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Russian diplomats forced to leave North Korea by pushing their way home in handcar

Staff members of the Russian embassy in North Korea and their family members use a hand-pushed rail trolley as they travel from the Russian border station of Khasan in the Russian Far East during their journey from North Korea. The diplomats and their family members made a 32-hour train journey and a two hour bus … Read more

Blinken, Without Leaving Home, Tries to Mend Fences With Allies Abroad

Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks to workers at the State Department in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times) WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony Blinken has kicked off his first month in the job with a blaze of diplomacy. As part of his effort to re-energize American alliances frayed … Read more

Manchester United 3-1 Newcastle United: Marcus Rashford plays key role in home win

Marcus Rashford scored his 18th goal of the season Marcus Rashford played a key role in a win over struggling Newcastle as Manchester United returned to second place in the Premier League. The England striker helped the hosts overcome a stuttering start when he lashed in an 18th goal of the season by beating Karl … Read more

Care home visits could restart in weeks, as minister says there’s no need for second jab

The minister suggested screens could come down and physical contact resume in just a matter of weeks – AP Visits to care homes – complete with hand-holding – could resume within just a few weeks, the social care minister has said. Helen Whately told Sky News that care home visits without screens and other restrictions … Read more

Cuomo administration ‘froze’ over nursing home data requests

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aide told Democratic lawmakers that his administration took months to release data on the coronavirus death toll among nursing home residents because officials “froze” over worries the information was “going to be used against us.” The information came from a Democratic lawmaker who attended the … Read more

Myanmar protesters gather in Japan against coup at home

TOKYO (AP) — Thousands of people from Myanmar sang songs and waved glow sticks as they gathered in Japan’s capital on Thursday to protest the military coup in their home country. Many of those in front of United Nations University in downtown Tokyo wore red in support of Aung San Suu Kyi, whose elected government … Read more

Bring home kids from Syria with possible extremist links

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. counter-terrorism chief on Wednesday urged the repatriation of tens of thousands of women and children suspected of links to the Islamic State extremist group, warning that many are being radicalized in deteriorating detention camps in Syria and Iraq. Vladimir Voronkov told the U.N. Security Council that nearly two years … Read more

Nursing home protections limit families who want to sue

In her room at a Georgia nursing home, Bessie Burden was so concerned about the coronavirus that she wore a mask — sometimes two — even when she slept. With the home closed to visitors because of the pandemic, Burden’s daughters worried about their spunky 77-year-old mother, who decades earlier had survived a stroke and … Read more