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May 28, 2020 - 8:53 am
By GUY DAVIES, ABC News (LONDON) -- U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's most senior political adviser might have broken coronavirus lockdown rules during a trip across the country, but authorities won't be taking any further action, local police said Thursday, in the latest development in the...
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May 28, 2020 - 8:34 am
By HALEY YAMADA, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- An Australian wildlife park has welcomed the very first koala born at the park since the devastating Australian bushfires. Meet Ash, the first baby koala, called a joey, born this season at the Australian Reptile Park in central New South Wales. The park,...
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May 28, 2020 - 6:43 am
By KARSON YIU, ABC News (HONG KONG) -- China’s National People’s Congress endorsed with thunderous applause a controversial new law to ban all “activities” in Hong Kong that endanger China’s national security at the closing session of its annual parliamentary meeting in Beijing Thursday. The yet to...
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May 28, 2020 - 6:00 am
By CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Hong Kong has lost its autonomy from the Chinese government, the Trump administration said in a historic report to Congress Wednesday, laying the groundwork for the territory to lose its special status under U.S. law and threatening its economic power...
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May 28, 2020 - 5:54 am
By ELIZABETH MCLAUGHLIN, LUIS MARTINEZ and CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump said "it is time" for all U.S. service members to exit Afghanistan, undermining his administration's agreement with the Taliban that stipulates any withdrawal below 8,600 troops be based on...
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May 27, 2020 - 5:54 pm
By AARON KATERSKY, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) -- A former member of the Venezuelan National Assembly and an ally of disputed President Nicolas Maduro was charged Wednesday in New York with narco-terrorism offenses that include cocaine trafficking and coordination with Hezbollah and Hamas. Adel El Zabayar...
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May 27, 2020 - 12:01 pm
By ZOE MAGEE, ABC News (LONDON) -- Kensington Palace on Wednesday issued an extraordinary rebuttal of a cover story that will appear in the British society magazine, Tatler. The article, "Catherine the Great," is a profile of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, describing her as a “King maker” and “the...
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May 27, 2020 - 10:42 am
By SABINA GHEBREMEDHIN, ABC News (LONDON) -- Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, put her acting skills to the test to help out in the fight against COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Camilla, the wife of Prince Charles, read and acted out the Roald Dahl classic children's book...
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May 27, 2020 - 6:06 am
By GUY DAVIES and BRUNO ROEBER, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Sweden has pursued its own distinct path when it comes to tackling the coronavirus pandemic. By choosing to stay open rather than instituting a policy of lockdown, Sweden's policies have drawn both international praise and criticism. While...
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May 27, 2020 - 5:56 am
By LAUREN EFFRON, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As millions of people around the world continue to live with quarantine lockdowns, stay-at-home orders and other similar restrictions during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Dalai Lama is no exception. His Holiness, who spoke with ABC News' Dan Harris for...
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