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2 US Rivals Are About to Get Much CloserWith a new trade and military pact with Iran, China doesn't just thumb its nose at US sanctions—it steamrolls over them. The New York Times reports that it has obtained an 18-page document outlining the new partnership between the two countries, which would "vastly expand Chinese presence in banking,...
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England to Make Masks MandatoryAfter days of conflicting statements from government ministers, the British government plans to announce Tuesday that masks will be mandatory in shops in England as of July 24. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday that masks "should be worn" in shops, but cabinet minister Michael Gove said Sunday that face...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2019, file photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, shake hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, after a media availability at the State Department in Washington. Pompeo spoke on July 13, 2020, to Lavrov about convening the leaders of the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, the State Department said. The department said Pompeo spoke to Lavrov about the possibility of a commemorative event “in the near future” that would involve President Donald Trump and the leaders of Britain, China, France and Russia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
US eyes world power summit for UN anniversary amid crisesSecretary of State Mike Pompeo has spoken to his Russian counterpart about convening the leaders of the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, wearing a face mask, talks with a paramedic during a visit to the headquarters of the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust in London, Monday July 13, 2020. (Ben Stansall/Pool via AP)
In reversal, UK says it will make masks mandatory in shopsThe British government has decided to make face coverings mandatory in shops, joining a long list of countries to order the precaution in response to the coronavirus pandemic
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, wearing a face mask, boards an ambulance during a visit to the headquarters of the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust in London, Monday July 13, 2020. (Ben Stansall/Pool via AP)
WHO boss slams 'mixed messages' from leaders on coronavirusThe World Health Organization’s chief has slammed some government leaders for sending mixed messages on the coronavirus and warned that their failures to stop spiraling national outbreaks mean there would be no return to normal “for the foreseeable future.”
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Glacier Yields Newspapers From 1966 Plane CrashJanuary 1966 was an eventful month in Indian history: Indira Gandhi became the country's first female prime minister, and Air India Flight 101 crashed into Mont Blanc in France, killing all 117 passengers and crew. Melting ice on the mountain has now yielded remarkably well-preserved newspapers from the flight, with...
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In this photo provided by U.S. Navy, the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76, front) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68, rear) Carrier Strike Groups sail together in formation, in the South China Sea, Monday, July 6, 2020. China on Monday, July 6, accused the U.S. of flexing its military muscles in the South China Sea by conducting joint exercises with two U.S. aircraft carrier groups in the strategic waterway.(Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Tarleton/U.S. Navy via AP)
US rejects nearly all Chinese claims in South China SeaThe Trump administration is escalating its actions against China by stepping squarely into one of the most sensitive regional issues dividing them and outright rejecting nearly all of Beijing’s significant maritime claims in the South China Sea
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Spirits Industry First: a Paper BottleTired: drinking out of a paper bag. Wired: drinking out of a paper bottle. Starting next year, you'll be able to do the latter, thanks to a spirits industry first. Reuters reports that Diageo—maker of such brands as Tanqueray, Captain Morgan, and Smirnoff, among others—has teamed up with...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 18, 2020 file photo, Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic speaks during a joint press conference, in Belgrade, Serbia. Thousands of people in Serbia are holding daily protests against the country’s president and his government in what was initially triggered by his plans to reintroduce lockdown measures to contain the new coronavirus outbreak in the Balkan country. Many in Serbia accuse increasingly authoritarian President Aleksandar Vucic of letting the virus crisis spin out of control in order to hold a parliamentary election on June 21 that tightened the ruling party’s grip on power.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, file)
AP Explains: Why Serbs are protesting against virus lockdownThousands of people in Serbia are holding daily protests against the country’s president and his government in what was initially triggered by his plans to reintroduce lockdown measures to contain the new coronavirus outbreak in the Balkan country
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American woman freed after being held captive in NigeriaAuthorities say a retired American woman who was lured to Nigeria by a 34-year-old man she met on Facebook has been rescued after spending more than a year in captivity
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In This Country, a COVID Curfew, Reimposed Booze BanSouth Africa has seen more than 12,000 new COVID-19 cases daily over the past few days, trailing only the US, Brazil, and India on that figure, and health officials are now issuing warnings that shortages of hospital beds and oxygen are looming. That was the dire message delivered Sunday...
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Germany aims to make its EU presidency 'climate neutral'German is aiming to make its six-month presidency of the European Union “climate neutral.”
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