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A Spike In Coronavirus Cases Causes Outrage In Iraq

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Turkey's Claims For Drilling Rights In Mediterranean Sea Lead To Threats From Greece

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu shake hands at this month's Victory Day military parade marking the 75th anniversary of Nazi Germany's defeat in World War II. Alexei Nikolsky/TASS via Getty Images hide caption

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Russians Are Voting On 206 Reforms. The Most Important One Will Extend Putin's Rule

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A statue of King Leopold II stands defaced after protests this month in Brussels. Belgian King Philippe acknowledged "acts of violence and cruelty" in his country's colonial past in Africa. Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (right) and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, at a session of the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in December. Fayez Nureldine/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Workers wearing protective suits fumigate an art hall with antiseptic solution as a precaution against the spread of the Middle East respiratory syndrome in Seoul, South Korea, in June 2015. Lee Jin-man/AP hide caption

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South Korea Holds Onto Patient Data From Prior Coronavirus, Worrying Privacy Groups

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People sit in a terrace bar at the beach in Spain earlier this month, when many internal travel restrictions were lifted. The EU has decided on its first list of approved travel partners, as part of its reopening of external borders. Joan Mateu/AP hide caption

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News Brief: Coronavirus Testing, Russian Bounties, China Enacts Security Law

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Pro-mainland supporters in Hong Kong hold Chinese and Hong Kong flags during a rally to celebrate the approval of a national security law on Tuesday. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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China Enacts Security Law, Asserting Control Over Hong Kong

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World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a news conference this week in Geneva. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump is among three dozen U.S. officials for whom Iran has issued arrest warrants in the Jan. 3 airstrike killing of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Doug Mills/The New York Times/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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India Sees A Change Sparked By Black Lives Matter Movement

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Israel To Clarify Its Plans For Annexing Occupied West Bank Lands

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Afghan War Veteran Talks About Bounties Russia Offered Taliban To Kill U.S. Troops

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Jailing Of Labor Activist Raises Concerns About Mexico's Readiness For USMCA

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