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The Associated Press
How Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos will soar into space

The Associated Press
California fire prompts evacuations; Oregon blaze balloons

The Washington Post
Disease experts see summer of covid freedom as premature

The Associated Press
With pandemic worsening in US, surgeon general worried

The Associated Press
Los Angeles hopes new mask mandate will reverse virus spike

Study Finds
Common cholesterol drugs may significantly reduce risk of death from COVID-19

The Associated Press
Trump makes false claims about Arizona audit

The Associated Press
In Trump’s Jan. 6 recast, attackers become martyrs, heroes

The Associated Press
Confederate monument removed from city hall in Louisiana

Reuters News Agency
All adults in Britain offered a COVID-19 shot ahead of Monday reopening

Reuters News Agency
Boris Johnson reverses plan to skip quarantine after COVID exposure

BBC News
PM and chancellor to self-isolate after criticism - More

The Observer
Keep wearing masks to slow spread of Covid, scientists warn Britons

The Guardian
UK Covid cases could hit 200,000 a day, says scientist behind lockdown strategy

The Observer
Schools in England shut early for summer as record numbers are forced to isolate

The Observer
MoD ‘using scare tactics’ to force public away from ancient woodland

The Associated Press
France: Thousands protest against vaccination, COVID passes - Photos

The Associated Press
Vaccine inequity: Inside the cutthroat race to secure doses

The Washington Post
Germany comes to grips with massive flood damage as some regions brace for more rains

Reuters News Agency
Bavaria hit by floods as German death toll climbs to 156 - More

BBC News
European floods: Victims face massive clean-up as waters recede

The Observer
How data could save Earth from climate change

The Washington Post
Arab countries rush vaccines to stricken Tunisia in ‘proxy battle’ for influence

Reuters News Agency
Three Chinese, two Mauritanians kidnapped from construction site in northern Mali

The Washington Post
South African communities are gutted by a wave of looting, arson and loss

The Observer
South Africa’s leaders fear fresh wave of violence by Zuma loyalists

Reuters News Agency
Turkey condemns EU court ruling on headscarf ban as violation of freedoms

Reuters News Agency
After war with Israel, a grieving Gaza marks Eid Al-Adha holiday

The Associated Press
Journalists, activists targeted by Israel-based tech firm’s spyware

The Associated Press
With pandemic in mind, pared-back hajj in Mecca for 2nd year

Reuters News Agency
Iran insists prisoner swap deal was agreed with U.S., says ready to proceed 'today'

Reuters News Agency
U.S. accuses Iran of trying to deflect blame for nuclear talks impasse

Reuters News Agency
Afghan politicians, Taliban meet in Doha as fighting continues

The Associated Press
Analysis: How Afghan war showed limits of US military power

CBC News
U.S. leaves the 'graveyard of empires': A look at the legacy of the war in Afghanistan

The Observer
British general’s ‘discreet’ effort to revive Afghan peace negotiations

The Washington Post
U.S. envoys face daunting mission in Kabul with little military backup

BBC News
Daughter of Afghan envoy kidnapped and injured in Pakistan

Reuters News Agency
South Korea to expand curbs on private gatherings beyond Seoul

The Associated Press
Japan’s Olympic security balancing act leaves few satisfied

BBC Sport
Tokyo Olympics: First competitors have Covid at athletes village

Global News
With less than a week until the Tokyo Olympics, here’s what to expect

The Associated Press
Zero risk? Virus cases test Olympic organizers’ assurances.

Reuters News Agency
Martine Moïse, widow of assassinated president, returns to Haiti - More

The Observer
‘I’m surprised it took so long’: Cubans find anger in their souls

TVA Nouvelles
La flambée des cas se poursuit aux États-Unis

Agence France-Presse
« Eradiquer la variole aurait été impossible avec la désinformation actuelle », selon Fauci

Agence de Presse Reuters
Vaccins : Facebook se défend de « tuer des gens »

Agence de Presse Reuters
Coronavirus : La France enregistre à nouveau près de 11.000 cas

Agence de Presse Reuters
Plus de 114.000 personnes défilent en France contre « la dictature sanitaire »

Agence de Presse Reuters
Coronavirus : La France assouplit les contrôles aux frontières pour les vaccinés

Agence France-Presse
Inondations : plus de 180 morts en Europe, Angela Merkel attendue au chevet des victimes

Agence France-Presse
Inondations : la situation se dégrade dans le sud de l’Allemagne

La Tribune
Allemagne : le coût matériel et humain des inondations sera colossal

La Tribune
L'été du Covid : de Mykonos à La Mecque en passant par l'Europe, le retour des restrictions

France 24
Covid-19 : pourquoi l’épidémie flambe à nouveau dans les pays africains ?

Le Monde
Le variant Delta à l’assaut du monde arabe

Le Monde
Enquête vidéo : comment Pékin impose sa présence militaire en mer de Chine méridionale

Le Monde
Covid-19 : une étude chinoise souligne l’ampleur de la charge virale à la phase précoce du variant Delta

Agence France-Presse
Les JO de Tokyo face à la crainte d'un cluster au Village olympique

Agence France-Presse
Covid-19 : les JO de Tokyo confrontés à un premier foyer de contamination

Agence France-Presse
L'épouse du président assassiné Jovenel Moïse de retour en Haïti pour les funérailles

International Commentary

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