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EU lawmakers adopt regulation to allow COVID-19 vaccines developed more quickly

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Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Friday adopted a new regulation that will allow European vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 to be developed more quickly, said the European Parliament.

The United States does not want Cuba and Venezuela to buy on Amazon

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A minor nuisance that comes with U.S. sanctions is having to say goodbye to buying on Amazon.

Number of coronavirus cases worldwide tops 12 million — Johns Hopkins University

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The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection worldwide crossed the 12-million benchmark, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Latvian parliament passes law to enable writing off old mortgage debts

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The Latvian lawmakers passed legislative amendments enabling lenders to write off the outstanding mortgage debts left from the 2008 financial crisis, local media reported.

Melania Trump statue set on fire July 4 near her hometown in Slovenia

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A statue of Melania Trump in Slovenia was torched on July 4, Reuters reported. The statue previously stood near the U.S. first lady’s hometown of Sevnica.

Slovenia reduces cap on gatherings from 50 to 10

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The Slovenian government reduced on Wednesday the number of people allowed in public gatherings from 50 to 10 to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Number of COVID-2019 cases across globe up by over 172,000 in past day, WHO...

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More than 172,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide on July 7, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 11.5 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Tuesday.

Israel launches spy satellite on its own rocket

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Israel can send satellites into space too, and this time didn’t need an assist from SpaceX.

Italian composer Ennio Morricone dies at 91

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Famous Italian composer Ennio Morricone, the author of musical scores to over 500 movies and TV series, died at 91, the ANSA agency reported on Monday.

UK announces personal sanctions against 25 Russians over Magnitsky case

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On Monday, UK announced the introduction of personal sanctions against 25 Russian citizens which London considers involved in a violation of human rights, according to UK government information website.

WHO reports record single-day surge in global COVID-19 cases

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday reported 212,326 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

Ukrainian president’s wife recovers from coronavirus

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First Lady of Ukraine Yelena Zelenskaya has recovered after being infected with COVID-19 and was discharged from hospital.

Saudi-led coalition intercepts 4 bomb-laden drones

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The Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen intercepted on Friday four bomb-laden drones launched by Houthi rebels.

French government resigns

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The French government, led by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, resigned, the Elysee Palace announced Friday.

Kazakh first president Nazarbayev recovers from COVID-19

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First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has recovered from COVID-19, the press secretary of the first president Aidos Ukibay tweeted Thursday.

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