Europe faces more curfews, restrictions as virus cases swell
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Europe faces more curfews, restrictions as virus cases swell

Curfews have been vastly expanded in France, which has added 41,600 new coronavirus infections in one day, and similar nighttime crackdowns loomed in Italy, including for Rome, Naples and Milan

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Nigerian president leaves protest shootings out of speech
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Nigerian president leaves protest shootings out of speech

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken to the nation about the unrest that has gripped the country in recent days but without mentioning the shootings of peaceful protesters at Lekki toll plaza on Tuesday night that prompted international outrage

UN chief appeals for cease-fires, warns pandemic wins wars
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UN chief appeals for cease-fires, warns pandemic wins wars

The United Nations chief is appealing for cease-fires in the world’s major conflicts from Yemen and Libya to Afghanistan and Nagorno-Karabakh, warning that if fighting continues “the only winner is the pandemic.”

French PM says 2nd virus wave is here, vastly extends curfew
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French PM says 2nd virus wave is here, vastly extends curfew

France's prime minister has announced a vast extension of the nightly curfew that is intended to curb the spiraling spread of the coronavirus

Mexico reaches deal to pay water debt to US
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Mexico reaches deal to pay water debt to US

Mexico has reached a deal with the United States to pay the shortfall in its annual contribution of water from border-area rivers, by transferring rights to water held in border dams that normally supply cities and towns downstream

Putin: Russia-China military alliance can't be ruled out
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Putin: Russia-China military alliance can't be ruled out

Russian President Vladimir Putin says there is no need for a Russia-China military alliance now but the idea of a future one can’t be ruled out

Sudanese officials: Diplomatic deal with Israel is near
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Sudanese officials: Diplomatic deal with Israel is near

Sudanese officials have confirmed that a senior U.S.-Israeli delegation flew to Sudan on a private jet this week to wrap up a deal that would make Sudan the third Arab country to normalize ties with Israel this year

Cartel battles stun once-peaceful state in central Mexico
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Cartel battles stun once-peaceful state in central Mexico

The two most powerful drug cartels in the hemisphere are battling over Guanajuato, the industrial and farming hub of central Mexico

Tension mounts as Guinea awaits presidential poll results
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Tension mounts as Guinea awaits presidential poll results

Tensions continue to mount in Guinea as the West African country awaits results from last weekend’s presidential elections

Poland's top court rules out abortions due to fetal defects
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Poland's top court rules out abortions due to fetal defects

Poland’s top court ruled Thursday that a law allowing abortion of fetuses with congenital defects is unconstitutional, shutting a loophole in the predominantly Catholic country’s abortion laws that are among Europe's strictest