Emmanuel Macron

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ISIS claims killing of 3 women media workers in Afghanistan

Top of The World: Three women who worked for a local radio and TV station in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province were gunned down Tuesday. And, Myanmar’s deadly crackdown on demonstrators protesting a military coup continued Wednesday. Also, French President Emmanuel Macron acknowledged on Wednesday prominent Algerian nationalist Ali Boumendjel was murdered and tortured

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French society confronts deadly religious tensions; France and Germany announce new lockdowns; China and US engage in crisis communication

Three people were killed in a knife attack in the southern French coastal city of Nice, France. And, France and Germany have both announced national lockdowns again, declaring that the coronavirus is out of control. Also, China’s Defense Ministry has said that Chinese and US military chiefs held video meetings this week about crisis communication.

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Russia, France, US demand ceasefire to fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh; Cyprus is blocking EU sanctions on Belarus; Arrests in Hong Kong

The US, Russia and France are jointly demanding an immediate ceasefire and return to negotiations without delay in the breakaway Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh. And, Cyprus is blocking EU economic on Belarus, demanding that Brussels also punish Turkey for its oil and gas exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean. Also, police in Hong Kong have arrested at least 60 people for protesting on China’s National Day.

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