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15th Aug 2020

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Virus has peaked in most EU states

The coronavirus pandemic appears to have eased in most EU states, the European centre for Disease and Prevention and Control, an EU agent has said. "In 20 EU/EEA countries, it appears that the initial wave of transmission has passed its peak, with a decline in the number of newly reported cases," it said Thursday. Some 105,064 people had died in the EU so far and 988,241 were infected.

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EU visa bans to 'pressure' Lukashenko

Belarus officials who ordered violence and faked elections are to face EU visas bans and asset freezes, foreign ministers agreed on Friday.

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Lebanon is a new focal point

More than the tangible destruction, the explosion in the port of Beirut meant the ultimate destruction of hope for many civilians.

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