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15th Aug 2020

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Italy to welcome back tourists from 3 June

Italy said Saturday it would open its borders to foreigners from 3 June and scrap a 14-day quarantine period for new arrivals in a bid to salvage tourist income. "We're facing a calculated risk in the knowledge that the contagion curve may rise again," prime minister Giuseppe Conte said on TV. Greece has also opened borders to tourists. Germany predicts normal cross-border travel in the EU from mid-June.

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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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