Covid-19 live updates: Top federal science adviser says ‘nothing should detract’ from Americans getting vaccinated

To date, more than 46 percent of the eligible U.S. population has received at least one vaccine dose, though the number of new cases continued to trend upward at an average of 9 percent over the past week. At least 563,000 people have died of covid-19.

Cuba’s Castro era to end with Raúl expected to step down as Communist Party chief

Fidel's younger brother is expected to leave the powerful office during a party congress this weekend.

What are economic sanctions, and how did they become Washington’s foreign policy tool of choice?

The Biden administration Thursday imposed a substantial slate of economic sanctions on Russia. The move came as little surprise.

U.S. could have 300 million extra vaccine doses by end of July, raising concerns about hoarding

The Biden administration is facing renewed pressure to facilitate equitable vaccine distribution around the world.

Biden’s top diplomat makes unannounced stop in Afghanistan after president calls for troop withdrawal

Blinken’s trip follows a Wednesday speech by President Biden promising to end a conflict that has bedeviled his predecessors for the last two decades.

Brazil battles coronavirus with a Chinese vaccine even the Chinese concede could be better

The admission by a top Chinese health official was the latest pitfall complicating Brazil’s arduous journey to mass vaccination.

‘Kangaroos are not shoes’ campaign lands awkwardly in Australia’s outback

Two U.S. representatives are pushing for an American ban on kangaroo products.

Amid royal infighting, Jordan’s sinking economy is another rallying point for discontent

Criticism of King Abdullah II’s leadership is growing. At the same time, he is trying to quash dissent.

Olympics could be canceled because of virus, Japan ruling party figure admits

The country is battling an outbreak, including the spread of more-infectious variants, and has a low vaccination rate.

As Myanmar unravels after military coup, people flee cities for rural backwaters

Violence unleashed by the security forces prompts residents to head for ancestral villages — where they face bleak economic prospects.

CDC vaccine advisers want more data before ruling on Johnson & Johnson vaccine’s future

To date, more than 45 percent of the eligible U.S. population has received at least one vaccine dose though the number of new cases continued to trend upward at an average of 11 percent over the past week. At least 562,000 people have died.

John Williamson, economist who devised ‘Washington Consensus’ model of reform, dies at 83

He was a leading economist who outlined ideas for international development and exchange rates.

Afghanistan became the graveyard of American hubris

One of the legacies of the Afghanistan war ought to be “greater humility about what the best military on the planet can achieve and more thoughtfulness about how we deploy it.”

Taliban issues warning over U.S. troop plan, demanding forces withdraw from Afghanistan by May 1 or risk ‘compounded’ problems

Biden’s new withdrawal timeline will keep thousands of American troops in Afghanistan months past the May 1 deadline negotiated by the Trump administration last year.

European nations warn that Iran’s increased uranium enrichment fulfills no ‘credible’ civilian purpose

The European statement reflected growing international alarm as a once-furtive conflict between Israel and Iran has burst into the open.

The war in Afghanistan: America’s longest conflict in photos

After two decades, tens of thousands of deaths and trillions of dollars in cost, the U.S. maps out its exit

Queen Elizabeth II was back at work four days after her husband’s death

The royal household is preparing for the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday.

What we know about the Natanz nuclear site attack

Iranian officials blamed Israel for a power outage at a key nuclear facility Sunday.

Denmark abandons AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine after rare blood clots

The Danes became the first in Europe to give up on the vaccine in the face of virus spread.
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Blinken in Afghanistan to sell Biden troop withdrawal

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is making an unannounced visit to Afghanistan to sell Afghan leaders and a wary public on President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw all American troops from the country
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Panama exhumes body looking for victims of 1989 US invasion

Investigators in Panama have exhumed another body from a Panama City cemetery in an attempt to identify the remains of some victims of the 1989 U.S. invasion that removed strongman Manuel Noriega from power
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Iran to purchase 60M Russian vaccines as coronavirus surges

Iran has finalized a deal with Russia to purchase 60 million doses of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine
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Japan’s Suga comes to US for China-focused talks with Biden

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has arrived in Washington for talks with President Joe Biden meant to show the strength of the two nations’ security alliance
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Canadian lawmaker caught naked during video conference

A Canadian Parliament member was caught stark naked in a virtual meeting of the House of Commons
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