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Spain Holds First Regional Elections since Pandemic

The first regional elections in Spain since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic got under way on Sunday in the northern regions of Galicia and the Basque country, with voters wary of new spikes in infections.

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Britain Pledges £705 Million to Prepare post-Brexit Borders

Britain on Sunday pledged £705 million ($890 million, 788 million euros) to prepare its borders for cutting ties with the European Union on December 31, amid concern within government that it is not ready.

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As Virus Rages in U.S., Trump Finally Wears a Mask

U.S. President Donald Trump wore a face mask in public for the first time Saturday, finally yielding to intense pressure to set a public health example as the coronavirus rampages across America.

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Survivors Mark 25th Anniversary of Srebrenica Massacre

Bosnia is marking the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the only crime in Europe since World War II that has been declared a genocide, with only a small number of survivors allowed to take part in commemoration events due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The brutal execution in July 1995 of more than 8,000 Bosniak Muslim men and boys is being commemorated in a series of events and the reburial of recently identified remains of nine victims in a memorial cemetery and center just outside the town in eastern Bosnia.

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Giant Protests in Russia after Popular Governor's Arrest

Tens of thousands of protesters marched through the eastern Russian city of Khabarovsk on Saturday in support of a popular local governor arrested this week for allegedly ordering several murders.

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Iran Says Cannot Shut Down Economy despite Worsening Virus Outbreak

Iran said on Saturday that it cannot afford to shut down its sanctions-hit economy, even as the Middle East's deadliest coronavirus outbreak worsens with record-high death tolls and rising infections.

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EU Chief Proposes Five Billion Euro Brexit Emergency Fund

EU Council president Charles Michel on Friday proposed setting up a five billion euro reserve fund for any unforeseen consequences of Brexit on bloc member states.

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China, U.S. in New Spat over Uighur Crackdown

China said Friday it will impose tit-for-tat measures after the United States slapped sanctions on Chinese officials for their involvement in a crackdown on Muslim minorities, raising tensions between the superpowers.

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Serbia, Kosovo Leaders to Meet Face-to-Face in Brussels Thursday

The president of Serbia and the prime minister of Kosovo will meet face-to-face in Brussels next week to pursue fresh talks on ending one of Europe's most intractable disputes, a French official said Friday.

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Bolivia Leader Catches Virus as U.S. Cases Soar Higher

Bolivia's interim president became the latest world leader to test positive for the coronavirus Thursday, as the United States notched yet another record-breaking surge of cases while global infections and fatalities continued their relentless rise.

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