A worker checks a lung ventilator "Corovent" June 17, 2020, manufactured in Trebic, Czech Republic. A group of volunteers in the Czech Republic was working round the clock to prevent critical shortage of ventilators for COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
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5 international stories of the week

India’s ban on TikTok and other Chinese apps, Iran’s damaged nuclear site, the United Kingdom’s sanctions on Russians and Saudis implicated in human rights violations, the Canadian prime minister turning down an invite to the White House and a positive story from the Czech Republic make up this week’s five international stories.




City of Tupelo Community Outreach Coordinator Marcus Gary takes down the Mississippi state flag that flew over the City Hall of Tupelo one last time June 29, 2020. Mississippi is retiring the last state flag in the U.S. that includes the Confederate battle emblem. (Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP, File)
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5 national stories of the week

Mississippi taking down its state flag, Supreme Court rulings on an abortion-related case and state aid to religious schooling, the Golden State Killer’s admission to several rape and murder cases and the death of the creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” make up this week’s five national stories.



Gondolas are lined up during the Vogada della Rinascita regatta, June 21, 2020, along Venice canals, Italy. European Union envoys are close to finalizing a list of countries whose citizens will be allowed back into Europe once it begins lifting coronavirus-linked restrictions. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP, File)
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5 international stories of the week

Governments stepping up testing and restrictions due to COVID-19, the European Union’s travel restrictions, Russian bounties being offered to Taliban-linked militants to kill American troops, China’s measures against its Uighur population and the Rolling Stones threatening legal action against President Donald Trump for repeated use of their music make up this week’s five international stories.








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