From self-exile, Belarus opposition leader calls for protests to reach ‘every city’

The video from Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who fled to Lithuania, came amid E.U. talks on possible steps against Belarus’s authoritarian ruler, who was recently reelected in a contest widely criticized as rigged.
Passengers wait next to the Eurostar Terminal at the Gare du Nord train station in Paris on Friday. (AP)
Passengers wait next to the Eurostar Terminal at the Gare du Nord train station in Paris on Friday. (AP)

British vacationers in France told to return home or face 14-day quarantine

The sudden announcement of emergency isolation measures, sparked by a rising number of coronavirus cases in France, took most by surprise.
The new peace deal comes after years of quiet cooperation on intelligence and commerce.
After 26 years in power, “Europe’s last dictator” faces historic resistance.
Gangs are uniting and attacking government opponents. The president denies links.
Old-school firms answered Boris Johnson’s “call to arms” with 13,437 devices. Just one was used, but they’re on standby in case of a second coronavirus wave.
“It’s a real affirmation that the Indian American community and politicians of Indian origin have arrived."
As the United States builds a $15 billion border wall, it is exploring adding a “Buoy Barrier System” to block river and sea crossings.
We wanted a summer vacation. We had to detour to 1980s Latvia first.
The lockdowns and cancellations provoked by the coronavirus pandemic have put in doubt Chinese students' dreams of a U.S. education.
Though cruising has been ordered to a halt in the United States, several major cruise liners are now trying to restart their business in Europe.
Trump appointee Michael Pack ousts seven more top executives at the U.S. Agency for Global Media and pressures Internet freedom group as China cracks down on Hong Kong dissent.
The U.S. move suggests a bumpy path ahead for the Asian financial hub as countries begin to treat it as just another Chinese city.
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Kim Jong Un says borders must remain closed because of the risks of coronavirus.
U.S. tech companies earlier halted reviews of data requests from the territory’s officials while assessing the human rights implications of a new national security law.
Arab critics say normalizing relations between former foes is premature without a Palestinian state.
They’ve shared their son’s picture on social media, desperate for any word. But no takers.
Authorities are investigating the blasts, which reduced a section of the city to rubble.
As the novel coronavirus advanced on Europe in March, authorities in England accomplished in 48 hours what advocates for the homeless had urged for years.
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Venezuelans desperate to feed their families amid the coronavirus pandemic are heading out to the open sea on inner tubes armed with a hook and line
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Pope Francis is urging Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to continue talks to resolve their years-long dispute over a massive dam Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile that has led to sharp regional tensions and fears of military conflict
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The prime ministers of India and Nepal have spoken by phone to try to ease strained ties between the two countries since a boundary dispute erupted between them in May
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For nearly 200 years, Greek Orthodox faithful have flocked to the Aegean island of Tinos for the Aug. 15 feast day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
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A student leader of Thailand’s anti-government movement has vowed to continue his protesting after being released on bail a day after his arrest on a sedition charge
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