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WFP: Security protocols, leaks a focus of Congo probe

A U.N. investigation into the attack on a humanitarian convoy in Congo will look into whether security protocols were followed and whether information might have leaked to the unknown gunmen involved in the ambush

Vaccine roll-out gaps a core concern for G-20 countries

The Italian government says that the uneven distribution of vaccines between developed and developing countries is a key concern of Group of 20 nations as leaders consider how to create an even recovery from the pandemic

Dutch poet declines assignment to translate Gorman's works

A writer who was chosen to translate American poet Amanda Gorman’s work into Dutch has handed back the assignment following criticism that a white author was selected to translate the words of the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history

Berlin man convicted over threat to blow up British hospital

An Italian man living in Berlin has been convicted of attempted extortion for threatening to blow up a British National Health Service hospital unless he was paid off with 10 million pounds ($13.2 million) in crypto currency

EXPLAINER: How US airstrike in Syria sends message to Iran

A U.S. airstrike targeting facilities used by Iran-backed militias in Syria appears to be a message to Tehran delivered by a new American administration still figuring out its approach to the Middle East

Russian diplomats hand-push trolley over North Korea border

A group of Russian diplomats and their family members have returned to Russia from North Korea on a hand-pushed rail trolley because because the coronavirus pandemic has halted all passenger traffic between the countries

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