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Mexico City to Replace Columbus Statue With Indigenous Woman Monument

A statue of the explorer Christopher Columbus that was removed last year in Mexico City will be replaced by a statue of an Indigenous woman to honor the country’s Native people, the mayor of Mexico City said on...

As German Elections Near, Angela Merkel Dips Into Campaign Fray

BERLIN — Angela Merkel has said she wanted to stay out of the election campaign for her replacement as Germany’s chancellor. But with her party polling at record lows, Ms. Merkel used a speech to Germany’s Parliament on...

A Vaccine Success in Europe That Sinks in the East

BRUSSELS — More than 70 percent of the European Union’s adult population has been fully vaccinated, making it one of the world’s vaccination leaders. But some Eastern European countries are lagging far behind, exposing the bloc to new...

El Salvador’s Bitcoin Adoption Is Marred by Glitches

El Salvador faced a rocky transition in its adoption of Bitcoin as legal tender on Tuesday as the country adjusted to new technology that will allow payment using cryptocurrency.The country is the first to use Bitcoin as an...

Large Pro-Bolsonaro Protests in Brazil Rattle Weary Nation

RIO DE JANEIRO — Beleaguered by declining poll numbers, a sputtering economy and judicial investigations, President Jair Bolsonaro convened large protests across the country on Tuesday, Brazil’s Independence Day, which critics fear could be a prelude to a...

Vietnam Court Sentences a Man to 5 Years for Breaking Covid Rules

A man who returned to his home in southern Vietnam after traveling to Ho Chi Minh City for work received a five-year prison sentence on Tuesday for spreading the coronavirus, state news media reported. The man, Le Van...

Activists Call for U.N. Climate Talks to Be Postponed on Pandemic Concerns

A global network of activists called on Tuesday for international climate talks scheduled for November in Scotland to be postponed, arguing that delegates from the most vulnerable nations would not be able to attend because of the pandemic.The...

One in 5,000 – The New York Times

The C.D.C. reported a terrifying fact in July: Vaccinated people with the Delta variant of the Covid virus carried roughly the same viral load in their noses and throats as unvaccinated people.The news seemed to suggest that even...

In Global First, El Salvador Adopts Bitcoin as Currency

MEXICO CITY — El Salvador on Tuesday became the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender, allowing the cryptocurrency to be used in any transaction, from buying a cup of coffee to paying taxes.The bold move, largely...

Australians Slam Scott Morrison for Family Trip in Lockdown

Prime Minister Scott Morrison defended traveling to his home state for Australian Father’s Day over the weekend, prompting a backlash in a country where millions of people have been unable to see loved ones because of strict measures...
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