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Police officers stand at a checkpoint to inspect cars that violate the lockdown during an 11-day nationwide shutdown aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Lebanon's parliament has approved a draft law to allow the importing of vaccines int…

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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2019 file photo, Aviv Kochavi, hold press conference following the killing of a senior Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza by Israel, in Tel Aviv, Israel. Kochavi on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 warned the Biden administration against rejoining the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, even …

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FILE - In this June 29, 2019 file photo, Sudanese Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of the military council, speaks during a military-backed rally, in Omdurman district, west of Khartoum, Sudan. An Israeli delegation headed by Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen quietly visited Sudan and met with B…

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FILE - In this file photo taken from a video distributed by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, a rocket launches from missile system as part of a ground-based intercontinental ballistic missile test launched from the Plesetsk facility in northwestern Russia. …

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FILE - In this file photo taken on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Russian RS-24 Yars ballistic missiles roll in Red Square during the Victory Day military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Nazi defeat in Moscow, Russia. Russia and the United States exchanged documents Tuesday Jan. 26, 20…

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A girl wearing a head-to-toe Islamic garment stands with her sister at a police checkpoint as worshippers enter the Al Aqsa Mosque compound for Friday prayers in the Old City of Jerusalem, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Many people prayed outside the gates of the Old City, due to coronavirus restrictions.

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ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte resigned Tuesday after a key coalition ally pulled his party’s support over Conte’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, setting the stage for consultations this week to determine if he can form a third government.

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ROME (AP) — The Vatican has cleared a retired U.S. bishop of multiple allegations he sexually abused minors and teenagers, rejecting lay experts' determination that a half-dozen claims were credible and instead slapping him on the wrist for what it called “flagrant" imprudent behavior.

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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 29, 2019 file photo, a woman checks the Grindr app on her mobile phone in Beirut, Lebanon. Norway is fining gay dating app Grindr $11.7 million under for failing to get consent from users before sharing their personal information with advertising companies, in b…

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LISBON, Portugal (AP) — In the first week of December, Portugal’s prime minister gave his pandemic-weary people an early Christmas gift: restrictions on gatherings and travel due to COVID-19 would be lifted from Dec. 23-26 so they could spend the holiday season with family and friends.

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MOSCOW (AP) — A top ally of Alexei Navalny vowed Tuesday to keep up the fight to free the jailed Russian opposition leader and his battle to influence this year's parliamentary election despite a government crackdown on nationwide protests and its attempts to create a climate of fear.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were muted in afternoon trading on Wall Street Tuesday, as investors weighed solid corporate earnings results against concerns about the virus pandemic.

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LONDON (AP) — Britain's official death toll in the coronavirus pandemic passed 100,000 on Tuesday, a dreaded milestone reached as the government considered imposing hotel quarantines on international travelers to stop new virus variants reaching the country.

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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov speaks to journalists after casting his ballot at a polling station in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan's autocratic leader Berdymukhamedov has established a national holiday to honor…

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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev pets an Alabai puppy, presented to him by Turkmenistan's President Gurnbanguly Berdymukhamedov in his Gorky residence outside Moscow, Russia. Berdymukhamedov has published a book about the Alabai b…

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ARCHIVO - El director ejecutivo del Washington Post, Marty Baron, sonríe en la redacción del diario al ganar dos premios Pulitzer, Washington, 16 de abril de 2018. Baron, uno de los periodistas más prestigiosos de Estados Unidos, dijo el martes 26 de enero de 2021 que se retira a fin de febrero.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday warned pharmaceutical companies that have developed coronavirus vaccines with EU aid that it must get its shots on schedule, a day after the bloc threatened to impose export controls on vaccines produced within its borders.