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    Germany to ease mask rule soon as Covid-19 cases dropping

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 04:38pm on June 14, 2021

    Germany could soon begin easing rules on mask-wearing as the country enjoys a sharp drop in Covid-19 infections, health minister Jens Spahn said Monday...

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    G7 vows action on Covid vaccines, climate change

    Agence France-Presse . Carbis Bay | Updated at 10:58am on June 14, 2021

    G7 leaders on Sunday vowed to start delivering one billion doses of Covid vaccines and to step up action on climate change, in a US-led...

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    2 Mali soldiers killed in suspected jihadist ambush

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 10:50am on June 14, 2021

    Two soldiers have been killed in an ambush by suspected jihadists and eight United Nations troops wounded by a landmine in conflict-riven Mali, military and...

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    Netanyahu ousted as parliament votes new govt

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 10:44am on June 14, 2021

    A motley alliance of Israeli parties on Sunday ended Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12 straight years as prime minister, as parliament voted in a new government led...

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    Biden to restore NATO bond shaken by Trump

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 10:24am on June 14, 2021

    US president Joe Biden will seek to restore bonds of trust at NATO’s first post-Trump summit on Monday, as leaders push to revitalise the alliance...

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    Algeria awaits results of elections boycotted by parties, voters

    Agence France-Presse. Algiers, Algeria | Updated at 07:50am on June 14, 2021

    Algeria was early Monday still waiting for the results of a parliamentary election boycotted by the long-running Hirak protest movement and marked by widespread abstention.

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    EU congratulates new Israeli premier Bennett

    Agence France-Presse. Brussels, Belgium | Updated at 07:17am on June 14, 2021

    EU Council president Charles Michel congratulated the new Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett in a message on Twitter Sunday, after an alliance of parties ousted...

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    Yemen’s Huthi drone crashes into Saudi school

    Agence France-Presse. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | Updated at 07:01am on June 14, 2021

    A bomb-laden drone launched by Yemen's Huthi rebels crashed into a Saudi school on Sunday, state media said, despite growing diplomatic efforts for a ceasefire...

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    Finland's opposition party retains stronghold in local elections

    Agence France-Presse. Helsinki, Finland | Updated at 06:41am on June 14, 2021

    Finland's opposition conservative party retained its stronghold in the country's municipal elections on Sunday, in a vote that saw the far-right make large gains but...

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    New Zealand PM pans mosque attacks film amid backlash

    Agence France-Presse. Wellington, New Zealand | Updated at 06:26am on June 14, 2021

    New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday criticised a planned movie about her response to the 2019 Christchurch mosque attacks as poorly timed and...