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UK to ease holiday travel ban yet keeps most quarantines

UK to ease holiday travel ban yet keeps most quarantines

UPDATED: 3:58 p.m.

Britain announced a “first tentative step” Friday toward resuming international travel, saying U.K. citizens will be able to travel to countries including Portugal, Iceland and Israel later this month without having to quarantine upon their return.

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Top US, China and Russia diplomats urge global cooperation

UPDATED: Fri., May 7, 2021

The top diplomats from the United States, China and Russia urged strengthened global cooperation on Friday, recognizing the need to tackle growing global challenges and an unprecedented pandemic but sparring over their different worldviews and who’s to blame for threats to multilateralism.

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Family upset that 2 Americans got Italy’s harshest sentence

UPDATED: Thu., May 6, 2021

The family of one of two Americans, both convicted of a fatal stabbing during a scuffle with an Italian police officer, on Thursday blasted the jury for ordering Italy's harshest punishment of life imprisonment, a sentence frequently meted out to mobsters who assassinate state officials.
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China suspends economic dialogue with Australia

UPDATED: Thu., May 6, 2021

China on Thursday suspended an economic dialogue with Australia, stepping up a pressure campaign that began over Australian support for a probe of the coronavirus and has disrupted exports to the country's biggest foreign market.
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Flurry of diplomatic contacts fuel Iran deal speculation

UPDATED: Tue., May 4, 2021

A flurry of diplomatic contacts and reports of major progress suggest that indirect talks between the U.S. and Iran may be nearing an agreement. That’s despite efforts by U.S. officials to play down chances of an imminent deal that would bring Washington and Tehran back into compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.