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US election 2020: Joe Biden launches presidential bid

The former vice-president becomes the 20th candidate for the Democratic nomination.

Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un pledge stronger ties in Vladivostok

The meeting in Russia, the first for the two leaders, follows the collapse of Trump-Kim talks.

Sri Lanka attacks: Sister of 'ringleader' deplores attack

Zahran Hashim, a radical preacher, is accused of being behind bombings that killed more than 350 people.

Antarctica: Thousands of emperor penguin chicks wiped out

The second largest emperor penguin colony in Antarctica disappears, satellite images show.

Tenerife cave: Son leads police to bodies of mother and brother

The bodies of a German woman and another son were found, and the boys' father is arrested.

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Business Week Online

Business Week Online

International Herold Tribune - Asia & Pacific

Sri Lanka Is Rattled by New Threats as Officials Argue Over Responsibility

Fear of new dangers swirled on Thursday, prompting roadblocks and building lockdowns. The police warned that Sufi Muslims were at risk, and Catholic services were suspended.

China Retools Global Infrastructure Program After Criticism

But Beijing isn’t retreating from its vision to build a network of ports, rails and roads that enhance its geopolitical ambitions.

36 Hours in Kobe, Japan

There’s more to this sunny port city than beef. Jazz, for one thing, an urban waterfall, for another.

Japan to Compensate Forcibly Sterilized Patients, Decades After the Fact

Under a eugenics law repealed in 1996, thousands of Japanese were sterilized because of intellectual disabilities, mental illness or genetic disorders.

Kim Jong-un Meets Putin in Russia Amid Faltering U.S. Talks

Mr. Kim and President Vladimir Putin met amid Mr. Kim’s efforts to build support for his approach to sanctions and nuclear disarmament.

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International Herold Tribune - Africa&Middle East

Global Health: Widespread Testing Begins on Malaria Vaccine That Is Only Partly Effective

Despite the vaccine’s drawbacks, the W.H.O. endorsed testing on 360,000 children, in an effort to lower death rates in Africa.

South Africa Floods Leave at Least 60 Dead

The flooding, concentrated in the eastern province of KwaZulu-Natal, has washed away roads and houses, displacing thousands of people.

The Son Protested the Dictator. The Father Helped Throw Him Out.

Lt. Gen. Salah Abdelkhalig is now among the most powerful men in Sudan, having ousted former president Omar Hassan al-Bashir at the urging of protesters like the general’s son.

This Estonian Start-Up Has Become a Thorn in Uber’s Side

The Estonian ride-hailing company Bolt is an unexpected success story. The start-up points to Uber’s global challenges.

The Revolutionary Force Behind Sudan’s Protest Movement? Doctors

A prescription for change: When Omar Hassan al-Bashir came to power in 1989, doctors were among the first to resist. Three decades later, they are at the forefront of the movement that toppled him.

International Herold Tribune - Africa & Middle East

The New York Times

Joe Biden Is Running for President, After Months of Hesitation

The former vice president has stayed on the sideline while his record has been scrutinized. His entry is sure to reshape the Democratic primary contest.

Party Is in Transition. Does Biden’s Brand Still Pack a Punch?

A Democratic divide between older moderates and a growing group of progressive and diverse voters.

Trump Vows Stonewall of ‘All’ House Subpoenas

The president dismissed oversight investigations by House Democrats as partisan and illegitimate, signaling a new phase of confrontation.

On Washington: Trump’s Stonewalling Takes Clash Between Branches to a New Level

“There are no rules anymore in Washington,” a Republican ex-House member from Virginia said, after saying he wasn’t surprised by the White House’s hard-line stance that it would not respect subpoenas.

Facebook Expects to Be Fined Up to $5 Billion by F.T.C. Over Privacy Issues

Facebook and the agency have been in negotiations over a financial penalty for claims that the company violated a 2011 consent decree.

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The Wallstreet Journal

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