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Covid-19 live updates: California officially reopens its economy

California lifted most of its pandemic restrictions Tuesday, such as physical distancing and capacity limits in businesses.

Biden, E.U. end 17-year Airbus-Boeing trade dispute, seek to calm relations after Trump

Biden met E.U. leaders in Brussels Tuesday, but all the Trump-era disputes won’t be resolved immediately.

Putin swaggers toward summit with Biden as an old hand at dueling with the West

In an NBC television interview ahead of the Geneva meeting, the Russian president was dismissive and nonchalant about issues of U.S. concern.

Nicaragua’s government has arrested a dozen opposition leaders. Their relatives don’t know where they are.

As President Daniel Ortega's government has arrested a dozen opposition leaders in recent weeks, many of their relatives say they don't know where they're being held and have been denied visits.

Anger and backlash in Britain as government confirms four more weeks of coronavirus restrictions

Footage showed BBC journalist Nick Watt being chased and verbally abused by anti-lockdown protesters in London ahead of the announcement.

Ukraine’s forgotten veterans lean on one another to rebuild their lives

Photographer Sandro Maddalena documented the trauma and recovery of Ukrainian veterans as hostilities with Russia continue.

A New Zealand chapter of Greta Thunberg-linked climate movement disbands itself for being ‘racist’

The announcement by an arm of “School Strike 4 Climate” comes at a time of increased scrutiny on how ethnic minorities are treated within environmentalist groups.

Australia, bowing to pressure, frees asylum seeker family from island detention ordeal

The four members of the Murugappan family have been held for years at an immigration detention center on Christmas Island, an Australian outpost in the Indian Ocean.

Biden and the G-7 fell short on vaccines

"The 2021 G7 will go down in history as another turning point where history failed to turn."

Boris Johnson delays end of England’s coronavirus restrictions as delta variant cases climb

June 21 was supposed to mark England’s “freedom day,” when the country’s remaining coronavirus restrictions would end, but the government has opted to keep them in place.

ICC prosecutor seeks green light to investigate Philippine drug-war killings

The court's prosecutor said there is a "reasonable basis to believe that the crime against humanity of murder has been committed."

Rising delta variant cases force England to delay ‘freedom day,’ extend virus rules one month

With just one week until coronavirus restrictions were set to expire, Prime Minister Boris Johnson delayed reopening until at least July 19.

Ei-ichi Negishi, Nobel-winning chemist who made ‘art in a test tube,’ dies at 85

He pioneered a powerful, now-ubiquitous technique to build complex organic molecules.

From Israel to Ireland, longtime opponents have formed odd coalitions to seize power

Israel isn’t the only country where odd alliances have formed in recent years. In many parts of the world, “marriages of convenience” are a standard feature of electoral politics.

What to know about Naftali Bennett, Israel’s new prime minister

The far-right religious lawmaker is a staunch supporter of Israeli settlements and opponent of a Palestinian state.

Netanyahu is out, but his legal woes aren’t going anywhere

The former prime minister's alleged crimes carry serious punishment, including the possibility of years in prison.

After more than a decade, Israelis wake up to a government without Netanyahu

As head of the opposition, the former prime minister has vowed to topple Israel’s new government as soon as possible.

‘You can’t get rid of the smell because they die in the walls’

The mice are invading homes. They’re destroying crops. They’re chewing through appliances, sofas, cars — and livelihoods.

Lebanon is running out of gas — literally

The government doesn’t have the dollars to import gasoline and the Lebanese are now trapped in endless lines waiting.

Myanmar’s military junta puts ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on trial

The 75-year-old has been held incommunicado since being detained when the generals seized power in February.
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Sri Lanka’s government is seeking help from the United Nations and other countries in assessing the environmental damage caused by a fire on a container ship carrying chemicals that is sinking off its capital
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Report: Gang violence displaces thousands in Haiti's capital

A UNICEF report says that escalating gang violence has displaced nearly 8,500 women and children in Haiti’s capital in the past two weeks
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Saudi Arabia executes young Shiite man for violent rebellion

Saudi Arabia executed a young man who was convicted on charges stemming from his participation in an anti-government rebellion by minority Shiites
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Donated US vaccines arrive for Mexican border cities

Mexico has received 1.35 million doses of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines donated by the United States
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