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Putin, Erdogan, and Rouhani to discuss Syrian settlement on Wednesday

Presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran – Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani, will hold a video conference on July 1 to discuss the settlement of the Syrian issue, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said today, reports TASS.

US senator prepares proposal to buy Russian-made S-400 air defense systems from Turkey

A US senator has prepared a proposal to buy Russian-made S-400 air defense systems from Turkey in a bid to overcome the impasse between Washington and Ankara over Turkey’s participation in a program to produce F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation fighter jets, TASS reports citing Defense News.

China reports 19 new COVID-19 cases

China on Tuesday reported 19 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for June 29, up from 12 a day earlier, Reuters reported, citing the health authority. There were no new deaths.

Trump pushes back on Biden criticism: 'Russia ate his and Obama's lunch'

U.S. President Donald Trump in a tweet Sunday morning pushed back on criticism from presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden over reported Russian bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan, saying Russia “ate his and Obama’s lunch during their time in office”, The Hill reported.

EU delays decision on when Europe's borders will reopen

The EU cannot agree on a list of "safe countries" from where travellers could visit Europe in July, with some member states requiring more time to decide, AFP reported on Saturday, citing diplomats.

Russia records 6.7 thousand COVID-19 new cases

Russia has recorded 6.7 thousand COVID-19 new cases, bringing the total number to 641,156, TASS reported.

Anne Hidalgo declares victory in re-election as Paris mayor

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo declared victory in her fight to win re-election in the French capital on Sunday, which will allow her to oversee the 2024 Summer Olympics, France 24 reported.

Rolling Stones warn Trump not to use their songs at rallies

The Rolling Stones have warned US President Donald Trump that he could face legal action if he continues using their songs at his campaign rallies, BBC News reports.

Former Slovak President Andrej Kiska announces his retirement from politics

The former president of Slovakia and For the People head Andrej Kiska announced Sunday his retirement from politics, the local News Now reported.

Berlin to fine people who flout coronavirus face mask rules

It is mandatory to wear a face covering in certain public places in Berlin, such as on transport. Now the Senate has voted to impose fines on those who refuse to wear them, The Local reports.

More than 100 people killed during lightning strikes in India

More than 100 people have been killed during lightning strikes in two Indian states in two days, CNN reports, citing Indian authorities.

Trump claims coronavirus deaths in U.S. are 'way down'

President Donald Trump last night claimed that coronavirus deaths in the United States are 'way down' and that America's mortality rate was 'one of the lowest in the world'.

Two boys drop dead in China while wearing masks during gym class

Two Chinese boys dropped dead within a week of one another while wearing face masks during gym class, according to a report.

COVID-19 threatens increase in global drug use, UN report warns

The coronavirus pandemic could lead to an increase in drug use and trafficking, as well as heightened risks for narcotic users, a UN report warned on Thursday, according to Euronews.

Oregon county issues face mask order that exempts non-white people

Lincoln County, Oregon, has exempted non-white people from a new order requiring that face coverings be worn in public — to prevent racial profiling, New York Post reports.

Eiffel Tower reopens after three-month coronavirus break

The Eiffel Tower on Thursday welcomed back visitors after the coronavirus outbreak forced the Paris landmark into its longest period out of action since World War Two.

Julian Assange faces new indictment in US

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought to recruit hackers at conferences in Europe and Asia who could provide his anti-secrecy website with classified information, and conspired with members of hacking organizations, according to a new Justice Department indictment announced Wednesday.

Georgia records 3 COVID-19 new cases

Georgia has recorded three COVID-19 new cases bringing the total number to 917, news.am reported.

Kosovo's Hashim Thaci 'indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity'

Kosovo's President Hashim Thaci and nine other former separatists have been indicted on war crimes charges, Euronews reports.

France's Macron to discuss security with Putin on June 26

French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss security issues including Ukraine, Libya and Iran with Russia’s Vladimir Putin in a video call on Friday, Reuters reported citing the Elysee Palace.

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