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Polls open in French parliamentary election

Projections show that Macron and his allies, including the new party of his former prime minister Edouard Philippe, could fall short of a majority of 289 by as many as 40 seats

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Prosecutors ask for life sentences for 12 men at trial for Paris terror attack

As the biggest criminal trial ever held in France has entered its final weeks, French prosecutors have demanded life sentences for the 12 men at trial for the attack

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Germany and Norway inaugurate undersea energy link worth $2 billion

The 623-kilometer cable runs from Germany's northern state of Schleswig-Holstein under the North Sea to Tonstad in southern Norway

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PM Narendra Modi holds virtual summit with Finnish counterpart Sanna Marin

More than 58 million made-in-India coronavirus vaccine doses had reached about 70 countries in the recent weeks, the prime minister said.

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UK says virus-related deaths rise to 48,000

Its figure is significantly higher than the government's latest daily figure of 39,045

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Russia to start administering 'game changer' drug to treat coronavirus patients

The country has enough stock of the drug in question, “Avifavir” to treat 60,000 coronavirus patients in one month

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Hungary and Slovenia to reopen borders on June 1: Hungarian Foreign Minister

Hungary has started easing coronavirus measures from Monday onwards. The citizens are urged to wear masks while visiting shops and travelling in public transport. 

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British PM Boris Johnson admits public frustration with lockdown easing rules

In a mail written to a London-based newspaper, Johnson wrote: "I understand that people will feel frustrated with some of the new rules."

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Putin lifts non-working period, daily infections in Russia cross 11,000

In the last 24 hours, ninety-four deaths have been recorded in the country, with a total tally of 2,009

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You could pay $5,000 for not wearing a mask in Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced a slew of measures to ensure relaxations do not lead to a relapse for the country

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UK still doesn't have enough PPEs for doctors: Study

To be put in the line of direct particles containing COVID-19, a doctor has to wear a head to toe PPE gear

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Russia crosses China in terms of COVID-19 cases, reports 50 deaths in one day

Russia has also reported 50 deaths in the last 24 hours. Yet another country has surpassed China, who currently has 82,830 cases of coronavirus pandemic. 

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Hens? Fish? Spaniards walk strange 'pets' as country extends lockdown to May 9

Spain has a loophole in its lockdown rules: people with pets may leave their homes to walk their pets. However, not everybody is walking their pets

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Hungary's new legislation could stir trouble for its LGBTQIA+ population

Orban’s government has not shied away from using hateful rhetoric against LGBTQIA+ folks

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Only 43% of this hard-hit country now supports lockdown measures

With strict lockdowns and rigorous testing, the numbers seem to have been brought under control

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