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China flexes its muscles; US, India hit single-day COVID-19 case highs; Evil Corp targets corporate America

China has been testing boundaries — both geographically and legally. The US hit a record single-day high of 40,000 reported coronavirus infections Thursday. India also experienced a record 24-hour spike. A Russian ransomware group that seems to have taken their name right out of the movies is launching attacks on corporate America: They call themselves Evil Corp.

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Lockdowns in Germany; Trump considering moving US troops from Germany to Poland; The Democratic Republic of Congo declares Ebola outbreak over

Germany’s populous Guetersloh and Warendorf regions became the first in the country to return to strict restrictions against the coronavirus, angering many residents. Also, the Democratic Republic of Congo said today that the Ebola outbreak in the east of the country is over. And, Sergei Khrushchev, the son of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, died on June 18 at his home in Rhode Island at the age of 84.

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EU may ban US travelers; Latin America sees COVID-19 surge; Palestinian officials call for probe into killing of youth

As the EU looks to reopen in July, the bloc may stop entry from countries with unsuccessful pandemic responses, including the US, Brazil and Russia. A Brazilian judge ordered President Jair Bolsonaro, known for his blasé attitude about COVID-19, to wear a mask in Brasília or risk fines; the novel coronavirus is accelerating in Latin America and the Caribbean. Palestinian officials have called for an international probe into the killing of Ahmed Erekat after Israeli soldiers shot the 27-year-old man and prevented medical aid from reaching him for more than an hour.

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Trump announces new visa restrictions; Saudi Arabia planning only a limited Hajj; White House trade adviser walks back comments

US President Donald Trump temporarily suspended the issuance of new work visas for certain foreign workers on Monday, a move widely opposed by business groups. And, Saudi Arabia said it plans to allow only a limited Hajj this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Also, the German region of Guetersloh in the northwest of the country was put under lockdown as the number of coronavirus cases surged past 1,000 following an outbreak at a meatpacking plant.

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