions by supporting the forces of Khalifa Haftar against the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA). The statement marked a further escalation in a war of words between the two NATO allies, which are
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