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Israel FM Says Trump Plan 'Historic', Peace Deals Crucial

Israel's new foreign minister said Monday that U.S, President Donald Trump's Middle East peace proposal offered an "historic opportunity" but that regional peace deals must be maintained during its implementation. 

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Putin Sounds Alarm over Virus Crisis in Dagestan

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday the coronavirus situation in Dagestan required urgent attention after a top official said hundreds of people in the region might have died from the virus.

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Afghan President Ghani and Rival Abdullah Sign Power-Sharing Deal

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday, ending a bitter months-long feud that plunged the country into political crisis.

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India's 'Superfood' Jackfruit Goes Global

Green, spiky and with a strong, sweet smell, the bulky jackfruit has morphed from a backyard nuisance in India's south coast into the meat-substitute darling of vegans and vegetarians in the West.

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Spanish Clubs Begin Group Training as La Liga Eyes June Restart

Spanish clubs began training in groups of 10 players on Monday, in line with health protocols, as La Liga takes another step towards the planned resumption of the coronavirus-hit season next month.

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Restaurants Reopen in Parts of Europe, but No Mad Rush

Restaurants and cafes began reopening in parts of Europe and Central Asia on Monday after weeks of closures, eager to again welcome hungry patrons albeit under strict regulations, as schools also reopened in some countries.

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Equities Rise as Nations Reopen; Gold Hits 7.5-Year Peak

World stock markets rose Monday on a further easing of coronavirus lockdowns around the world, sending US oil prices back above $30 per barrel, but haven investment gold hit a 2012 pinnacle on festering economic fears, dealers said.

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U.S. Firm Announces 'Positive Interim' Phase 1 Results for Virus Vaccine

U.S. biotech firm Moderna on Monday reported "positive interim" results in the first clinical tests of its vaccine against the new coronavirus performed on a small number of volunteers.

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China to Send Team to Israel to Collect Envoy's Remains

China is sending a team to Israel to repatriate the body of its ambassador who died at his home in Tel Aviv, reportedly from natural causes, an Israeli diplomatic source said Monday. 

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Russia Says Growth of New Coronavirus Cases Stopped

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said Monday the growth in new coronavirus cases had been stopped as Russia reported under 9,000 infections for the first time since the beginning of the month.

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