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Navalny called the abrupt court hearing “the highest degree of lawlessness.”

Saudi Arabia says it executed 27 people in 2020, the lowest number in years, rights groups say

In previous years, the kingdom earned notoriety as a world leader in executions, along with China and Iran.

WHO chief warns of ‘catastrophic moral failure’ as rich countries dominate vaccine supplies

Tedros warned that some countries fear they won’t get the vaccines promised under the WHO-led Covax initiative.

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Post correspondents and contributors check on the progress of reopening from lockdowns in cities across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Alexei Navalny answered reporters questions, tried to watch cartoons and kissed his wife as he flew toward imprisonment.
Israel’s Arab citizens see opportunities in the wider region after the Israel-UAE peace accord.
The country notched 6.5 percent growth in final three months of 2020, and 2.3 percent for last year overall, as other major nations grapple with a winter virus wave.
The Kremlin critic arrived Sunday from Berlin, where he was treated for a near-fatal poisoning in Siberia.
The country has not approved a vaccine for general use, but Chinese workers at online casinos and presidential security officials have obtained the shots.
Meng Wanzhou wants to lose the private security guards who accompany her on daytime excursions, arguing that they put her at increased risk of the coronavirus.
People who have lived or worked in areas actually beset by conflict say the comparison trivializes the reality of war.
The World Health Organization says it’s working on a more neutral naming system.
Iran has been ramping up its breaches, while June elections may complicate diplomacy.
All 176 people aboard the flight to Kyiv died when it was hit by a missile fired amid U.S.-Iran tensions.
Iran's cheap energy and high inflation have made it a center for cryptocurrency mining.
The vote puts Armin Laschet in pole position ahead of September elections as Merkel steps away from power.
India rolls out two locally made vaccines but only one has completed a Phase 3 trial.
A U.S. envoy called the election “fundamentally flawed.” But Uganda remains a key player for U.S. policies in Africa.
A Senate report details failures in a Trump program that the Biden administration appears ready to drop.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he plans to raise the issue at the G20, but it is not clear how much international support there is.
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Russia’s top diplomat says Moscow is ready for a quick deal with the incoming administration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to extend the last remaining arms control pact, which expires in just over two weeks
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The Vatican has abruptly abandoned its extradition request for an Italian woman wanted on embezzlement-related charges
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