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Uncertain Election Leaves Germany Facing Period of Power Vacuum
Germany faces weeks and perhaps months of uncertainty after Sunday’s national election left open the shape and agenda of its next government and offered little clarity about who would succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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Killings of Islamic State Militants Highlight Power Struggle With Taliban
Afghanistan’s new rulers and Islamic State’s regional affiliate ISKP both want to impose strict Islamic rule on Afghanistan, but they have deep religious and political differences and have repeatedly clashed.
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A Covid-Free Australian State Weighs Reopening to the World
Vast and isolated Western Australia has kept the virus at bay with tight border controls that it is wary of dropping too soon.
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Covid-19 Vaccine Gap Between Rich and Poor Nations Keeps Widening
As the U.S. and some other wealthy countries roll out third shots, the vaccination rate in low-income countries stands at 2.2%, feeding fears of new variants.
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Mexican Government Seeks Arrest of Leading Scientists
Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to jail 31 scientists on charges of organized crime and money laundering, part of a dispute between the government and academics and universities.
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What Is Happening in Germany? An Election That Will Decide Angela Merkel’s Successor
Voters will elect a new federal parliament, the first step toward appointing a successor to the chancellor, one of Europe’s longest-serving leaders.
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CHINA
China’s Xinjiang Crackdown Reaps Millions of Dollars in Assets for the State
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China’s Xi Commits to Stop Building Coal Plants Abroad
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China’s Regulatory Storm Risks Triggering Wider Economic Damage
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ASIA
Afghanistan’s Taliban Warn Foot Soldiers to Behave
5 min read
China Airlift Mission Shows Off Capabilities in Disputed Sea
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North Korea Calls Peace-Deal Proposal by South’s Moon Jae-in Premature
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EUROPE
Fugitive Catalan Separatist Leader Arrested in Italy
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Migrant Candidates Face Racism in German Election
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Europe Pumps Less Gas as Demand Rebounds, With Russia Filling the Gap
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MIDDLE EAST
Islamic State Attacks in Eastern Afghanistan Challenge Taliban Rule
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Israel Captures Last Two Palestinian Militants Who Escaped Prison
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Hezbollah Brings Iranian Fuel to Lebanon as Shortages Deepen Crisis
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LATIN AMERICA
Haitian Migrants, Rebuffed by U.S., Cause Crisis for Mexico
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Brazil’s Unvaccinated President Goes Into Quarantine After Return From New York
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Brazil Moves Away From Chinese Covid-19 Vaccine
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AFRICA
‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero Found Guilty of Terrorism Charges
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Military Faction Stages Coup in Mineral-Rich Guinea
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Congo Says Toxic Leak at Diamond Mine Part-Owned by Russia’s Alrosa Killed 12
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INDIA
India to Resume Covid-19 Vaccine Exports to Developing Nations
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Taliban Takeover Threatens to Raise India-Pakistan Tensions
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India Looks to Western Covid-19 Vaccines to Ease Supply Shortage
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U.K.
Boris Johnson Shifts Top Diplomat Aside in Cabinet Reorganization
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U.K. Bets on Covid-19 Booster Shots to Avoid Winter Lockdowns
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Covid-19 Study in England Shows Few Deaths Among Vaccinated
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