The world marks 2 million coronavirus deaths. The real toll is likely much higher

The official global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 2 million on Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University. The tragic milestone came just over a year after the first Covid-19 death... Read more »

How China is hoping to use its vaccine as a diplomacy tool

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World leaders condemn 'horrifying' riot at US Capitol building

The violence erupted after US President Donald Trump spoke to protesters to repeat his false claim that he won the US election in November. The scenes of armed rioters breaching and trashing... Read more »

The world's most powerful passports for 2021

(CNN) — The days of strolling into an airport, flashing a passport, then hopping on a flight to wherever one likes are, for now, a distant memory. The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed... Read more »

Mexico's Covid-19 czar photographed on beach during pandemic

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What to make of Iran's half-measures

Iran’s persistent rhythm of half-measures, a drum beat of self-assertion, rarely lets up, leaving its adversaries — from hawk to moderate — able to choose from either of those options. Monday’s admission... Read more »

Japan's geishas feeling the impact of coronavirus pandemic

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US and Iran ratchet up military activity as concerns increase ahead of Soleimani killing anniversary

Iran appealed to the UN Security Council on Thursday to stop the US from conducting what it called heightened “military adventurism” in the Gulf and the Oman Sea, including dispatching nuclear-capable bombers... Read more »

The major events that changed the world in 2020

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Boris Johnson: We have completed the biggest trade deal yet

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