The United States, the World Health Organization's top donor, is resisting proposals to make the agency more independent, four officials involved in the talks said, raising doubts about the Biden administration's long-term support for the U.N. agency.
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The indictment marked the first case brought by a federal task force formed in response to a wave of intimidation that has engulfed election administrators since the 2020 presidential vote.
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The U.S. government said on Friday it would suspend 44 China-bound flights from the United States by four Chinese carriers in response to the Chinese government's decision to suspend some U.S. carrier flights over COVID-19 concerns.
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Two Canadians died of gunshot wounds after an argument turned violent at a resort near Cancun on Mexico's Caribbean coast, authorities said on Friday.
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- Asia PacificHong Kong warns of worsening COVID outbreak as leader defends hamster cull
- Asia PacificTokyo hits record 10,000 COVID cases, Japan over 50,000 for first time
- Asia PacificTaiwan on COVID alert as domestic Omicron cases spike
- COVID-19U.S. judge blocks Biden federal employee COVID vaccine mandate
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