News: World

3,000 Health Care Workers In France Have Been Suspended For Not Getting A COVID Shot
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Scott Neuman | September 16, 2021
Medical staff members tend to COVID-19 patients at the AP-HP Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris in April.Anne-Christine Poujouat | AFP via Getty Images France's health minister has said that thousands of health care workers across the country have been suspended without pay for failing to get a required COVID-19 ...
The U.N. Warns That AI Can Pose A Threat To Human Rights
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Scott Neuman | September 16, 2021
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet speaks at a climate event in Madrid in 2019. A recent report of hers warns of the threats that AI can pose to human rights.Ricardo Rubio/Europa Press Via Getty Images The United Nations' human rights chief has called on member ...
Why Biden Is Taking The Rare Step Of Sharing Nuclear Submarine Tech With Australia
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Ayesha Rascoe, Alana Wise | September 15, 2021
President Biden speaks to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday during the virtual announcement of a trilateral defense partnership with Australia and the U.K. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also joined in.Brendan Smialowski | AFP via Getty Images Updated September 15, 2021 at 9:33 PM ET In a rare ...
International Criminal Court Backs Probe Of Duterte’s War On Drugs In The Philippines
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Julie McCarthy | September 15, 2021
Investigators will focus on the period from 2016, when Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took office, through March 2019, after which the Philippines was deemed to have withdrawn from the International Criminal Court in a bid to avert its jurisdiction.Noel Celis | AFP via Getty Images The International Criminal Court has ...
Walking Through “The Country Of Others”
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Leah Donnella | September 15, 2021
Cover of In the Country of Others and author Leila Slimani.Penguin Random House/Catherine Helie The Code Switch team had so much fun talking about books and freedom this summer that we decided we're not going to stop. So from time to time, we'll be sharing conversations about books that helped ...
Anti-Doping Group Will Review Cannabis Ban After Sha’Carri Richardson’s Suspension
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Bill Chappell | September 15, 2021
Sha'Carri Richardson, shown here last month, was suspended earlier this year after testing positive for THC.Jonathan Ferrey | Getty Images The World Anti-Doping Agency will review its ban on cannabis, in what the agency says is a response to "requests from a number of stakeholders" in international athletics. But it's ...
At Pakistan’s Border With Afghanistan, People Wait To Cross From Both Sides
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Arezou Rezvani, Steve Inskeep, Samantha Balaban | September 14, 2021
A Taliban guard stands on the Afghan side of the Torkham border crossing with Pakistan. People behind wait either to leave Afghanistan or to receive those returning to the country.Claire Harbage | NPR TORKHAM, Pakistan — Although the Kabul airport has opened again to international flights, many Afghans are still ...
Russian President Putin Self-Isolates After Staffers Get COVID-19
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Charles Maynes, Deepa Shivaram | September 14, 2021
The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin is going into self-isolation because of coronavirus cases among his inner circle.Alexei Druzhinin | AP Russian President Vladimir Putin is in self-isolation because of a COVID-19 outbreak among his inner circle of staff, according to the Kremlin. Putin said he got his second ...
This Is The Candidate To Beat In The Race To Become Germany’s Next Leader
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Rob Schmitz | September 14, 2021
Social Democratic Party leader Olaf Scholz is the front-runner in the polls to succeed German Chancellor Angela Merkel.Michael Kappeler | Pool/AP HAMBURG, Germany — The hammering typically begins at 8 o'clock sharp and continues through the day, its pulsing sound echoing along the gleaming renovated buildings and canals of this ...
Iran Agrees To Let Inspectors Install New Memory Cards In Nuclear Site Cameras
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Matthew S. Schwartz | September 12, 2021
The director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi (right), speaks with the deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Behrouz Kamalvandi, upon his arrival at Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport on Saturday.AP Iran has agreed to allow international inspectors to install new memory cards in the ...