Women’s rights groups protest French ministers’ appointments

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Women’s rights groups are protesting French President Emmanuel Macron’s appointment of an interior minister who has been accused of rape and of a justice minister who has criticized the #MeToo movement

Women’s rights groups protest French ministers’ appointments

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Women’s rights groups are protesting French President Emmanuel Macron’s appointment of an interior minister who has been accused of rape and of a justice minister who has criticized the #MeToo movement

Women’s rights groups protest French ministers’ appointments

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Women’s rights groups are protesting French President Emmanuel Macron’s appointment of an interior minister who has been accused of rape and of a justice minister who has criticized the #MeToo movement

Venezuela high court orders takeover of Guaidó’s party

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Venezuela’s government-stacked Supreme Court has ordered the takeover of one of the nation’s most prominent parties, the one to which opposition leader Juan Guaidó belongs

Venezuela high court orders takeover of Guaidó’s party

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Venezuela’s government-stacked Supreme Court has ordered the takeover of one of the nation’s most prominent parties, the one to which opposition leader Juan Guaidó belongs

Venezuela high court orders takeover of Guaidó’s party

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Venezuela’s government-stacked Supreme Court has ordered the takeover of one of the nation’s most prominent parties, the one to which opposition leader Juan Guaidó belongs

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

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Myriam Borzee/iStockBy JACK ARNHOLZ, ABC News

(NEW YORK) — Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s 65-year-old president who has consistently minimized the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, announced Tuesday that he tested positive for coronavirus.

Appearing on live television, the far-right president said he took a coronavirus test Monday after developing symptoms, including a high temperature.

“I didn’t know what would be the result. But finally it was positive,” Bolsonaro told reporters speaking from the presidential residence in Brasilia Tuesday.

“There is no reason for fear. That’s life. Life goes on. I do thank God for my life and the role I have received to decide the future of this great nation that is called Brazil,” he said.

Bolsonaro said in the announcement that while he feels better than he did the day before and wants to take a walk, he is respecting doctors’ recommendations. He also confirmed he is taking hydroxychloroquine, which President Donald Trump has also touted as a treatment for COVID-19.

Brazil’s leader has been criticized at home and abroad for his lax response to the coronavirus pandemic, dismissing it as a “little cold” at the onset of the crisis.

“I was not surprised [by the coronavirus test result],” Bolsonaro said Tuesday. “I am president of the Republic; I am at the front line of the combat.”

In late June, a federal judge ordered the president of South America’s largest country to wear a face covering while in public or receive a fine of nearly $400 a day. The decision came after the president repeatedly appeared in public without a mask.

Despite the court order, Bolsonaro has since attended several public events without a mask, appearing at a July 4th celebration at the American Embassy without a face covering this weekend. The president was also photographed with the U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Todd Chapman at the event.

 

Na Embaixada dos EUA, celebrando o 4 de julho, dia da independência americana. pic.twitter.com/CqtgUNxiSL

— Ernesto Araújo (@ernestofaraujo) July 4, 2020

 

With coronavirus-related deaths topping 65,000 in Brazil, Bolsonaro has lost many high-profiles supporters and has faced governmental resignations since the outbreak worsened in the country.

The president fired one of the health ministers for supporting restrictions imposed by regional governors, as Bolsonaro publicly undermined them and rallied his supporters to disobey them.

A second health minister resigned after openly disagreeing with Bolsonaro over chloroquine, an anti-malarial drug related to hydroxychloroquine.

The president’s diagnosis comes a day after his son accused those criticizing his father’s response to COVID-19 of wishing Bolsonaro’s death.

“The immense number of people rooting for the death of the head of the executive right now should trigger an immediate show of solidarity from other [political] leaders,” Carlos Bolsonaro wrote in a tweet Monday night.

As of Tuesday, Brazil has over 1.6 million coronavirus cases, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.

The president has been tested three times before for COVID-19, all of which he said have come back negative.

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

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Myriam Borzee/iStockBy JACK ARNHOLZ, ABC News

(NEW YORK) — Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s 65-year-old president who has consistently minimized the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, announced Tuesday that he tested positive for coronavirus.

Appearing on live television, the far-right president said he took a coronavirus test Monday after developing symptoms, including a high temperature.

“I didn’t know what would be the result. But finally it was positive,” Bolsonaro told reporters speaking from the presidential residence in Brasilia Tuesday.

“There is no reason for fear. That’s life. Life goes on. I do thank God for my life and the role I have received to decide the future of this great nation that is called Brazil,” he said.

Bolsonaro said in the announcement that while he feels better than he did the day before and wants to take a walk, he is respecting doctors’ recommendations. He also confirmed he is taking hydroxychloroquine, which President Donald Trump has also touted as a treatment for COVID-19.

Brazil’s leader has been criticized at home and abroad for his lax response to the coronavirus pandemic, dismissing it as a “little cold” at the onset of the crisis.

“I was not surprised [by the coronavirus test result],” Bolsonaro said Tuesday. “I am president of the Republic; I am at the front line of the combat.”

In late June, a federal judge ordered the president of South America’s largest country to wear a face covering while in public or receive a fine of nearly $400 a day. The decision came after the president repeatedly appeared in public without a mask.

Despite the court order, Bolsonaro has since attended several public events without a mask, appearing at a July 4th celebration at the American Embassy without a face covering this weekend. The president was also photographed with the U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Todd Chapman at the event.

 

Na Embaixada dos EUA, celebrando o 4 de julho, dia da independência americana. pic.twitter.com/CqtgUNxiSL

— Ernesto Araújo (@ernestofaraujo) July 4, 2020

 

With coronavirus-related deaths topping 65,000 in Brazil, Bolsonaro has lost many high-profiles supporters and has faced governmental resignations since the outbreak worsened in the country.

The president fired one of the health ministers for supporting restrictions imposed by regional governors, as Bolsonaro publicly undermined them and rallied his supporters to disobey them.

A second health minister resigned after openly disagreeing with Bolsonaro over chloroquine, an anti-malarial drug related to hydroxychloroquine.

The president’s diagnosis comes a day after his son accused those criticizing his father’s response to COVID-19 of wishing Bolsonaro’s death.

“The immense number of people rooting for the death of the head of the executive right now should trigger an immediate show of solidarity from other [political] leaders,” Carlos Bolsonaro wrote in a tweet Monday night.

As of Tuesday, Brazil has over 1.6 million coronavirus cases, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.

The president has been tested three times before for COVID-19, all of which he said have come back negative.

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

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Myriam Borzee/iStockBy JACK ARNHOLZ, ABC News

(NEW YORK) — Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s 65-year-old president who has consistently minimized the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, announced Tuesday that he tested positive for coronavirus.

Appearing on live television, the far-right president said he took a coronavirus test Monday after developing symptoms, including a high temperature.

“I didn’t know what would be the result. But finally it was positive,” Bolsonaro told reporters speaking from the presidential residence in Brasilia Tuesday.

“There is no reason for fear. That’s life. Life goes on. I do thank God for my life and the role I have received to decide the future of this great nation that is called Brazil,” he said.

Bolsonaro said in the announcement that while he feels better than he did the day before and wants to take a walk, he is respecting doctors’ recommendations. He also confirmed he is taking hydroxychloroquine, which President Donald Trump has also touted as a treatment for COVID-19.

Brazil’s leader has been criticized at home and abroad for his lax response to the coronavirus pandemic, dismissing it as a “little cold” at the onset of the crisis.

“I was not surprised [by the coronavirus test result],” Bolsonaro said Tuesday. “I am president of the Republic; I am at the front line of the combat.”

In late June, a federal judge ordered the president of South America’s largest country to wear a face covering while in public or receive a fine of nearly $400 a day. The decision came after the president repeatedly appeared in public without a mask.

Despite the court order, Bolsonaro has since attended several public events without a mask, appearing at a July 4th celebration at the American Embassy without a face covering this weekend. The president was also photographed with the U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Todd Chapman at the event.

 

Na Embaixada dos EUA, celebrando o 4 de julho, dia da independência americana. pic.twitter.com/CqtgUNxiSL

— Ernesto Araújo (@ernestofaraujo) July 4, 2020

 

With coronavirus-related deaths topping 65,000 in Brazil, Bolsonaro has lost many high-profiles supporters and has faced governmental resignations since the outbreak worsened in the country.

The president fired one of the health ministers for supporting restrictions imposed by regional governors, as Bolsonaro publicly undermined them and rallied his supporters to disobey them.

A second health minister resigned after openly disagreeing with Bolsonaro over chloroquine, an anti-malarial drug related to hydroxychloroquine.

The president’s diagnosis comes a day after his son accused those criticizing his father’s response to COVID-19 of wishing Bolsonaro’s death.

“The immense number of people rooting for the death of the head of the executive right now should trigger an immediate show of solidarity from other [political] leaders,” Carlos Bolsonaro wrote in a tweet Monday night.

As of Tuesday, Brazil has over 1.6 million coronavirus cases, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.

The president has been tested three times before for COVID-19, all of which he said have come back negative.

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Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’ severity

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’ severity

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’ severity

Germany presses for EU deal on taking in rescued migrants

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Germany’s interior minister has called on his European Union colleagues to agree on a better and more just solution for the distribution of migrants rescued while attempting to cross the Mediterranean

Germany presses for EU deal on taking in rescued migrants

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Germany’s interior minister has called on his European Union colleagues to agree on a better and more just solution for the distribution of migrants rescued while attempting to cross the Mediterranean

Germany presses for EU deal on taking in rescued migrants

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Germany’s interior minister has called on his European Union colleagues to agree on a better and more just solution for the distribution of migrants rescued while attempting to cross the Mediterranean

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19

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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19

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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19

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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19

At least 2 die in head-on collision of Czech trains

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Officials say two passenger trains collided head-on in western Czech Republic, killing at least two people on board and injuring about 20

At least 2 die in head-on collision of Czech trains

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Officials say two passenger trains collided head-on in western Czech Republic, killing at least two people on board and injuring about 20

At least 2 die in head-on collision of Czech trains

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Officials say two passenger trains collided head-on in western Czech Republic, killing at least two people on board and injuring about 20

Suicide bombing, attack in Afghanistan kill 7 policemen

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Officials say a suicide car bombing and another attack have killed at least seven Afghan police officers

Suicide bombing, attack in Afghanistan kill 7 policemen

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Officials say a suicide car bombing and another attack have killed at least seven Afghan police officers

Suicide bombing, attack in Afghanistan kill 7 policemen

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Officials say a suicide car bombing and another attack have killed at least seven Afghan police officers

Turkey raids ship carrying 276 migrants; 8 smugglers held

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Turkey’s state-run news agency says authorities have foiled an attempt to smuggle 276 migrants to Europe on board a ship, and detained eight suspected smugglers

Turkey raids ship carrying 276 migrants; 8 smugglers held

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Turkey’s state-run news agency says authorities have foiled an attempt to smuggle 276 migrants to Europe on board a ship, and detained eight suspected smugglers

EU forecasts deeper economic hit from pandemic

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The European Union’s latest economic forecast projects that the bloc’s economy will contract further than expected because of the coronavirus pandemic

EU forecasts deeper economic hit from pandemic

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The European Union’s latest economic forecast projects that the bloc’s economy will contract further than expected because of the coronavirus pandemic

EU forecasts deeper economic hit from pandemic

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The European Union’s latest economic forecast projects that the bloc’s economy will contract further than expected because of the coronavirus pandemic

Germany to press for EU deal on taking in rescued migrants

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Germany’s interior minister is calling on his European Union colleagues to agree on a better and more just solution for the distribution of migrants rescued while attempting to cross the Mediterranean