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Brazil, Mexico. Coronavirus deaths hit daily high: Live updates | news

The death toll from coronaviruses in Brazil and Mexico has risen to a new daily high, with 1,349 and 1,092 confirmed victims, although the country begins to ease blocking restrictions. Brazil now has over 32,000 deaths, while Mexico has over 11,000. At least two US senators accused China of hiding data from the World Health Organization that could have altered …

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Dear America: We look at your convulsions with horror and hope

A 92-year-old Italian, who fondly remembers the G.I.s who parachuted to free his country from fascism, says he now sees Mussolini’s ghost in U.S. TV footage. In Iraq, people share photos that compare President Trump holding a Bible with Saddam Hussein holding a Quran. In Mexico, no stranger to chaos, a 36-year-old author worries about his relatives in New York. …

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The fired watchdog tells Congress that he informed Pompey and his wife’s top research officials

WASHINGTON – Dismissed State Department inspector general Steve Linick told Congress in a private interview Wednesday that before being ousted, he had informed at least three helpers of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that he was reviewing Pompeo and the use of his wife. of government resources, two US lawmakers reported to NBC News. The revelation potentially undermines Pompey’s claim …

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Trudeau’s 21-second pause becomes history in Canada

TORONTO – When asked what he thought of President Trump’s request for military action against American protesters and tear gas from peaceful demonstrators to make way for a photo-operation, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stopped on his podium for 21 uncomfortable TV seconds. He opened his mouth, then closed it – twice. He moaned softly. Finally, in a scene on Tuesday …

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For Hong Kong, Tiananmen is looming over the future

Every June 4th since 1990, huge Hong Kong crowds have gathered in a vigil to commemorate the loss of human lives and the loss of ideals, in Tiananmen Square in 1989, when Chinese tanks and soldiers crushed a protest of months in Beijing calling for democratic changes to China’s one-party rule. This year, for the first time, Hong Kong will …

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For Hong Kong, Tiananmen is looming over the future

Every June 4th since 1990, huge Hong Kong crowds have gathered in a vigil to commemorate the loss of human lives and the loss of ideals, in Tiananmen Square in 1989, when Chinese tanks and soldiers crushed a protest of months in Beijing calling for democratic changes to China’s one-party rule. This year, for the first time, Hong Kong will …

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VFA: Philippines say it will not end U.S. military access agreement amid tensions in the South China Sea

President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to maintain the Visiting Force Agreement (VFA) “in light of political and other developments in the region,” said Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr on Tuesday. The agreement, signed in 1988, offers U.S. planes and military ships free entry to the Philippines and eases visa restrictions for American military personnel. The Philippine government …

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Steve Linick: The fired State Department watchdog answers lawmakers’ questions for nearly 7 hours

According to his preparatory opening statement, Linick had plans to defend his integrity as an impartial investigator after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused him of playing with politics and undermining the department. Linick, who was fired on Pompeo’s recommendation just over two weeks ago, participated in a virtual interview with Democratic and Republican lawmakers and selected staff from the …

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