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Germany’s far-right stokes new grievances for voters: Masks rules and vaccine mandates

Alternative for Germany tapped into anger about immigration in the last election. Now it’s also railing against coronavirus restrictions.

A lack of weather data in Africa is thwarting critical climate research

The lack of data also makes for poor early-warning systems on the ground.

Australia, a climate laggard, leans toward 2050 net-zero target as election looms

There are growing signs that leader Scott Morrison will abandon resistance to the commitment ahead of the COP26 Glasgow summit.

Catalan separatist chief wanted for rebellion and sedition detained in Italy

Carles Puigdemont, who orchestrated a 2017 independence referendum that was not recognized by Madrid, faces charges that carry a prison sentence of up to 30 years.

China’s Evergrande, facing collapse under debt mountain, decides silence is golden

Giant developer that rode the Chinese housing boom missed a key interest payment and could be declared in default in less than a month.
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North Korea says call to formally end Korean War is ‘premature’

Foreign minister rejected South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s renewed efforts, saying there is no guarantee ‘U.S. hostile policy’ would end.

The West’s center-left is having a moment

But analysts suggest it's far too soon to talk of a comeback.

Surge of Haitian migrants at the U.S. border challenges Mexico, too

Mexico’s response reflects both the continuous pressure applied by the United States to keep migrants far away from U.S. soil and the country’s own increasingly conservative immigration policy.

French government confirms cabinet ministers’ phones bore traces of Pegasus spyware, news outlet reports

The confirmation that Pegasus was directed against the ministers underscores the degree to which spyware developed by the Israeli company NSO Group has been used to penetrate the top reaches of a powerful democracy.

Canada’s last known Nazi-era suspect, targeted for deportation, dies at 97

Helmut Oberlander served as an interpreter for a roving Nazi death squad that killed at least 20,000 people in the German-occupied eastern territories. He arrived in Canada in 1954 and became a successful real estate developer.

Sabina Nessa was killed walking in London. Women are asking: Where is the outrage when the victim isn’t White?

The debate comes as Gabby Petito's death dominates public attention in the United States, much like the murder of Sarah Everard did in the UK.

U.S. special envoy to Haiti resigns, says he will not be associated with ‘inhumane, counterproductive’ deportations of Haitians

In another reaction to the Haitian immigration crisis, the Biden administration announced Thursday it was suspending all horse patrols in the migrant camp at Del Rio, Tex.

German toymaker says goodbye to Merkel with commemorative teddy bear

The limited-edition bear has already sold out ahead of Germany's election on Sunday.

Boris Johnson tells world leaders to ‘grow up’ on climate change, takes aim at Kermit the Frog

Johnson used his unique, colorful rhetoric to plead for action on the impending environmental catastrophe.

For three decades, no films were publicly screened in Somalia. Until now.

There was still a heavy security presence, a part of Somali life after years of war.

As the Taliban bars some girls from school, their mothers’ dreams are also shattered

A bleak future is emerging for two generations of Afghan women and girls whose freedoms are being systematically dismantled.

Hezbollah flexes its muscles in Lebanon and provides free Iranian fuel

The diesel isn’t going to make a huge difference, but it is a further sign of the group’s power in the country.
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Moderna’s chief expects enough vaccines for everyone by next year. Much of the world is still waiting.

The vaccine maker says there will be enough shots for “everyone on Earth," amid an outcry over unequal distribution.

Who will lead Europe after Merkel? Presidents and prime ministers jockey for the job.

France’s Macron and Italy’s Draghi may see more influence.

France to bill Australia over submarine deal, as Britain’s Johnson tells Macron: ‘Donnez-moi un break’

Australia agreed to buy 12 submarines from France before it joined the AUKUS defense pact and the break fee — on top of more than $1 billion reportedly already spent — could be substantial.
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British police arrest man over killing of London teacher

Police have arrested a 38-year-old man on suspicion of killing Sabina Nessa, a primary school teacher found dead in a London park last week
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Jailbreak shines light on mass incarceration of Palestinians

The cinematic escape of six Palestinians who tunneled out of an Israeli prison earlier this month has shone a light on Israel’s mass incarceration of Palestinians
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Polish protesters warn that health care crisis is looming

Doctors, nurses and other health care workers in Poland have been camping out in front of the prime minister’s offices for nearly two weeks to protest working conditions and demand higher wages
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The AP Interview: Hungary committed to contentious LGBT law

Hungary’s right-wing government is attracting conservative thinkers from the United States who admire its approaches to migration, LGBT issues and national sovereignty
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Migrant camp along Texas border shrinks as removals ramp up

A camp where almost 15,000 migrants had waited along the Texas border just days ago is now dramatically smaller
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