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Amid massive shortage, Canada taps strategic reserves — of maple syrup

Quebec produces 73 percent of the world’s maple syrup supply but was hit with a shorter and warmer spring sugaring season that caused output to fall by nearly a quarter.

‘You’ve got to prepare for the worst’: World responds to new variant’s arrival

White House officials, vaccine manufacturers say they are sprinting to stave off omicron.

Dutch officials believe omicron variant is among dozens of coronavirus cases detected at Amsterdam airport

Two planes carrying some 600 passengers from South Africa landed in the Netherlands; tests showed 61 people infected with the coronavirus — including some cases believed to be the new omicron variant — according to Dutch health authorities.

Officials: Variants ‘haunt’ world with vaccine imbalance between rich and poor nations

Omicron is seen as another warning sign of how global pandemic controls are only as strong as weakest links.
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At the English Channel, plans and prayers before perilous final leg in migrants’ long journeys

In the French dunes, everyone knows about those who died seeking reach Britain. Yet the successes keep them trying.

Honduras vote raises fears of violence at ‘key moment’ for Central America

Sunday's presidential election reflects an intense political fight in a country U.S. prosecutors call a "narco-state."

‘Afghan Girl’ from National Geographic cover evacuated to Rome, Italian government says

Gula's penetrating stare made her a symbol of refugees and conflict in the 1980s.

What you need to know about tensions between Ukraine and Russia

A look at the deep fissures between Moscow and Kyiv.

Ukraine’s Zelensky alleges Russia plotting coup against him for next week

The Kremlin denied the claims by Zelensky, who gave few details and left many questions.
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Migration row intensifies between U.K. and France after English Channel deaths

France’s Macron accused Britain’s Johnson of lacking seriousness.

Siberian mine explosion kills more than 50, another tragedy in an industry plagued with safety lapses

Family members and survivors say warnings of high methane gas levels went ignored.

‘We let our guard down’: Frustrated Europe heads into second pandemic winter

The latest wave has brought back restrictions people hoped they were done with.

‘Nothing left’: Solomon Islands burn amid new violence as Australian troops arrive

Rioters angry about the government’s diplomatic switch from Taipei to Beijing rampaged across Honiara after burning buildings in Chinatown.

Pressure over China’s human rights abuses mounts ahead of Beijing Olympics

The government’s brazen behavior is forcing international groups to take notice of repression in the country.

France and Britain spar over illegal migration, after at least 27 drown in English Channel

Wednesday’s tragedy was the deadliest in years on the dangerous Dover Strait migrant route.

As cases climb in Americas, health agency warns Europe’s covid surge could be ‘window into the future’

The Pan American Health Organization said cases have spiked 23 percent in the Americas over the past week.

E.U. recommends new restrictions for unvaccinated residents traveling within Europe

The E.U. also approved vaccines for children as young as 5.
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‘Hitting mung’: In stressed-out South Korea, people are paying to stare at clouds and trees

Some South Koreans seek a social life without being social: visiting public spaces where they can be alone, de-stress and just "space out."
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Pakistan says militants kill 2 soldiers near Afghan border

The military says militants have targeted a Pakistani military post in the northwestern tribal belt near the Afghan border, killing two soldiers in a firefight
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Honduran election could oust long-ruling National party

Hondurans will choose a successor to deeply unpopular President Juan Orlando Hernández on Sunday in elections that could oust his National Party after 12 years in power
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COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert

The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus has popped up in more European countries, just days after being identified in South Africa
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500 vigilantes gather in Mexico town, pledge to aid police

Extortion of avocado growers in western Mexico has gotten so bad that 500 vigilantes from a so-called “self-defense” group known as United Towns, or Pueblos Unidos, have gathered and pledged to aid police
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Beloved Honduran mayor stood out in bloody electoral season

Two weeks before Honduran elections, Cantarranas Mayor Francisco Gaitan appeared untouchable as he pursued a fifth consecutive term
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