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London says no to a big Chinese Embassy, in a blow to Beijing ties

Local officials in London rejected plans for a massive, new Chinese Embassy, a bitter setback for China’s government that once promised a “golden age” for…

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Putin turns down Biden talks and defends Russian attacks on Ukraine’s energy grid

The Kremlin dismissed the idea of talks with President Biden to end the war in Ukraine and said its assault on Ukrainian infrastructure was an…

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What to know about the West’s new efforts to slash Russia’s oil revenue

Plans take effect next week that would ban most Russian oil imports from Europe and put a price cap on the oil going elsewhere. But…

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Some clothing choices have caused a stir at the World Cup

Qatar warned about clothing restrictions for this year’s World Cup, and fans are finding out that officials weren’t bluffing — but some controversial outfits have…

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Jeffrey Epstein’s estate reaches a $105M settlement with the U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. territory sought to hold the late financier accountable after he was accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls and of causing environmental…

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‘Squid Game’ actor Oh Young-soo is indicted on indecent assault charges

The 78-year-old Emmy nominee is accused of inappropriately touching a woman during a meeting in 2017. A South Korean outlet says Oh denies wrongdoing in…

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Prince William deplores his godmother’s racial comments

His said “racism has no place in our society” as he sought to prevent the backlash over his godmother’s treatment of a Black advocate for…

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Protests raise questions about why China is still relying on COVID restrictions

Protests in China have cast a spotlight on the country’s “zero COVID” policy. But why is China still relying on restrictions when the rest of…

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The U.S. and G7 allies are trying new tactics to cut Russia’s profits

The U.S. and its allies will try two new tactics to cut Russia’s profits: Europe will ban Russian crude imports and the G7 will impose…

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French President Macron visits Washington for his second state visit

French President Emmanuel Macron visits Washington for his second state visit. He’s expected to discuss Europe’s industrial concerns and the Ukraine war with President Biden…

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Lionel Messi and Argentina advance at the World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Poland

Lionel Messi will grace the World Cup stage at least one more time. Argentina finished in first place in Group C to set up a…

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The baguette enters the upper crust as it’s added to the U.N. cultural heritage list

The humble but versatile French loaf is recognized by UNESCO as a tradition worthy of preservation by humanity. French officials have warned that closure of…

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Twitter’s chaos could make political violence worse outside of the U.S.

Under the chaotic changes unleashed by Elon Musk, Twitter users in the U.S. are confronting problems that have long plagued the social network in other…

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Journalist Maria Ressa explains ‘How to Stand Up to a Dictator’

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning journalist faced criminal charges in the Philippines after her news site’s reporting angered government officials. How to Stand Up to a…

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A member of the Buckingham Palace household resigns after racial comments

An honorary member of the royal household has resigned after repeatedly asking a Black woman who runs a charity for survivors of domestic abuse what…

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Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin shut down a reporter’s sexist question about their age

Asked whether she met with Finnish counterpart Sanna Marin “just because” of their similarities in age and gender, Ardern questioned whether reporters would ask the…

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With French President Macron’s state visit, expect a mix of diplomacy and glamour

The three-day visit to Washington, D.C., symbolizes the recovery of a key relationship that deteriorated over a submarine deal with Australia last year that infuriated…

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An Israeli director sparks outrage in India over a film about Hindu persecution

Controversy has erupted at one of India’s top film festivals over the screening of a movie with Hindu nationalist themes. Were the jury head’s comments…

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China’s ex-leader Jiang Zemin, an influential reformer, has died at 96

Jiang Zemin rose to power in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square protests and leaves a legacy of economic reforms — but also tight political…

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Encore: London’s Victoria and Albert Museum exhibit acknowledges its colonial legacy

A new exhibit at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum focuses on African fashion. The exhibit’s curator says it’s a way for the museum to acknowledge…

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One Tuscan village uses wool-insulated cooking boxes to save on energy costs

Rising energy prices in Europe have forced some Italians to turn to abandoned cooking methods. One Tuscan village is using wool to insulate cooking boxes…

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Protesters explain why they demonstrated in China

Protestors explain why they came out and demonstrated in China. Some say they did it to protest against COVID controls, others for more abstract political…

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