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With a sense of betrayal and relief, Afghans eye a future without U.S. troops

For some Afghans, the U.S. invasion created opportunities that would have been unimaginable just years before. But the same forces also ripped communities apart.

Penelope Laingen, who united nation with yellow ribbons during Iran hostage crisis, dies at 89

The wife of the highest-ranking American captive in the 1979-81 crisis, she displayed a yellow sash on the towering oak tree outside her home — a symbol of devotion that proliferated across the United States.

Cuba’s Castro era to end as Raúl announces he will step down from Communist Party post

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

New global coronavirus cases nearly double in two months

Around the world, “covid-19 cases and deaths are continuing to increase at worrying rates," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a briefing Friday.

Russia to expel 10 U.S. diplomats in response to Biden administration sanctions

Moscow’s move matched part of the U.S. actions in a tit-for-tat response.

Helen McCrory, gangster matriarch in TV’s ‘Peaky Blinders,’ dies at 52

The British actress also starred onstage as Medea and was married to actor Damian Lewis.

Chile leads the Western Hemisphere in vaccinations. The coronavirus is still surging.

Variants, lockdown fatigue and a subpar Chinese vaccine offer a warning to the rest of the world.
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Who will be the next Duke of Edinburgh?

Like anything royal, it's complicated.

Britain debates Prince Philip’s legacy: Servant of queen and country? Or symbol of White male privilege?

Ahead of his funeral, U.K. talks about racism and a ‘cheeky’ grandpa.

Why the royals aren’t wearing military uniforms to Philip’s funeral

The question of who would wear what posed an awkward dilemma for the British royal family, which is trying to smooth over several public crises at once.

What to expect at Prince Philip’s funeral

Prince Philip requested a no-fuss funeral. But low-key for a royal is still a high-profile affair.

Who are the 30 people attending Prince Philip’s funeral?

Just 30 mourners are invited to the duke’s service under England's coronavirus restrictions.

Iran begins uranium enrichment at highest level yet as Vienna nuclear talks continue

Iranian officials have cast the decision to enrich uranium at 60 percent purity as a response to a suspected Israeli attack on a key nuclear facility.

Prince Philip’s coffin will be carried in a Land Rover he designed

The queen’s husband had a long association with the British company.

Hong Kong sentences democracy activists to prison over peaceful protest

Some in the mostly elderly group received suspended sentences, but the decision underscored China’s transformation of a once relatively free city.

AstraZeneca is the ‘workhorse’ for vaccinating the world. Now, the world is uneasy over clot risks.

The Covax initiative aims to help developing countries, with the easy-to-store AstraZeneca vaccine as the centerpiece.

Top 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.

China’s economy is roaring back, a year after coronavirus shutdown

The rebound is outpacing Western nations, despite vaccine challenges and U.S. sanctions.

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.
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Ontario to limit outdoor gatherings amid wave of infections

The premier of Canada’s most populous province says he will be limiting outdoor gatherings to those in the same household and will close playgrounds and golf courses amid a record wave of coronavirus infections fueled by variants
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Japan, US showcase alliance, resolve in dealing with China

President Joe Biden and Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga are showcasing the alliance between their two countries as well as their shared resolve in dealing with China
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Raul Castro resigns as Communist chief, ending era in Cuba

Raul Castro says he is resigning as head of Cuba’s Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership by he and his brother Fidel Castro that began with the 1959 revolution
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US likely to up Afghanistan force to ensure safe drawdown

The Pentagon says the U.S. will likely increase its troops presence in Afghanistan temporarily over the coming weeks and months in order to fulfill President Joe Biden’s order to safely withdraw all forces from the country by Sept. 11
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UN agrees to deploy cease-fire monitors in Libya

The U.N. Security Council has authorized international monitors to watch over a nearly six-month-old cease-fire agreement in Libya
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