(Reuters)
(Reuters)
The Chinese Commerce Ministry appeared to suggest that Apple and Google could be targeted if they complied with the U.S. government’s takedown order.

Covid-free communities on the U.S.-Canada border want travel restrictions eased

Small, isolated towns, cut off by the pandemic, are asking authorities to declare border bubbles.

Tens of thousands rally against the government in Thailand, inspired by student leaders

Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak has emerged as a leading figure in the pro-democracy movement, stepping forward to openly criticize the monarchy.
Sharp science and peer pressure without a lockdown helped Japan tame the novel coronavirus, offering a possible model for the “pandemic era.”
Despite abductions and expulsions, activists — including many women — are holding their ground.
Beijing and Moscow are gambling on a rushed rollout, with big risks but potentially valuable payoffs.
Invented by the Soviet Union, it acts as a cholinesterase inhibitor, blocking an enzyme the nervous system needs to function.
Around the world, TikTok is widely considered a problem.
Officials announced targeted measures in England, France, Spain and elsewhere, and other countries appeared to be on the brink of doing the same.
Israel, Spain and France show even with strong policies, it’s hard to keep the coronavirus at bay.
The menacing tone from Beijing came as a senior U.S. official visited Taipei and as military tensions escalate in the flash point region.
Fears are growing that the president could recognize Taiwan or order a military strike against islands in the South China Sea.
The struggle of the Ghattas family and their humble manousheh is the story of Lebanon.
In the United States and abroad, experts link the rise of extreme conspiratorial thinking to a broader atmosphere of political polarization, the insulating algorithms of social media and the relative success of demagogic, nationalist politicians.
Critics see a rush judgment; Vizcarra remains popular despite the country’s pandemic performance.
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They’re trying to reach the grave of their movement’s founder for Rosh Hashanah. Ukraine has closed the border to foreigners.
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The figures are disproportionate: Data collected by the WHO suggests that health workers represent less than 3 percent of the population in the majority of countries.
Qantas, among the latest to advertise a flight that departs and arrives at the same airport, said its flight had sold out within 10 minutes.
Blamed for two major outbreaks of covid-19, religious services are now lonely affairs.
Kremlin has denied that the prominent opposition leader was the victim of a state-ordered toxic attack.
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Anti-government demonstrators occupying a historic field in the Thai capital have installed a plaque symbolizing the country’s transition to democracy to replace the original one that was mysteriously ripped and stolen three years ago
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The Trump administration has declared that all U.N. sanctions against Iran have been restored, a move most of the rest of the world rejects as illegal
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Just minutes after two Slovenian riders effectively sealed their first and second places in the Tour de France, the president of Slovenia declared it a historic day for the tiny Alpine nation
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Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square while protesters in Tel Aviv waved signs on beaches as Israel entered a new lockdown Saturday
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With the pandemic still in force, world leaders are skipping the annual U.N. General Assembly gathering in New York
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