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China nuclear plant refutes report of radiation leak warning, says indicators ‘normal’

The plant's claim that all is well comes in the wake of a CNN report that the French partners in the plant expressed concern over rising radiation levels.

Covid-19 live updates: California set to lift distancing curbs as vaccinations pass 40 million

California, which has administered 16 million more vaccine doses than any other state, will fully reopen its economy on June 15.

Producer in Christchurch attacks movie quits amid backlash, Jacinda Ardern criticism

Objections centered on the movie’s focus on the prime minister, to be played by Rose Byrne, rather than the victims of the 2019 massacre.
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Myanmar’s military junta puts ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on trial

The 75-year-old has been held incommunicado since she was detained when the generals seized power in February.

China looms over Biden’s Europe trip

Even as Biden tries to turn the page on the Trump era, he's reading from his predecessor's script as he urges allies to confront China.

Israel approves new governing coalition, ending Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year tenure

Amid heckling and ejections, parliament votes to install a power-sharing government spanning right and left; Naftali Bennett becomes prime minister.

President Biden says Queen Elizabeth II ‘reminded me of my mother’

The Bidens concluded the U.K. leg of their trip with a cup of tea with the British monarch.

G-7 takes stronger stand against China, at U.S. urging

The leaders said they would challenge Beijing’s “non-market policies” and pushed for greater transparency on the origins of the coronavirus.

A packed funeral, a rollicking bullfight and a message for Kenya’s police: ‘Corona can’t stop culture’

The coronavirus hasn’t swept through Kenya as it has other parts of the world. The government has done little to prepare for the possibility of a major surge.

As Israel’s longest-serving leader, Netanyahu transformed his country — and left it more divided than ever

He reoriented the decades-old approach to peace and security, reshaped the economy and upended legal norms.

Why Ukraine will hang on every word in the Biden-Putin summit

Few nations have more at stake when the two leaders meet Wednesday.
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Central American women are fleeing domestic violence amid a pandemic. Few find refuge in U.S.

Though President Biden quickly signed several executive orders to roll back some of President Donald Trump’s most draconian policies, a number of other restrictive measures and rulings that directly affect domestic violence survivors remain in place.

Anatomy of Japan’s joyless Olympics: A hyper-cautious bureaucracy and slow vaccine rollout

Japan is finally showing urgency. It’s too late to counter concerns about next month’s Games.

Algeria holds first Parliament election since protest wave in 2019. But many stayed away.

The vote reflected dismay over the slow pace of reforms since longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika was ousted in 2019.

Putin laughs off ‘killer’ comments ahead of summit with Biden

Putin described Biden as a “career man” who has “spent virtually his entire adulthood in politics,” making him a very different type of politician than former president Donald Trump.

Cornwall, where G-7 leaders are hosted at a beach resort, is one of the poorest regions in Britain

Locals say the contrast between luxury hotels and food banks is stark.

Britain’s Boris Johnson takes shots at E.U. leaders as tensions over ‘sausage war’ threaten message of unity

“I’ve talked to some of our friends here today, who do seem to misunderstand that the U.K. is a single country, a single territory," Johnson told Sky News. "I just need to get that into their heads.”

Did Biden give Boris Johnson a $6,000 bike and get a Wikipedia printout in return? Not exactly.

For starters, the bicycle only cost $1,800, and Johnson will likely have to pay for it himself if he wants to keep it.

Virus-ravaged Brazil doesn’t want Copa America. But Bolsonaro says it’s hosting it anyway.

A third wave of the coronavirus, which is still killing on average nearly 2,000 Brazilians per day, is on the near horizon.

What you need to know about El Salvador’s plan to use volcano-powered bitcoin as legal tender

Here's what the country's new bitcoin law could mean, and why implementation could be complicated.
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Some US allies near Russia are wary of Biden-Putin summit

Countries in Central and Eastern Europe are anxious about the coming summit meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin
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Johnson expected to announce delay in next England unlocking

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to confirm on Monday that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England will be delayed as a result of the spread of the delta variant first identified in India
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New Zealand apologizes for 1970s raids on Pacific people

New Zealand’s government is formally apologizing for an immigration crackdown nearly 50 years ago in which Pacific people were targeted for deportation, often after early-morning home raids
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EXPLAINER: Who is Naftali Bennett, Israel's new leader?

Naftali Bennett, Israel’s new prime minister, embodies many of the contradictions that define the 73-year-old nation
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US documents solve mystery of war criminal Tojo's remains

Until recently, the location of executed wartime Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo’s remains was one of World War II’s biggest mysteries in the nation he once led
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