EU COULD REOPEN BORDERS FOR OUTSIDE THE REGION FROM JULY

Sat 06 June 2020: In Europe, badly-hit countries slowly continued on a path toward a post-pandemic normal, seeking to revive key tourist sectors in time for the summer season without triggering a second wave of infections. The EU said it could reopen borders to travelers from outside the region in early July, after some countries […]

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FRENCH FORCES KILL LEADER OF AL-QAEDA ABDELMALEK DROUKDEL IN NORTH AFRICA

Sat 06 June 2020: France says it has killed the leader of al-Qaeda in north Africa, Abdelmalek Droukdel, in an operation in Mali. Defence Minister Florence Parly said Droukdel along with members of his inner circle had been killed in the north of the country on Wednesday. French forces had also captured a senior Islamic […]

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BIDEN CLINCHES DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR 2020 RACE AGAINST TRUMP

Sat 06 June 2020: Joe Biden said Friday he had secured the delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination and face Donald Trump in November’s US presidential election. “Folks, tonight we secured the 1,991 delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination,” the former vice president said on Twitter. “I’m going to spend every day fighting […]

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IRAN: AHWAZIS PROTEST AT MONTHS-LONG WATER SHORTAGES IN SWELTERING SUMMER HEAT

Fri 05 June 2020: The water crisis is worsening in what should naturally be the water-rich Ahwaz region. In the city of Chobeideh, 30 years of acute water shortages have recently been exacerbated. Its residents have to travel 35 km to Abadan city – home to one of the largest oil refineries in the Middle […]

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CORONAVIRUS IS ‘NOT OVER UNTIL THERE IS NO VIRUS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD’: WHO

Fri 05 June 2020: (Reuters) Some countries have seen “upticks” in COVID-19 cases as lockdowns ease, and populations must continue to protect themselves against the coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. “On upticks, yes we have seen in countries around the world – I’m not talking specifically about Europe – when the […]

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CHECHNYA, ENTREPRENEURS HIT HARD AS CORONAVIRUS BITES

Fri 05 June 2020: The restrictions imposed in Chechnya because of the coronavirus pandemic led to a decline in sales volumes and provoked financial difficulties, entrepreneurs complain. The “Caucasian Knot” has reported that on May 26, Magomed Daudov, the speaker of the Chechen parliament, announced that the epidemiological situation in the republic was smoothing, but the regime […]

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CRISTIANO RONALDO BECOMES FOOTBALL’S FIRST EVER BILLIONAIRE

Fri 05 June 2020: Cristiano Ronaldo is officially football’s first-ever billionaire — pipping arch-rival Lionel Messi to the coveted position according to Forbes. Juventus and Portugal forward Ronaldo, 35, is only the third athlete to hit the mark while still playing, following Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather Jr. “Ronaldo, the first to reach the earnings […]

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WHO UPDATES GUIDELINES ON FACEMASKS, URGES USE WHERE DISTANCING TOUGH

Fri 05 June 2020: The World Health Organization on Friday updated guidance on wearing facemasks during the coronavirus pandemic, encouraging their use in crowded situations in places where the new coronavirus is widespread. As the deadly virus continues to spread, the WHO changed its stance on who should wear a mask, when it should be […]

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NIGERIAN CAMPAIGNERS STAGE PROTEST OVER SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Fri 05 June 2020: Nigerian rights campaigners took to the streets of the capital Abuja on Friday to raise awareness about sexual violence in the West African country after a series of high-profile rape cases. #JusticeforUwa has trended on social media in the last week after Vera Uwaila Omosuwa, a 22-year-old student, died two days […]

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