Greece uses state TV to teach school children during coronavirus lockdown

Greece uses state TV to teach school children during coronavirus lockdown

The Greek state broadcaster ERT has started offering lessons on television for children kept out of class because of the coronavirus lockdown.
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Moscow says Lukashenko and Putin expressed confidence that the situation will be settled as the arrest of 33 Russians in Belarus threatens to sour ties between the historic allies.
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Rescue teams continue to search for survivors in the rubble of Beirut's port, nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon's capital, killing more than 150 people and wounding thousands.
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Once a sign of progress and a success story for President Alexander Lukashenko, the Hi-Tech Park in Minsk has become a symbol of inequality amid a tanking economy.
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Anger is growing in Beirut after the deadly explosion in the Lebanese capital on Tuesday.
Belarus presidential election: Who is long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko?

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Bulgarian PM Borissov's offer to step down fails to deter protesters

Bulgarian PM Borissov's offer to step down fails to deter protesters

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Beirut port blast: Countries offer help for Lebanon's devastated capital

Beirut port blast: Countries offer help for Lebanon's devastated capital

Lebanon has received offers of help from abroad after the Beirut port blast amid fears over health, food security and the country's already-shattered economy.
Brexit uncertainty: Study shows rise in UK citizens moving to EU countries since 2016

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Brexit has led to a sharp increase in the number of people moving from the United Kingdom to European Union countries, a new study suggests.
Beirut blast: Over 100 dead as rescuers battle with Lebanon's 'national disaster'

Beirut blast: Over 100 dead as rescuers battle with Lebanon's 'national disaster'

At least 100 have been killed and thousands injured after two huge explosions, thought to have been caused by chemicals, devastated a large area of the Lebanese capital.
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There are reports that a massive explosion has rocked the Lebanese capital.
Belarus leader warns of 'harsh sanctions' against opposition protests ahead of presidential vote

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The world football governing body's image has been further tarnished by a Swiss criminal investigation into the conduct of its president Gianni Infantino.
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Greenpeace activists climb onto roof of Poland's Environment Ministry in protest

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Coronavirus: France makes masks mandatory in some outdoor public spaces

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People in Nice, Lille and Bayonne, among other French towns and cities, now have to wear masks at open-air markets, among other outdoor public spaces.
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Hume, a Catholic, is chiefly known for being a key figure in the Northern Ireland peace process, having insisted on the importance of holding talks with republican party Sinn Féin.
Homes evacuated as Southern California wildfire grows east of Los Angeles

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Thousands of people were under evacuation orders on Sunday after a wildfire in mountains east of Los Angeles exploded in size and crews battled flames in high temperatures.
Coronavirus: Melbourne under curfew as Australia's Victoria state imposes new lockdown

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Sweeping new coronavirus restrictions were imposed from Sunday night, after a disaster was declared in the virus-hit Australian state.
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Spain is suffering its worst tourist season ever as fears and restrictions over coronavirus prevent people from taking the risk of traveling abroad