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Saudi authorities limit the hajj to 60,000 pilgrims from within Saudi Arabia.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca next month will be restricted to 60,000 and limited to people living in Saudi Arabia because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Saudi Press Agency said on Saturday, as the authorities maintain tight......

Angela Merkel, Anchor of European Stability, Stays Focused at Her Final G7

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BERLIN — When Angela Merkel hosted world leaders at a beach resort on Germany’s Baltic Sea Coast in 2007, she was barely into her first term as chancellor, a relative neophyte in global affairs whose vivid green jacket......

E.R. visits following suspected suicide attempts rose among teen girls during the pandemic.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Emergency room visits following suspected suicide attempts by teenage girls spiked in the first months of 2021, compared with rates in 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Friday. The new study, which relied on......

Italy halts the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine in those under 60, and other world news.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Italy will stop administering AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine to people under the age of 60, the Italian government announced on Friday, amid a drop in the country’s level of infections that meant the risks of distributing the vaccine to......

McDonald’s in Indonesia are forced to close after a ‘BTS Meal’ frenzy that violated Covid measures.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Several McDonald’s outlets in Indonesia were forced to close this week after a special “BTS Meal,” named for the wildly popular Korean boy band, drew crowds of delivery drivers that violated safe distancing measures, the police said. On......

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Prince William joined G7 leaders for dinner.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Prince William joined Group of 7 leaderson Friday for a reception and dinner, as the royal family makes an unusually robust presence around the edges of the annual summit meeting. The royals......

G7 Live Updates: A Return to Face-to-Face Diplomacy

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Here’s what you need to know: President Biden with President Emmanuel Macron of France, center, Prime Minister Mario Draghi of Italy, left, and the European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, in Carbis Bay, England, on Friday.Credit…Ludovic Marin/Agence......

For Australia’s prime minister, his visit to Cornwall is a homecoming — of sorts.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here More than two centuries after his ancestor was cast out of Cornwall for stealing and sent to Australia with hundreds of other convicts, Scott Morrison returned to the area on Friday as prime minister of Australia. “It’s a......

Without a big boost soon, many African nations may not meet a W.H.O. vaccination goal, the agency says.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here “This will really require a massive effort,” Dr. Moeti acknowledged, saying that “without a significant boost” in the availability of vaccines, “many African lives are at stake.” The announcement came as Africa is set to surpass five million......

Ambassador Tai Outlined Biden’s Goal of Worker-Focused Trade Policy

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Katherine Tai, the United States trade representative, emphasized in a speech on Thursday that America is focused on protecting workers through trade policy and that it would try to push trading partners to lift wages, allow collective bargaining......

In Shadow of Navalny Case, What’s Left of the Russian Opposition?

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MOSCOW — A legal ban on Russia’s leading opposition group. The attempted assassination of a Kremlin critic followed by his imprisonment. Near-blanket prohibitions on street protests. A tightening crackdown on independent media. Russian domestic politics have taken a......

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