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As Afghanistan fell, Britain abandoned supporters inside, whistleblower New! 2021-12-07 08:36:36A whistleblower says Britain abandoned many of its allies in Afghanistan during a dysfunctional, arbitrary evacuation effort as the Taliban took over.

Today's Headlines: A rare call to action to New! 2021-12-07 08:00:32The U.S. surgeon general issued a call to action to address what he called an emerging crisis in youth mental health.

Shadow of Floyd, Chauvin case hangs over trial New! 2021-12-07 07:03:46It’s former Officer Kim Potter who’s on trial for the killing of Daunte Wright

End of an era: Angela Merkel's last full New! 2021-12-07 06:30:45Angela Merkel made history by becoming Germany's first female chancellor, then went on to serve a near-record 16 years in the post.

Scores of Japanese lawmakers visit shrine honoring convicted New! 2021-12-07 05:47:13Scores of Japanese lawmakers pray at a Tokyo shrine that honors the country's war dead, including convicted war criminals from World War II.

New York City poised to let noncitizens vote New! 2021-12-07 05:16:40New York City, long a beacon for immigrants, is poised to expand voting rights to noncitizens as other places in the U.S. tighten voting rules.

Amid complaints of tainted tap water, Navy halts New! 2021-12-07 04:42:37The U.S. Navy suspends use of a World War II-era fuel storage complex above a Hawaii aquifer that supplies nearly 20% of Honolulu’s drinking wat

China slams U.S. diplomatic boycott of Winter Games New! 2021-12-07 04:15:55China is accusing the U.S. of violating the Olympic spirit by announcing an American diplomatic boycott of February's Beijing Winter Games.

Feds close Emmett Till investigation, with no new 2021-12-06 19:39:06The U.S. Justice Department has told relatives of Emmett Till it is ending its investigation into the Black teenager's lynching in 1955.

Unvaccinated Italians face new restrictions as holidays near 2021-12-06 19:24:55Italy is making life more uncomfortable for unvaccinated people as the holidays draw near

The Kennedy Center Honors are back, along with 2021-12-06 08:54:46The Kennedy Center Honors return to tradition this year with a real-life gala and the presence of the president for the first time since 2016.

Today's Headlines: Democrats propose funding a massive shift 2021-12-06 08:00:31Democrats are proposing billions in funding for wildfire prevention as part of the social safety-net and climate bill.

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Omicron clouds outlook for international travel that was 2021-12-02 09:05:08The U.S., U.K., and other nations have revived travel restrictions just as demand was recovering.

WTO chief 'very concerned' about the unequal distribution 2021-12-02 08:45:51Richer nations have hoarded the highest number of Covid shots, while many low-income nations have struggled to get their hands on the much-needed vacc

OPEC+ set to decide oil output policy amid 2021-12-02 07:51:40OPEC+ will convene to determine whether to stick with its plan to release more oil into the market or to restrain supply amid fears over the omicron v

This map shows where the Covid omicron variant 2021-12-02 07:47:09From the U.S. to Germany and Saudi Arabia to Australia, the omicron Covid-19 variant has spread to dozens of countries globally.

Barclays, RBS, HSBC, Credit Suisse and UBS fined 2021-12-02 06:40:32The European Commission probe found that traders occasionally coordinated trading plans via a chatroom called Sterling Lads.

OPEC to decide on oil output policy as 2021-12-02 05:45:27There is little sign OPEC+ intends to change course from its current output plan of a monthly hike of 400,000 barrels per day.

ECB faces calls to be clearer on inflation 2021-12-02 01:35:38Fed's Powell tweaked his tone about inflation. Now, economists in Europe say the European Central Bank needs to do the same.

WHO says omicron has been found in 23 2021-12-01 15:17:44The World Health Organization said 23 countries across the world have reported cases of the highly mutated omicron Covid-19 variant. 

Supply chain chaos to persist through to next 2021-12-01 09:20:14Supply chain chaos will likely persist through to the middle of next year, according to Jim Snabe, chairman of German conglomerate Siemens.

IEA says renewable power installations are set for 2021-12-01 05:10:27IEA executive director Fatih Birol says "a new global energy economy is emerging."

Greece imposes monthly fines of 100 euros on 2021-12-01 05:10:20Failure to get a first dose of a coronavirus shot by Jan. 16 for anyone aged 60 or over will result in a monthly fine of 100 euros ($114).

Facebook owner Meta told to sell Giphy as 2021-11-30 10:15:21Meta, Facebook's parent, has been told by the U.K.'s competition watchdog that it must sell GIF-sharing platform Giphy.

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RTV Slovenia Feels Political Heat Amid Program Shuffles 2021-12-06 14:33:54Programming shifts at Slovenia's public broadcaster could curb critical journalism and benefit the center-right government in next year's elections,

Putin, Modi Reaffirm ‘Time-Tested’ Ties at New Delhi 2021-12-06 14:04:04Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaffirmed their ties at a New Delhi summit that aimed to reboot a relationsh

Germany’s Expected Next Chancellor Names Epidemiologist New Health 2021-12-06 13:29:15Germany’s presumptive new chancellor, Olaf Scholz, Monday named epidemiologist Karl Lauterbach, known for his support of strong COVID-19 precaut

Turkey and Qatar Leaders Meet Amid Growing Isolation  2021-12-06 10:39:21Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan starts a two-day visit to close ally Qatar on Monday. Afghanistan and economic support for Turkey's crisis-rid

Belarusian Journalist's Family Says He's Still Waiting for 2021-12-06 09:37:27Authorities in Belarus have failed to release a freelance journalist who has worked for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Belarus Service even t

Scientist Behind UK Vaccine Says Next Pandemic May 2021-12-06 07:48:37One of the scientists behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is warning that the next pandemic may be more contagious and more lethal unless m

Unvaccinated Italians Face New Restrictions as Holidays Near 2021-12-06 07:39:03Italy is making life more uncomfortable for unvaccinated people this holiday season, excluding them from indoor restaurants, theaters and museums star

Pope Returning Home After Trip Focused on Helping 2021-12-06 07:28:10Pope Francis ended his visit to Greece on Monday by encouraging its young people to follow their dreams and not be tempted by the consumerist “s

Business Owners in Turkey Brace as Lira Drops 2021-12-05 21:32:00The Turkish lira has been hitting new record lows against the U.S. dollar in recent days. That is raising alarm among Turkish businessowners. VOA&rsqu

Belgian Police Use Water, Tear Gas on COVID 2021-12-05 15:53:25Belgian police used water cannon and tear gas Sunday to disperse some rowdy protesters in Brussels after most demonstrators marched peacefully to prot

Putin to Visit New Delhi Amid Spotlight on 2021-12-05 07:10:33Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in India Monday for a summit as Moscow begins the delivery of air defense missile systems to India that could

Pope Chides Europe, Comforts Migrants on Return to 2021-12-05 03:20:08Pope Francis returned Sunday to the Greek island of Lesbos to offer comfort to migrants at a refugee camp and blast what he said was Europe's indiffe