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Angela Merkel Raises Concern Over Coronavirus Vaccine Plan For Poorer Countries

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| At a virtual meeting of the G20, the German chancellor said she was worried about vaccine availability.

Biden Reportedly To Choose Antony Blinken For Secretary Of State

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The president-elect is expected to announce the nomination of Blinken, who served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser under President Obama, early this week.

G-20 Summit Opens With Calls For United Response To Pandemic

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Saudi Arabia, which is hosting this year's virtual summit, opened up the two-day meeting urging leaders to mount a global response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Kabul Battered By Rockets Ahead Of Pompeo's Planned Talks With Taliban

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The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, which killed at least eight in the Afghan capital and came on a day when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was to discuss Afghan peace talks.

Donald Trump Jr. Tests Positive For The Coronavirus

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The president's son, who announced his diagnosis on Instagram, said he has no symptoms and feels fine. Trump Jr. said he plans to quarantine and "take it seriously."

Arctic Lockdown: COVID-19 Climbs In Canada's Far North

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A large and isolated region of northeastern Canada entered a two-week lockdown as coronavirus cases creep up in areas, including largely Indigenous communities, with limited access to intensive care.

After Australian Report, Calls Grow For More Investigations Of Abuses In Afghanistan

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"Only through a series of independent inquiries will we uncover the true extent of this disregard for Afghan life, which normalized murder, and resulted in war crimes," an Afghan rights group says.

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Two Rural States With GOP Governors And Very Different COVID-19 Results

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Vermont and South Dakota are both among the most rural states in the U.S. One has embraced coronavirus safety measures, the other has not, and their infection and death rates are starkly different.

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Americans Worry About Transfer Of Power: 'We Need Our Country To Come Together'

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As President Trump still refuses to concede, some Americans are fearful he's trampling democratic norms, while others trust the election process but fear lasting political extremism.