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Wartime ID card suggests father of Chilean presidential candidate was Nazi: Report

A document unearthed in the German Federal Archive appears to contradict Kast’s narrative of his father’s World War II activity.

Coronavirus tests are needed for international travel. But they can cost more than a flight.

Many countries offer free or subsidized coronavirus testing. But when it comes to tests to meet travel requirements, governments often rely on or require private companies to administer them, rather than strained public health systems.

New Zealand to ban smoking by ensuring young teens today are never old enough to buy cigarettes

"Future generations will never be able to legally purchase tobacco, because the truth is there is no safe age to start smoking,” said a member of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's Labour government.

House votes to ban goods made by forced labor in China’s Xinjiang region

The bill's passage, by an overwhelming bipartisan majority, came several days after the Biden administration announced a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Games due to China's human-rights abuses.

Israel opposed the Iran nuclear deal, but former Israeli officials increasingly say U.S. pullout was a mistake

They warn that the “maximum pressure” policy of sanctions may have accelerated Iran’s nuclear program.

In need of a baby boom, China clamps down on vasectomies

Hospitals are turning away men seeking the procedure, leaving couples frustrated, as officials try to encourage larger families.

Parents wondered whether learning remotely could work as well as being in a classroom. New global data suggests the answer is no.

Emerging data from myriad nations is fueling fears that pandemic-era learning deficits will be a new engine for deepening inequality, both among and within countries.

U.S. accuses El Salvador of cutting secret deal with MS-13 to tamp down killings

The Biden administration imposed sanctions on two Salvadoran officials for allegedly offering privileges to gangs in exchange for a reduction in homicides and political support.

‘Remain in Mexico’ program begins in El Paso amid skepticism from advocates

Migrant shelters in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, are told to expect 30 to 35 MPP enrollees a day.

Finland’s prime minister apologizes after partying all night despite coronavirus exposure

While Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin didn't break any laws, critics said her behavior was irresponsible.

Russian military movements near Ukraine: What satellite images show

Satellite images show how Russian forces and materiel have moved toward Ukraine from as far away as Siberia.

Germany’s new chancellor, Olaf Scholz, takes over as Angela Merkel’s long goodbye has its last act

After 16 years, Merkel steps down and center-left politician Scholz becomes one of Europe’s most powerful leaders.
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Olympic boycotts are nothing new. Here are other times countries protested the Games.

The Olympic Games have often been tangled up with politics.

Boris Johnson’s staff denied there was a 2020 Christmas party — except they joked about it on camera

The scandal emerges as the country faces new coronavirus restrictions to curb the omicron variant.

Kremlin sees expanded talks with U.S. on Ukraine crisis after Putin call with Biden

But Russia stands firm on demands that NATO close the door on Ukraine membership.

India’s military chief dies in helicopter crash that kills 13

The Indian Air Force has launched an inquiry into the cause of the incident.

China is the world’s 'biggest captor of journalists’ with 127 detained, report says

Researchers said Chinese authorities have used the coronavirus pandemic as “an excuse for increased repression.”

French authorities release man held as suspect in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, citing an identity mix-up

The announcement came almost 30 hours after French authorities detained a suspect at Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris.

Palestinian girl stabs Israeli woman in Jerusalem in new wave of lone wolf attacks

The Israeli woman was stabbed from behind as she was walking with her children in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah.

‘Discriminatory’ coronavirus rules leave expats frustrated while sparking diplomatic disputes

Unequal vaccination and testing requirements, targeted quarantines and broad travel bans have led to accusations of xenophobia as governments struggle to protect citizens from the pandemic.
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Africa CDC: Nations might turn to COVID-19 vaccine mandates

The director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says African governments might have to resort to COVID-19 vaccine mandates if their citizens don’t hurry to get the increasingly available doses
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Denmark orders eateries to close early, bans large concerts

Denmark’s government has ordered nightclubs, bars and restaurants to close at midnight in an attempt to counter an uptick in COVID-19 cases
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Iraq, U.S.-led coalition conclude talks, signaling new phase

Iraq’s National Security Advisor has tweeted that the last round of technical talks with the U.S.-led coalition has ended, signaling a new phase in US involvement in the fight against the Islamic State
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Israel closes probe of police who shot Palestinian attacker

Israel’s Justice Ministry says it is closing an investigation into two police officers who shot dead a Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground
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Danes arrest 4 people for leaking classified intelligence

Four people with Denmark’s two intelligence agencies have been arrested on suspicion of “disclosing highly classified information from the intelligence services.”
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