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 2020-06-04 05:16 

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Beefed up charges against officers' involved in Floyd's case...

KUWAIT, June 4 (KUNA) -- Beefed up murder charge was brought against a former Minneapolis police officer would find justice for George Floyd, said Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. Days after taking over the case, Ellison and Hennepin County Attor...

 2020-06-04 01:35 

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Sudan: new seven deaths due to coronavirus...

KHARTOUM, June 3 (KUNA) -- Sudan declared on Wednesday registering new seven deaths and 189 infections with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Sudanese Ministry of Health said in a statement overall count of persons infected with the virus reached 5,499 in...

 2020-06-04 01:26 

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Mauritania: new three COVID-19 deaths, 77 infections...

RABAT, June 3 (KUNA) -- Mauritanian authorities announced on Wednesday that the novel coronavirus related fatalities in the country have jumped by three in the past 24 hours to 34. The director of public health Sidi Ould Alzehav said in a statement to the...

 2020-06-04 00:53 

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Yemen reports eight coronavirus deaths, 20 infections...

ADEN, June 3 (KUNA) -- Yemen on Wednesday confirmed eight new coronavirus deaths and 20 infections. The national committee tasked with confronting the pandemic said this takes the overall number of COVID-19 deaths and infections in the government-controll...

 2020-06-04 00:25 

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Turkey confirms 24 coronavirus deaths, 867 infections...

KUWAIT, June 3 (KUNA) -- Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced on Wednesday that 24 people died of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours while 867 persons tested positive for the disease. Koca was quoted by the Anadolu news agency, monitor...

 2020-06-04 00:11 

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Egypt records 36 new coronavirus deaths, 1,079 infections...

CARIO, June 3 (KUNA) -- Egypt reported on Wednesday 36 new coronavirus fatalities, raising the death toll up to 1,088, the Ministry of Health announced. Moreover, 1,079 people were diagnosed with the deadly disease in the past 24 hours, pushing the toll u...

 2020-06-03 23:58 

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US Sec. of Defense: not in favor of using military force to quell protests...

WASHINGTON, June 3 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Wednesday he was not in favor of using military force to quell protests staged following the killing of George Floyd, an African-American, by a policeman. "The option to use active-d...

 2020-06-03 23:23 

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UAE confirms 571 new coronavirus infections...

KUWAIT, June 3 (KUNA) - The United Arab Emirates, on Wednesday, confirmed 571 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number in the gulf state to 36,359. The UAE news agency (WAM) quoted the ministry of health and prevention as saying in a statement ...

 2020-06-03 23:02 

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France: coronavirus deaths up 85 to 29,021...

PARIS, June 3 (KUNA) -- The number of French coronavirus deaths rose by 85 on Wednesday to reach 29,021 compared with Tuesday, a declining trend in line with fewer hospitalisations and critical coronavirus cases, the Health Ministry said. In its statement...

 2020-06-03 22:48 

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Chinese carriers banned from flying to, from US...

WASHINGTON, June 3 (KUNA) -- The US Department of Transportation has ordered suspension of Chinese air carriers flights to and from the United States. In a press statement on Wednesday, the department said that the move comes in response to the failure of...

 2020-06-03 22:38 

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Kuwait gov't rescue package to address Covid-19 economic impacts - PM...

KUWAIT, June 3 (KUNA) - His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said Wednesday the government adopted a rescue package to address economic ramifications of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). The package includes bills about ...

 2020-06-03 22:31 

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Kuwait faces "big challenge" to address population discrepancy - PM...

KUWAIT, June 3 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait is facing a "big challenge" to address discrepancy in the structure of the population, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said Wednesday. Kuwait has a population of so...

 2020-06-03 21:58 

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French Interior Minister seeks to calm anti-racism protests...

PARIS, June 3 (KUNA) -- French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner on Wednesday sought to calm protests over an alleged racist killing by police and he promised that any crimes by police would be investigated and punished. On Tuesday, more than 20,000 p...

 2020-06-03 21:29 

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Kuwait gov't determined to pursue corrupted individuals regardless of their status - PM...

KUWAIT, June 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwait government is determined to crack down on every individual with relation to corruption cases regarding public funds, money laundry and human trafficking, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah...

 2020-06-03 21:25 

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EU seeks to increase humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees...

BRUSSELS, June 3 (KUNA) -- The European Commission Wednesday proposed an amendment to the EU's 2020 budget to increase support for refugees and host communities in response to the Syria crisis to a total of 585 million euro (USD 657 million). Out of t...

 2020-06-03 20:49 

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Luxembourg: Four more case of coronavirus, no death...

BRUSSELS, June 3 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Health in Luxembourg in its latest update Wednesday confirmed four more coronavirus case raising the total to 4,024. No further death from Covid-19 was reported and the death toll remains at 110. Two patients are...

 2020-06-03 20:19 

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 2020-06-03 19:46 

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Kuwait Prime Minister: health situation reassuring, stable...

KUWAIT, June 3 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah asserted on Wednesday that the health situation in the country is stable and reassuring, provided that people continue to abide by guidelines. His Highness S...

 2020-06-03 19:46 

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Belgium announces more reduction to lockdown measures...

BRUSSELS, June 3 (KUNA) -- Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes Wednesday announced more relaxation of corona restrictions from 8 June moving to phase 3 of the country's exit strategy. "The indicators are encouraging, as we can see in the daily re...

 2020-06-03 18:57 

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PM: Kuwait's financial situation excellent, economy needs changes...

KUWAIT, June 3 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, on Wednesday, affirmed that Kuwait's financial situation is excellent, but the economy needs a major change in its structure. During his meeting with th...

 2020-06-03 18:49 

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US to ship first tranche of 100 donated ventilators to India next week - WH...

WASHINGTON, June 3 (KUNA) -- The White House announced that the US would ship the "first tranche of 100 donated ventilators to India next week."White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere said in a statement thatPresident Donald Trump spoke with...

 2020-06-03 18:36 

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UK reports 359 deaths from Coronavirus...

LONDON, June 3 (KUNA) -- A further 359 deaths of people who tested positive for coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK, across all settings, taking the total number to 39,728 cases. The Department of Health's latest figures also showed 171,829 test...

 2020-06-03 18:35 

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Kuwait Prime Minister stresses gov't seriousness in dealing with human traffickers...

KUWAIT, June 3 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Wednesday, stressed on the government' seriousness in dealing with the human traffickers. "We are responsible for every human being on this land, there...

 2020-06-03 17:44 

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Deputy FM in a virtual Conference call with US Ambassador to Kuwait...

KUWAIT, June 3 (KUNA) -- Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah held a virtual conference call Wednesday with US Ambassador to Kuwait Alina L. Romanowski, which highlighted bilateral ties. The two sides also delved into various issues, including exert...

 2020-06-03 17:41 

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PM: Kuwait keen on solving Gulf dispute...

KUWAIT, June 3 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Wednesday affirmed Kuwait's continuous efforts in solving the Gulf dispute. During a meeting with local newspapers chief editors, His Highness the pri...

 2020-06-03 16:48 

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State TV to air tonight Kuwait's PM meeting with chief editors of local newspapers...

Kuwait State Television will air tonight at 9:00 PM local time, the meeting of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Hamad Al-Sabah with chief editors of the local press. (end) amh.mb...

 2020-06-03 16:42 

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Austria to reopen borders with neighbors except Italy...

VIENNA, June 3 (KUNA) -- The Austrian government, Wednesday, decided to open its borders with neighboring countries except with Italy, urging its citizens to take the necessary precautions when traveling abroad. During a press conference, Austrian Foreign...

 2020-06-03 16:28 

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Netherlands confirms 10 deaths from coronavirus...

BRUSSELS, June 3 (KUNA) -- Ten more coronavirus deaths were reported in the Netherlands on Wednesday. The total death toll from coronavirus rose to 5,977, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment said in a statement. Eighty six m...

 2020-06-03 16:10 

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Italy reopens borders for European travelers...

ROME, June 3 (KUNA) -- Italy reopened its borders to European travelers on Wednesday as the country attempts to rescue its tourism industry. However there are fears in Italy that people may be put off visiting, with neighboring countries keeping restricti...

 2020-06-03 16:01 

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Coronavirus infections, fatalities continue to spread worldwide...

KUWAIT, June 3 (KUNA) -- The numbers of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections and fatalities continued to spread worldwide on Wednesday. In Oman, the health ministry affirmed 738 new coronavirus infections to reach 15,835 since the outbreak of the virus in th...

 2020-06-03 15:31 

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US should "close to 100 mln" doses of COVID-19 vaccine by yearend - Fauci...

WASHINGTON, June 3 (KUNA) -- US Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said Wednesday that the US should have 100 million doses of one potential Covid-19 vaccine by the end of the year. "We're going to start ...

 2020-06-03 15:12 

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COVID-19 cases in India jumps to 207,615...

NEW DELHI, June 3 (KUNA) -- Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday that COVID-19 cases have jumped to 207,615 while the death toll touched 5815. The ministry of health said that there were 8,909 fresh positive cases and 217 new dea...

 2020-06-03 15:11 

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Norway reports seven coronavirus cases, no death...

BRUSSELS, June 3 (KUNA) -- The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Norway on Wednesday increased to 8,453, of which seven cases were reported in the last 24 hours. These figures were released by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. No addi...

 2020-06-03 14:26 

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Kuwait's Premier meets chief editors of local newspapers...

KUWAIT, June 3 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah accompanied by Minister of Information and Minister of Youth Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri and Chairman and Director General of Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) Sheikh Mub...

 2020-06-03 13:52 

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Kuwait stocks close down...

KUWAIT, June 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's stock exchange, known as Boursa Kuwait, closed down on Wednesday, with the benchmark index losing 11.16 points to 5014,39 points, down 0.22 percent. As many as 161.8 million shares worth KD 23.5 million (about USD 79....

 2020-06-03 13:19 

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Kuwait FM receives call from Irish counterpart...

KUWAIT June 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah on Wednesday received a contact from his Irish counterpart Simon Coveney. During the phone conversation, the Irish minister explained the latest developments of ...

 2020-06-03 13:18 

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Kuwait: 710 new coronavirus infection cases...

KUWAIT, June 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Ministry of Health declared on Wednesday recording 710 new coronavirus infection cases in past 24 hours bringing whole count of contaminations with the dreaded bug to 29,359. The ministry official spokesperson, Dr. Abdullah...

 2020-06-03 13:05 

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German lifts travel ban to 29 countries...

BERLIN, June 3 (KUNA) -- The German Government on Wednesday lifted travel ban to 29 states effective June 15, following closure of its airports and border exits as a result of the coronavirus breakout. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in a statemen...

 2020-06-03 12:58 

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Coronavirus crisis pushes up unemployment rate in EU...

BRUSSELS, June 3 (KUNA) -- The European Union unemployment rate was 6.6% in April, up from 6.4% in March, according to figures published Wednesday by Eurostat, the EUs statistical office. It noted that April was the second month after COVID-19 containment...

 2020-06-03 12:37 

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Johnson promises Hong Kong residents to ease acquiring UK citizenship...

LONDON, June 3 (KUNA) -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the United Kingdom will consider revisions in its immigration rules, giving more Hong Kong residents a path to residency and citizenship, amid China's plan to impose a ne...

 2020-06-03 12:18 

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Belgium: 17 new deaths from COVID-19...

BRUSSELS, June 3 (KUNA) -- Seventeen more deaths from COVID-19 were reported in Belgium in the last 24 hours. The total death toll has now reached to 9,522, the Belgian public health service announced in a press release on Wednesday. Up to 70 new cases of...

 2020-06-03 12:11 

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EU bans all flights certified in Armenia...

BRUSSELS, June 3 (KUNA) -- The European Commission has updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that are subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union as they do not meet international safety standards. Foll...

 2020-06-03 11:56 

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Germany: 342 new Covid-19 infections...

BERLIN, June 3 (KUNA) -- German health authorities on Wednesday declared 342 additional cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the country's count of confirmed infections to 182,370. Germany also suffered 29 more fatalities due to the highly contag...

 2020-06-03 11:48 

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China reports single Coronavirus case, no fatalities...

KUWAIT, June 3 (KUNA) - Chinese health authorities said on Wednesday that no Coronavirus (Covid-19) death cases were reported on the Chinese mainland over the last 24 hours, while only one case was recorded. Thus, the number of infections with the globall...

 2020-06-03 11:46 

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Egypt discovers oil at 14,400 feet under ground...

CAIRO, June 3 (KUNA) -- Egypt discovered a new crude oil well with a capacity of 4,100 barrels of oil and 18 million cubic feet of gas per day. The discovery was confirmed in a report addressed to Minister of Petroleum Tareq Al-Mola from the head of Burj ...

 2020-06-03 11:22 

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Pakistan reports new 4,000 COVID-19 cases, tally tops 80,000...

ISLAMABAD, June 3 (KUNA) -- PakistanI health authorities on Wednesday confirmed over 4,000 new COVID-19 infection cases in the country in last 24 hours taking the tally of the virus to 80,463. Pakistan's National Command and Operation Centre on Wednes...

 2020-06-03 11:16 

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Japan reports 29 new virus cases, total at 17,012...

TOKYO, June 3 (KUNA) -- The number of Japan's new coronavirus infections rose by 29 to 17,012 over the last 24 hours as of 4 p.m. (0700 GMT) on Wednesday, the health ministry and local authorities said. The country's death count climbed by three t...

 2020-06-03 11:12 

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Russia: 178 people lose life due to coronavirus infection...

MOSCOW, June 3 (KUNA) -- Up to 178 people died due to infection with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 8,536 tested positive for bearing the contagious bug in Russia in past 24 hours. Russian Emergency center said in a statement, on Wednesday, total co...

 2020-06-03 11:01 

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Bahrain reports single Covid-19 fatality...

MANAMA, June 3 (KUNA) -- The Bahraini Ministry of Health on Wednesday confirmed a death case of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), bringing the kingdom's death toll to 20 so far. The latest fatality is a 37-year-old expatriate worker who had suffered f...

 2020-06-03 10:58 

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Kuwait: 1,469 recoveries from coronavirus...

KUWAIT, June 3 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Health declared on Wednesday recovery of 1,469 coronavirus patients bringing total number of recuperated persons to 15,750. The ministry said in a statement that laboratory tests and analyses confirmed that these c...

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