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Moscow has a field day with Trump’s fireworks on the mountain. Russia-More

Russian state media controlled by the Kremlin set out to tickle President Trump’s fragile ego in the face of falling ratings after his stormy appearance on Mount Rushmore on Friday. Noting that the American head of state had previously played with the idea that he could be seen alongside Washington, Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Lincoln, Russia’s leading state-run media channel …

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Arrests as night owls are against the rules of detachment after the pubs in England reopened

LONDON – Blocking restrictions have been relaxed, pubs opened and crowds flocked to the streets of English cities on Saturday. Many ignored the rules of social distancing and made police complaints. A number of arrests have been made. John Apter, leader of the Police Federation for England and Wales, warned that it is “crystal clear” that drunk people cannot create …

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Hong Kong Security Act: Democracy-promoting books from libraries

Image rights AFP Image description Hong Kong protested the new law despite fears of severe penalties Pro-democracy figures have been removed from public libraries in Hong Kong as part of a controversial new security law. The works will be checked to see if they violate the new law, the agency that operates the libraries said. Legislation targets secession, subversion and …

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Floods in Japan: Fourteen dead in a flooded nursing home

Media playback is not supported on your device Media signatureHeavy rain in Kumamoto Prefecture in Kyushu, southern Japan, has caused severe flooding At least 16 people have died and a dozen are missing on Japan’s southern island of Kyushu due to unprecedented rainfall causing floods and landslides. Fourteen victims were found in a nursing home that was flooded after a …

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The Baltimore rioters tear down the Columbus statue and throw it into the harbor: reports

The rioters in Baltimore tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus that former President Ronald Reagan unveiled in 1984 – and then reportedly threw it into the city’s inner harbor. The statue stood at the entrance to the Little Italy neighborhood for 36 years, FOX 45 from Baltimore reported. The attack occurred hours after rioters beheaded a Columbus statue there …

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WHO reports record one-day coronavirus cases: live updates | news

The World Health Organization has reported over 212,000 new coronavirus cases worldwide – the highest increase in one day since the pandemic began. WHO announced that it would discontinue its studies with the hydroxychloroquine malaria drug and the combined HIV drug lopinavir / ritonavir in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 after the drugs failed to reduce mortality. Mexico has reported 523 …

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LA County’s number of alarming COVID-19 hospitals is increasing

In an increase called “alarming” by officials on Saturday, hospitalizations for confirmed coronavirus infections in Los Angeles County have increased by 41% in the last three weeks. As of Friday, there were 1,947 patients in LA County hospitals with confirmed coronavirus infections; seven days earlier there were 1,717; the previous week there were 1,426; and the previous week there were …

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With Beijing’s military nearby, the United States sends two aircraft carriers to the South China Sea

The Chinese maritime authorities said at the end of June that an expansion of the South China Sea around the Paracel Islands – called Xisha Islands in Chinese – would be prohibited for other ships during the first five days of July while Chinese military exercises were taking place there. The Chinese government has had no immediate public reaction to …

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“Unacceptable”: Russian Church breaks Turkish Hagia Sophia ‘s plan | news

Converting the Hagia Sophia monument from a museum to a mosque in Istanbul would be “unacceptable,” said a senior official of the Russian Orthodox Church on Saturday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has proposed restoring the EU-recognized mosque status to World Heritage United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture – a 6th century building in the heart of the …

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