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G-7 Foreign Ministers Meet in Person to Discuss Pandemic, Russia, China

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in London for talks with his counterparts from G-7 nations, with the coronavirus pandemic, Russia and China among likely agenda items during three days of formal meetings and side discussions. Iran and North Ko…

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ICRC: Healthcare Systems, Workers, Patients Are Under Attack

Murder, rape and physical abuse are among the attacks that healthcare workers, the wounded and the sick have been subjected to in the five years since the United Nations Security Council adopted its first resolution on the protection of health care in …

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US Weighs Loosening Vaccine Patents to Help Global COVID Fight

WASHINGTON – Amid a surge of COVID-19 cases in India and other parts of the world, the United States remains noncommittal on an October 2020 proposal by India and South Africa to waive certain provisions of the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on T…

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US Envoy Heads to Horn of Africa

NEW YORK – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is sending his special envoy for the Horn of Africa to the region Tuesday in a bid to de-escalate tensions.In a statement, Blinken said Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman will visit Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia and…

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Mourners Hold Protester Funerals in Chad’s Tense Capital

Hundreds of chanting mourners carrying Chadian flags gathered Saturday to bury some victims who were shot dead during demonstrations against the country’s new military government, the first change in leadership in this central African nation in more th…

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Chad’s Military Names New Government; Opposition Rejects It

Chad’s military rulers named a new government on Sunday after the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby, but leading opposition figures rejected the appointments as a continuation of an old order they hoped to erase.Deby’s death last month on the …

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WHO Fears COVID Resurgence in Africa, Urges Vigilance

GENEVA – The World Health Organization urges African countries to be on guard and to remain vigilant in their fight against a resurgence of COVID-19 transmission across the continent. To date, African countries are reporting more than 4.5 million cas…

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WHO Fears COVID Resurgence in Africa, Urges Vigilance

GENEVA – The World Health Organization urges African countries to be on guard and to remain vigilant in their fight against a resurgence of COVID-19 transmission across the continent. To date, African countries are reporting more than 4.5 million cas…

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