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Pro-Navalny Rallies Planned in More Than 60 Russian Cities

Pro-Navalny Rallies Planned in More Than 60 Russian Cities

Supporters of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny are taking to the streets of more than 60 Russian cities on...

Role Reversal for US and Post-Brexit Britain

Role Reversal for US and Post-Brexit Britain

Well-placed geographically and politically between America and Europe, Britain has long marketed itself as the diplomatic bridge linking the two...

Twitter Bans Suspect Iran Account After Post Threatens Trump

Twitter Bans Suspect Iran Account After Post Threatens Trump

Twitter said Friday it has permanently banned an account that some in Iran believe is linked to the office of...

Britain Jails Smugglers in Deaths of 39 Vietnamese Migrants in Container

Britain Jails Smugglers in Deaths of 39 Vietnamese Migrants in Container

Four people-smugglers convicted of killing 39 people from Vietnam who died in the back of a container truck as it...

UK Chief Scientist: Virus Variant May Be More Deadly, Vaccines Effective Against It

UK Chief Scientist: Virus Variant May Be More Deadly, Vaccines Effective Against It

There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death...

Turkish-Greek Talks Resume to Defuse High Tensions Between NATO Members

Turkish-Greek Talks Resume to Defuse High Tensions Between NATO Members

After months of high seas tensions with Turkish and Greek warships facing off against one another over territorial disputes, the...

Scottish Butcher Sends Haggis to Edge of Space

Scottish Butcher Sends Haggis to Edge of Space

A Scottish butcher company Friday released video of a bag of Haggis – a traditional Scottish food – taking a...

German Health Officials Note Optimistic Signs Despite Climbing COVID-19 Death Toll

German Health Officials Note Optimistic Signs Despite Climbing COVID-19 Death Toll

As Germany on Friday surpassed 50,000 deaths from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, public health officials there expressed...

Moscow Welcomes US Plan to Extend Nuclear Arms Treaty

Moscow Welcomes US Plan to Extend Nuclear Arms Treaty

 Russia welcomed Friday the Biden administration’s announcement Thursday it is seeking a five-year extension of the New START arms control treaty, set to expire...

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Enters into Force

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Enters into Force

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement welcomed the entry into force Friday...

Judge Says Amazon Won’t Have to Restore Parler Web Service

Judge Says Amazon Won’t Have to Restore Parler Web Service

Amazon won’t be forced to immediately restore web service to Parler after a federal judge ruled Thursday against a plea...

Google Seals Content Payment Deal with French News Publishers

Google Seals Content Payment Deal with French News Publishers

Google and a French publishers lobby said Thursday that they had agreed to a copyright framework for the U.S. tech...