Iran's cheap energy and high inflation have made it a center for cryptocurrency mining.

Head of Germany’s biggest state takes helm of Angela Merkel’s party — and shot to succeed her as chancellor

The vote puts Armin Laschet in pole position ahead of September elections as Merkel steps away from power.

India launches what could be the world’s largest vaccination campaign. But it’s unclear if one of the vaccines works.

India rolls out two locally made vaccines but only one has completed a Phase 3 trial.

What’s reopened and what’s still restricted in 16 cities around the world

Post correspondents and contributors check on the progress of reopening from lockdowns in cities across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
A U.S. envoy called the election “fundamentally flawed.” But Uganda remains a key player for U.S. policies in Africa.
A Senate report details failures in a Trump program that the Biden administration appears ready to drop.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he plans to raise the issue at the G20, but it is not clear how much international support there is.
The country has not approved a vaccine for general use, but Chinese workers at online casinos and presidential security officials have obtained the shots.
The Mexican president’s harsh language signals a continuing crisis in bilateral cooperation.
The country has access to up to 414 million doses for a population of 38 million. The United States is vaccinating people three times as fast.
The drawdown comes despite Congressional opposition to the move.
After banning Trump, Silicon Valley faces pressure to take stronger action globally.
Meng Wanzhou wants to lose the private security guards who accompany her on daytime excursions, arguing that they put her at increased risk of the coronavirus.
Here’s what some world leaders and top officials have had to say about the chaos and its aftermath.
The 1923 Beer Hall Putsch is being invoked as a cautionary tale for Washington in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol.
Metal detectors and other such security features are standard in many of the world’s government buildings.
Prisoners, given the challenges to social distancing in institutions, are especially at risk of contracting the coronavirus.
Russia’s move leaves another foreign policy challenge for the incoming Biden administration.
His latest disparaging remarks about women come amid speculation that his daughter will run for the presidency next year.
Bidzina Ivanishvili said he’s stepping away at the height of his influence to focus on philanthropy.
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Guatemalan authorities estimated that as many as 9,000 Honduran migrants have crossed into Guatemala as part of an effort to form a new caravan to reach the U.S. border
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By the busload and planeload, National Guard troops are pouring into the nation’s capital as governors answer the urgent pleas of U.S. defense officials for more troops to safeguard Washington, even as they keep anxious eyes on possible violent protests in their own states
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The top U.N. official for Libya says an advisory committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum has agreed on a mechanism for choosing a transitional government that would lead the conflict-stricken country to elections late this year
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Organizers of Expo 2020 Dubai have unveiled the site’s signature pavilion to reporters for the first time with the event nine months away amid the raging global pandemic
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The United Nations says a peacekeeper from Egypt was killed in Mali’s northern Kidal region on Friday, and another was seriously injured, after their vehicle hit an explosive device during a logistics convoy
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