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Sydney lockdown extended by four weeks as virus outbreak grows
Jul 29, 2021
SYDNEY — Millions of Sydney residents will spend another month in lockdown, authorities announced on Wednesday, citing a still-fast-growing coronavirus outbreak and stubbornly low vaccination rates.Australia's biggest city had been due to exit five weeks of lockdown on July 30, but the restrictions will now remain in place until August 28 as case n ...
Afghanistan will become 'pariah state' if Taliban seize power, says US
Jul 29, 2021
NEW DELHI — Afghanistan would become a "pariah state" if the Taliban take control by ...
UN calls for COVID-closed schools to reopen ASAP
Jul 28, 2021
GENEVA — Schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic must reopen as soon as possib ...
Firefighters battle forest blaze near Athens suburbs
Jul 27, 2021
ATHENS — A fire scorched forests at the base of Mount Penteli north of Athens on Tuesday, threatening suburbs but without causing casualties ...
For British expats, COVID makes visits home almost impossible
Jul 26, 2021
MALAGA, Spain — After being double jabbed in Spain, Joan Corrigan thought she’d finally get home to see family before realising the UK autho ...
Thousands of Afghan families flee fighting in former Taliban bastion
Jul 25, 2021
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — More than 22,000 Afghan families have fled from their homes to escape fighting in the former Taliban bastion of Kand ...
Big protests mark global anger at COVID restrictions
Jul 25, 2021
PARIS — More than 100,000 people protested in Australia, France, Italy and Greece on Saturday, sparking clashes with police as they railed a ...
Protesters clash with police as thousands march against Australia lockdown
Jul 24, 2021
SYDNEY — Thousands marched through Australia’s two biggest cities in anti-lockdown protests on Saturday, sparking violent clashes with polic ...
UK PM resisted 2nd lockdown as 'most dying over 80'-- ex-aide
Jul 20, 2021

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought to avoid a second lockdown last autumn, arguing that most of those dying were over 80, ...
Belarus opposition leader asks US for targeted sanctions
Jul 20, 2021

WASHINGTON — The exiled leader of the Belarusian opposition said Tuesday that she asked US leaders for tighter sanctions on businesses, ho ...
Merkel sees 'surreal' wreckage as Europe flood death toll tops 180
Jul 19, 2021
SCHULD, Germany — Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday that she was horrified by the "surreal" devastation in the flood-ravaged region of ...
UK's self-isolating PM urges public to 'be cautious' as economy reopens
Jul 19, 2021

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday urged the public to remain prudent against Covid on the eve of lifting pandemic curbs in En ...
Germany picks through rubble after deadly floods sweep western Europe
Jul 18, 2021
ERFTSTADT, Germany — Rescue workers scrambled Saturday to find survivors and victims of the devastation wreaked by the worst floods to hit w ...
France owes French Polynesia ‘a debt’ over nuclear tests: Macron
Jul 28, 2021
EU warns Erdogan over push to open Cyprus ghost town
Jul 28, 2021
Democrats tap Republican Trump critic for US Capitol riot probe
Jul 25, 2021
Tensions high as Haiti says farewell to slain president
Jul 24, 2021
'Survival struggle': Ethnic standoff drives new phase of Tigray war
Jul 16, 2021
UK agonises after racial abuse of England football stars
Jul 12, 2021
Russia expels Estonian consul over alleged espionage
Jul 07, 2021
Estonian consul held in Russia over ‘classified documents’
Jul 07, 2021
Armenia reports shootout with Azerbaijani troops
Jul 07, 2021
US pullout from Afghanistan over 90% complete
Jul 07, 2021
Pope in ‘good’ condition after surgery, faces week in hospital
Jul 05, 2021
45 killed in Philippine military plane crash
Jul 04, 2021
Hurricane Elsa barrels toward Haiti
Jul 03, 2021
Japan Olympic chief says 'no way' to ensure zero virus cases
Jun 29, 2021
Mask-free and 'low risk', Italy welcomes milestone
Jun 29, 2021
Still 'hope' as rescuers race fire to find Florida collapse survivors
Jun 28, 2021
Turnout low as France votes in new Macron, Le Pen test
Jun 27, 2021
German investigators seek motive in deadly knife attack
Jun 26, 2021
Strong earthquake shakes Peru's capital Lima
Jun 23, 2021
Australia hits out at threatened UN downgrade of Great Barrier Reef
Jun 22, 2021
Belarus denounces 'destructive' new Western sanctions
Jun 22, 2021
Erdogan says Biden meeting opened 'new era'
Jun 21, 2021

Lebanon and Tunisia: Educated populations, troubled economies
Jul 28, 2021
Making supply chains more resilient
Jul 28, 2021
Diversifying the dismal science
Jul 28, 2021
Bridging global health’s racial divide
Jul 28, 2021
Enduring and strategic partnership
Thursday 22 July 2021
Lebanon and Tunisia: Educated populations, troubled economies
Jul 28, 2021
Making supply chains more resilient
Jul 28, 2021
Diversifying the dismal science
Jul 28, 2021
Bridging global health’s racial divide
Jul 28, 2021
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