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UN and world leaders meet to forge path to end pandemic

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 3, 2020

The U.N. General Assembly president opened the world body’s first special session on COVID-19 Thursday, calling it a historic and overdue moment of reckoning to forge a path to end the pandemic that not only ensures people everywhere have access to vaccines but mobilizes financial resources for “an inclusive and resilient recovery.”
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China hits out at US over new visa restrictions

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 3, 2020

China on Thursday accused critics in the U.S. government of “an escalation of political suppression” against Beijing following new visa restrictions on members of China’s ruling Communist Party and their immediate family members.

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With a month until split, Brexit trade deal hangs in balance

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 1, 2020

The British government told businesses on Tuesday to make sure they are ready for big changes when the U.K. makes its final Brexit break from the European Union in exactly a month. But with negotiations on a free-trade deal with the bloc stuck, firms say they still don't know key details of what those changes will be.
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‘This can’t go on’: Idaho Sen. Jim Risch poised to be top GOP voice on foreign policy, calls for cooperation to counter China

WASHINGTON – The past four years have seen American foreign policy take a narrower view of national interests, with President Donald Trump often preferring to act alone. But a new report from Sen. Jim Risch makes the case for the U.S. to work more closely with its European allies to counter growing Chinese influence on the world stage.
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Iran scientist linked to military nuclear program killed

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 27, 2020

An Iranian scientist that Israel alleged led the Islamic Republic's military nuclear program until its disbanding in the early 2000s was killed Friday in a targeted attack involving that saw gunmen using explosives and machine guns Friday, state television said.
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New cardinals quarantine in pope’s hotel ahead of ceremony

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 27, 2020

The Vatican’s Santa Marta hotel was built to sequester cardinals during papal elections. It's now sequestering soon-to-be cardinals in town for this weekend’s ceremony to get their red hats: A handful are in protective coronavirus quarantine, confined to their rooms on Vatican orders and getting meals delivered to their doors.
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S. Korea agency says N. Korea executed people, shut capital

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 27, 2020

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered at least two people executed, banned fishing at sea and locked down the capital, Pyongyang, as part of frantic efforts to guard against the coronavirus and its economic damage, South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers Friday.

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