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How the U.S. terrorist list is getting in the way of peace in Colombia

Keeping the FARC on the State Department list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations five years after the peace accords were signed is hindering the reintegration of former combatants and slowing progress on several projects.

Germany portrays itself as a climate leader. But it’s still razing villages for coal mines.

Germany is on the front lines of the global disconnect in the climate fight, with pledges to cut carbon, but continued investments in fossil fuels.

Israel moves to ban six Palestinian rights groups it accuses of terrorism, prompting international outrage

The announcement was swiftly condemned by watchdogs in Israel and abroad, who say the designation is unsubstantiated and represents an attempt to muzzle prominent critics of the Israeli government.

‘Chito’ Gascón, Philippine human rights activist, dies at 57

He helped bring global attention and condemnation to the murderous ‘war on drugs’ launched by strongman president Rodrigo Duterte.
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Photos: Meet the Istanbul street dog who’s become a sensation

An Istanbul street dog has become an Internet sensation for his use of the city’s public transportation system.
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U.S. officials caution companies about risks of working with Chinese entities in AI and biotech

Collaborate smartly in key emerging technologies and mitigate risks, counterintelligence officials urge businesses.

Queen Elizabeth II resting with ‘light duties’ after discharge from hospital, Buckingham Palace says

Earlier this week, the 95-year-old monarch canceled a two-day visit to Northern Ireland after “reluctantly” accepting medical advice to rest for the next few days.

At E.U. summit, farewell tributes flow for Merkel. Even Obama joined by video.

After 16 years and 107 E.U. summits, Merkel was hailed a “monument” of European solidarity.

Ivory poaching has led to tuskless elephants, study finds

The elephants likely adapted to survive being hunted for their tusks, a new study published Thursday by the journal Science found.

Biden delivered straight talk on Taiwan — contradicting a deliberately ambiguous U.S. policy. Did he misspeak?

Biden’s remarks on Taiwan’s defense clash with long-running U.S. policy of ‘strategic ambiguity.' Officials say there has been no policy change.

Ecuador’s president faces tax investigation after Pandora Papers

President Lasso maintains his tax record is clean after the secret files revealed ties to offshore companies.

China detains ‘piano prince’ Li Yundi on suspicion of hiring prostitute amid crackdown on celebrity culture

The government has been increasingly targeting high-profile figures in multiple sectors, including the entertainment industry.

U.S. communities want to share unused vaccines with Mexico, but the White House won’t let them

The policy has frustrated health workers on the border, who have seen the demand for vaccines in Mexico, and the ease with which doses could be driven to vaccination sites in Tijuana and Mexicali.

Putin slams ‘cancel culture’ and trans rights, calling teaching gender fluidity ‘crime against humanity’

The authoritarian leader has sought to portray himself as a symbol of virile masculinity while ramping up a state-led pressure campaign on sexual minorities in Russia.

China’s Evergrande dodges default, for now, with 11th-hour payment

But the giant developer’s troubles present risks to the Chinese economy and the threat of financial contagion.

China’s overseas coal ban raises pressure on developing countries to go green

The approach, while welcomed by climate activists, leaves poorer nations in even greater need of a quick transition to renewable energy.

Otters are taking over Singapore

Today, to the annoyance of some and the joy of others, the island is home to more than 10 families of the carnivorous mammals.

If Bolsonaro is potentially guilty of pandemic crimes, is Trump, too?

To be sure, assigning political blame — and criminal culpability — for the ravages of a viral pandemic is a murky exercise in its own right.

Gang leader reportedly threatens to kill kidnapped American missionaries

The head of 400 Mawozo, a street gang notorious for violent mass abductions, did not outline the demands or provide a deadline.
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Harrison Ford reunited with lost credit card in Sicily

Police in Sicily said Saturday that American actor Harrison Ford was reunited with his lost credit card while on a beach holiday, thanks to a German tourist
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Roadside bombing targets Taliban, kills Afghan civilians

Officials say a roadside bombing targeting a Taliban vehicle in eastern Afghanistan has killed at least two civilians, including a child
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Austrian chancellor threatens lockdown for unvaccinated

Austria’s chancellor has warned that unvaccinated people could face new lockdown restrictions if coronavirus case numbers continue to rise
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Iran provincial governor slapped in a rare security breach

The new governor of a northwestern Iranian province has found himself slapped in the face by an angry man during his inauguration
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Libya FM: Security, stability necessary to usher in new govt

Libya’s chief diplomat says the transitional government is working to hold long-awaited elections later this year, but security and political and economic stability are necessary for a peaceful transition to a new government
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