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Chinese censors scrub internet after senior party official gives speech on timeline of zero-Covid in Beijing

Chinese censors scrambled to delete what appears to be a misleading quote by a senior Communist Party official published in state media Monday, which claimed the "zero-Covid" policy would remain in place in Beijing "for the next five years," in ...

Western sanctions are 'weaponizing' world economy, China's Xi Jinping says ahead of BRICS summit

Chinese leader Xi Jinping set the tone for a virtual summit with leaders from major emerging economies in a pointed speech Wednesday evening, in which he decried sanctions as "weaponizing" the global economy and urged unity in the face of ...

Rival Operatives Unite to Dodge Nuclear Disaster in Empty Quiver

The U.S. Pershing II and Soviet SS-20 missiles on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., were once at the center of the Cold War chess match that underpins Tom Davis’ suspenseful new book, Empty Quiver. ...

A hostel that housed Rwanda genocide survivors prepares to take in people deported by the UK

Hope Hostel is not a 5-star hotel. But it isn't a dump, either. The renovated 50-room facility in Kigali's Kagugu neighborhood has a new coat of paint, fresh bedding, a lot of new security cameras and a changed mission. After ...

Prince Harry and Meghan release new photo of daughter Lilibet

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have released a new photo of their daughter Lilibet, after celebrating her 1st birthday on Saturday at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor in the UK, a spokesperson for the family said.

The Alchemy of Beauty: Chef Bottura redefines the right elements

Massimo Bottura knows how to mobilize, but it’s his vision that brings people together. In the Chef’s words “You’ll only see imperfection if you don’t look with poetic eyes.”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will face a vote of confidence on Monday

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will face a vote of confidence on Monday, triggered by discontented lawmakers in his own party and following a series of scandals and months of speculation about his future.

Ukrainians seeking shelter in US must have TB screenings and certain vaccinations

The United States is preparing to welcome more displaced Ukrainians now that the Biden administration has approved the first group to enter through the new Uniting for Ukraine program. Ukrainians began arriving through the program this month.

White House working towards first presidential meeting with Saudi Arabia, which Biden had vowed to make a 'pariah'

President Joe Biden and Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, could meet for the first time as soon as next month, multiple sources told CNN. A meeting would come after months of diplomatic heavy lifting and ...

Australian PM accidentally tackles a child during a soccer match

A friendly soccer game between Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and a group of kids in Devonport, Tasmania, had a surprising twist on Wednesday when the politician accidentally tackled a child.

Russia needs cars, so it's rebooting this Soviet-era brand

After Renault announced its departure this week from the Russian auto market amid the country's war with Ukraine, Moscow's mayor announced its factory will be used to restart the defunct Soviet-era Moskvich car brand.

Queen Elizabeth makes surprise appearance at opening of new London train line

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II made a surprise public appearance at the opening of a long-awaited train line in London on Tuesday. The monarch, walking with a stick, wore a bright yellow outfit and hat at Paddington station, in west London, ...

Brittney Griner's pretrial detention in Russia has been extended by a month, Russian state news reports

A Russian court has extended the pretrial detention of US basketball star Brittney Griner -- held since February on accusations of drug smuggling -- for another month, Russian state news agency TASS reported Friday.

Ukraine halts some Russian gas flows to Europe

Ukraine suspended the flow of some Russian natural gas to Europe on Wednesday, blaming Moscow for diverting supplies from the vital pipeline network.

Putin tells local officials to do better on fighting Siberian fires

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered regional officials on Tuesday to do more to tackle fires raging in Siberia, after at least eight people were killed over the weekend and hundreds of buildings burned.

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