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Why Germany is becoming the go-to destination for trials on the world’s crimes

The Saudi crown prince faces possible crimes against humanity charges as German justice looks beyond its borders.

The pope in Iraq: Meeting with Ayatollah Sistani and Mass at biblical site Ur

The pontiff paid a visit to the modest home of one of Islam’s most influential figures.

No jab, no job: As British companies move to mandate coronavirus vaccines for employees, discrimination fears mount

Labor rights groups argue that mandatory vaccines would not stop the spread of the coronvirus but could lead to discrimination on socioeconomic and ethnic grounds.

Pope Francis’s historic visit to Iraq, in images

The pope’s travel plans have been moderated by the pandemic. Nonetheless, thousands of Iraqis lined roads around the airport to catch a glimpse.

‘I’m ready to talk’: Meghan’s upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey is already dividing Britons

The sit-down, which airs Sunday in the U.S. and Monday in Britain, is reported to have the palace in a stir.

Pope Francis to hold historic face-to-face meeting with Iraq’s grand ayatollah

Ali Sistani is Iraq’s leading religious authority and a preeminent figure in Shiite Islam.

WHO head pushes for waiver of some intellectual property rights for coronavirus vaccines, in bid to broaden access

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made his most pointed plea yet for the waiver of some patents.

Why the pope’s visit matters for Iraq’s Christians

Since the early days of the religion, diverse Christian communities have lived in what is now Iraq.

Pope Francis lands in Baghdad, beginning the first-ever papal trip to Iraq

It is his first international trip since the start of the pandemic.

Has covid killed trade shows? Barcelona bets on a comeback

It was roughly one year ago, on the eve of a giant technology conference that usually brings more than 100,000 visitors to Barcelona, that business conventions began to feel the squeeze from the coronavirus. Now, organizers wonder if the meetings will ever return.

China needs a baby boom to avert a demographic crisis. Small steps won’t be enough.

The one-child policy has left a legacy that will be hard to undo, especially while access to IVF and egg-freezing is restricted to married, straight couples.

China seeks Hong Kong election changes, tech preeminence as U.S. rivalry intensifies

Big increases in research and development spending, and purging opposition voices in Hong Kong are part of the latest plans.

The incredible courage of Myanmar’s protesters

After a day of hideous bloodshed, demonstrators returned to the streets.

Target, CVS among stores keeping mask mandates as Texas lifts restrictions

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has drawn ire for his decision to lift the statewide mandate for face coverings.

How future generations will judge humanity’s performance against the coronavirus

Archivists are assembling a global time capsule that chronicles what we got right — and what we got wrong.

After third large quake near New Zealand, tsunami concerns rise from South Pacific to Central America

A rise in water levels is possible as far away as Hawaii and South America.

Nedzib Sacirbey, a ‘founding father’ of independent Bosnia, dies at 94 of the coronavirus

A longtime Washington-area psychiatrist, he became a confidant, adviser and right-hand-man to Bosnia’s first president, Alija Izetbegovic.
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Toko Shinoda, Japanese artist who merged the age-old and the avant-garde, dies at 107

A painter and lithographer, she worked in the ancient tradition of calligraphy, using ink that was centuries old, to produce gems of modern abstract expressionism.

Italy blocks export of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Australia, amid E.U. anger over delivery shortfalls

This is the first time an E.U. country has used a new export control power.

Fake coronavirus vaccine seizures in several countries are ‘tip of the iceberg,’ Interpol warns

Interpol said that police in China and Russia have seized thousands of fake vaccines.
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Egypt president el-Sissi visits Sudan amid rapprochement

Egypt’s presidency says President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has traveled to Sudan
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Pakistan’s PM wins vote of confidence after Senate setback

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has handily won a vote of confidence from the National Assembly, days after the embarrassing defeat of his ruling party’s key candidate in Senate elections
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Vaxi Taxi targets vaccine anxiety as UK minority uptake lags

The Vaxi Taxi was a godsend for Leslie Reid
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Speedy variants power virus surge sweeping Europe

Fast-spreading mutant versions of the coronavirus are powering another uptick in infections in Europe
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Pope, top Iraq Shiite cleric hold historic, symbolic meeting

Pope Francis and Iraq’s top Shiite cleric have delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence, urging Muslims to embrace Iraq’s long-beleaguered Christian minority during an historic meeting
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