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    Biden, on a global stage, has harsh words on Trump.

    Fielding questions at the end of a NATO summit, the American president accused his predecessor of “phony populism.”

    16 Global Design Concepts for an Unpredictable Future

    The challenges of the past year gave designers every reason to recede into the shadows, but creativity won’t be denied.

    The global vaccination campaign is getting a new boost.

    White House officials said the United States would donate $4 billion to the campaign over the next two years and the pharmaceutical company Novavax committed to eventually sell 1.1 billion doses of its vaccine.

    A Global Tour of a Record-Hot Year

    Data issued Thursday by NASA confirmed that 2020 has effectively tied the hottest year on record. That means the last seven years have been the warmest since the beginning of modern record-keeping.

    U.S. Will Revive Global Virus-Hunting Effort Ended Last Year

    A federal agency is resurrecting a version of Predict, a scientific network that for a decade watched for new pathogens dangerous to humans. Joe Biden has also vowed to fund the effort.
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    Total confirmed cases
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    Boosting Vaccinations

    Vaccine mandates are controversial. They’re also a way to save lives.

    The bubble bursts: New Zealand suspends quarantine-free travel from Australia.

    The “travel bubble” is paused for at least eight weeks amid rising Covid cases in Australia, where an outbreak in New South Wales has...

    Men Who Beat Hong Kong Protesters in Mob Attack Are Sentenced to Prison

    In his ruling, a judge in Hong Kong said that the seven defendants had “viciously” attacked innocent people in a train station in July...

    One by One, African Countries Dismantle Colonial-Era Death Penalty Laws

    Sierra Leone appeared set to become the 23rd African country to abolish capital punishment.

    Italy will require proof of vaccination or a negative test for many social activities.

    The government mandate follows a similar declaration by France and is part of a broader debate over policies that restrict the activities of the...

    Life Expectancy, Falling

    Covid is a terrible health crisis. It’s not the country’s only health crisis.