(China Daily Cdic/Reuters)
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A year after Wuhan coronavirus lockdown, trauma runs deep in China’s ‘Hero City’

Relatives who lost loved ones early in the pandemic say they cannot move on without answers from authorities who failed to warn the public in a timely way.

What to know about Navalny’s protest movement in Russia — and why it unnerves Putin

Since 2012, Vladimir Putin’s regime keeps getting tougher in trying to crush the president’s opponents. The protesters keep on coming back.

Virus surge fuels doubts over Tokyo Olympics, but Japan and IOC say Games will happen

Some members of the ruling coalition are reported to have developed cold feet, but Tokyo and the IOC insist the show will go on.

Biden and the West face the threat of far-right extremism

In an inaugural address that pleaded for unity, President Biden identified an enemy.

Rare twin suicide bombings rock Baghdad market, killing at least 32

Although Iraqi security forces continue to fight ISIS militants in rural areas, attacks in the capital have been rare.

Canada’s embattled governor general resigns amid bullying, harassment allegations

Former astronaut Julie Payette was accused of verbally abusing and humiliating staffers.

James Cross, British diplomat kidnapped by Quebec separatists, dies at 99 of covid-19

His kidnapping in 1970 precipitated what Canadians call the October Crisis and made headlines around the world.

E.U. leaders consider travel bans, faster vaccine rollout to contain coronavirus variants

European leaders fear the U.K. variant and others could overwhelm their medical systems.

British tabloids see snub in Biden’s rejection of Churchill bust amid Oval Office makeover

President Biden’s redecorating has caused a bit of a bust-up.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says ‘need to rebuild trust’ after Trump

The alliance leader said he looked forward to cooperation and calmer ties with the Biden administration.

India is giving away millions of coronavirus vaccine doses as a tool of diplomacy

The Indian government has sent free vaccines to Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives.

Fauci praises WHO leadership in coronavirus pandemic, signaling break from Trump era

The infectious-disease specialist confirmed President Biden’s decision to remain in the U.N. health agency and join the effort to distribute vaccines worldwide.

The WHO: What you need to know about the U.N. agency that Trump snubbed and Biden rejoined

As one of his first acts as president, Joe Biden Wednesday halted the U.S. departure from the World Health Organization and joined its vaccine distribution initiative.

U.S. to resume processing thousands of stalled visas for Afghans who aided Americans

More than 7,000 special visas allocated to Afghans by Congress in 2020 went unissued.

China fires parting sanctions at Trump officials, seeks ‘better angels’ in Biden team

But Beijing’s first move of the Biden era, a raft of sanctions against officials including former secretary of state Mike Pompeo, fell flat.

What American travelers need to know about getting a covid-19 test in Mexico

The U.S. is requiring coronavirus tests for incoming travelers. Here's how to get one in Mexico.

An alleged Saudi troll campaign is targeting a movie about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi

A movie could be an example of the very trend it seeks to expose — the Saudi crushing of dissent.

Empty French ski lifts, packed Swiss resorts. Covid rules clash in the Alps.

France closed lifts, while Switzerland has tried to manage the risk.

Finally getting the shot felt good. Thinking of those still waiting is what stings.

A foreign journalist in Israel has mixed feelings about benefiting from its rapid vaccine rollout.

China turbocharges bid to discredit Western vaccines, spread virus conspiracy theories

With a WHO team in the country probing the pandemic’s origins, officials have gone into overdrive to propagate the fringe view that the virus came from elsewhere.
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