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Anatomy of Japan’s joyless Olympics: A hyper-cautious bureaucracy and slow vaccine rollout

Japan is finally showing urgency. It’s too late to counter concerns about next month’s Games.

Algeria holds first Parliament election since protest wave in 2019. But many stayed away.

The vote reflected dismay over the slow pace of reforms since longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika was ousted in 2019.

Putin laughs off ‘killer’ comments ahead of summit with Biden

Putin described Biden as a “career man” who has “spent virtually his entire adulthood in politics,” making him a very different type of politician than former president Donald Trump.

Cornwall, where G-7 leaders are hosted at a beach resort, is one of the poorest regions in Britain

Locals say the contrast between luxury hotels and food banks is stark.

Britain’s Boris Johnson takes shots at E.U. leaders as tensions over ‘sausage war’ threaten message of unity

“I’ve talked to some of our friends here today, who do seem to misunderstand that the U.K. is a single country, a single territory," Johnson told Sky News. "I just need to get that into their heads.”

Did Biden give Boris Johnson a $6,000 bike and get a Wikipedia printout in return? Not exactly.

For starters, the bicycle only cost $1,800, and Johnson will likely have to pay for it himself if he wants to keep it.

What you need to know about El Salvador’s plan to use volcano-powered bitcoin as legal tender

Here's what the country's new bitcoin law could mean, and why implementation could be complicated.

Ransomware’s suspected Russian roots point to a long detente between the Kremlin and hackers

One apparent cybercrime rule still applies: Don’t target Russia or its friends.

Covid-19 live updates: J&J to scrap about 60 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration cleared 10 million doses made at the problem-plagued Emergent BioSolutions plant for use.

Gottfried Böhm, Pritzker-winning architect who sculpted in concrete, dies at 101

He designed a monumental, jewellike church in the German town of Neviges.

Death of prisoner from covid-19 sparks protests as Bahrain battles outbreak

Husain Barakat, 48, had received the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine but still died after being hospitalized, according to human rights groups.

Boris Johnson says he and President Biden are ‘working together’ on case of Harry Dunn

Sacoolas was working in the United Kingdom for a U.S. intelligence agency, as was her husband, her lawyer told a Virginia court earlier this year.

Most Americans support required vaccinations for school attendance, survey finds

President Biden is slated to announce the plan at the Group of Seven meeting in Britain this week.

At the G-7 in Cornwall, protesting with signs, samba and electronic trash

Protesters are hoping to get the attention of world leaders.

World leaders are in England, but beautiful British beaches have stolen the show

It's not all floating diapers, pebbles and angry seagulls.

The toll of Israeli strikes on Gaza: Mapping the destruction left behind

U.N. data shows that along some 140 square miles, 459 buildings were destroyed or damaged some of which were near hospitals, clinics and schools.

What’s on the menu for the G-7 summit? Baked brie, toasted marshmallows and hot buttered rum.

The three-day summit in Cornwall, England, will also serve as an opportunity for Britain to show off its finest cuisine — and demonstrate that it has more to offer than jellied eel and beans on toast.

G-7 in Cornwall aims to be first carbon-neutral summit. What will it take to offset all the jet fuel?

Boris Johnson undercut his green messaging when he arrived by plane.

Op-eds in a Chinese state tabloid slammed U.S. policy. The author works at the Pentagon.

Franz Gayl, a celebrated whistleblower and former Marine, is being investigated after attacking American policy on Taiwan in a Chinese government mouthpiece.
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