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COVID: UK announces rollout of global vaccine donations

The UK will start its global coronavirus vaccine distribution this week, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Wednesday. It is part of a pledge to donate 100 million shots worldwide by next June. ...

New Brexit drama looms over Northern Ireland protocol

Perhaps British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wanted a distraction from the COVID-19 pandemic and the fallout from England's July 19 reopening. So, he rekindled the old spat about the Northern Irel...

Canada vs Zimbabwe: Two divergent paths of COVID vaccination

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — When mother-of-three Amanda Wood heard that hundreds of coronavirus shots were available for teens, only one thing prevented her from racing to the vaccination site at a Toront...

JUST IN — US, Germany strike Nord Stream 2 deal, Foreign Minister Maas praises 'constructive' compromise

The US and Germany have struck a compromise over the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, according to a joint statement released by both nations. They agreed to support Ukraine and to sanction ...

Foreign Minister calls Taiwan Strait peace global issue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Monday (July 19) said that peace in the Taiwan Strait is not just a cross-strait issue but a global one as well. In an in...

Ireland: Government set to abandon 12.5% tax rate, report

Ireland is set to drop its 12.5% corporation tax rate later this year, Irish media reported on Wednesday. While a formal decision is still to be confirmed, pressure is mounting over Ireland’s o...

UK lawmakers vote to keep controversial foreign aid cuts

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government managed to win a House of Commons vote on keeping controversial cuts to the country's foreign aid budget Tuesday. The snap vote, which was won 333...

Germany's Angela Merkel makes last official visit to UK — live updates

The German chancellor is embarking on her 22nd visit to Britain since she took office in 2005 On the first visit, her opposite number was Tony Blair COVID and Brexit are expected to figure prominent...

Angela Merkel and Boris Johnson: too different for personal warmth

If A is for Angela and B is for Boris, then the C could just as easily stand for contrast as it could for conservative. The two politicians' public personas could scarcely diverge more. "The...

German Chancellor Merkel to discuss travel restrictions with British PM, meet queen

Queen Elizabeth II will receive German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday during her visit to Britain, a statement from Buckingham Palace said on Wednesday. The German leader is visiting the UK for t...

COVID: Germany 'still skating on thin ice,' says Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday delivered what could be her last government statement in her nearly 16-year term. The statement came ahead of an EU summit with the 27 heads of state, whi...

A sneak peak at Joe Biden's plan to isolate China

Different cold war, same strategy Joe Biden set the right tone during his first trip abroad as U.S. president, first at the G-7 summit and then as he sought broader support from NATO leaders. While...

Global COVID-19 death toll exceeds 4 million

Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide passed a grim milestone of 4 million on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, as many countries struggle to procure enough vaccines to inoculate their population...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 15 The Guardian on U.S. President Joe Biden, China and Europe: It is 50 year...

After massed plane incursion near Taiwan, China says must respond to 'collusion'

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) -China does not tolerate foreign forces intervening in Taiwan issues and has to make strong responses to such acts of “collusion”, the government said on Wednesday...