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Covid-19 live updates: CDC director says delta variant could become dominant strain
(Eugene Hoshiko/AP)
The public health body recommended that all passengers get tested before and after their trip, while urging unvaccinated travelers to self-quarantine.
By Michael E. Miller, Jennifer Hassan and Lateshia Beachum5 minutes ago
U.K. government apologizes to rape victims, says legal system ‘failed’ them
Report says prosecutions dropped by 62 percent over the last five years even as reported rapes increased.
By Karla Adam1 hour ago
Covid-19 live updates: CDC director says delta variant could become dominant strain
The public health body recommended that all passengers get tested before and after their trip, while urging unvaccinated travelers to self-quarantine.
By Michael E. Miller, Jennifer Hassan and Lateshia Beachum1 hour ago
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Asia
U.N. set to adopt resolution condemning Myanmar’s military junta
The move comes after calls for more aggressive action on the part of diplomat Kyaw Moe Tun, who is still recognized by the U.N. as Myanmar’s ambassador.
By Adam Taylor and Sammy Westfall49 minutes ago
Europe
Court turns back European Union demand for surge in AstraZeneca vaccine doses
The Brussels court cited failures to meet the E.U. vaccine contract, but it set a lower requirement of 80 million doses delivered by the end of summer.
By Loveday Morris and Quentin Ariès1 hour ago
Europe
E.U. recommends lifting bans on U.S. travelers
The United States, however, has not yet lifted its sweeping ban on many E.U. travelers.
By Quentin Aries and Sammy Westfall2 hours ago
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A dispirited electorate votes for president in Iran, where the result seems all but assured
The front-runner is Ebrahim Raisi, a conservative cleric viewed as a protege and possible successor to Iran’s supreme leader.
By Kareem Fahim
Middle East
Israel to provide Palestinians 1 million doses of coronavirus vaccine
The new Israeli government will transfer about-to-expire vaccines now in exchange for the same number of doses later in the year.
By Steve Hendrix
Europe
Mothers in sister cities: Finding lessons from the pandemic in Germany and Virginia
As parts of Europe and the United States rebound from the depths of the pandemic, two women share how their families coped, struggled and now wonder what's ahead.
By Loveday Morris, Abigail Hauslohner, Marzena Skubatz and Gabriella Demczuk
Africa
France is pulling back from Africa’s fastest-growing conflict. Who will fill the security void?
The extremist threat shows no sign of slowing down.
By Danielle Paquette
Asia
Bear goes on rampage in Japan, storms military base, airport
The bear injured four people, and caused schools to close and flights to be canceled, before it was eventually shot.
By Simon Denyer
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In nationalizing Juneteenth, the U.S. is still late to the hemisphere’s party
Juneteenth celebrations in the United States are of a piece with celebrations of Black liberation from the Caribbean, where the moment of emancipation is more closely tethered to histories of independence from Europe’s colonial empires.
By Ishaan Tharoor
Obituaries
Robert Hollander, towering scholar of Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy,’ dies at 87
With his wife, Jean Hollander, he produced an English translation of ‘The Divine Comedy’ that was hailed as a masterpiece.
By Emily Langer
Asia & Pacific
Hong Kong police raid newspaper offices, arrest editors, executives under security law
The raid on Apple Daily and the arrests show how dramatically space is shrinking for the city’s once-free press.
By Shibani Mahtani
Asia & Pacific
Bitcoin miners exit China, beat a path to the U.S. as crypto climate shifts
Beijing appears uneasy not only about the industry’s carbon footprint, but also the intrinsically uncontrollable nature of cryptocurrency.
By Gerry Shih
Americas
World Bank declines to help El Salvador adopt bitcoin, citing environmental and transparency concerns
The global development organization cited "environmental and transparency shortcomings."
By Antonia Noori Farzan
Obituaries
Kenneth Kaunda, Zambian president and African liberation symbol, dies at 97
He helped lead the country to independence and served for 27 years as its first president.
By Harrison Smith
Europe
To Russians, Putin got what he wanted from Biden: Some ‘great power’ respect
For Putin, there can be no U.S.-Russia reset. But there was hope of an end to the downward spiral.
By Robyn Dixon
Middle East
With deck stacked for hard-line candidate, Iranians debate whether to vote at all
Ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi is widely favored to prevail in presidential election on Friday.
By Kareem Fahim
Europe
The U.S. may be ready to see cicadas gone, but this French village has a statue, a song and ceramics in their honor
In France, the insects are associated with summer and sun.
By Rick Noack
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US-Canada border restrictions extended until July 21
Canada’s public safety minister says border restrictions on nonessential travel with the United States will be extended until July 21
By Rob Gillies | AP41 minutes ago
World
Tens of thousands in dark after blackout hits USVI
The U.S. Virgin Islands’ power company is reporting a complete blackout in St. John and St. Thomas, which is the U.S. territory’s most populated island
By Associated Press51 minutes ago
World
Palestinians call off 1M dose vaccine exchange with Israel
The Palestinian Authority is calling off an agreement whereby Israel would transfer 1 million doses of coronavirus vaccines to it in exchange for a similar number later this year
By Joseph Krauss | AP51 minutes ago
World
Iran votes in presidential poll tipped in hard-liner's favor
Iranians are voting in a presidential election dominated by a hard-line protege of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after authorities disqualified nearly all of his strongest competition
By Jon Gambrell | AP1 hour ago
World
Scores abducted in latest school kidnapping in north Nigeria
Gunmen abducted scores of children from a school in northwest Nigeria, the second kidnapping from a school in the country’s north within a week
By Sam Olukoya | AP1 hour ago
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Bitcoin miners exit China, beat a path to the U.S. as crypto climate shifts
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Bear goes on rampage in Japan, storms military base, airport
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4A soldier was allegedly killed by a man who walked onto an Army base. His family wants answers.
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In nationalizing Juneteenth, the U.S. is still late to the hemisphere’s party
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