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US carries out first federal execution in 17 years

Washington |Wednesday, 2020 10:45:05 AM IST

The United States carried out its first execution at the federal level, putting white supremacist and murderer Daniel Lewis Lee to death by lethal injection.

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Epstein's ex-girlfriend pleads not guilty to sex trafficking

Washington |Wednesday, 2020 2:15:05 PM IST

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell pleaded not guilty in a federal court in Manhattan, New York, to charges that she helped traffic young women for her former boyfriend and sex crime convict Jeffrey

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Germany willing to compromise on EU recovery fund: Merkel

Berlin |Wednesday, 2020 2:15:05 PM IST

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany is willing to compromise on the European recovery fund at the upcoming summit of the European Union (EU) leaders.

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Turkish, US presidents discuss Libya, economic ties over phone

Ankara |Wednesday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST

Turkish and US presidents held talks over the phone about the developments in Libya and bilateral economic ties, Turkey's Communications Directorate said.

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US undermining South China Sea stability: Chinese Foreign Ministry

Beijing |Wednesday, 2020 8:15:06 AM IST

The United States was undermining peace and stability in the South China Sea and intended to drive a wedge between regional countries, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said here.

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61 US personnel injured in fire aboard US warship in San Diego

US | July 15, 2020 2:11:50 AM IST

Washington [US], July 15 (Sputnik/ANI): Sixty one US personnel sustained minor injuries from an ongoing fire aboard a US Navy warship docked at a naval base in southern California and challenges remai

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Macron lays out "new path" to meet health, economic challenges

Paris |Wednesday, 2020 1:45:05 PM IST

In his first Bastille Day interview, President Emmanuel Macron promised that France is ready for a second epidemic wave and his team will follow a "new path" based on social dialogue to address the ch

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UN says following closely Armenia-Azerbaijan border tensions

US | July 15, 2020 1:41:55 AM IST

New York [USA], July 15 (Sputnik/ANI): The United Nations is following closely the most recent border clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan, spokesperson for United Nations Secretary-General, Stephan

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3 bombs explode near Kurdish military prosecutor's office in Syria's Raqqa

Middle East | July 15, 2020 6:11:49 AM IST

Raqqa [Syria], July 15 (Sputnik/ANI): Three bombs have exploded at the headquarters of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces' (SDF) military prosecutor's office in the northern province of Raqqa, t

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Canada, US agree to extend border closure for another month

Ottawa |Wednesday, 2020 1:45:05 PM IST

Canada and the United States have agreed to keep the border between the two countries closed to non-essential travel until August 21, CTV News reported.

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Israel closes Al-Aqsa Mosque's eastern gate, Waqf head warns of 'religious war'

Ramallah/Gaza |Wednesday, 2020 11:45:05 AM IST

Sheikh Abdul-Azim Salhab, head of the Muslim Waqf (Endowment) Council in Jerusalem, warned that Israel's order to close a gate of the Al-Aqsa Mosque may ignite "a religious war" in the region.

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Travellers to NY from COVID-19 hotspots need to provide contact info

New York |Wednesday, 2020 12:45:05 PM IST

Travellers flying to New York state from other states with high COVID-19 infection rates are required to provide contact information starting on Tuesday, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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