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Iraq pushes vaccine rollout amid widespread apathy, distrust

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s vaccine roll-out had been faltering for weeks. Apathy, fear and rumors kept many from getting vaccinated...

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Iraq’s health minister resigns over Baghdad hospital fire

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s health minister resigned Tuesday over a week after a deadly blaze killed dozens of people in...

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Some immigrants, hard hit by economic fallout, lose homes

NEW YORK (AP) — Sotero Cirilo sleeps in a small blue tent under a train track bridge in Elmhurst, Queens....

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Ethiopia ‘at a crossroads’ amid spiraling ethnic conflict

GONDAR, Ethiopia (AP) — Aba Yosief Desta preferred not to discuss the ethnicities of victims in the widening conflicts threatening...

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The Latest: NKorea bows out of soccer matches, citing virus

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean officials say North Korea has told Asia’s soccer governing body it would not participate...

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G7 foreign ministers meet face-to-face after pandemic pause

LONDON (AP) — Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven wealthy industrialized nations are gathering Tuesday in London – their...

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Biden quadruples Trump refugee cap after delay backlash

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden formally raised the nation’s cap on refugee admissions to 62,500 this year, weeks after...

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Madrid election centers on virus response, rise of far right

MADRID (AP) — Madrid residents are voting Tuesday for a new regional assembly in an election that tests the depths...

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‘Horrible’ weeks ahead as India’s virus catastrophe worsens

NEW DELHI (AP) — COVID-19 infections and deaths are mounting with alarming speed in India with no end in sight...

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Israel’s Netanyahu faces midnight deadline to form coalition

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a midnight deadline on Tuesday to put together a new coalition...

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As Lebanese cry for justice, politics paralyzes the system

BEIRUT (AP) — Even after she was taken off an investigation into alleged financial crimes by a money transfer company,...

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Saudi oil firm Aramco’s first-quarter profits up by 30%

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Aramco’s profits soared by 30 percent for the first-quarter of the year, compared...

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Asian American business leaders launch $250M effort to combat anti-Asian hate

Business leaders launched a five-year, $250 million drive on Monday to support the causes of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders, vowing...

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Israeli watchdog to investigate deadly festival stampede

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s governmental watchdog agency said Monday it would launch an investigation into the deadly stampede at a...

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