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The United States death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom and look forward to summer. The number of...

LONDON (AP) — The British government fended off calls Tuesday to provide more financial support to businesses and workers suffering from its decision to delay lifting coronavirus restrictions in England until July 19. Although many...
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (right), speaks with US President Joe Biden during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of a NATO summit at NATO headquarters in Brussels yesterday. Biden is taking part in his first NATO summit, where the 30-nation

BRUSSELS (AP): NATO leaders on Monday declared China a constant security challenge and said that the Chinese are working to undermine global order, a message in sync with President Joe Biden’s efforts to get allies to speak out with a more unified...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Monday that she has sought authorisation to open an investigation into the Philippine government's deadly crackdown on drug crime. Fatou Bensouda said...

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed Monday that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England will be delayed by four weeks, until July 19, as a result of the spread of the delta variant. At a...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been hit by further delays as it will have to discard at least two million Johnson & Johnson vaccines produced in the country. The vaccines were found by the US Food and...

Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its COVID-19 shot was highly effective against the disease and also protected against variants in a large study in the United States and Mexico, potentially offering the world yet another weapon against the virus...

CARBIS BAY, England (AP): Leaders of the Group of Seven (G-7) wealthy nations staked their claim on Sunday to leading the world out of the coronavirus pandemic and crisis, pledging more than one billion coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer nations,...

WINDSOR, England: US President Joe Biden says he has invited Queen Elizabeth II to stay at the White House. Biden and his wife, Jill, had tea with the 95-year-old queen at Windsor Castle on Sunday. The 78 year-old president says he felt a maternal...

JERUSALEM (AP): Israel’s parliament yesterday narrowly approved a new coalition government, ending the historic 12-year rule of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and sending the polarising leader into the opposition. Naftali Bennett, a former ally...
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