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While President Joe Biden travels in Asia, his administration is scrambling to salvage next month's summit focused on Latin

Zelensky : Only 'diplomacy' can end Ukraine war

 The Ukraine war can only be resolved through "diplomacy," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Saturday amid a deadlock in

Thousands of COVID-negative Beijing residents sent to quarantine

 Thousands of COVID-negative Beijing residents were forcibly relocated to quarantine hotels overnight due to a handful of infections, as

Counting begins in Australia's nail-biter election

 The first polls closed and counting was under way on Saturday (May 21) in Australia's fiercely fought national election

'We are going to die': Food shortages add to Sri Lanka's woes

 Sri Lanka's prime minister has warned of a food shortage as the island nation battles a devastating economic crisis

Indictment describes alleged Chinese spying on dissidents

 A Chinese American and four Chinese intelligence officers have been indicted on charges related to espionage and transnational repression,

Australia reports first monkey pox case in traveler from Britain

 Australia on Friday (May 20) reported its first monkey pox case in a traveler who recently returned from Britain,

Shanghai detects new infections after five days of 'zero COVID'

 Shanghai reported new COVID-19 cases outside quarantined areas for the first time after five days of no infections, prompting

Biden in Asia: New friends, old tensions, storms at home

 President Joe Biden hopes to use his visit to Asia to confirm his belief that long-standing friendships can afford

'I can't see the light': War fuels surging prices in Europe

 Edoardo Ronzoni inspects a construction site near Milan that he shut down in March as costs for materials skyrocketed.

US advisory panel to weigh in on COVID boosters for children

 An advisory panel to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is meeting on Thursday (May 19)

After 78 years, Holocaust survivors meet in Los Angeles

 George Berci and Frank Shatz could have crossed paths in a Nazi labor camp or working in the Hungarian

Biden has an eye on China as he heads to S Korea, Japan

 President Joe Biden departs on a six-day trip to South Korea and Japan aiming to build rapport with the

Surging food prices fuel protests across developing world

 The war in Ukraine and drought fuelled by climate change has sent global prices for grains, cooking oils, fuel

Hundreds of Everest climbers begin to return from summit

 Hundreds of climbers who scaled Mount Everest over the last few days taking advantage of favorable weather conditions have

UK inflation jumps to 40-year peak

 Britain's annual inflation rate surged to a 40-year high last month on rocketing energy costs, official data showed Wednesday

S Korea's Blue House opens to public for first time in 74 years

 For many South Koreans, the former presidential palace in Seoul was a little-visited, heavily secured mountainside landmark. That's now

China relaxes some COVID test rules for US, other travelers

 China has removed certain COVID-19 test requirements for people flying in from countries like the United States and shortened

Ukrainian troops surrender

 More than 250 Ukrainian fighters surrendered to Russian forces at the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol and Kyiv said on

Anglu Farrugia elected Speaker for Maltese Parliament for third term

 Anglu Farrugia has been elected Speaker of the House of Representatives of Malta for an unprecedented third time, endorsed

Indonesian farmers protest against rising cost of palm oil export ban

 Hundreds of Indonesian smallholder farmers on Tuesday (May 17) staged a protest in the capital Jakarta and in other

Russia expels two Finnish embassy staff

 Moscow said on Tuesday (May 17) that two employees of Finland's embassy in Russia will have to leave the

European stock markets climb at open

European stock markets climbed at the open 

Ukrainian soldiers evacuated from Mariupol steelworks

Hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers have

Malta retains top spot for 'Rainbow Europe' gay rights, say activists

 A new dynamic has emerged in protecting the rights of the LGBTQ+ communities across Europe, but significant difficulties remain

Queen Elizabeth II attends Jubilee celebration after health concerns

 A smiling Queen Elizabeth II attended a Platinum Jubilee celebration at Windsor on Sunday, days after ill health and

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