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The Latest: US to send Afghanistan 3 million vaccine doses
| June 24th, 2021  4:53 PM
The Latest: US to send Afghanistan 3 million vaccine doses
WASHINGTON — The White House says it will provide Afghanistan with 3 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine to help with a coronavirus outbreak fueled by the delta variant. White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre made the announcement aboard Air Force One on Thursday as President Joe Biden flew to Raleigh, North Carolina, to encourage Americans to get vaccinated.
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US blocks solar panel materials from China over labor abuses
US blocks solar panel materials from China over labor abuses
June 24th, 2021  4:38 PM

The Biden administration says a Chinese company that produces a key ingredient in solar panels will be barred from the U.S. market as part of a broader effort to halt commerce tied to the country’s repressive campaign against Uyghurs and other minorities

The Latest: Thousands of vaccines set to expire in Romania
The Latest: Thousands of vaccines set to expire in Romania
June 24th, 2021  3:03 PM

Romania’s national vaccination committee chief announced tens of thousands of doses of AstraZeneca vaccine are set to expire and will likely have to be destroyed

Alexander Lukashenko
EU slaps economic sanctions on Belarus over rights breaches
June 24th, 2021  12:18 PM

The European Union has slapped economic sanctions on Belarus in response to what the EU called the “escalation of serious human rights violations” including the detention of journalist Raman Pratasevich

The Latest: Delta variant puts Africa at risk of third wave
The Latest: Delta variant puts Africa at risk of third wave
June 24th, 2021  11:18 AM

The director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says at least 20 countries across the continent of 1_3 billion people are in the grip of a “very devastating” third wave of COVID-19 infections and the Delta variant first identified in India “may have played a very significant role.”

Hong Kong's last pro-democracy paper sells out final edition
Hong Kong's last pro-democracy paper sells out final edition
June 24th, 2021  8:12 AM

The final edition of Hong Kong’s last remaining pro-democracy paper sold out in hours, as readers scooped up all 1 million copies of the Apple Daily

Alaska offers 58-year-old ferry for free to the Philippines
Alaska offers 58-year-old ferry for free to the Philippines
June 23rd, 2021  7:15 PM

The state of Alaska is trying to dispose of a 58-year-old ferry, and even has offered to give it free to the government of the Philippines

'No zero risk': UK move to increase Wembley fans questioned
'No zero risk': UK move to increase Wembley fans questioned
June 23rd, 2021  3:38 PM

The British government is facing accusations of mixed messaging that could threaten its own plan to fully lift lockdown restrictions in England next month with its decision to allow more than 60,000 inside Wembley Stadium for the latter stages of soccer’s European Championship

Russian gas pipeline vexes U.S. charm offensive in Germany
Russian gas pipeline vexes U.S. charm offensive in Germany
June 23rd, 2021  11:28 AM

The United States and Germany are struggling to resolve a major dispute over a Russian gas pipeline even as the Biden administration seeks to improve relations with western Europe that had been strained during Donald Trump's presidency

'No zero risk': UK decision to increase Wembley fans debated
'No zero risk': UK decision to increase Wembley fans debated
June 23rd, 2021  11:07 AM

The British government is facing accusations of mixed messaging that could threaten its own plan to fully lift lockdown restrictions in England next month with its decision to allow more than 60,000 inside Wembley Stadium for the latter stages of soccer’s European Championship

Dominic Raab, Prak Sokhonn
Britain's FM meets with Cambodian officials for trade talks
June 23rd, 2021  9:14 AM

Britain’s top diplomat has met with his Cambodian counterpart as he pushes for closer economic relations to Southeast Asia, part of the country’s new focus on the region

US takes down Iran-linked news sites, alleges disinformation
US takes down Iran-linked news sites, alleges disinformation
June 23rd, 2021  2:26 AM

American authorities have seized a range of Iran’s state-linked news websites they accuse of spreading “disinformation."

Dominic Raab, Bui Thanh Son
UK pushes Pacific trade talks amid broader new focus on Asia
June 22nd, 2021  6:49 AM

The U.K. has launched negotiations to join a trans-Pacific trade bloc as it looks to explore new opportunities following its departure from the European Union and strengthen its strategic interests in Asia

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UK pushes on with talks to join Pacific trade partnership
June 22nd, 2021  4:58 AM

The U.K. has launched negotiations to join a trade partnership in and around the Pacific Ocean, as it explores new opportunities around the world following its departure from the European Union

High court sides with ex-athletes in NCAA compensation case
High court sides with ex-athletes in NCAA compensation case
June 21st, 2021  4:14 PM

The Supreme Court has decided unanimously that the NCAA cannot enforce rules limiting education-related benefits that colleges offer to student athletes — things like computers and paid internships

EU, US, UK, Canada join forces to slap sanctions on Belarus
EU, US, UK, Canada join forces to slap sanctions on Belarus
June 21st, 2021  1:06 PM

The United States, the European Union, Britain and Canada have joined forces to impose sanctions on several officials in Belarus over the forced diversion of a Ryanair flight to Minsk last month

EU slaps coup-related sanctions on top Myanmar officials
EU slaps coup-related sanctions on top Myanmar officials
June 21st, 2021  11:17 AM

The European Union is imposing sanctions on several senior officials and organizations in Myanmar over the military coup in February and the security crackdown that followed

Dominic Raab
British FM heads to Southeast Asia looking for closer ties
June 21st, 2021  10:57 AM

Britain’s top diplomat is in Southeast Asia on a three-nation visit as his country looks to promote closer ties and trade with the region following the U.K.'s exit from the European Union

EU slaps new sanctions on Belarus, targets its economy
EU slaps new sanctions on Belarus, targets its economy
June 21st, 2021  10:39 AM

European Union foreign ministers have agreed to impose sanctions on scores of officials and several organizations in Belarus and prepared a series of economic measures aimed at hitting President Alexander Lukashenko and his allies

Taiwan to maintain Hong Kong office despite visa problems
Taiwan to maintain Hong Kong office despite visa problems
June 21st, 2021  5:59 AM

Taiwan says it will continue operating its de facto consulate in Hong Kong in spite of visa difficulties for its staffers while also providing consular services online

EU to slap new sanctions on Belarus, target its economy
EU to slap new sanctions on Belarus, target its economy
June 21st, 2021  4:53 AM

The European Union's top diplomat says the bloc's foreign ministers are set to approve a fresh set of sanctions against scores of officials in Belarus and prepare a series of new measures aimed at hurting the country’s economy

Iran’s sole nuclear power plant undergoes emergency shutdown
Iran’s sole nuclear power plant undergoes emergency shutdown
June 21st, 2021  1:24 AM

Iran’s state TV says the country's sole nuclear power plant has undergone a temporary emergency shutdown

Kim Jong Un
North Korean leader swears to overcome economic hardships
June 18th, 2021  10:56 PM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has solemnly sworn to navigate his country out of deepening economic troubles as he concluded a major ruling party meeting, acknowledging food shortages and urging officials to prepare for both dialogue and confrontation with the U.S. North Korea’s state media released Kim’s comments shortly before President Joe Biden’s special representative for North Korea, Sung Kim, arrived in South Korea on Saturday for talks over stalled nuclear diplomacy with the North

The Latest: WH: 300M COVID-19 shots given since inauguration
The Latest: WH: 300M COVID-19 shots given since inauguration
June 18th, 2021  1:02 PM

The White House says President Joe Biden will announce 300 million COVID-19 shots have been administered in the 150 days since he took office on Jan. 20

The Latest: Brazil to hit 500K deaths, 2nd highest globally
The Latest: Brazil to hit 500K deaths, 2nd highest globally
June 18th, 2021  11:25 AM

The official COVID-19 death toll in Brazil is about to hit 500,000, the second highest in the world behind the United States

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