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Biden Appoints Career Diplomat Sung Kim To Serve As Special Envoy To North Korea
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Alana Wise | May 21, 2021
Then-U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim is seen in 2017. President Biden has tapped him to be U.S. special envoy for North Korean issues.Noel Celis | AFP via Getty Images Career diplomat Sung Kim will serve as the U.S. special envoy to North Korea, President Biden announced on Friday. ...
Biden Wants A ‘Stable, Predictable’ Relationship With Russia. That’s Complicated
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Franco Ordoñez | May 21, 2021
President Biden has slapped new sanctions on Russia over hacking and election interference but is aiming for a more predictable relationship. He plans to meet his counterpart next month.Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images In the run-up to meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit planned for next month, ...
The Bombing Has Stopped, But Pain And Destruction Remain In Gaza City
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Daniel Estrin, Laurel Wamsley | May 21, 2021
A Palestinian man sells balloons on Friday in Gaza City in front of the Al-Shuruq building, which was destroyed by an Israeli air strike.Mahmud Hams | AFP via Getty Images After 11 days of fighting between Israel and Hamas, a cease-fire went into effect at 2 a.m. local time Friday. ...
Lights! Camera! Factions! Your Eurovision Song Contest 2021 Cheat Sheet
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Glen Weldon | May 21, 2021
Norway's TIX (Andreas Haukeland) performs during the Eurovision Song Contest dress rehearsal in Rotterdam, Netherlands.Dean Mouhtaropoulos | Getty Images This Saturday, May 22, on or around 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, you may sense a diffuse but palpable shift in the global marketplace of finite resources. At that time, vast ...
How The Gaza Violence Marked A Shift In The American Political Debate Over Israel
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Asma Khalid | May 21, 2021
President Biden speaks with Reps. Rashida Tlaib (left) and Debbie Dingell on Tuesday after arriving in Detroit. Tlaib, a progressive Democrat and the first Palestinian American woman in Congress, expressed her opposition toward U.S. policy with Israel to Biden.Evan Vucci | AP Updated May 21, 2021 at 7:34 PM ET ...
World Leaders Call For Long-Term Resolution Of Gaza Conflict Following Cease-Fire
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Jaclyn Diaz | May 21, 2021
A Palestinian woman sits with her son in front of her destroyed house in the town of Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, to which she returned following a cease-fire reached after an 11-day war between Gaza's Hamas rulers and Israel.Khalil Hamra | AP Leaders around the world welcomed news of ...
New Doctors In India Are Starting Off Seeing The Worst. It’s Taking A Toll
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Jeevika Verma | May 21, 2021
Dr. Noor Dhaliwal, 23, recently finished medical school and last month began interning at Lok Nayak Hospital in New Delhi.Dr. Noor Dhaliwal A brand new generation of Indian doctors is just starting out in medicine in the middle of the world's worst coronavirus outbreak. On Wednesday, the country reported just ...
Medical Team For Soccer Star Diego Maradona Charged In His November Death
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Jaclyn Diaz | May 21, 2021
Argentinian soccer player Diego Maradona died in November days after a brain surgery. Seven members of his medical team are facing charges in his death.David Cannon | Hulton Archive/Getty Images Seven people have been charged with "simple homicide with eventual intent" in the death of Argentinian soccer great Diego Maradona, ...
Ortega Targets Opposition Figures As Nicaraguan Elections Approach
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Carrie Kahn | May 20, 2021
Cristiana Chamorro is seen outside Nicaragua's Ministry of the Interior after being accused of money laundering on Thursday. She has said she'll run against President Daniel Ortega in this year's presidential election.Inti Ocon | AFP via Getty Images National police in Nicaragua have raided the offices of two prominent opposition ...