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Myanmar will test Biden’s commitment to defending global democracy

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This was excerpted from the February 2 edition of CNN's Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. Click here to read past editions and subscribe. Myanmar's military coup is a traged...

Federal watchdog: ‘substantial likelihood of wrongdoing’ at US Agency for Global Media

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The Office of Special Counsel says it "found a substantial likelihood of wrongdoing" at the US Agency for Global Media, led by a controversial Trump political appointee. According to a letter dated Wednesday and ob...

Biden to join virtual G7 event Friday with global leaders on Covid-19 efforts

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President Joe Biden will participate in a virtual G7 event on Friday where he plans to discuss efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and rebuild the world economy. It's his first meeting with leaders from the Grou...

Listening to global woodland sounds is now a click away

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If you are looking for a way to experience nature, a group in the United Kingdom has collected woodland sounds from around the world into one unique map. Wild Rumpus, a group that produces outdoor arts events, orga...

Indian village schoolteacher wins $1 million global prize — and gives half to the runners-up

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An Indian schoolteacher has been awarded the 2020 Global Teacher Prize -- and has vowed to give half of the $ 1 million prize money to the runners-up. The award, which is run by the Varkey Foundation in partnershi...

Biden to announce billions in aid for global vaccine effort at G7

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President Joe Biden will unveil a $ 2 billion US contribution to a global coronavirus vaccine initiative when he speaks with the leaders of the world's leading market economies on Friday, according to senior admini...

Leaders spar at UN General Assembly amid global crisis

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World leaders gathered virtually Tuesday for this week's United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with the UN's historic 75th anniversary overshadowed by strongmen leaders, fraying relations and a sense of intensifyi...

The teen who sparked a global movement with her video of George Floyd’s final moments receives an award for her bravery

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Darnella Frazier's impulse to pull out her cell phone and hit record on May 25 had a profound impact. The 17-year-old had ventured out to the store with her younger cousin that day when she saw a man handcuffed and ...

How Biden fared in his (virtual) global debut as US President

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London Without setting foot outside the White House, US President Joe Biden arrived on the world stage Friday, not once but twice. Biden joined virtual meetings in London and Munich, almost inconceivable before the p...

Watchdogs open probes into alleged misconduct and retaliation at US Agency for Global Media

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Washington Two government watchdogs have launched investigations into allegations of retaliation and misconduct by President Donald Trump's head of the US Agency for Global Media. It is the latest development to hit ...

Canada begins Covid-19 vaccinations, but officials fear supply issues due to global scramble

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Ottawa It may not have been Santa's sleigh but Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau knows that for most of the country, the UPS flight was nearly as good. Within minutes of the first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech va...

Judge rules against DHS in Global Entry case after department admitted to false statements

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A federal judge ruled on Tuesday against the Department of Homeland Security, finding that the department acted unlawfully earlier this year when it banned New York residents from Trusted Traveler Programs like Glob...

Religious leaders call for global ban on so-called gay conversion therapies

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London Hundreds of religious leaders have joined forces to push for a global ban on gay conversion therapies, treatments that claim to be able to change a person's sexual orientation or identity. More than 370 figure...

Apollo Global Management CEO requests board review of his ties to Jeffrey Epstein

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New York (CNN Business)The board of private equity firm Apollo Global Management is reviewing ties between its CEO Leon Black and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, according to an Apollo spokesperson. Black req...

Air pollution a cause of UK girl’s death, finds global landmark ruling

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London A nine-year-old girl who died after an asthma attack is thought to be the first person in the world to have air pollution listed as a cause of death in a landmark coroner's ruling. Ella Kissi-Debrah lived in L...

What global readers want to hear from Biden and Trump on the debate stage

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This was adapted from the October 22 edition of CNN's Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. Click here to read past editions and subscribe. This is it. We've made it to the las...

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