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Will the bise cease? Pandemic imperils the very French kiss.

Paris Letter: Cheek-kissing is a social minefield in France. Not everyone would miss it

Man dies in Minneapolis after officer kneels on his neck.

Mayor apologises to black community while FBI investigates arrest shown in video

«Prepare For Worst-Case Scenarios» : Xi Jinping To Chinese Military.

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday ordered the military to scale up the battle preparedness, visualising the worst-case scenarios and asked them to resolutely defend the country's sovereignty....

Canada to co-host virtual UN conference on coronavirus amid bid for Security Council seat.

The conference will raise Canada's profile as it competes for a seat on UN Security Council next month against Norway and Ireland.

OSCE Members Blast Russia's Lack Of Response To Rights Violations In Chechnya.

The United States, Canada, and 14 European states say Russia has failed to respond to serious human rights violations and abuses in the North Caucasus region of Chechnya, where a "climate of impunity" continues to prevail against human rights defe...

Zelensky approves annual program for Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic integration.

Particular attention is paid to the program's compliance with the criteria for NATO membership.

China acts with growing swagger as it tightens grip on Hong Kong.

Move to impose security law illustrates Beijing’s increasing tendency to flex its muscle

Saudi authorities seize children of exiled intelligence chief.

Former cabinet minister Saad al-Jabri was strategic architect of Saudi counter-terrorism efforts

‘I can’t breathe’: Black man dies after pleading with Minneapolis officer during arrest.

His death Monday night after a struggle with officers was under investigation by the FBI and state agents.

Apple Inc. reportedly registers LLC under Ukraine's jurisdiction – media

There has been no official confirmation yet.

Outrage erupts over ‘Karen’ who called cops on Black bird-watcher in Central Park.

Some called for the 'racist' white woman, Amy Cooper, to be deported to Canada, where she apparently attended the University of Waterloo.

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COVID-19: Russia Says CSTO Should Focus On Biosecurity; Georgia Marks Subdued Independence Day.

Here's a roundup of COVID-19 developments in RFE/RL's broadcast regions.

RFE/RL: Poroshenko fails to appear for questioning as witness in illegal transfer of paintings.

The SBI said in January that it was looking into 13 possible cases where Poroshenko or his associates were implicated.

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Court places former Ukraine's Defense Minister Lebedev under in absentia arrest on Maidan executions case.

On May 25, the Pechersky District Court of Kyiv chose to former Minister of Defense of Ukraine Pavlo Lebedev a preventive measure in the form of detention in criminal proceedings on the facts of organizing a number of grave and especially grave vi...

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Poland supreme court appointment raises fresh fears about independence.

Malgorzata Manowska, who has links to ruling PiS party, chosen as court president

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U.S. Accuses Russia Of Sending Jets To Libya To Support Mercenaries

The United States says Moscow has deployed military jets to Libya to provide support for Russian mercenaries helping a local warlord battle the North African country's internationally recognized government.

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Vladimir Putin Says Russia «Passed» COVID-19 Peak

President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia has passed its peak of coronavirus infections and ordered a World War II victory parade postponed by the pandemic to be held next month.

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Ukraine's hryvnia weakens for second day in a row

The forex rate was set at UAH 26.90 per U.S. dollar.

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Khamenei Representative Apologizes After Plastic Bullets Fired At Iranian Protesters.

The representative of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in the southwestern province of Khuzestan has visited some of the people who were wounded by security forces during a protest over a lack of drinking water last week.

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Brazil was ahead of the curve on coronavirus. Then the presidency intervened

Country with second-worst outbreak in world was highly prepared for virus in February

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Woman called police on a Black man in Central Park, then she was put on leave from work.

The woman told police that "an African-American man is threatening me and my dog" in New York's Central Park after she was asked to put her dog on a leash.

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Sheremet case: Court extends arrest of suspect Kuzmenko.

The court extended the arrest of suspect in the case of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet Yulia Kuzmenko. Such a decision was made on the night of May 26.

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Lviv Airport prepares to resume flights

The airport may start servicing flights as early as June 15.

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Russian gas transit via Poland has almost halted – media.

Russian gas giant Gazprom declined immediate comment.

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Some 43.3% Kyiv residents say situation in Ukraine developing in wrong direction, 35.4% say disagree - SOCIS survey

Some 43.3% of Kyiv residents believe that the situation in Ukraine is developing in the wrong direction, while 30% disagree, saying some aspects improving and some not. Some 17.8% believe that the situation in the country is moving in the right di...

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