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15th Aug 2020

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France: Lockdown support drops below 50 percent

A survey published this weekend in France showed that less than half the population - 43 percent - now supported the maintaining of strict "confinement" measures, down eight percentage points from the previous week, the Guardian writes. The French government will announce details of its plan to slowly ease restrictions across the country from 11 May, including the phased reopening of schools, on Tuesday.

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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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