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Recent articles by Adam:

Prosecutors say man charged with killing U.K. lawmaker considered himself affiliated with ISIS

Ali Harbi Ali, a 25-year-old man from London, had been charged with murder and preparing acts of terrorism, the Crown Prosecution Service announced before his court appearance on Thursday. → Read More

Putin and Xi look set to disengage as world leaders meet on climate

Low turnout at the COP26 climate summit would also place Britain under the pandemic spotlight once again. → Read More

In secret vaccine contracts with governments, Pfizer took hard line in push for profit, report says

With control over one of the world’s most-sought products comes great power. → Read More

U.S. law firm Mayer Brown to cease work for Hong Kong University in dispute over Tiananmen memorial removal

The move comes after a controversy about a statue commemorating Beijing’s Tiananmen Square massacre that had stood at Hong Kong’s oldest university for 24 years. → Read More

The WHO has a bold new plan to find covid-19’s origins. China could get in the way.

Without Beijing’s acquiescence, the hunt for the origins of covid-19 is likely to remain unresolved. → Read More

WHO announces new expert group to investigate origins of covid-19 and other outbreaks

Escaping the noise will prove difficult, especially as China has repeatedly said it considers any investigation into the origins of covid-19 on its soil completed. → Read More

WHO backs extra jab for Chinese-made vaccines, despite resistance to coronavirus boosters over supply strain

WHO experts have called for third doses for those over 60 immunized with Sinopharm or Sinovac. → Read More

The world is questioning Washington’s competence, fearing prospect of U.S. default

The political dysfunction on display could further erode perceptions of U.S. leadership on the world stage. → Read More

Facebook and WhatsApp outage: Downtime and whistleblower testimony renew focus on dangers of Facebook’s global reach

Facebook is once again mired in mounting troubles that have returned it to the spotlight. → Read More

Russia’s first ‘royal’ wedding in a century evokes imperial memories good and bad

A St. Petersburg wedding for Grand Duke George Mikhailovich Romanov finds a mixed reception among Russians. → Read More

Shinzo Abe’s legacy looms large for the new Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida

Fumio Kishida isn't expected to shake things up. But perhaps he should. → Read More

New US travel rules close door on those fully vaccinated with Russia’s Sputnik V

Hundreds of thousands of Russians could be directly affected → Read More

France’s Macron pelted with an egg during visit to Lyon

Though the object thrown at Macron did not crack, journalists later saw a broken egg on the floor. → Read More

New U.S. travel rules close door on those fully vaccinated with Russia’s Sputnik V

While millions from Europe and China welcomed the new U.S. rules, for Russia they are a different story. → Read More

Biden’s 1.1 billion dose pledge: Big, but not big enough, experts say

Experts want the United States to not only share doses, but the knowledge required to make more vaccines. → Read More

Afghan chaos leads to resignations and reshuffling — in Europe, but not in Washington

Two Dutch ministers resigned this week after criticism of their role in evacuation efforts. → Read More

Biden’s ‘incomprehensible’ travel ban on European visitors widens transatlantic rift

Most Europeans, vaccinated or not, have been banned from the United States since March 14, 2020: More than 550 days and counting. → Read More

Growth of Afghan opium trade may undermine Taliban pledge to kick the habit

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has repeatedly told international media the group would not allow the production of opium or other narcotics within its state. → Read More

Britain, other allies push back on Biden’s Aug. 31 deadline to leave Kabul

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said his government was also "concerned" about the deadline. → Read More

The Taliban is flaunting captured U.S. weapons that may be worth billions. Can it use them?

Footage from areas in Afghanistan captured by the militant group shows bedraggled but celebratory fighters in control of U.S.-made guns, armored vehicles and even Blackhawk helicopters and drones. → Read More