French court denies request to release Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga

A French court on Wednesday rejected a request to release Rwandan genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga under court supervision. 

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Special programme: Brazil, Latin America’s Covid-19 epicentre

With Brazil sometimes recording more than 1,000 Covid-19 deaths per day, the World Health Organization has declared it the “most affected” country in South America, the new epicentre of the coronavirus. In this special edition of Inside The Americas, we see how the poorest and most isolated Brazilians are paying a heavy price, while President Jair Bolsonaro continues to downplay the severity of the pandemic.

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Pompeo certifies that Hong Kong no longer warrants favourable trading terms under US law

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had certified on Wednesday to Congress that Hong Kong no longer warranted special treatment under U.S. law in the same way that applied when the territory was still under Britishlaw before July 1997.

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Covid-19: France's death toll rises by fewer than 100 for seventh consecutive day

France’s coronavirus death toll rose by less than a 100 for the seventh day running on Wednesday, reinforcing hopes that the worst of the pandemic isover for the country.

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Telephone campaigning, proxy voting: An unusual second round for France’s municipal elections

The second round of French municipal elections will be held on June 28, three and a half months after the first round. Covid-19 health sanctions mean that candidates still in contention will have to campaign without meeting voters, who are themselves encouraged to vote by proxy or to wear masks in the voting booth.

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