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Shift in Israel Provides Biden a Chance for Better Ties

WASHINGTON — President Biden waited more than three weeks after his inauguration to place his first call to Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister at the time. It took Mr. Biden less than three hours after the swearing in on Sunday of Mr. Netanyahu’s successor, Naftali Bennett, to phone with what the White House called his […]

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Five challenges facing the next Iranian president

TEHRAN: The winner of Iran’s presidential election will face a host of tough challenges once he takes over from Hassan Rouhani in August. Seven men are running in the June 18 vote, with a possible run-off on June 25. The ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi is seen most likely to win after his strongest rivals were disqualified, […]


Ronaldo’s remarkable goal record – Can Portugal’s star break the men’s mark at Euro 2020?

As Euro 2020 hits its first full week of games, Cristiano Ronaldo is five goals shy of becoming the all-time top scorer in men’s international football. He may barely remember his first goal for Portugal back in 2004. It wasn’t a remarkable effort by his standards: A corner from Luis Figo came in from the […]

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Shifting Focus, NATO Views China as a Global Security Challenge

Prime Minister Mario Draghi of Italy spoke for many when he connected this summit with the Group of 7 summit meeting just concluded in Britain and compared them unfavorably with the period of Mr. Trump. “This summit is part of the process of reaffirming, rebuilding the fundamental alliances of the United States,” which were “weakened […]

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No Sentence Reduction For Low-Level Crack Offenders: US Court

A gram of crack cocaine was treated like 100 grams of powder cocaine under a 1986 law. Washington, United States: The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday that low-level crack cocaine offenders are not eligible to have their prison sentences reduced. Sentences for crack cocaine offenders have been criticized as racially discriminatory but the […]


Why France vs. Germany could be Euro 2020’s game of the group stage

4:23 PM ET Gab Marcotti Julien Laurens France vs. Germany is one of the most anticipated match-ups of the Euro 2020 group stage, and it could well be one of the games of the tournament. So much hinges on their Group F clash given that Portugal are also in their group, with a defeat in […]

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Your Tuesday Briefing – The New York Times

We’re covering challenges for Israel’s new government and a rare interview with a top Chinese virologist. Tough first days for Israel’s new government Israel’s fragile new coalition government gave a first glimpse of its priorities on Monday, as ministers announced plans to repair ties with U.S. Democrats, investigate a disaster at a religious site that […]

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Bangladesh extends border closure with India till June 30

DHAKA: Bangladesh on Sunday extended border closure with India till June 30 as the Covid-19 situation in neighbouring districts of the country continued to deteriorate. The decision for extending the closure of border areas was taken during an inter-ministerial meeting on June 13, a top official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Dhaka Tribune. […]


How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Gains in several big-name tech companies including Apple helped nudge the S&P 500 to another record high Monday, even as other parts of the market faltered. The benchmark index was lower for most of the day, then turned higher in the last 10 minutes of trading, ending up 0.2%. Trading has been choppy as investors […]