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Biden’s Pick For U.N. Ambassador Faces Tough Questioning For Past Remarks On China

Linda Thomas-Greenfield was grilled by members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about a speech she gave at a Chinese-backed institution on the campus of…

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3 Months And 24,000 Miles Later, Vendée Globe Competitors Complete Race

After sailing 24,000 miles nonstop in a nearly three-month journey, competitors in the Vendée Globe — an around-the-world solo yacht race — are expected to…

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Indonesia Excludes Older People From First Round Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Indonesia’s COVID-19 vaccine strategy focuses on inoculating young people and those of working age first. The most vulnerable group — older people — have to…

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Diplomacy And Multilateralism Shape Biden Officials’ Foreign Policy Approach

Newly confirmed Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Linda Thomas-Greenfield, nominee for ambassador to the United Nations, are stressing a return to diplomacy and multilateralism…

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Soccer Players Might Have More Emotional Outbursts With Audiences

Players in Austria’s Bundesliga soccer league had fewer emotional outbursts when playing in near-empty stadiums — suggesting players amped up their displays in front of…

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Biden Team’s Video Of Call With NATO Chief Provides Rare Insight

The conversation is part of a new effort to bring the public closer and share more of the president’s work with foreign leaders. (Image credit:…

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Why Scientists Are Very Worried About The Variant From Brazil

They don’t yet understand why the coronavirus variant called P.1, has spread so explosively there. Its set of mutations seem especially dangerous. And this week…

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Boeing’s 737 Max Cleared To Return To European Skies, Regulator Says

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency announced a modified version of the 737 Max will be allowed to fly once again. The Max jetliner was…

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Indonesia’s Most Active Volcano Erupts

Indonesia, an archipelago of 270 million people, sits along the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” which leaves the country prone to earthquakes, tsunamis, and eruptions. (Image…

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Iraqis Forced To Cope With Country’s Economic Hard Times

In Iraq, a huge share of the country relies on government salaries. But the government relies on oil revenues which have been falling. The purchasing…

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Why Vendee Globe Is Considered The World’s Toughest Sailing Race

Participants in a world sailing race are due to return to France on Wednesday. More people have been to outer space than have completed the…

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Netherlands Faces Unrest As Protesters Demonstrate Against Curfew

NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to Bloomberg News journalist Joost Akkermans about the clashes in the Netherlands after a new COVID-19 curfew went into effect over…

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Biden Has His 1st Conversation With Russian Counterpart Putin

The different statements issued by Moscow and Washington after Tuesday’s call between Presidents Biden and Vladimir Putin showed where the two can cooperate and where…

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In Phone Call, Biden Presses Putin Over Cyber Breach, Navalny

Despite disagreements on many issues, the president and the Russian leader agreed to extend the only remaining U.S.-Russia nuclear arms control deal. (Image credit: Alexei…

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Some European Countries Move To Require Medical-Grade Masks In Public

Germany, Austria and France have announced new measures that push fabric masks aside. European leaders have tied the policy changes to efforts to fend off…

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Indian Police Clash With Farmers Protesting Agricultural Reforms

Tens of thousands of Indian farmers protesting agriculture reforms drove tractors into New Delhi on Tuesday, clashing with police and overshadowing a military parade on…

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With Expensive U.S. COVID-19 Vaccines, Many Countries Look Elsewhere

The COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S. are too expensive and difficult to transport across the globe. So, many countries are turning to cheaper, easier-to-store…

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Residents Protest As China Demolishes Some Of Beijing’s Wealthy Suburbs

Beijing is demolishing parts of its wealthy suburbs, and their well-connected residents are protesting. It’s the latest sign of rising dissatisfaction with China’s government from…

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In First Official Call, Biden And Putin Discuss Cyberattack, Arms Deal

In his first call with Russian President Vladimir Putin since taking office, President Biden agreed to extend a key arms control deal and pressed Putin…

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Opinion: Why I’m An Invisible Man In The Global Vaccine Campaign

Nigerian physician Ifeanyi Nsofor writes: “I was elated when the first COVID-19 vaccine was shown effective. My joy was cut short when richer Western nations…

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Italy’s Prime Minister Quits As COVID-19 Response Splits Coalition Government

Giuseppe Conte handed in his resignation Tuesday following weeks of political uncertainty and the loss of a coalition partner over his handling of the coronavirus’…

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