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15th Aug 2020

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Spain's state of emergency extension faces backlash

Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez is facing opposition from regional premiers to the fourth extension of the state of emergency - giving the government extra powers to fight the coronavirus. The state of emergency, imposed on 14 March, has been approved by lawmakers every two weeks. However, support from the main opposition parties (Popular Party and far-right Vox) is not guaranteed this time, El País reported.

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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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