PARIS -- French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe presented the demission of the government to President Emmanuel Macron, the French presidential palace announced on Friday morning.
Philippe "assures, with the members of the government, the dealing of affairs until the government is formed," said Elysee in its press release. (France-PM-Resignation)
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SEOUL -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday named the new national security adviser, state intelligence agency chief and unification minister, according to the presidential Blue House.
Suh Hoon, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) chief, will replace Chung Eui-yong as top national security adviser for President Moon. (S.Korea-Official Appointment)
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TEHRAN -- Iran's confirmed novel coronavirus cases rose to 235,429 on Friday after an overnight registration of 2,566 new infections, according to official IRNA news agency.
During her daily briefing, Sima Sadat Lari, the spokeswoman for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education, said out of the new cases in the past 24 hours, 1,483 were hospitalized. (Iran-COVID-19)
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YANGON -- More bodies were recovered from the jade mine landslide in Myanmar's Kachin state on Friday morning, bringing the death toll to 166, according to the latest figures released by the Fire Services Department.
"Search and rescue operations were resumed this morning and four more bodies were just recovered," said an official from Hpakant township fire force who is at the scene. (Myanmar-Landslide-Death)