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San Francisco blanketed in smoke as California wildfires rage

Juliet Williams and Robert Jablon, Associated Press
Thousands of people in California are under orders to evacuate in regions surrounding the San Francisco Bay Area as nearly 40 wildfires blazed across the US state amid a blistering heatwave now in its second week.

EU calls emergency summit on Belarus elections

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press
European Council president Charles Michel has convened an emergency summit of EU leaders to discuss the presidential election in Belarus and the violence in the wake of protests against the result.

EU holding urgent talks on Greece-Turkey energy dispute

Nicholas Paphitis and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press
European Union foreign ministers are preparing for urgent talks on military tensions between Greece and Turkey as the neighbouring countries' navies continued a game of brinkmanship over eastern Mediterranean drilling rights.

Germany's coronavirus infection rate reaches three-month high

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press
Germany's government has urged citizens to keep their guard up and stick to public health guidelines, as new Covid-19 infections hit a three-month high and schools reopened in the country's most populous state.

Dutch government plans to tighten coronavirus quarantine measures

Mike Corder, Associated Press
The Dutch health minister plans to introduce mandatory home quarantine for people identified by local authorities as having been in close contact with somebody infected with coronavirus, and for travellers returning from high-risk countries.