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Top U.S. general calls China’s hypersonic weapon test very close to a ‘Sputnik moment’

Gen. Mark Milley said the test was "very concerning" to the U.S. military, in a Bloomberg Television interview.

Couple in Spain granted joint custody of their pet dog, Panda, in rare ruling

Lola García, a lawyer who specializes in animal rights and represented the plaintiff, told The Post that the case stands out because she used the 1987 European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals as an argument to advocate for her client’s rights to the dog.

Pope Francis agrees to visit Canada amid calls for a residential schools apology

The visit, for which a date has not yet been determined, comes amid the discovery this year of evidence of hundreds of unmarked graves on or near the sites of former residential schools for Indigenous children in several Canadian provinces.

Poland ordered to pay more than $1 million a day in fines amid E.U. dispute

The ruling said the fine was “to avoid serious and irreparable harm” to the E.U. legal order.

Religious violence flares up in India and Bangladesh

Religious violence spills into India after one of the worst flare-ups in years in Bangladesh.

Iran will return to nuclear talks in Vienna next month, lead negotiator says

For months, Iran has said it would return to the negotiating table but declined to set a date, feeding a growing sense of pessimism and alarm

Sudan’s revolutionaries vow to resist military’s power grab

After three years of pushing for a democratic transition, activists watched years of progress seemingly disappear in one sudden move by the military.

In Poland’s politics, a ‘social civil war’ brewed as Facebook rewarded online anger

European authorities hope to force more transparency from Facebook and other tech giants. But they acknowledge it may be an uphill fight.

U.S. challenges British court ruling not to extradite WikiLeaks’ Assange

The United States is appealing a British judge's ruling that Assange should not be extradited because he would be at risk of suicide.

Stressed out and sleep deprived, Hong Kong residents can now hop on a bus to nap

The five-hour tour to nowhere is designed specifically for weary passengers to zonk out.

Sudan’s prime minister returns home after detention in military takeover

The power grab is upending Sudan's transition to civilian rule.

U.S. drug company Merck to share license for experimental covid-19 treatment with nonprofit organization

The move could make the treatment available to millions in mostly low- and middle-income nations.

Saudi Arabia releases protester arrested as a minor after commuting his death sentence

After the government last year appeared to ban executions for crimes committed by minors, it released Ali al-Nimr, whose 2015 death sentence was commuted this year.

India’s Supreme Court orders independent probe following Pegasus Project investigation

The Indian government has refused to confirm if it bought the Israeli spyware that was used to hack journalists and activists.

Rare and deadly cyclone sends cars floating through Italy’s streets

Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent amid the climate crisis, scientists say.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, was target of organized hate campaign on Twitter, report says

After analyzing 114,000 tweets related to Harry and Meghan, an analytics company identified 83 accounts that it said were behind 70 percent of the more virulently anti-Sussex tweets.

The strange backdrop to the G-20: A Roman neighborhood built as a fascist showpiece

Designed for the canceled the 1942 World’s Fair, EUR gets its moment in the spotlight eight decades later.

Australia is fighting fire with fire, but running out of time

Hazard reduction burns are aimed at reducing the chance of a wildfire, or at least slowing one. But in this chess game with Mother Nature, humans have put themselves at a disadvantage.

Putin has pledged carbon neutrality by 2060. He claims Russia’s forests will do much of the work.

But climate experts question the numbers and the science Russia may pitch at the U.N. climate conference.

Trudeau picks ex-Greenpeace activist dubbed ‘Green Jesus’ as climate chief, angering Canada’s oil-rich west

Steven Guilbeault worked for environment advocacy groups for more than a decade and once denounced then-President George W. Bush as a "climate killer."
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UN envoy blames to Syria for failure of constitution talks

The U.N. special envoy for Syria says the Syrian government’s refusal to negotiate on revisions to the country’s constitution is a key reason for the failure of talks last week that have left the road map to peace in the conflict-torn country in question
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Migrant caravan grows as it heads through southern Mexico

A growing migrant caravan has filled the town square here after knocking off another 13 miles of its trek across southern Mexico
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Young Saudi man released from prison after nearly a decade

A young Saudi man was released from prison after spending nearly a decade behind bars
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Pope OKs Canada trip to help healing with Indigenous peoples

The Vatican says Pope Francis has agreed to visit Canada to help reconciliation efforts with Indigenous peoples following shocking revelations of the Catholic church’s role in the abuse and deaths of thousands of native children
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Moroccans protest mass vaccination rules; some skirmishes

Demonstrators took to the streets in cities around Morocco to protest the country’s decision to require COVID-19 vaccination passes to be allowed to work and access public venues
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