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3h ago

USWNT ties with Australia, advances to soccer knockouts

A win or a tie would have seen the Americans through Group G and on to the next round.
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Birthplace of 'Arab Spring' in crisis after Tunisia's president ousts government

The move poses the greatest challenge yet to Tunisia after its 2011 revolution that triggered the Arab Spring and ousted an autocracy.
Image: Protests in Tunisia
Image: Protests in Tunisia
21h ago

Venezuela’s Maduro aims for dialogue with opposition in August

The dialogue, facilitated by Norway, is a process Maduro hopes the United States would embrace.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks in Caracas on Dec. 8, 2020.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks in Caracas on Dec. 8, 2020.
23h ago

Thousands march in Hungary Pride parade to oppose anti-LGBTQ law

“A lot of LGBTQ people are afraid and don’t feel like they have a place or a future in this country anymore,” Budapest Pride spokesperson Jojo Majercsik said.
A participant waves a rainbow flag during the Budapest Pride Parade on July 24, 2021.
A participant waves a rainbow flag during the Budapest Pride Parade on July 24, 2021.
1d ago

China blames U.S. for 'stalemate' in two-way ties as talks begin

"The United States wants to reignite the sense of national purpose by establishing China as an 'imaginary enemy,'" a senior Chinese official said.
Image: Wendy Sherman, Wang Yi
Image: Wendy Sherman, Wang Yi
1d ago

20 countries and U.S. condemn mass arrests in Cuba following protests

Democracies around the world "are calling on the Cuban government to respect Cubans’ demands for universal human rights,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.
Image: A Cuban flag flies over a street in downtown Havana
Image: A Cuban flag flies over a street in downtown Havana
1d ago

French parliament OKs restaurant Covid pass, vaccine rules

President Emmanuel Macron and his government say they are needed to protect vulnerable populations and hospitals as infections rebound and to avoid new lockdowns.
Image: Covid-19 health passes
Image: Covid-19 health passes
1d ago

Deaths of women and children surge as U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan

“I implore the Taliban and Afghan leaders to take heed of the conflict’s grim and chilling trajectory," a top U.N. official said.
A young man holds a photograph of his sister, who was among those killed in the bombing of a girls school in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 16, 2021.
A young man holds a photograph of his sister, who was among those killed in the bombing of a girls school in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 16, 2021.
1d ago

Empty Tokyo Olympic Stadium is the center of the sports universe

The state of emergency due to Covid-19 means nobody is in the stands to watch the athletes compete.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Previews
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Previews
1d ago

Katie Ledecky takes silver in thrilling 400m showdown with Australian rival

For the first time in her brilliant Olympic career, Ledecky felt the sting of defeat dished out by rival Ariarne Titmus.
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2d ago

Tens of thousands evacuated as typhoon In-fa makes landfall in eastern China

Forecasters predicted 10 to 14 inches of rain and wind up to 60 mph.
Image: Man walks in the rain on The Bund as Typhoon In-fa approaches Shanghai
Image: Man walks in the rain on The Bund as Typhoon In-fa approaches Shanghai