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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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Xi Says China Supports Inquiry 'after Pandemic Brought under Control'

China supports a "comprehensive evaluation" of the global response to the coronavirus pandemic after it "has been brought under control," President Xi Jinping told the World Health Assembly on Monday.

Xi told the virtual meeting via video that China has "always had an open, transparent and responsible attitude," and had shared information on the virus in a timely manner.

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More Easing in Europe but Virus Hits Hard in S. America, Africa

Restaurants and churches will reopen in Italy on Monday as part of a fresh wave of lockdown easing in Europe, but rising coronavirus death tolls in Brazil, South Africa and other parts of the world showed the worst is still to come in many countries.

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Macron, Merkel to Present EU Recovery Initiative Monday

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will discuss a joint initiative to spur the EU's recovery from the coronavirus crisis on Monday, which will be presented during a joint press conference afterwards, the French presidency said.

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Germany Kicks Off as Europe Eases Curbs but Virus Marches On

German football champions Bayern Munich were set to play their first match in more than two months on Sunday as coronavirus restrictions ease in parts of Europe, but the devastating pandemic remains on the march elsewhere with deaths soaring in Brazil.

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Italy to Reopen Borders for EU Tourists in Early June

Italy will reopen to European tourists from early June and scrap a 14-day mandatory quarantine period, the government said, as it quickened the exit from the coronavirus lockdown.

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U.S. Adds 1,237 Coronavirus Deaths in 24 Hours

The United States recorded 1,237 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing its grim total to 88,730, according to the latest real-time tally Saturday reported by Johns Hopkins University.

The country -- hardest hit by the pandemic in terms of the number of fatalities -- has now confirmed a total of 1,466,682 cases, the Baltimore-based school reported.

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Iran Sentences French-Iranian Academic to 5 Years

Iran sentenced French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah to five years in prison on national security charges Saturday, her lawyer said, adding that she plans to appeal.

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France Arrests Fugitive Rwandan Genocide 'Financier'

French police on Saturday arrested one of the last key suspects in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, describing him as its "financier" and one of the world's most wanted fugitives.

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Italy to Reopen Borders for Tourists in Early June

Italy will reopen to tourists from early June and scrap a 14-day mandatory quarantine period, the government said on Saturday, as it quickened the exit from the coronavirus lockdown.

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