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Alek Minassian has admitted driving the van in the 2018 attack that killed 10 people in Toronto. His lawyer says he’s not criminally responsible.

Britain first country to grant Pfizer coronavirus vaccine emergency authorization

The U.S. and E.U. may not be far behind with their approval.

U.S. to withdraw some Baghdad embassy staff as tensions with Iran and its allies spike

Officials said the drawdown would last until after the anniversary of Qasem Soleimani’s killing in January.

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.
The country has reported more coronavirus-related deaths per capita than any other nation.
Some foreign officials complained about a sense of British patriotism and accomplishment over a product by two non-British companies.
Wednesday’s preliminary no-confidence vote could end a tumultuous attempt at power sharing between Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz.
"The regime of Nicolás Maduro continues to repress dissent and attack perceived opponents," according to an OAS report.
President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to make America a welcoming place for immigrants, but his plans to dismantle the Trump administration’s barriers to immigration could leave Biden in a quandary, especially as a new migration surge could be looming.
Trump restricted asylum to near zero. Biden will now need a policy for dealing with thousands of asylum-seekers waiting for relief in dangerous parts of Mexico.
President-elect Joe Biden will take office under pressure to repudiate and rescind many, if not most, of the more than 400 executive actions President Trump used to tighten the U.S. immigration system. But Biden also will start his term in a bind that could make such changes difficult to accomplish in short order.
Visa processing and issuance slowed under President Trump. Biden is expected to bring the system back to what it was.
President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to make the elimination of Trump’s infamous travel banone of his top priorities during his first days as president.
Trump bullied Mexico into becoming a barrier to mass migration. In the short term, Biden may need president Lopez Obrador to hold the line.
President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to halt construction once in office, leaving Trump’s signature project in the lurch.
More than 640,000 immigrants are enrolled in the program, which President Trump has tried to wipe out.
Biden has said he would govern differently than President Barack Obama, and he has acknowledged that the deportation of people who never committed any crimes other than crossing the border was a “big mistake.”
A court sentenced the trio to between seven and 13½ months in connection with a demonstration last year against China’s tightening grip.
Protests over freedom of speech in France come at a time when President Emmanuel Macron and his allies have been vigorously posturing over France’s liberal values.
Conclusions on the continent contrast with the prevailing wisdom in the United States.
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