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Russia Sets COVID-19 Death Record for 3rd Straight Day

Russia Sets COVID-19 Death Record for 3rd Straight Day

Russian health officials Thursday reported a record number of COVID-19 deaths – 986 – for the third consecutive day, while...

Biden to Meet With Pope, Attend Climate Talks in Europe

Biden to Meet With Pope, Attend Climate Talks in Europe

U.S. President Joe Biden plans to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican later this month, the White House said...

Microsoft to Shut Down LinkedIn in China Over Censorship Concerns

Microsoft to Shut Down LinkedIn in China Over Censorship Concerns

Microsoft will close LinkedIn in China later this year, the company announced Thursday. The professional networking site, which started operating...

Norway Police: Bow and Arrow Attack Appears to Be Act of Terror

Norway Police: Bow and Arrow Attack Appears to Be Act of Terror

Police in Norway Thursday said a bow-and-arrow attack that claimed the lives of five people in the town of Kongsberg...

Paris Threatens Retaliation in an Explosive Anglo-French Fishing Dispute

Paris Threatens Retaliation in an Explosive Anglo-French Fishing Dispute

France has threatened to retaliate against Britain in yet another post-Brexit dispute, this time over fishing rights in what the...

Erdogan Says Media Are ‘Incomparably Free,’ But Turkish Journalists Disagree

Erdogan Says Media Are ‘Incomparably Free,’ But Turkish Journalists Disagree

Turkey’s president has brushed aside criticism of the country’s press freedom record, telling a U.S. broadcaster the country is “incomparably...

Five Killed, Two Hurt in Norway Bow-and-Arrow Attack; Suspect Arrested

Five Killed, Two Hurt in Norway Bow-and-Arrow Attack; Suspect Arrested

A man armed with a bow and arrows killed five people and wounded two others on Wednesday in southeastern Norway,...

WHO Honors Henrietta Lacks, Woman Whose Cells Served Science

WHO Honors Henrietta Lacks, Woman Whose Cells Served Science

The chief of the World Health Organization on Wednesday honored the late Henrietta Lacks, an American woman whose cancer cells...

Forum Urges Social Networks to Act Against Antisemitism

Forum Urges Social Networks to Act Against Antisemitism

Social media giants were urged to act Wednesday to stem online antisemitism during an international conference in Sweden focused on...

Congolese Human Rights Advocate Wins Award for Work with Female Victims of Wartime Sexual Abuse

Congolese Human Rights Advocate Wins Award for Work with Female Victims of Wartime Sexual Abuse

Human rights activist Julienne Lusenge of the Democratic Republic of Congo was recently proclaimed the winner of the 2021 Aurora...

US Staging Global Conference to Combat Ransomware Attacks

US Staging Global Conference to Combat Ransomware Attacks

The White House is holding a two-day international conference starting Wednesday to combat ransomware computer attacks on business operations across...

Increased Turkish-Syrian Tensions Over Idlib Could Benefit Putin

Increased Turkish-Syrian Tensions Over Idlib Could Benefit Putin

Syrian government forces backed by Russia have recently ramped up attacks against Idlib, the last rebel enclave. A Turkish military...