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21:13 08 August

France: Masks become mandatory on some of Paris’ crowded streets

Paris will make masks mandatory on certain crowded streets and outdoor public areas from Monday following a rise in new COVID-19 cases.

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21:04 08 August

Juventus sack Sarri after Champions League fiasco against underdog OL

Maurizio Sarri is no longer the manager of Juventus, the club said in a statement on Saturday.

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18:17 08 August

Watch live: Anti-government protesters gather in Beirut

Anti-government protesters showed up in large numbers ahead in support of a planned protest in Beirut, Lebanon on Saturday.

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18:05 08 August

Former Soviet military base turned into wildlife sanctuary

A former Soviet military base is slowly turning into a biodiversity haven thanks to the introduction of wild horses, bison and other big-hooded animals that centuries ago used to roam freely across Europe.

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15:26 08 August

The Baltics missed out this time but the long pursuit of US troops in the region will pay off ǀ View

When President Donald Trump first floated his plans to drawdown US forces in Germany, the Baltic states immediately sprang into action in an attempt to lure some of the reassigned troops within their own borders. The permanent housing of American military personnel has long been a strategic objective of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

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15:14 08 August

Anti-corruption protests enter thirtieth consecutive day in Bulgaria

Anti-government demonstrators formed roadblocks in Sofia on Friday evening in the 30th consecutive day of protest in the country.

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15:02 08 August

Thousands march in support of arrested governor in Russia’s far-east

Several thousands took to the streets of Khabarovsk on Saturday, in Russias extreme far-east, in yet another large-scale demonstration against the arrest of regional governor Sergei Furgal, who was dubbed the peoples governor.

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12:03 08 August

Germany steps up restrictions for EU countries amid COVID-19 surge

Germany has increased border restrictions amid a new spike in coronavirus cases in the country.

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10:44 08 August

In photographs: Beirut residents show inside their destroyed homes

Hundreds of thousands in Beirut became homeless in seconds when a massive explosion rocked the capital of Lebanon on Tuesday, taking at least 154 lives and injuring 5,000.

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00:13 08 August

Protesters in Poland try to block the arrest of LGBT activist

Protesters in Poland scuffled with police as they tried to stop the arrest of a gay rights activist on Friday in the city of Warsaw.

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00:03 08 August

Owner of cruise ship sunk by Lebanon blast sues ‘those responsible’

The owner of a cruise ship that was sunk by the massive explosion in Beirut is filling a lawsuit against those responsible for the blast, Lebanons state news agency said Friday.

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21:28 07 August

Minsk’s Hi-Tech Park: a symbol of inequality in Lukashenko’s Belarus

The centre of the Belarusian capital Minsk has changed dramatically over the last few years, with newly-opened bars, restaurants, and cafes helping to create a lively portrayal of the country. The city centre now has a modern vibe thanks to the young people working in the IT sector, who earn much more money than the average wage and have created a bubble of wealth within Belarus.

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21:16 07 August

Ties between Russia and Belarus cool ahead of presidential elections

Russian President Putin and Belarusian President Lukashenko on Friday had their first conversation since reports 33 Russians were arrested on July 29 in Minsk.

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21:04 07 August

‘Love is not tourism’: EU bids to reunite couples split by COVID-19

The European Union is urging member countries to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions to allow unmarried couples to reunite after nearly half a year of separation.

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18:35 07 August

How Chinese companies responded to Covid-19 and its economic impact

Since the first cases of the Covid-19 virus emerged in late 2019, it has claimed almost 700,000 lives and affected almost every country in the world in unprecedented ways.

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18:25 07 August

‘You swine!’ German nudist chases boar that stole his laptop

A German nudist was caught on camera chasing a wild boar that had run off with a bag containing his laptop.

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