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Macron’s curfew evokes mixed reactions in France

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A curfew announced by French President Emmanuel Macron Wednesday evening evoked mixed reactions in France on Thursday, with some hailing it as a...
Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit (C) attends an emergency meeting of Arab foreign ministers at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, on Feb. 1, 2020. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said here on Saturday that his authority informed the Israeli and U.S. sides that it will "cut all relations" with them over the recently released U.S. peace plan. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Jordan, Germany, France, and Egypt stress on two-state solution as key to achieve peace

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Foreign Ministers of Jordan, Germany, France, and Egypt on Thursday stressed that the resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of the two-state...
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Jordan, Germany, France, Egypt stress on two-state solution as key to achieve peace

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Foreign Ministers of Jordan, Germany, France, and Egypt on Thursday stressed that the resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of the...
People wearing face masks are seen on an airplane from Cairo to Hurghada, Egypt, on June 18, 2020. Egypt reported on Thursday 1,218 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total cases registered in the country since mid-February to 50,437, said Egyptian Health Ministry. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France

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Italy on Monday announced compulsory virus testing for anyone wishing to enter the country from Paris or other parts of France with high rates...
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Brazil warned over economic consequences of Amazon deforestation

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Several European countries have condemned the deforestation of the Amazon in a letter to the Brazilian government and have warned of economic ramifications for...
Cyclists compete on the urban circuit of the 100-km Gran Fondo Buenos Aires race in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 23, 2015. About 800 cyclists took part in the first Gran Fondo Buenos Aires race. (Xinhua/Jose Casal/TELAM) (jp)

Tour de France classifications

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Following are the 2020 Tour de France classifications after stage 17 on Wednesday: Green sprint points jersey: 1. Sam Bennett,...
Nigerian Military

Morocco, France discuss military cooperation

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Military leaders from Morocco on Thursday discussed with visiting French Chief of Defense Staff General Francois Lecointre about military cooperation. The talks...
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US Open results

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Following are the results from the US Open on Thursday (prefix number denotes seeding): Men's singles Second round ...
Brazil

Brazil ends gender pay gap for national teams

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Members of the Brazil women's football team will be paid the same as their male counterparts, the South American country's soccer federation said...
Libya

In Libya, EU’s Borrell pushes for peace talks

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Josep Borrel, the European Union's (EU) high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, has been encouraged to hear that his Libyan partners are...
Cyclists compete on the urban circuit of the 100-km Gran Fondo Buenos Aires race in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 23, 2015. About 800 cyclists took part in the first Gran Fondo Buenos Aires race. (Xinhua/Jose Casal/TELAM) (jp)

Leading results of Tour de France 5th stage

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Following are the leading results from the 2020 Tour de France 5th stage, a 183km ride from Gap to Privas on Wednesday: ...
United Nations General Assembly

Niger assumes presidency of UN Security Council for September

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Niger, a landlocked country in West Africa, on Tuesday assumed the presidency of the UN Security Council (UNSC) for September, when the 75th...
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UN inspections unlikely to dissuade U.S. on Iran sanctions – experts

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By Matthew Rusling Iran has agreed to United Nations (UN) inspection of a couple of its nuclear sites. But...
President of France Emmanuel Macron (R) and President of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L)

France ready to continue supporting Iraq’s fight against terrorism: minister

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French Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly confirmed on Thursday that France is ready to continue training and supporting the Iraqi forces to...
Photo taken on April 2, 2020 shows the empty Champs-Elysees in Paris, France. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has risen above 1 million, according to a new tally from Johns Hopkins University on Thursday. (Xinhua/Tang Ji)

Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 810,000 — Johns Hopkins University

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Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 810,000 on Monday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. With...
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG)

148 arrested in France after PSG fans riot

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Up to 148 people were detained overnight after fans of Paris Saint Germain (PSG) clashed with police officers and damaged properties and vehicles,...

France to reciprocate Britain’s coronavirus quarantine rule – minister

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France will in coming days reciprocate Britain's decision to impose a 14-day quarantine on all arrivals from France, Minister of State for European Affairs...
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France, Germany and UK do not support U.S. in seeking to reimpose sanctions on...

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France, Germany and the United Kingdom issued a joint statement on Thursday saying that they cannot support the United States in seeking to reimpose...
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Concerns raised in France over school reopening as infections surge

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Despite stricter anti-coronavirus measures in recent weeks, France is witnessing higher infections and faster virus transmission, fuelling fears of a second epidemic wave and...
Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita walks into a polling station in Bamako, Mali on April 19, 2020. The second round of legislative elections kicked off this Sunday at 8 a.m. GMT for Malian voters to choose the remaining 125 of the 147 deputies for Mali's National Assembly. (Photo by Habib Kouyate/Xinhua)

France says its military operation continues in Mali

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The military operation by the French forces continues in Mali, Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly said on Thursday, two days after a...
The spokesperson of the mutineers, Col. Maj. Ismael Wague (C) speaks during a press conference in Kati, near Bamako, Mali, on Aug. 19, 2020. Mali's mutinous soldiers on Wednesday announced the creation of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP) to lead a political transition toward general elections following the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and the dissolution of the National Assembly and the government. (Photo by Habib Kouyate/Xinhua)

Bamako regains serenity after mutiny condemned by international community

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The city of Bamako regained its serenity on Wednesday, after a mutiny at the Soundiata Keita military camp led to the forced resignation of...
Mahan Air

U.S. blacklists two UAE-based entities related with Iranian Mahan Air

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The U.S. government on Wednesday said it had sanctioned two companies based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for their support of Iranian airline...
Ukraine

Ukraine receives assistance from 30 countries during COVID-19 pandemic

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During the coronavirus pandemic, Ukraine has received humanitarian aid from 30 countries and nine international organizations, Ukrainian First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzheppar said...
Cyprus Airways

Tourist arrivals in Cyprus plunge 85.3 percentage in first seven months

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Tourist arrivals in Cyprus plunged 85.3 percent in the first seven months of this year, reflecting the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on one...
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Tunisia tightens anti-coronavirus restriction on arrival from France, Belgium, Iceland

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Tunisian authorities decided on Tuesday to tighten the anti-coronavirus restrictions on arrival from France, Belgium and Iceland starting Aug. 15. The three European countries will...
Emmanuel Macron

France to beef up security for nationals in Sahel region after Niger attack

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France will beef up security for its citizens in Africa's Sahel region after six French nationals were killed in an attack in Niger, President...
Migrants

Report: Britain records new daily high in migrant boat crossings

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The number of migrants who illegally crossed the English Channel from France to Britain in a single day has hit a new high, a...
Mediterranean Sea

Egypt and France conduct joint naval drills in Mediterranean Sea

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Egyptian and French naval forces carried out on Saturday maritime drills in the Mediterranean Sea, the Egyptian Armed Forces said in a statement. ...
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Egypt, France, Germany FMs discuss Libyan crisis

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Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed on Wednesday with his French and German counterparts the recent developments in war-torn Libya. Shoukry stressed...
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France not banning Huawei from 5G – Minister

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French Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday that France is not banning China-based tech company Huawei from investing in...