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Ex-Aide Bolton Says Trump Unfit for Office

Donald Trump has no guiding principles and is unfit to be president, his former national security advisor John Bolton said in an interview released Thursday to promote his explosive book.

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Merkel Urges EU Recovery Deal before End of July

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday urged the European Union to reach an agreement on a recovery plan worth 750 billion euros ($843 billion) by the end of July to kickstart an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic.

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India Cautions China over Its Claim to Area of Deadly Clash

India on Thursday cautioned China against making "exaggerated and untenable claims" to the Galwan Valley area even as both nations tried to end a standoff in the high Himalayan region where their armies engaged in a deadly clash.

Twenty Indian troops were killed in the clash Monday night that was the deadliest conflict between the sides in 45 years. China has not disclosed whether its forces suffered any casualties.

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UN: Venezuelans, Other Refugees Face Huge Pandemic Hardships

The head of the U.N. refugee agency says he is "very worried" about the impact of the coronavirus in Latin America, where millions of Venezuelans have fled upheaval at home and could face hardship abroad among lockdowns and other restrictive measures to fight the pandemic.

U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said 164 countries have either partially or totally closed their borders to fight COVID-19. Many people who flee abroad rely on the "informal economy" often involving day work with cash wages — economic activities that are at risk as governments ratchet up coronavirus lockdowns.

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Chinese County Restricts Travel as Beijing Races to Contain Virus

Travel restrictions were placed on nearly half a million people near Beijing on Thursday as authorities rush to contain a fresh outbreak of the coronavirus with a mass test-and-trace effort and lockdowns in parts of the Chinese capital.

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India, Mexico, Norway, Ireland elected to UN Security Council

The UN General Assembly elected on Wednesday four new members of the Security Council for 2021 and 2022, with Canada losing out again and the battle for the African seat going to a second round.

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US Govt Seeks Emergency Order to Block Release of Bolton Memoir

The US Justice Department filed an emergency order Wednesday seeking to halt release of ex-national security advisor John Bolton's book, the second time in two days that President Donald Trump tried to block the tell-all memoir.

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Macron Visits Britain to Mark Wartime Anniversary

French President Emmanuel Macron travels to Britain on Thursday for talks with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a hugely symbolic visit and his first foreign trip since the coronavirus pandemic began.

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UN: Record 79.5 Million People Displaced, over 1% of Humanity

Nearly 80 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to violence and persecution, meaning more than one percent of humanity is now living in displacement, the UN said Thursday.

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Taliban Raid on Afghan Security Post Kills 12

Taliban fighters killed at least 12 Afghan security personnel Wednesday in a pre-dawn raid on a northern checkpoint, officials said, the latest violence claimed by the insurgents.

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