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  1. USA-TRUMP/IMMIGRATION-ELECTION

    President Donald Trump's administration said on Wednesday it will bar Chinese passenger carriers from flying to the United States starting on June 16 as it pressures Beijing to allow U.S. air carriers to resume flights.

  2. Hong Kong China US

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the United Kingdom stands ready to open the door to almost three million Hong Kong citizens, as the city's leader arrived in Beijing on Wednesday for meetings on a planned national security law that has many worried about their future.

  3. Virus Outbreak Italy

    The president of the UN Economic and Social Council is calling for urgent action to help the growing number of countries already facing or at risk of "debt distress" because of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on for a look at what's happening Wednesday, as the global case number topped 6.4 million.

  4. America Protests Washington Esper

    Breaking with President Donald Trump, U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday he opposes using military forces for law enforcement in containing current street protests.

  5. HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/USA

    More than 600 nurses worldwide are known to have died from COVID-19, which has infected an estimated 450,000 health-care workers, the International Council of Nurses says.

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