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Haiti buries a president, but its long-term crisis lives on

Escalating violence and wrenching poverty threaten to shatter the Caribbean country.

Canada to relocate Afghans who assisted in war amid ‘rapidly deteriorating’ security situation

The announcement follows weeks of mounting frustration from Canadian lawmakers and advocates, including veterans.

What are economic sanctions, and how did they become Washington’s foreign policy tool of choice?

The Biden administration Thursday imposed a substantial slate of economic sanctions on Russia. The move came as little surprise.

U.S. escalates airstrikes on Taliban, officials say, as Afghan military loses ground

Four of the strikes were carried out on Wednesday and Thursday, including some in Kandahar, one official said.

Xi Jinping first Chinese president to visit Tibet in 30 years

China has been accused by governments, rights groups and Tibetans in exile of widespread abuses in the mainly Buddhist mountain region, including religious and cultural oppression.

U.K. places sanctions on Equatorial Guinea president’s son after purchases including Michael Jackson’s gloves

The move, along with a slate of other measures targeting corruption internationally, highlights a more aggressive British approach to sanctions.

Haiti buries its slain president

The ceremonies are centered in the northern city of Cap-Haïtien, close to where Moïse was born.

Japan manages a forced smile at its lonely Opening Ceremonies, but Olympic joy is in short supply

The Tokyo Olympics' opening event, anticipated so eagerly 18 months ago, went off in an empty stadium and with a mix of protesters and interested residents gathered outside.

The Tokyo Olympics: 1964 celebrations and 2021 struggles

The 1964 Tokyo Olympics was an emotional celebration of Japan's triumphant pre-war return to the global stage. This year, the postponed Tokyo Olympics looks and feels nothing like those Games — or any other Olympics of the past.

Covid-19 global updates: New restrictions, travel bans in Asia region as delta variant cases rise

Surging coronavirus cases — in places such as Australia, Malaysia and Thailand — have been blamed on the more contagious delta variant.

Tensions simmer in northern Haiti amid funeral for assassinated president

At least one death was recorded in protests outside of Cap-Haïtien, where the funeral of Jovenel Moïse will be held Friday.

Bolsonaro once said he’d stage a military takeover. Now Brazilians fear he could be laying the foundation for one.

Bolsonaro's increasingly brazen comments have escalated a months-long campaign to erode faith in the electoral system of Latin America's largest democracy.

On one street in Germany’s floods: Terror, survival, tragedy and the house that floated away

“It just kept getting worse and worse and worse,” said one resident.

‘A search for villains’: As Australia’s outbreak grows, so does covid shaming

The finger-pointing has intensified amid the largest coronavirus outbreak in almost a year, which has left half the nation in lockdown.

Delta variant outbreak pops travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand

New Zealand has suspended a travel corridor with Australia for eight weeks as a delta variant outbreak that began in Sydney imperils the nation's earlier success in containing the pandemic.

South Korea’s chicken joints have their wings clipped by coronavirus surge

Traditional summer chicken dinners were seen as a sign of recovery. Instead, restaurants are empty.

Japan’s Olympics kick off amid a cascade of disasters

The Tokyo Olympics begin with little fanfare and a surge of coronavirus cases.

France orders spyware investigation following Pegasus Project reports

The government voiced anger over new revelations by The Washington Post and other news organizations that world leaders had been found on a list that included people targeted by NSO Group’s powerful spyware.

Firing over Holocaust joke latest scandal exposing Japan’s elite, critics say

The firing of Opening Ceremonies director Kentaro Kobayashi is the latest in a string of scandals that have cast a stain on the Games and threaten its legacy.

Italy makes health pass mandatory for many leisure activities, in bid to pressure the unvaccinated

Facing the delta variant and a nascent surge in cases, the country is joining France in expanding the use of its health pass.
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China's Xi visits Tibet amid rising controls over religion

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has made a rare visit to Tibet as authorities tighten controls over the Himalayan region’s traditional Buddhist culture, accompanied by an accelerated drive for economic development
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UN adopts first resolution on vision, aims to help 1 billion

The U.N. General Assembly has approved its first-ever resolution on vision
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To reach a peace deal, Taliban say Afghan president must go

The spokesman for the Afghan Taliban says the insurgents don’t want to monopolize power
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Guatemala anti-corruption prosecutor praised by US ousted

Guatemala’s attorney general has removed the head of the Special Prosecutor’s Office Against Impunity less than two months after U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris stressed the office’s importance amid a growing push against anti-corruption efforts in the country
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UN experts: Africa became hardest hit by terrorism this year

U.N. experts say Africa became the region hardest hit by terrorism in the first half of 2021 as the Islamic State and al-Qaida extremist groups and their affiliates spread their influence, boasting gains in supporters and territory and inflicting the greatest casualties
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