Court docket rejects Trump family effort to quash niece’s repeat-all e...

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A New York City judge has dismissed a claim by President Donald Trump's brother that sought to halt the publication of a tell-all book by the president's niece. In a ruling handed down on Thursday, Judge Peter Kelly said the Surrogates Court - a court that normally handles probates, estates and the affairs of decendants…

Will Vladimir Putin be president of Russia for existence?

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Vladimir Putin was first elected as Russia's president in 2000. Twenty years later he is still there.¬† He has served longer than any Russian or Soviet politician since the early 1950s - and he could be on course to be one of his nation's longest-serving¬†leaders. Putin's opponents say he plans to never leave the office.…

Israeli PM publicizes ‘cooperation’ with UAE to fight coronavirus

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Netanyahu said the effort stemmed from intensive contacts with the UAE over recent months [Ariel Schalit/Reuters] Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced Israel will join forces with the United Arab Emirates in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, despite the lack of diplomatic ties between the two countries. "This collaboration will be in the areas…

US health officers: 20 million American citizens could well simply admire...

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US officials believe as many as 20 million Americans have contracted the coronavirus, suggesting millions had the virus and they never knew it. That is nearly 10 times as many infections as the 2.3 million cases that have been confirmed and comes as the Trump administration works to tamp down nationwide concern about the COVID-19…

Ugandan campaigners glance to decolonise Kampala’s streets

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A campaign to rename street names in Uganda's capital has gained traction as the Black Lives Matter protests and decolonisation movement that erupted after the US police killing of George Floyd sweep the globe. Launched on June 9, the online petition urging the government to remove the names of British colonial figures from the streets,…

US virus conditions continue to rise at discontinuance to-file rate

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The number of new coronavirus cases per day in the United States stood near an all-time high on Thursday, hovering close to the peak reached in late April during some of the darkest and deadliest days of the crisis. While greatly expanded testing probably accounts for some of the increase, experts say other measures indicate…