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U.N. chief says no action on U.N. Iran sanctions due to ‘uncertainty’

September 20, 2020 By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Saturday he cannot take any action on a U.S. declaration that all U.N. sanctions on Iran had been reimposed because…

ByteDance says not aware of $5 billion education fund in TikTok deal

September 20, 2020 NINGBO, China (Reuters) – TikTok owner Bytedance said in a social media post on Sunday that it was the first time it had heard in the news it was setting up a $5 billion education fund in…

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Australia virus epicentre state says new cases drop to three-month low

September 20, 2020 SYDNEY (Reuters) – The Australian state at the centre of the country’s coronavirus outbreak on Sunday reported a sharp daily decline in new cases, raising the chances that it will be released from a hard lockdown in…

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UK’s Johnson to levy 10,000 pound fine on COVID-19 rule-breakers

September 19, 2020 LONDON (Reuters) – People in England who break new rules requiring them to self-isolate if they have been in contact with someone infected with COVID-19 will face a fine of up to 10,000 pounds ($12,914), Prime Minister…

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Iran’s Zarif says world should oppose U.S. sanctions or expect same

September 19, 2020 DUBAI (Reuters) – The world community should oppose the United States’ use of sanctions to impose its will as a “bully,” or expect to face sanctions itself, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday. U.S….

Former Canada PM Turner, who was in office for just 11 weeks, dies aged 91

September 19, 2020 By David Ljunggren OTTAWA – Former Canadian Prime Minister John Turner, who was in office for just 11 weeks and led his Liberal Party to a massive electoral defeat in 1984, died on Saturday aged 91, media…

Pompeo hails Colombia’s stance on Maduro, pledges more help in drugs fight

September 19, 2020 BOGOTA (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday thanked Colombian President Ivan Duque for his stance against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro and pledged continued assistance to help fight drug trafficking. In the fourth stop…

About 9,000 migrants on Greece’s Lesbos move into tent camp after fire

September 19, 2020 LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) – Thousands of asylum-seekers have moved into a new temporary facility on the Greek island of Lesbos, government officials said on Saturday, 10 days after a fire destroyed the Moria camp. The fire that…

In shadow of China war games, Taiwan bids farewell to ‘Mr Democracy’

September 19, 2020 By Ben Blanchard and Ann Wang TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan bid farewell on Saturday to late-president Lee Teng-hui, dubbed “Mr. Democracy” for ending autocratic rule in favor of free elections and championing Taiwan’s separate identity from China….

Belarus warns EU against inviting Lukashenko’s rival to meeting

September 19, 2020 MOSCOW (Reuters) – The foreign ministry in Belarus said on Saturday that it saw the possible participation of opposition politician Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya in an EU ministerial meeting as an interference in domestic affairs, the Belta state news…