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Two doses of vaccine highly effective against Delta variant, U.K. officials say

Experts say it's absolutely vital to get the second dose of a two-dose series vaccine.
A health worker administers an AstraZeneca vaccination to a woman at a vaccination center in London on June 5, 2021.
A health worker administers an AstraZeneca vaccination to a woman at a vaccination center in London on June 5, 2021.
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Nicaragua stages unprecedented roundup of opposition leaders

“It’s not just potential candidates any more, it’s political leaders,” said former Sandinista dissident Hugo Torres, before he himself was arrested Sunday.
Image: Retired Sandinista Gen. Hugo Torres at his home, in Managua, Nicaragua, on May 2, 2018.
Image: Retired Sandinista Gen. Hugo Torres at his home, in Managua, Nicaragua, on May 2, 2018.

U.K. PM Boris Johnson delays lockdown easing by a month

Johnson had hoped to lift most social restrictions on June 21, meaning pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and other hospitality venues could fully reopen.
Image: Dining in London
Image: Dining in London
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Chinese nuclear power plant investigating 'increase of gases' at reactor

The company that runs the plant said it was operating safely despite the abnormality.
The joint Sino-French Taishan Nuclear Power Station being built outside the city of Taishan, China, in 2013.
The joint Sino-French Taishan Nuclear Power Station being built outside the city of Taishan, China, in 2013.
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Transcript of NBC News' exclusive interview with Russia's Vladimir Putin

Full transcript of the interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin by Keir Simmons of NBC News, which took place in Moscow on June 11, 2021.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks with NBC News' Keir Simmons in Moscow on June 11, 2021.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks with NBC News' Keir Simmons in Moscow on June 11, 2021.
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Parents of American jailed in Russia say they are open to prisoner swap

"We don’t care how he comes home," Trevor Reed's father, Joey Reed, said.
Joey and Paula Reed, the parents of Trevor Reed, appear on NBC's \"TODAY\" show on June 14, 2021.
Joey and Paula Reed, the parents of Trevor Reed, appear on NBC's \"TODAY\" show on June 14, 2021.

American father-son duo pleads guilty to helping former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn flee Japan

Ghosn — who denies any wrongdoing — remains a fugitive in Lebanon, which has no extradition treaty with Japan.
Image: Carlos Ghosn
Image: Carlos Ghosn
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Israel's new prime minister gets to work after Netanyahu era ends

In Tel Aviv, thousands turned out to welcome parliament approving the new administration after four inconclusive elections in two years.
Head of Israel's right-wing Yamina party Naftali Bennett attends a special session to vote on a new government at the Knesset in Jerusalem on June 13, 2021.
Head of Israel's right-wing Yamina party Naftali Bennett attends a special session to vote on a new government at the Knesset in Jerusalem on June 13, 2021.
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U.S. documents solve mystery of Japanese war criminal Tojo's remains

The cremated ashes of one of the masterminds of the Pearl Harbor attack were scattered over the Pacific Ocean.
Image: Hideki Tojo, who was Japanese prime minister at the time of the bombing of Pearl Harbor
Image: Hideki Tojo, who was Japanese prime minister at the time of the bombing of Pearl Harbor
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'She reminded me of my mother': Biden meets Queen Elizabeth for tea after G-7

President Joe Biden first met the queen in 1982 as a Democratic senator from Delaware.
Image: Queen Elizabeth II with President Joe Biden in the Grand Corridor during their visit to Windsor Castle
Image: Queen Elizabeth II with President Joe Biden in the Grand Corridor during their visit to Windsor Castle

Moscow orders new restrictions as Covid-19 infections soar in the city

The mayor ordered a week off for some workplaces and imposed restrictions on many businesses to fight coronavirus infections that have more than doubled.
A medical worker treats a patient at a temporary hospital for Covid-19 patients in the Krylatskoye Ice Palace in Moscow on June 11, 2021.
A medical worker treats a patient at a temporary hospital for Covid-19 patients in the Krylatskoye Ice Palace in Moscow on June 11, 2021.