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Russian President Vladimir Putin, smiles during a meeting via teleconference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 1, 2020. Putin set a nationwide vote on constitutional amendments allowing him to extend his rule for July 1. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Putin sets July 1 for vote to extend his rule for years Russian President Vladimir Putin says a nationwide vote on constitutional amendments that could allow him to further extend his rule will be held on July 1
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this photo taken from undated footage distributed by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, an intercontinental ballistic missile lifts off from a truck-mounted launcher somewhere in Russia. The Russian military said the Avangard hypersonic weapon entered combat duty. Little on the Pentagon’s drawing board illustrates more clearly the Trump administration’s worry about China and Russia than its work on hypersonic weapons. These missiles and aerial vehicles fly at speeds of a mile a second or faster and maneuver in ways that make them extra difficult to detect and destroy in flight. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
Russian general chafes at "provocative" NATO drillsThe Russian military has accused the U.S. and its NATO allies of conducting provocative military drills near the nation’s borders, a statement that reflected simmering Russia-NATO tensions
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Zimbabwe summons US envoy over White House adviser's commentZimbabwe 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 an officer pressed a knee into his neck
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A liquor store is re-stocked Sunday May 31, 2020 in Johannesburg, as bottle stores prepare to reopen Monday after being closed for over two months under lockdown restrictions in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus. As the government lifts some of it's restrictions sales will be limited to certain days and hours. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
South Africa eases; liquor is sold, school openings delayedMany South Africans spent their Monday morning lining up outside liquor stores, as alcohol sales were allowed again after a two-month ban because of the coronavirus outbreak
The Associated Press3 hours ago
People queue up outside the DHL Express store in Hong Kong, Monday, June 1, 2020. Throngs of people lined up at DHL courier outlets across the city on Monday, many to send documents to the U.K. to apply for or renew what is known as a British National (Overseas) passport. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Hong Kong blocks Tiananmen vigil; rush on for UK passportsHong Kong police rejected an application 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
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Vendors wearing protective face masks against the spread of coronavirus, waits for customers at the iconic 15th century Grand Bazaar in Istanbul as it reopens, Monday June 1, 2020, following weeks of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. Turkish Airlines resumed limited domestic flights, restaurants welcomed sit-in customers and beaches and museums reopened as Turkey's broadest easing of coronavirus restrictions came into effect following a slowdown in confirmed COVID-19 infections and deaths in the country. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Turkey eases lockdown as restaurants reopen, flights resumeTurkish Airlines has resumed limited domestic flights, restaurants have welcomed sit-in customers and beaches and museums reopened as Turkey’s broadest easing of coronavirus restrictions came into effect
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Vatican centralizes contracting to cut waste, corruptionThe Vatican is centralizing its contracting and procurement procedures in a bid to cut waste, root out corruption and bring the Holy See’s finances into the 21st century
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Children jump on a trampoline at the Little Darling home-based Childcare after nurseries and primary schools partly reopen in England after the COVID-19 lockdown in London, Monday, June 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
UK eases lockdown restrictions yet experts say it's too soonBritain has moved to further ease lockdown restrictions despite warnings from some health officials that the risk of spreading COVID-19 was still too great
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Austrian tourists with a dog arrive at the Acropolian Spirit Hotel in central Athens. on Monday June 1, 2020. Lockdown restrictions were lifted on non-seasonal hotels Monday as the country prepares to start its tourism season on June 15. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Greece lifts its lockdown on hotels, pools, golf coursesGreece has lifted lockdown measures for hotels, open-air cinemas, golf courses and public swimming pools as the country ramped up preparations for the tourism season that starts in two weeks
The Associated Press7 hours ago
World's reaction to US weaves solidarity, calls to changeSeveral thousand people marched in New Zealand’s largest city to protest the killing of George Floyd in the U.S. as well as to stand up against police violence and racism in their own country
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - This Nov. 19, 2013 file photo shows the founder and CEO of Laplandia Market, Mohamad Darwich, in Lappeenranta, Finland, The rare closure of Finland's border with Russia amid the COVID-19 pandemic has hit hard the Nordic nation's South Karelia border region, putting an abrupt stop to visits by nearly two million Russian tourists to the area annually and depriving local businesses and entrepreneurs millions of euros every month. (Hannu Rissanen/Lehtikuva via AP, File)
Finland in pain as border closure blocks Russian tourists The closure of Finland’s border with Russia amid the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the Nordic nation’s eastern border region hard
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A man gets his shoes polished at the Janpath market in New Delhi, India, Monday, June 1, 2020. More states opened up and crowds of commuters trickled onto the roads in many of India's cities on Monday as a three-phase plan to lift the nationwide coronavirus lockdown started despite an upward trend in new infections. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
India cautiously opens up even as coronavirus cases riseMore states opened up and crowds of commuters trickled onto the roads in many of India’s cities on Monday as a three-phase plan to lift the nationwide coronavirus lockdown started despite an upward trend in new infections
The Associated Press9 hours ago
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