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Joe Biden to join Nato leaders at June 14 summit in Brussels

US News: BRUSSELS: US President Joe Biden and other leaders of Nato member countries plan to discuss tense ties with Russia and China, the troop withdrawal fro.

Pakistan court grants bail to Shehbaz Sharif

Pakistan News: LAHORE: A Pakistani court on Thursday granted bail to the PML-N chief and opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif, nearly eight months after he was arrested .

Norway lends AstraZeneca vaccine jabs to Sweden, Iceland

Norway will lend all of its 216,000 doses of AstraZeneca to neighboring Sweden and Iceland as long as its own government regulator has paused the use of the vaccine. On March 11, Norway followed Denmark in deciding to put on hold jabs by the British-Swedish company after reports of very rare blood clots.

DC statehood faces a crossroads with congressional vote

Proponents of statehood for Washington, DC, face a milestone moment in their decades-long movement to reshape the American political map.

Sanctions-battered Iran, weary of pandemic, faces worst wave

As Iran faces what looks like its worst wave of the coronavirus pandemic yet, Tehran commuters still pour into its subway system and buses each working day, even as images of the gasping ill are repeatedly shown on state television every night.

Grim list of deaths at police hands grows even after verdict

Just as the guilty verdict was about to be read in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, police in Ohio shot and killed a Black teenager in broad daylight during a confrontation.

Joe Biden opening summit with ambitious new US climate pledge

President Joe Biden will open a global climate summit with a pledge to cut at least in half the climate-wrecking coal and petroleum fumes that the US pumps out, a commitment he hopes will spur China and other big polluters to speed up efforts of their own.

EU preparing legal case against AstraZeneca over vaccine shortfalls: Sources

The European Commission is working on legal proceedings against AstraZeneca after the drugmaker cut Covid-19 vaccine deliveries to the European Union, sources familiar with the matter said. The move would mark a further step in an EU plan to sever ties with the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker after the company repeatedly cut supplies to the bloc, contributing to major delays in Europe's vaccine rollout.

Syria receives batch of UN vaccines to speed up virus fight

The Syrian government received a batch of 203,000 Covid-19 vaccines Thursday, the health minister said, in a move aimed at speeding up a sluggish inoculation process in the war-torn country.

German MPs quiz Angela Merkel, ministers over Wirecard scandal

Germany's finance minister faces a grilling Thursday by lawmakers probing the collapse of payments firm Wirecard in a parliamentary inquiry that would also put Chancellor Angela Merkel in the hot seat.

For Israeli cigarette butt collector, every day is Earth Day

Julian Melcer is cleaning up a Tel Aviv beach, one cigarette butt at a time. Prowling the shore, a large plastic bag in hand, the 26-year-old Israeli treats every day like Earth Day, picking up butts and selling small pouches he calls pocket ashtrays to smokers to deter them from littering.

Commonwealth panel acknowledges racism in honoring war dead

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has apologized after an investigation found that at least 161,000 mostly Africans and Indians who died fighting for the British Empire during World War I weren't properly honored due to "pervasive racism."

Hong Kong journalist convicted for accessing public records

A Hong Kong journalist was found guilty on Thursday of making false statements in obtaining information for an investigation into an attack on anti-government protesters, in the latest blow to press freedom in the city as authorities continue their crackdown on dissent.

China warns of 'serious harm' to relations as Australia scraps BRI deal

Australia has overruled Victoria state's decision to join the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) -- the flagship of President Xi Jinping's geostrategic vision for the Asia-Pacific region -- saying the agreement was inconsistent with Australia's foreign policy.

Fearing 'extremist' tag, Xinjiang's Uighur Muslims not fasting in Ramzan

After three years of ban on fasting during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), Uyghur Muslims from Xinjiang refrain fasting during Ramadan despite easing of restrictions this year, due to lingering fear of being branded an "extremist" and marked for detention.
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