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Somalia’s politicians strike a last-minute deal, but fears of conflict remain high

An agreement to postpone anti-government protests did not yield a new election date.

What to know about Jamal Khashoggi as the U.S. releases intelligence report on his killing

A U.S. intelligence report made public Friday implicates Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the 2018 killing of the Washington Post contributing columnist.

Mexico eases coronavirus restrictions in popular tourist cities ahead of spring break

Hotels, restaurants, shops and more will operate at 60 percent capacity beginning next week.

Nigeria confronts second mass kidnapping of schoolchildren in nine days after 317 girls vanish

No one has asserted responsibility for the latest attack in the country’s north.

Prince Harry defends his public service and the queen urges Brits to get their covid jabs, in dueling royal interviews

The back-to-back TV appearances came as the Sussexes and the palace continue to hash out their differences.

U.K. Supreme Court rules woman who joined Islamic State as teen cannot return to Britain

“The right to a fair hearing does not trump all other considerations, such as the safety of the public,” the court said in a statement.

Russian diplomats had to ride a hand-power railcar out of North Korea due to covid restrictions

North Korea, in a bid to shield itself and its poor health infrastructure from the pandemic, has halted all train and air transport to neighboring countries.

Russia says U.S. gave only a few minutes’ warning before strike in Syria

The notice came too late to deconflict the situation, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

Massacre by Eritrean troops in Ethiopia’s Tigray region may constitute crime against humanity, Amnesty says

Eritrean troops “went on a rampage and systematically killed hundreds of civilians in cold blood."

Mexico is vaccinating its poorest citizens first — against the advice of health experts

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador campaigned on the slogan “First, the poor.” Critics say he’s prioritizing his supporters over the hardest hit.

One woman’s bomb-filled garden in Nagorno-Karabakh points to lingering perils from war

Unexploded munitions dot the enclave after last year’s fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
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The end of Cold War thinking

On the 75th anniversary of a defining Cold War moment, does the U.S. need to devise a strategy of "containment" for China?

Costco to raise its minimum wage to $16, joining others in boosting pay during pandemic

A new vaccine is expected to hit the market soon, while drugmakers are retooling the existing ones to combat the emerging, more virulent variants of the virus.

Sailor who fell overboard clung to ‘sea rubbish’ for 16 hours and survived

The man decided to leave the item where he’d found it, just in case it could save “another person’s life.”

The U.S.-Canada border has been closed for nearly a year. Who is allowed to cross?

Americans have been unable to visit Canada since early 2020 due to coronavirus restrictions, but there are some exceptions.

Libya risks losing control of its destiny as planeloads of fighters and arms flood the country

Libyans ousted a dictator, but an ensuing civil war has drawn in Russia, Turkey and others with a thirst for control.

India and Pakistan announce cease-fire for first time in nearly 20 years

The two countries regularly exchange artillery fire in the disputed region of Kashmir.

China claims to have eliminated poverty, but the figures mask harsh challenges

Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s declaration of “complete victory” over extreme poverty was met with some derision.

Blinken chooses Canada and Mexico for first ‘virtual trip’ abroad

The secretary of state will hold meetings with the United States’ key neighbors amid new challenges on immigration and energy.
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Top US diplomat ‘visits’ Mexico, Canada on virtual trip

Secretary of State Antony Blinken held his crucial first bilateral meetings with Mexico and Canada since taking the post
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SoftBank says deal reached with WeWork founder, directors

SoftBank Group Corp. has reached a settlement in a U.S. legal dispute with directors of office space-sharing venture WeWork Inc. and its founder Adam Neumann
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Top US diplomat ‘visits’ Mexico, Canada on virtual trip

Secretary of State Antony Blinken held his crucial first bilateral meetings since taking the post with Mexico and Canada
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Officials: 400 escape, 25 dead after Haiti prison breakout

Authorities in Haiti say more than 400 inmates escaped and 25 people died in a prison breakout, making it the country’s largest and deadliest one in a decade
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UN urges warring parties to halt fighting for vaccinations

The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution demanding that all warring parties immediately institute a “sustained humanitarian pause” to enable the unhindered delivery of COVID-19 vaccines and the vaccination of millions of people in conflict areas
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