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16th Jul 2020

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Russians start voting on Putin's mandate

This Thursday will kick off one week in which Russian citizens will be asked to cast their votes on far-reaching changes to the constitution, Deutsche Welle writes. According to the law as it stands today, Russia's president Vladimir Putin would have to step down in 2024, after the completion of his second six-year term. If Russians agree, Putin will be able to remain president until 2036.

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Coronavirus

EU unveils plan to counter second Covid-19 wave

The EU Commission unveiled on Wednesday a set of guidelines to strengthen the bloc's response to a potential future surge of coronavirus infections - and warned a simultaneous seasonal-flu plus Covid-19 outbreak would place a considerable strain on health systems.

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Antwerp's Uigher refugee from China: where's my family?

Nurehmet Burhan is a Uighur refugee in Belgium who had to leave behind his family behind in China. "My new born baby has never seen his father, he doesn't know his father, he has never kissed his father," he says.

UK bans Huawei from 5G network in major U-turn

The UK reversed course and announced Huawei will be removed from the national 5G networks by the end of 2027 - and a total ban on the purchase of any new 5G kit from the company from next year.

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