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North Korea fires short-range missile eastward into sea, South Korean military says

The missile was fired around 6:40 a.m. local time and marks Pyongyang’s fourth such test this month.

Biden’s moral crisis on the border

Biden promised a more humane departure from the ultranationalism of his predecessor. But many officials and analysts see little change on the ground.

Cryptocurrency expert pleads guilty to conspiring to help North Korea dodge sanctions

U.S. citizen Virgil Griffith entered into a plea agreement in Manhattan on Monday.

Germany’s Social Democrats say Merkel’s party lost and should go into opposition

The Social Democrats’ Olaf Scholz said Monday that he has a mandate to form the next government.

What you need to know about Olaf Scholz, possibly the next German chancellor

The 63-year-old Scholz is sometimes lampooned for his dry public persona, but he also wins praise as a steady hand.

From Germany to Israel, longtime opponents have formed odd coalitions to seize power

Germany is embarking on coalition talks that will likely produce an odd political alliance. In many parts of the world, such marriages of convenience are a standard feature of electoral politics.

‘Covid hit us like a cyclone’: An Aboriginal town in the Australian Outback is overwhelmed

Australia vowed to protect its Indigenous communities from covid. But in Wilcannia, 10 percent of the town was infected in two weeks.

How abortion laws in the U.S. compare to those in other countries

Countries around the world have made it easier to get an abortion legally, but policies in many parts of the United States are making it harder.

Video shows church bell tower collapse after being hit by lava on La Palma

A volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma has been erupting for more than a week.

France’s Macron pelted with an egg during visit to Lyon

Though the object thrown at Macron did not crack, journalists later saw a broken egg on the floor.

German capital to get first female mayor

The election of Franziska Giffey comes as Germany’s first female chancellor, Angela Merkel, prepares to step down.

Strong earthquake rocks Crete, Greece’s biggest island, killing at least one person

Emergency services workers searched through dust and rubble for people who might have become trapped in the debris.

New U.S. travel rules close door on those fully vaccinated with Russia’s Sputnik V

While millions from Europe and China welcomed the new U.S. rules, for Russia they are a different story.

Some Bolsonaro supporters have called for a military takeover of Brazil. Why do they wave the American flag?

The Brazilian right has wielded the Stars and Stripes as a cudgel to convey a don’t-tread-on-me ethos.

China seeks to reduce abortions, as Beijing pushes for more children

The new policy prompted concern among some women about the prospect of reduced access to the procedure.

China’s release of ‘Two Michaels’ vexes country’s online nationalists

Commentators demanded answers after officials freed Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor following Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou’s deal with U.S. officials.

Iceland elected the first female-majority parliament in Europe. A recount reversed it.

The island nation briefly celebrated a result that, if not for a late recount, would have made it the first country in Europe to have more women than men in parliament.

Germany enters a period of post-Merkel uncertainty

After Sunday's election, the parliamentary jockeying and horse-trading is just getting started.

Germany’s Social Democrats narrowly defeat Angela Merkel’s party, according to preliminary results

Merkel’s Christian Democrats slumped. The Social Democrats rose. That leaves both close and looking for coalition partners.

Britain opens up visa rules as it wrestles with critical truck driver shortage

In a post-Brexit reversal, the government said the emergency work visas would be available for more than 10,000 foreigners.
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N. Korea accuses US of hostility, continues weapons tests

North Korea has accused the United States of hostility and demanded the Biden administration permanently end joint military exercises with South Korea
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39 workers trapped in Canadian mine but evacuation underway

An operation is underway to evacuate 39 miners trapped underground for more than 24 hours after a mechanical problem blocked the entrance shaft to a mine in northern Ontario
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Venezuela's government, opposition end latest round of talks

Delegates from Venezuela’s government and opposition have concluded another round of talks in Mexico City after a delay that saw the government’s side arrive a day later than scheduled due to an apparent unhappiness with mediator Norway
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Taliban issue no-shave order to barbers in Afghan province

The Taliban have banned barbershops in a southern Afghanistan province from shaving or trimming beards, claiming their edict is in line with Shariah, or Islamic, law
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Pope recognizes errors as Mexico celebrates independence

Mexico’s celebration of the 200th anniversary of its final independence from Spain has included a message from Pope Francis acknowledging the errors of the Roman Catholic Church in supporting the old order
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