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Top officials with the European Union urged President Trump to rethink his plans to leave the international agency. Trump announced his decision Friday after weeks of levying criticisms and threatening to pull funding.
President Trump gives remarks Friday on China in the Rose Garden. Alongside him are trade adviser Peter Navarro, from left, national security adviser Robert O'Brien, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
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Jesus' baptism site overlooking the Jordan River, 6 miles north of the Dead Sea. The Jordanian site includes the spot where UNESCO says Jesus was believed to have been baptized, now inland after the river changed course, as well as Elijah's Hill, where tradition says the Prophet Elijah ascended to heaven in a flaming chariot.
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New Zealand is now allowing gatherings of up to 100 people, and the country says it has just one active COVID-19 case. Much of the credit for the country's success has gone to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, seen here walking through the coastal city of Napier on Friday.
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Protesters with protective gear face riot police on a Hong Kong street during the anti-extradition bill protests in August. Beijing is moving to pass a law that could outlaw such protests.
Pedestrians in Hong Kong walk under a giant screen showing a live telecast of Chinese President Xi Jinping, at the closing session of the National People's Congress on Thursday.
People in the Andean city of Puno, Peru, lined up earlier this month to withdraw funds from their pensions. The World Food Programme says the number of people experiencing severe food insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean could quadruple.
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Hoping to draw tourists to Cyprus this summer, officials cite the "open-air lifestyle, abundance of personal space" and clean air. Here, rows of beach umbrellas await visitors on a nearly empty stretch of Nissi beach at the seaside resort of Ayia Napa earlier this month.
The move comes after the World Health Organization halted clinical trials of the drug as a treatment, citing a study that found no benefit and a higher mortality rate for hospitalized patients. A box of hydroxychloroquine, under the brand name Plaquenil, is seen in a pharmacy in Paris.
The Hungarian government has submitted a draft bill to revoke the emergency powers law, which gave Prime Minister Viktor Orban the power to rule by decree and sidestep parliament.
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Residents of the Colombian capital Bogotá hang red rags from their windows and balconies to signal their need for help with food during the coronavirus pandemic.
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