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FILE - In this Wednesday June 3, 2020 file photo demonstrators look at flowers as they attend a protest outside parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht, File)
George Floyd’s death an American tragedy with global echoesSince George Floyd's death in Minnesota last week, his face has been painted on walls from Nairobi, Kenya to Idlib, Syria
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In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, a US flag flies on the back of a WWII era US Army Jeep in Grandcamp Maisy, Normandy, France. In sharp contrast to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this year's 76th will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping nearly everyone from traveling. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
On sad anniversary, few to mourn the D-Day dead in NormandySaturday’s anniversary will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever for the June 6, 1944 D-Day landings in Normandy
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A woman gestures in front of a luxury shop that opens Monday, May 11, 2020 in Paris. he French began leaving their homes and apartments for the first time in two months without permission slips as the country cautiously lifted its lockdown. Clothing stores, coiffures and other businesses large and small were reopening on Monday _ with strict precautions to keep the coronavirus at bay. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Surgical or homemade, masks mark a major shift in thinkingBefore the coronavirus outbreak abruptly disrupted the livelihoods of millions of people, the sight of masks worn in public spaces in the Western world conjured up images of malevolent clowns and terrifying fictional villains
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A member of staff wearing a face shield checks that people are observing social distancing as they disembark from a train, to help stop the spread of coronavirus in Waterloo station, London, Thursday, June 4, 2020. Waterloo station, which is wide recognised as the busiest train station in Britain, is still much quieter than normal as most commuters are working from home and not commuting into central London offices. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Face coverings to be mandated on public transport in EnglandPassengers on England’s buses, subways and trains will have to wear face coverings from June 15 when most shops reopen
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In this Monday, June 1, 2020 photo, people walk past a terrace bar with local customers in Barcelona downtown. Spain's strict lockdown that it is now scaling back managed to eventually control a COVID-19 outbreak that has claimed at least 27,000 lives. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Study shows Spain far from having 'herd immunity' to virusA second round of random testing in Spain for antibodies to the new coronavirus indicates that a third of those infected do not develop symptoms
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, ahead of a televised interview at the hauptstadtstudio (Capital city studio) of public broadcaster ARD in Berlin, Thursday June 4, 2020. (John MacDougall/Pool via AP)
Germany's Merkel dismisses talk she might seek 5th termGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has firmly rejected suggestions that she might seek a fifth term at the helm after pledging in 2018 to step down when her current government leaves office
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Eyebrows raised as Swiss bishop taps woman for senior jobA Swiss bishop has appointed a lay mother of three to a leadership post previously held by a priest in a move she called a “small step” for women in the Catholic Church that doesn’t clash with church law
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Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak stands outside 11 Downing Street to join in the nationwide Clap for Carers to recognise and support National Health Service (NHS) workers and carers fighting the coronavirus pandemic, in London, Thursday, May 21, 2020. The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has prompted a public display of appreciation for care workers. The applause takes place across Britain every Thursday at 8pm local time to show appreciation for healthcare workers, emergency services, armed services, delivery drivers, shop workers, teachers, waste collectors, manufacturers, postal workers, cleaners, vets, engineers and all those helping people with coronavirus and keeping the country functioning while most people stayed at home in the lockdown.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Soccer club Tottenham among firms to tap virus loan schemeBritish Airways, Marks & Spencer and even Premier League soccer club Tottenham Hotspur are among 53 big companies to take advantage of a special coronavirus loan scheme from the Bank of England to tide them over during the pandemic
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prince Charles greets members of the public as he leaves the RSC or Royal Shakespeare Company, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, during his tour of Warwickshire and the West Midlands. Prince Charles in a interview with Sky News on Thursday June 4, 2020, said he missed giving his family members a hug during the long weeks of lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and also acknowledged that he had not seen his father, Prince Philip, for many weeks. (Jacob King/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Prince Charles misses hugging his family amid virus lockdownPrince Charles says he has missed giving his family members a hug during the long weeks of lockdown because of the COVID-19 outbreak
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Russia angrily denies German allegations on 2015 cyberattackThe Russian Foreign Ministry has angrily rejected Germany's allegations over Russian intelligence involvement in the hacking of the German parliament
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Landslide in Arctic Norway sweeps away 8 homesA powerful landslide in Arctic Norway has swept away eight homes but no injuries have been reported
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Enis Berberoglu, a legislator of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party, or CHP, speaks at a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, June 4, 2020.  Turkey's parliament on Thursday stripped three opposition party deputies, including Berberoglu, of their legislative seats, setting off a raucous protest inside the assembly hall by colleagues who accused the ruling party of an assault on democracy. (AP Photo)
Turkey strips 3 legislators of seats, setting off protestTurkey’s parliament has stripped three opposition party deputies of their legislative seats, setting off a raucous protest inside the assembly hall by colleagues who accused the ruling party of an assault on democracy
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FILE -  In this May 4, 2017 file photo, actor Brian Cox poses for photographers at the premiere of the film "Alien Covenant" in London. Cox recently filmed “Little Room,” a “whodunnit” for the Zoom age. The story centers around a psychiatrist who goes missing and her patients connect online to try to track her down. Donations are being accepted to watch the first episode of “Little Room,” available now, with proceeds going to help frontline workers in the U.S. and the U.K. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
With 'Succession' shut down, Brian Cox takes on other roles“Succession” may be temporarily shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, but star Brian Cox is still finding projects to keep him busy
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Lawmakers attend the commemorative parliamentary session marking the centenary of the Trianon Peace Treaty in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, June 4, 2020. Hungary is commemorating the 100th anniversary of a post-World War I peace treaty which led to the loss of about two-thirds of its territory and left some 3.3 million Hungarians outside the country's new borders. (Tibor Illyes/MTI via AP)
On WWI treaty's centenary, Hungary says its 'curse' must goHungary is commemorating the 100th anniversary of a post-World War I peace treaty which led to the loss of over two-thirds of its territory and left some 3.3 million ethnic Hungarians outside the country's redrawn borders
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