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Trump questions render Trudeau speechless for 21 seconds

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that Canadians are watching what’s unfolding in the United States with “horror and consternation” and he paused for 21 seconds when asked about U.S. President Donald Trump and the use of tear gas against protesters to clear the way for a photo opportunity.

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Indian metropolis of Mumbai braces for rare cyclone

UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

A cyclone in the Arabian Sea was barreling toward India’s business capital Mumbai on Tuesday, threatening to deliver high winds and flooding to an area already struggling with the nation’s highest number of coronavirus infections and deaths.
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Austria to redesign Hitler’s birthplace as police station

UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

Austrian authorities have presented the winning plan to redesign the house where Adolf Hitler was born in 1889, turning it into a police station and trying to make it unattractive as a pilgrimage site for people who glorify the Nazi dictator.
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Putin signs Russia’s nuclear deterrent policy

UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday endorsed Russia’s nuclear deterrent policy which allows him to use atomic weapons in response to a conventional strike targeting the nation’s critical government and military infrastructure.
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Zimbabwe summons US envoy over White House adviser’s comment

UPDATED: Mon., June 1, 2020

Zimbabwe has summoned the U.S. ambassador in Harare to a meeting over comments by a White House official suggesting Zimbabwe is among “foreign adversaries” that could face retaliation for trying to foment unrest in the U.S. over the death of George Floyd, a black man who pleaded for air as a police officer pressed a knee into his neck.
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Hong Kong blocks Tiananmen vigil; rush on for UK passports

Hong Kong police rejected an application Monday by organizers for an annual candlelight vigil marking the anniversary this week of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as residents rushed to apply for passports that could allow them to move to the United Kingdom.
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Putin sets July 1 for vote to extend his rule for years

UPDATED: Mon., June 1, 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday set a July 1 date for a nationwide vote on constitutional amendments allowing him to extend his rule until 2036, even as the nation is continuing to record high numbers of new coronavirus cases.

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