(Roberto Monaldo/AP)
(Roberto Monaldo/AP)

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to resign, leaving nation without a stable government to guide the pandemic response

Conte directed pandemic decision-making while trying to hold warring political factions together.

Two days of total lockdown in a crowded Hong Kong neighborhood

Hong Kong on Monday lifted an unprecedented two-day lockdown on an area in Kowloon’s Yau Ma Tei and Jordan neighborhoods, which restricted some 10,000 people to an area of less than half a square mile.

In rare rebuttal of Kremlin critic Navalny, Putin denies he owns a Black Sea palace

The Russian president dismissed Navalny’s video investigation, which has been viewed more than 87 million times, as “boring” and said the weekend protests were “dangerous.”

The pandemic destroyed 225 million jobs worldwide, but billionaires got richer, reports find

At least 225 million full-time jobs disappeared worldwide last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report by the International Labor Organization. But the wealthiest people got even richer, according to Oxfam.

Soldiers injured in fresh border skirmish between India and China

The clash took place in Sikkim, hundreds of miles away from the ongoing standoff in Ladakh.

Riots explode across Netherlands over covid restrictions, Dutch leader brands protesters criminals

Rioters attacked police and vandalized property in at least 10 regions in the Netherlands in some of the worst violence in years.

Violence erupts in Israel’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods over covid restrictions

Rioters pelt police with stones, burn a bus, as government attempts to increase compliance in areas where infections are among the highest

North Korea’s acting ambassador to Kuwait defects to the South

Ryu Hyun-woo is the second senior diplomat known to have defected in the past two years.

Trump’s travel bans caused heartache and suffering. For what?

Tens of millions of Americans either have no qualms exacting such pain on strangers — or no idea about the misery Trump's travel bans caused and the severity of the immigration system that was already in place before he took office.

Mexican president tests positive for the coronavirus, says he has ‘light’ symptoms

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, 67, has often played down the epidemic.

The unfinished business of the Arab Spring

Ten years after the anti-government uprisings, anger over economic and political setbacks continues to roil the Middle East.

Sold into Syrian servitude, Filipina workers tell of abuse, rape and imprisonment

They came to the UAE for work but say employment agencies trafficked them to Syria.

Pandemic aftershocks overwhelm global supply lines

One year after the coronavirus pandemic first disrupted global supply chains by closing Chinese factories, fresh shipping headaches are delaying U.S. farm exports, crimping domestic manufacturing and threatening higher prices for American consumers.

Israel, fearing virus mutations, to close its only international airport

Ben Gurion International Airport will be shuttered for at least a week as the country races to vaccinate more of its population.

France’s president says he understands university students’ misery during the coronavirus pandemic. Students aren’t sure.

A country that prides itself on its welfare system has seen a proliferation of food banks for students.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon are under pressure as never before. But they say Syria is still too unsafe to return.

Syrians have long struggled in Lebanon. Recent events have brought a new cascade of problems.

From Montreal to Manchester, communities begin to vaccinate the homeless

The group is acutely vulnerable to the coronavirus, but getting doses into arms will require careful planning.

More than 3,300 arrested across Russia as protests swell for jailed opposition leader Navalny

Police made widespread arrests as protests took place from the Far East to Moscow in a powerful message to the Kremlin.

Juan Guzmán Tapia, judge who battled Chilean dictator, dies at 81

He used novel legal approaches to bring charges against Augusto Pinochet and others in his repressive regime.

What to know about Navalny’s protest movement in Russia — and why it unnerves Putin

Since 2012, Vladimir Putin’s regime keeps getting tougher in trying to crush the president’s opponents. The protesters keep on coming back.
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Former Colombian guerrillas shed their decades-old name

The demobilized guerrilla group known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia has changed the name of its political party in a bid to perform better with voters in next year’s congressional elections
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Nigerian police working to rescue abducted orphans and staff

Police in Nigeria say they are working to rescue seven children and a man who were abducted from an orphanage in the capital over the weekend
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To fight virus, Zimbabwe sends home 90% of government staff

Zimbabwe’s public services are paralyzed as the government ordered a near shutdown of operations to minimize the spread of COVID-19 amid a spike in infections and deaths
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Biden replaces White House doctor with longtime physician

President Joe Biden has brought back Dr. Kevin O’Connor as his physician, replacing President Donald Trump’s doctor with the one who oversaw his care when he was vice president
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Navalny’s team calls new protests in Russia for his release

Allies of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny are calling for new protests next weekend to demand his release, following a wave of demonstrations across the country in a defiant challenge to President Vladimir Putin
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