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    Hong Kong Ousts Lawmakers After Beijing Grants Sweeping New Powers

    Members of the pro-democracy bloc in the territory’s legislature had earlier threatened to step down en masse if any of their group were ousted.

    Lawmakers ‘Alarmed’ by Reports U.S. Envoy Told Brazil It Could Help Re-elect Trump

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee has begun an inquiry into multiple reports in the Brazilian media that the U.S. ambassador was framing negotiations over ethanol tariffs in partisan terms.
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    Italy
    4,307,535
    Total confirmed cases
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    Spain
    4,280,429
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on July 23, 2021 7:30 pm
    Iran
    3,645,654
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on July 23, 2021 7:30 pm
    Germany
    3,759,314
    Total confirmed cases
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