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    Uruguay has the world’s highest death toll per capita as the virus slams South America.

    Contagion rates in the country began inching up in November and soared in recent months, apparently fueled by a highly contagious variant first identified in Brazil.

    World Leaders Meet on Security and Democracy: Live Updates

    From climate change to the coronavirus, leaders from seven industrialized nations expected to call for solidarity in tackling crises. At the Munich security conference later in the day, President Biden is expected to call for a restoration of the trans-Atlantic alliance.

    Art World Sets Plans for 2021 Fairs (in Pencil)

    Exhibitors and collectors are looking cautiously forward in the coming year, knowing that their schedules will be at the mercy of the coronavirus.

    Former World Leaders Urge Ratification of Nuclear Arms Ban Treaty

    In an open letter, the onetime leaders implored their own governments to embrace an arms treaty negotiated at the U.N. three years ago. It is six ratifications short of the 50 needed to go into effect.

    Why the World Is Watching a Military Takeover in Mali

    Instability in Mali is likely to ripple across West Africa and beyond.
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    162,600,776
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 15, 2021 11:33 am
    Italy
    4,146,722
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 15, 2021 11:33 am
    Spain
    3,604,799
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 15, 2021 11:33 am
    Iran
    2,732,152
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 15, 2021 11:33 am
    Germany
    3,585,891
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 15, 2021 11:33 am

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