(Jae C. Hong/AP)
(Jae C. Hong/AP)

Covid-19 live updates: California set to lift distancing curbs as vaccinations pass 40 million

California, which has administered 16 million more vaccine doses than any other state, will fully reopen its economy on June 15.

China looms over Biden’s Europe trip

Even as Biden tries to turn the page on the Trump era, he's reading from his predecessor's script as he urges allies to confront China.

Israel approves new governing coalition, ending Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year tenure

Amid heckling and ejections, parliament votes to install a power-sharing government spanning right and left; Naftali Bennett becomes prime minister.

President Biden says Queen Elizabeth II ‘reminded me of my mother’

The Bidens concluded the U.K. leg of their trip with a cup of tea with the British monarch.

G-7 takes stronger stand against China, at U.S. urging

The leaders said they would challenge Beijing’s “non-market policies” and pushed for greater transparency on the origins of the coronavirus.

A packed funeral, a rollicking bullfight and a message for Kenya’s police: ‘Corona can’t stop culture’

The coronavirus hasn’t swept through Kenya as it has other parts of the world. The government has done little to prepare for the possibility of a major surge.

As Israel’s longest-serving leader, Netanyahu transformed his country — and left it more divided than ever

He reoriented the decades-old approach to peace and security, reshaped the economy and upended legal norms.

Why Ukraine will hang on every word in the Biden-Putin summit

Few nations have more at stake when the two leaders meet Wednesday.
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Central American women are fleeing domestic violence amid a pandemic. Few find refuge in U.S.

Though President Biden quickly signed several executive orders to roll back some of President Donald Trump’s most draconian policies, a number of other restrictive measures and rulings that directly affect domestic violence survivors remain in place.

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.

Virus-ravaged Brazil doesn’t want Copa America. But Bolsonaro says it’s hosting it anyway.

A third wave of the coronavirus, which is still killing on average nearly 2,000 Brazilians per day, is on the near horizon.

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.

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.
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2 confidants of senior Jordan royal charged with sedition

The prosecutor of Jordan’s state security court has filed sedition and incitement charges against two confidants of King Abdullah II’s half-brother Hamzah
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Nicaragua arrests 5 more opposition leaders in crackdown

The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has arrested five opposition leaders, following the detentions of four presidential contenders earlier this month
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EXPLAINER: Who is Naftali Bennett, Israel's new leader?

Naftali Bennett, Israel’s new prime minister, embodies many of the contradictions that define the 73-year-old nation
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Israel swears in new coalition, ending Netanyahu's long rule

Israel’s parliament has narrowly approved a new coalition government, ending the historic 12-year rule of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and sending the polarizing leader into the opposition
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Major wreckage at hospital hit by artillery in north Syria

Medical officials say the death toll from an artillery strike on a hospital in northern Syria has risen to at least 15
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