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  • For Israel's allies, road to vaccines runs through Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM - When it comes to obtaining hard-to-get coronavirus vaccines, Israel’s friends are discovering the road appears to run through Jerusalem.
  • German charged for passing parliament floor plans to Russia

    BERLIN - A German man has been charged with espionage for allegedly passing information on properties used by the German parliament to Russian military intelligence, prosecutors said Thursday.
  • Watchdog says Libya fails to hold war criminals accountable

    CAIRO - A leading rights group accused Libyan authorities on Thursday of failing to bring to justice war criminals responsible for a bloody crackdown on anti-government protests that led to the fall of longtime dictator Moammar Ghadafi in 2011.
  • Pakistani, Indian militaries agree to stop firing in Kashmir

    ISLAMABAD - Rival neighbours Pakistan and India have pledged to stop firing weapons across the border in disputed Kashmir, promising to adhere to a 2003 accord that has been largely ignored, officials from both sides said on Thursday.
  • China celebrates official end of extreme poverty, lauds Xi

    BEIJING - The ruling Communist Party is celebrating the official end of extreme poverty in China with a propaganda campaign that praises President Xi Jinping’s role, part of efforts to cement his image as a history-making leader who is reclaiming his country’s rightful place as a global power.
  • China denies subjecting US diplomats to COVID-19 anal tests

    BEIJING - China on Thursday denied subjecting U.S. diplomats to COVID-19 anal tests following reports from Washington that some of its personnel were being made to undergo the procedure.
  • Armenian PM faces military's demand to resign, talks of coup

    YEREVAN, Armenia - Armenia's prime minister spoke of an attempted military coup Thursday after the military's General Staff demanded that he step down after months of protests sparked by the nation's defeat in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijan.
  • Illegal gold mine in Indonesia collapses, killing 6 workers

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - An illegal gold mine in Indonesia's Sulawesi island collapsed on nearly two dozen people working inside, killing six and leaving another worker missing, officials said Thursday.
  • Hunger-striking Ethiopia politicians 'deteriorating' in jail

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Lawyers representing jailed Ethiopian opposition politicians say they are concerned for the lives of their clients, whose hunger strike has gone on for nearly a month and drawn international attention as they protest their treatment by the government.
  • Qantas expects to start international flights in October

    CANBERRA, Australia - Qantas Airways does not expect to resume international travel apart from New Zealand until late October after the Australian population is vaccinated for COVID-19, the airline’s chief executive said on Thursday.

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