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A carefully monitored coronavirus model now predicts approximately 170,000 coronavirus deaths in the United States by October 1. The projections paint a gloomy picture of what could happen when summer turns into autumn, with a sharp increase in the daily deaths expected in September. The model, from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, previously …

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Australian Prime Minister on Chinese tensions: the country will not exchange values ​​in response to “coercion”

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he would not be intimidated or forced to respond when asked on Thursday if Australia will continue to suffer hit on exports from China’s main trading partner. PHOTO FILE: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a joint press conference at Admiralty House in Sydney, Australia on February 28, 2020. REUTERS …

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What NetEase, the Chinese technology giant that has just listed in Hong Kong

The NetEase Games logo is visible above the company’s stand one day before the 2019 China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference (ChinaJoy) at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Center on August 1, 2019 in Shanghai, China. VCG | Getty Images NetEase is a Chinese Internet giant, but its brand may not be as well-known from its domestic market. The company …

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Black Lives Matter protests in the United States and around the world: real-time updates

A mural of Black Lives Matter begins to take shape on East Pine Street in the so-called “autonomous zone of Capitol Hill” on June 10, in Seattle, Washington. David Ryder / Getty Images Continuing protests in Seattle sparked a Twitter discussion between President Donald Trump, the mayor of the city, Jenny Durkan and Washington Governor Jay Inslee, both Democrats. What …

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ISIS attacks the surge in Iraq during the debate on U.S. troop levels

MAKESHIFA, Iraq – The assailants arrived at dusk, crawling on foot through the dusty palm groves near the Tigris River, armed only with a rocket-propelled grenade, a light machine gun and Kalashnikov. They had dropped roadside bombs to kill anyone who rushed to help the unsuspecting local guards who were in sight. By the end of the attack on the …

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As prime minister, Boris Johnson struggles to find his voice

LONDON – After a week in which protesters fought with the police outside his residence, a “racist” spray painted on a memorial in Winston Churchill and dumped the statue of a 17th century slave trader in Bristol harbor, Prime Minister Boris Johnson knew he was about to face questions about race and justice in Parliament. Still, standing on Wednesday, Mr. …

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Zoom suspended the activists’ account, citing the Chinese request

Zoom, the videoconferencing technology provider, acknowledged that it had closed the account of a group of eminent US-based Chinese activists after holding a platform event in honor of the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. Zhou Fengsuo, founder of U.S.-based nonprofit humanitarian China, held the event on May 31 on a paid Zoom account associated with humanitarian China, according …

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Asylum: the American administration proposes radical changes in the new rule

The 161-page rule, which is slated for publication in the Federal Register on June 15, lists a number of changes that would bring even greater challenges to people seeking asylum in the United States. During Donald Trump’s presidency, the administration closed or added obstacles to the ways people can take refuge in the United States. The last proposed rule, which …

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