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China-Australia tensions escalate; Royal Dutch Shell faces climate lawsuit; Brazilian Amazon deforestation sees 12-year high

The tit-for-tat between China and Australia continues to worsen, as the two countries accuse each other of grievous offenses. Climate activists have taken Royal Dutch Shell to court in The Hague. And, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has reached a 12-year high, according to the country’s National Institute for Space Research.

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POTUS, FLOTUS test positive for the coronavirus; world leaders react to COVID-19 diagnosis; Macron declares war on religious 'separatism'

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump announced early Friday that they had tested positive for the coronavirus, after playing down the pandemic for months. Trump joins other presidents and prime ministers in the small group of world leaders who have been infected. And French President Emmanuel Macron announced a new law combatting religious “separatism.”