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    Russia slams dangerous US foreign policy moves

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:12pm on May 29, 2020

    Russia said on Thursday the United States was acting in a dangerous and unpredictable way, after Washington withdrew from a key military treaty and moved to ramp up pressure on...

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    China slams US move at UN over Hong Kong

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:10pm on May 29, 2020

    China accused the US of taking the UN hostage on Friday over a controversial security law for Hong Kong and warned Western nations to stay out of its internal affairs. The US, Britain, Canada and Australia led criticism...

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    Virus misinformation fuels panic in Asia

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 11:07pm on May 29, 2020

    False alerts about a man shot dead at a coronavirus checkpoint, old footage of a supermarket stampede in reports of panic buying, and a 2015 video of a police raid on a brothel recirculated with...

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    14 Afghan security force members killed

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 11:05pm on May 29, 2020

    Taliban fighters stormed an Afghan border post Friday, killing at least 14 security force members, the insurgents and officials said, the latest in a series of attacks since the end of a brief...

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    Australian court orders release of Queen’s letters over PM sacking

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 11:00pm on May 29, 2020

    Australia’s top court has ordered the release of Queen Elizabeth II’s correspondence about the 1975 sacking of democratically elected prime minister Gough Whitlam, which palace allies had battled to...

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    Indonesia minister slammed for ‘virus is like your wife’ remarks

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 10:56pm on May 29, 2020

    An Indonesian minister is under fire after he compared coronavirus to rebellious wives, in remarks aimed at soothing public fears about easing COVID-19 restrictions across the Southeast Asian...

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    Pharma chiefs see COVID-19 vaccine before 2021

    Agence France-Presse .Geneva | Updated at 02:10pm on May 29, 2020

    Pharmaceutical company executives said on Thursday that one or several COVID-19 vaccines could begin rolling out before 2021, but warned the challenges would be ‘daunting’...

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    Europe moving forward with lockdown easing, caution in Asia

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:13pm on May 29, 2020

    Several European countries including France and Britain on Thursday moved to further lift crippling coronavirus lockdown measures, but fresh restrictions in parts of Asia signalled...

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    COVID-19 claims 1,000 a day in Brazil

    Agence France-Presse . Brasilia | Updated at 11:41am on May 29, 2020

    Brazil registered a new record in COVID-19 cases and more than 1,000 dead in a 24 hour period, according to official figures out on Thursday....

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    Around 50 world leaders call for post-COVID-19 cooperation

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations, United States | Updated at 11:37am on May 29, 2020

    World leaders on Thursday called for resilience and cooperation after the pandemic recedes, during a United Nations videoconference in which the United States, China and...