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    WHO says it first issued virus alert, not China

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:12am on July 05, 2020

    The World Health Organisation on Friday urged countries hit by serious coronavirus outbreaks to ‘wake up’ to the realities on the ground instead of bickering,...

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    US infections surge, Europe reopens

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:05am on July 05, 2020

    Another record number of cases on Saturday overshadows the start of the US Independence Day weekend, with beaches closed from coast to coast and officials...

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    Canada suspends HK extradition treaty

    Agence France-Presse . Ottawa | Updated at 11:51pm on July 04, 2020

    Canada on Friday suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong to protest the tough new national security law China has enacted in the financial hub....

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    N Korea says no need for talks with US

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 11:49pm on July 04, 2020

    North Korea does ‘not feel any need’ to resume talks with Washington, a senior diplomat for the country said Saturday, days after Seoul called for...

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    US courts Taliban with vision of Afghan prosperity

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 11:48pm on July 04, 2020

    Washington highlighted the economic potential of a peaceful Afghanistan in talks with the Taliban on Friday as it encouraged the start of talks between warring...

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    Canadian ethics watchdog launches probe into Trudeau

    Agence France-Presse . Ottawa | Updated at 11:47pm on July 04, 2020

    Canada’s ethics watchdog said Friday he has launched an investigation into Justin Trudeau, after a controversial contract to manage a major government programme was awarded...

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    Putin mocks US embassy rainbow flag

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:46pm on July 04, 2020

    Russian president Vladimir Putin on Friday mocked a rainbow LGBT pride flag hung from the US embassy in Moscow, suggesting it reflected on the orientation...

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    Macron picks new PM after election rout

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:44pm on July 04, 2020

    French president Emmanuel Macron on Friday tapped a senior but low-profile bureaucrat as prime minister to replace Edouard Philippe, the first move in a widely...

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    Trump visits Rushmore amid coronavirus struggle

    Agence France-Presse . Keystone | Updated at 11:31pm on July 04, 2020

    US president Donald Trump bemoaned protests demanding racial justice as ‘violent mayhem’ Friday, but said little about an alarming resurgence of coronavirus cases as he...

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    Millions switch to ‘local TikToks’ after India ban on Chinese apps

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:26pm on July 04, 2020

    Millions of Indians have joined homegrown social media platforms since New Delhi banned a slew of Chinese apps, including TikTok, amid growing tensions between the...