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Young people gathered Wednesday by the Seine River in Paris, largely without masks and without social distancing. French President Emmanuel Macron has ordered the country into a third lockdown because of the continued spread of COVID-19. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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The Russian Embassy in Rome on Wednesda. Italy has ordered two Russian Embassy officials expelled and arrested an Italian Navy captain on spying charges after police caught the Italian allegedly giving classified documents to one of the Russians in exchange for money. Alessandra Tarantino/AP hide caption

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U.K. Ambassador to the U.S. Karen Pierce, pictured in a previous role in 2018, talked with NPR about the country's outline of its future foreign policy. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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U.K., U.S. Working Closely On Countering 'Almost Gangsterish' Russia, U.K. Envoy Says

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The Paris Opera Ballet Is Undergoing A Racial Reckoning

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British Ambassador To The U.S. Explains What A New President Means To The U.K.

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A special courtroom in Lamezia Terme, Calabria, is shown on Jan. 13 as more than 350 people believed to be members of Calabria's 'Ndrangheta organized crime group and their associates went on trial. Marc Feren Claude Biart, suspected of being a member, was arrested in the Dominican Republic in March. Gianluca Chininea/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A golden arch marks the entrance to Nu Boyana Film Studios, nestled into the side of Vitosha Mountain in Sofia. Meghan Collins Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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As COVID-19 Mostly Halted Filming In The U.S., Movie Magic Forged Ahead In Bulgaria

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Afghan Morteza Mohammadi (center-left) and his companions sit around a fire in the former Krajina Metal factory in Bihac, Bosnia-Herzegovina, near the Croatian border, discussing possible border crossing strategies related to the weather and time. Elisa Oddone hide caption

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General view of the Canarias 50 camp in La Isleta neighborhood, in the city of Las Palmas, in the island of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. Andrés Gutiérrez for NPR hide caption

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In Canary Islands, Tensions Are High Over African Migration

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The new polymer bank note, shown in an image provided by the Bank of England, was unveiled to the public nearly two years after officials first announced it would honor Turing. Bank of England hide caption

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EU, U.K. Tensions Increase Over Cuts To COVID-19 Vaccine Supplies

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Secretary Of State Antony Blinken Spoke Of Repairing Alliances In First Major Speech

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Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the exiled leader of Belarus' pro-democracy movement seen photographed in September in Vilnius, Lithuania, is calling for a revival of mass protests in her country against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko. Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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From Exile, Tikhanovskaya Calls For '2nd Wave Of Protests' Against Belarus Regime

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