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Aircrafts of the German airline Lufthansa are parked at the airport in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Germany on Monday approved a 9 billion-euro ($9.8 billion) aid package for stricken airline Lufthansa to keep a major employer going through the turbulence of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Lufthansa board nods through $10 billion bailout planThe supervisory board of Lufthansa has given its blessing to a 9 billion-euro ($10 billion) government bailout plan thrashed out between the airline, the German government and the European Union
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Bulgaria expects to finish Russian gas pipeline on timeBulgaria says it aims build on time its stretch of a pipeline that will bring Russian gas to Europe, despite unforeseen delays due to the COVID pandemic
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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
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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
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Russian President Putin sets July 1 for nationwide vote on constitution that could let him stay in power until 2036Russian President Putin sets July 1 for nationwide vote on constitution that could let him stay in power until 2036
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Cyprus to launch SMS campaign to stem migrant arrivals Cyprus’ interior minister says he’s launching a multi-lingual SMS campaign to head off more migrant arrivals by dispelling the mistaken belief that the European Union member country is a gateway to the continent
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Turkey opens new hospitals as daily coronavirus cases dropTwo hospitals for coronavirus patients open in Istanbul as Turkey’s daily number of new cases falls to its lowest since the peak of the outbreak
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Protesting lawyers detained in Moscow for violating lockdownMoscow police have detained demonstrators who were holding one-person pickets outside the headquarters of Russia's main criminal investigative agency
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Sunday, May 24, 2020, an opposition activist Nikolai Statkevich, wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus, gestures as he speaks to people gathered to sign up and support potential presidential candidates in the upcoming presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus. On Sunday, Nikolai Statkevich, one of Belarus' most prominent opposition figures, was detained while heading for a protest in Minsk. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)
Top opposition figure detained in BelarusA human rights group in Belarus says more than 30 people have been detained amid demonstrations against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, who is running for another term
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Mothers, who said their sons were killed during police operations, holds a banner with the photos of their sons, during a protest against crimes committed by the police against black people in the favelas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, May 31, 2020. The protest, called "Black lives matter," was interrupted when police used tear gas to disperse people. "I can't breathe", said some of the demonstrators, alluding to the George Floyd's death. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
World alarmed by violence in US; thousands march in LondonNations around the world have watched in horror at the civil unrest in the United States following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer pressed his knee on his neck until he stopped breathing
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 25, 2019 file photo, cranes work at Notre Dame cathedral, in Paris. The body overseeing the Gothic structure’s restoration issued a statement Sunday May 31, 2020, saying that the reopening to the public of the Notre Dame Cathedral’s forecourt was finally made possible after several deep clean operations took place to remove toxic lead dust from the large forecourt. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
Notre Dame forecourt opens to public after long cleanupNotre Dame Cathedral’s forecourt is being opened up to the public for the first time since the devastating fire of April 15 last year
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