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A landmark submarine deal may be aimed at China, but it has upset France

A U.S.-British pact to give Australia nuclear-powered submarines didn’t just upset China. It infuriated France.

Thousands of Haitian migrants wait under bridge in South Texas after mass border crossing

Authorities in Del Rio say more than 8,000 have crossed in recent days, overwhelming Customs and Border Protection capacity.

Biden’s submarine accord with Australia angers both France and China

Paris was so upset about the decision, which scuttled a French-Australian deal, it called off a gala commemorating France’s naval assistance in the Revolutionary War.

As world leaders gather in New York for U.N. General Assembly, a vaccine mandate creates confusion and dissent

The debate unfolding around the world over coronavirus vaccine mandates is playing out on a small scale at the United Nations headquarters ahead of a meeting of dozens of world leaders in New York next week.

After initially denying responsibility, Nigeria’s air force admits to strike in area where civilians were reported killed

At least 10 civilians were killed in a village in northeast Nigeria, according to local reports.

China accuses new U.S.-Australian submarine deal of stoking arms race, threatening regional peace

Chinese state media ominously warned Australia to “prepare for the worst.”

How to bury a terrorist? Peru debates what to do with the remains of Shining Path founder Abimael Guzmán.

The debate over the remains of the ruthless Maoist leader is forcing the country to again confront the most brutal period in its past.

In ‘decisive blow,’ French strike kills West Africa Islamic State leader behind deaths of 4 U.S. soldiers

The death of Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, who led Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, comes as France is drawing down its forces in a region facing the menace of extremism.

Former ISIS teenage bride who left Britain to join militant group in Syria tells the public: ‘I’m sorry’

Speaking from a detention camp in Syria, Shamima Begum said she "made a mistake."

Fake candidates and jailed opposition: Russia’s parliamentary elections stack the deck for Putin

But even from prison, opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s ‘Smart Voting’ app has the Kremlin uneasy.

Canada’s federal election: What you need to know

Trudeau bet that his handling of the economic and public health crises wrought by the pandemic would help him regain a majority in the House of Commons. It hasn’t been so easy.

Activists ‘born into the climate crisis’ face another challenge: Fear of the future

Young people coming of age in an era of natural disasters are facing another struggle, too: growing anxiety about climate change.

International Criminal Court authorizes investigation into bloody Philippine drug war led by Duterte

The investigation opens a potential path for accountability in the Philippines, though any prosecution of extrajudicial killings is likely to take years.

Biden’s ‘incomprehensible’ travel ban on European visitors widens transatlantic rift

Most Europeans, vaccinated or not, have been banned from the United States since March 14, 2020: More than 550 days and counting.

Taliban co-founder reemerges to challenge reports of internal strife among militants

The Taliban leadership is “closer than a family,” says Abdul Ghani Baradar.

Saadi Yacef, Algerian independence fighter who starred in ‘Battle of Algiers,’ dies at 93

In the influential film, he played a guerrilla commander with a fictional name but based on his real-life role in the battle. He later served as a senator.
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Pope says bishops debating Biden Communion should be pastors, not politicians

Francis wades into an issue splitting the U.S. Catholic Church.

Female Afghan soccer players flee to Pakistan, joining exodus of women and girls

Female lawmakers, human rights activists, athletes and others have all fled Afghanistan, unswayed by the Taliban’s promises.

U.N. official calls for moratorium on artificial intelligence tools that breach human rights

"We cannot afford to continue playing catch-up regarding AI — allowing its use with limited or no boundaries or oversight," warned Michelle Bachelet, the U.N. Commissioner for Human Rights.

Boris Johnson reshuffles his government, demoting official who oversaw chaotic Kabul evacuation

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab was vacationing in Crete when the Afghan capital was falling to the Taliban.
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Police investigate deaths of 3 young children in New Zealand

Three young children who had just moved to New Zealand from South Africa have died in what police are investigating as homicides
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China astronauts return after 90 days aboard space station

A trio of Chinese astronauts have returned to earth after a 90-day stay aboard their nation’s first space station in China’s longest mission yet
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Japan ruling party begins race to pick Suga successor

Japan has kicked off official election campaigning for the new head of the governing Liberal Democratic Party, whose winner is almost assured to become the next prime minister
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Rising numbers of migrants risk lives crossing Darien Gap

As borders open around the world after months of pandemic related lockdowns some illegal migration routes are also seeing an uptick in crossings
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Long weekend becomes 9-week lockdown for AP Vietnam reporter

The AP’s Hau Dinh set off from Hanoi for the seaside resort of Vung Tau in southern Vietnam for a long weekend in mid-July
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