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Spain locked down hard to fight COVID-19 - now it's preparing to live with the virus
Virus Outbreak Spain

Almost two years after a tight lockdown, Spain is preparing to adopt a different COVID-19 playbook. With one of Europe's highest vaccination rates and one of its most pandemic-battered economies, the government is laying the groundwork to treat the next infection surge not as an emergency but an illness that is here to stay.


Russia faces severe sanctions if it moves further into Ukraine, says Canada's Joly
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Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says Canada will join allies in imposing severe sanctions on Russian officials if the country takes further military action to compromise Ukrainian sovereignty.


Doomsday Clock remains at 100 seconds to midnight amid climate change, cybersecurity and pandemic
Doomsday Clock 2022

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists revealed their annual Doomsday Clock announcement, leaving the hands of the metaphorical clock the closest to midnight in its 75-year history.


Most Havana syndrome cases not linked to foreign adversary, CIA interim report finds
Cuba Attacks The Medical Investigation

The CIA believes it is unlikely that Russia or another foreign adversary is using microwaves or other forms of directed energy to attack hundreds of American officials who attribute symptoms associated with brain injuries to what's come to be known as Havana syndrome


Ivanka Trump called on to testify at investigation into Jan. 6 insurrection at U.S. Capitol
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The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection is asking Ivanka Trump, the daughter of former president Donald Trump, to voluntarily co-operate with its probe.


Austria votes today on a vaccine mandate for adults, a first in Europe
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Quebec seems to have reached a peak in COVID-19 hospitalizations, but the province "cannot afford to lift measures" aimed at slowing the spread of infections, Premier François Legault said on Thursday.


Russia could be on the brink of invading Ukraine. Here's what might happen next
Russia Military Drills

As the Russian military continues to squeeze Ukraine from three directions, Canada and its NATO allies are trying to de-escalate an increasingly volatile situation.


Special grand jury sought for Georgia probe of actions by Trump, others
Donald Trump, the former U.S. president, at a January 2022 rally in Florence, Ariz.

The Georgia prosecutor investigating possible attempts to interfere in the 2020 U.S. general election by former U.S. president Donald Trump and others has asked for a special grand jury to aid the investigation.


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What Russian diplomats are saying about the situation with Ukraine
While the U.S. sounds the alarm about the threat to Ukraine posed by tens of thousands of Russian troops on the border, Russia says it is NATO's military build-up that's stoking tensions.
Mexican journalist Margarito Martínez has been murdered in Tijuana
The latest journalist to be murdered in Mexico is Tijuana photojournalist Margarito Martínez, a beloved figure in the community. His funeral is Thursday.
Secretary of State Blinken talks with European allies about Russia
Secretary of State Antony Blinken is consulting with European allies in Berlin Thursday. He's there to make sure everyone's on the same page in the event of a Russian attack on Ukraine.
How the Philippine capital's 'no vaccination, no ride' public transit rule is going
In the Philippine capital Manila, people without proof of full vaccination or a work exemption can't take public transportation. Human rights activists say the policy discriminates against the poor.
As the Olympics near, activists criticize China's alleged human rights violations
As athletes make final preparations for the Winter Olympics, human rights advocates are ramping up their criticism of host country China's alleged violations, particularly against its Uyghur minority.
19-year-old lands in Belgium, becoming youngest woman to fly solo around the world
Zara Rutherford set off from Belgium in August to circle the globe in her Shark UL plane. Five months later, she landed back home, having landed in 41 countries on five continents.
This Marine-turned-journalist interviewed the Taliban commander he had fought against
Thomas Gibbons-Neff served two tours in Afghanistan, and is now a
A Tongan man says he swam for more than 24 hours after a tsunami swept him out to sea
Lisala Folau told a local broadcaster about his swimming journey, which lasted more than a day and took him to three islands. Social media users hearing his story are calling him "real-life Aquaman."
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Ukrainian President pushes back on Biden: 'There are no minor incursions'
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky publicly pushed back Thursday on US President Joe Biden's comments that a "minor incursion" by Russia into Ukraine would prompt a lesser response than a full-scale invasion, in an implicit re
US accuses Russia of recruiting officials in attempt to take over Ukrainian government
The United States accused Russia of recruiting current and former Ukrainian government officials to attempt to take control of Ukraine's government as it unveiled new sanctions on Thursday.
Pope Benedict XVI knew of abuse when he ran Munich archdiocese, investigators say
Pope Benedict XVI knew about priests who abused children when he was archbishop of Munich from 1977 to 1981, a report into the archdiocese concluded Thursday, rejecting Benedict's long-standing denials.
Two men arrested in UK as part of investigation into Texas synagogue standoff
Two men have been arrested in the UK cities of Birmingham and Manchester as part of the ongoing investigation into the Texas synagogue hostage standoff, Greater Manchester Police said Thursday in a statement.
Stampede at church event in Liberian capital kills 29
A stampede at a church gathering in Liberia's capital Monrovia killed 29 people overnight, the deputy information minister told state radio on Thursday.
Why is 5G interfering with airplanes?
The attempt to roll out amped up mobile service across the United States has been a bit of a mess. The aviation industry and transportation regulators are worried about new 5G antennas interfering with a key type of aircraft altim
Europe rolled out 5G without disrupting flight schedules. Here's how
Major international airlines are canceling flights to the United States over aviation industry fears that 5G technology could interfere with crucial onboard instruments.
Tech stocks are hurtling toward a correction
Persistently high inflation has dealt investors a wake-up call this year, sending them scrambling to re-engineer their portfolios in anticipation of more aggressive action from the Federal Reserve.
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Ukraine tension: President Zelensky hits back at Biden comments
Its president bristles at suggestions a "minor" Russian attack may bring a weaker Western response.
Former Pope Benedict failed to act over abuse, new report finds
Benedict XVI is incriminated in a report into child sex abuse in Munich in the 70s and 80s.
I've seen no evidence of blackmailing, says UK PM
The PM rejects the claims of a Tory MP, who says rebels face intimidation from ministers.
Capitol riot inquiry asks Ivanka Trump to voluntarily testify
Congressional investigators believe she pressed her father to try to call off the rioters.
Rare twin elephants born in Kenya
Twins account for only 1% of elephant births, with the last known birth recorded in 2006.
Prince William and Kate meet street pastor
Pastor Mick, a drug-dealer-turned-lifesaver, meets people struggling to survive every day.
Havana syndrome: Most cases not caused by foreign power - CIA
A mysterious illness striking US diplomats can usually be explained by natural causes, a report finds.
Ghana blast: Many feared dead after huge explosion in Bogoso
Videos show many destroyed buildings and scattered debris near the mining town of Bogoso.
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Goodnight, and good luck
A valedictory note from Al Jazeera America on what we tried to bring to the online news landscape

A long road to reintegration for Rwandan ex-combatants
Despite programs aimed at helping former fighters recover and rebuild, many struggle to find their place in society

The Cabula 12: Brazils police war against the black community
Brazil's anti-police movement continues to fight for the soul of Cabula, even as death threats intensify

Nevada governor says he doesn't want Supreme Court consideration
Republican Brian Sandoval, reportedly under consideration by Obama for the nation's top court, says he's not interested

Elegy for a website where Native voices mattered
AJAM reported on tribal communities and offered coverage on Indian Country that few could match

As thousands enter Europe, EU flails in anti-smuggling efforts
Why did Frontex, the EU border agency, abruptly cancel a successful anti-smuggling pilot program in Greece?

New Orleanians see tourism bias in post-Katrina public transport
While 62 percent of transportation has been restored, locals say bus service has been left behind

The cancer cluster of Piketon, Ohio
How the legacy of the Cold War poisons people still

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What Russian diplomats are saying about the situation with Ukraine
While the U.S. sounds the alarm about the threat to Ukraine posed by tens of thousands of Russian troops on the border, Russia says it is NATO's military build-up that's stoking tensions.
Mexican journalist Margarito Martínez has been murdered in Tijuana
The latest journalist to be murdered in Mexico is Tijuana photojournalist Margarito Martínez, a beloved figure in the community. His funeral is Thursday.
Secretary of State Blinken talks with European allies about Russia
Secretary of State Antony Blinken is consulting with European allies in Berlin Thursday. He's there to make sure everyone's on the same page in the event of a Russian attack on Ukraine.
How the Philippine capital's 'no vaccination, no ride' public transit rule is going
In the Philippine capital Manila, people without proof of full vaccination or a work exemption can't take public transportation. Human rights activists say the policy discriminates against the poor.
As the Olympics near, activists criticize China's alleged human rights violations
As athletes make final preparations for the Winter Olympics, human rights advocates are ramping up their criticism of host country China's alleged violations, particularly against its Uyghur minority.
19-year-old lands in Belgium, becoming youngest woman to fly solo around the world
Zara Rutherford set off from Belgium in August to circle the globe in her Shark UL plane. Five months later, she landed back home, having landed in 41 countries on five continents.
This Marine-turned-journalist interviewed the Taliban commander he had fought against
Thomas Gibbons-Neff served two tours in Afghanistan, and is now a
A Tongan man says he swam for more than 24 hours after a tsunami swept him out to sea
Lisala Folau told a local broadcaster about his swimming journey, which lasted more than a day and took him to three islands. Social media users hearing his story are calling him "real-life Aquaman."
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Nicholas Goldberg: Here's what happens next for unsolved 'cold case' killings from the civil rights era

Prosecutions are becoming more difficult in these decades-old murders. But history hasn't finished with them. Now journalists, scholars and the public need to see the files.


Will Jan. 6 committee subpoena McCarthy? Congress could set up a political and legal showdown

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's refusal to testify before the Jan. 6 select committee forces Democrats to make tough choices.


Republicans block Democrats' voting rights push in the Senate

Democrats get their second high-profile setback in as many months as Republicans block voting rights bills.


Biden and Blinken offer assurances to Ukraine, warnings to Russia

Antony J. Blinken, in a hasty trip to Ukraine, assures officials that the U.S. will punish Russia if it further invades the former Soviet republic.


How the body's immune system tries to fight off COVID-19

When the coronavirus attacks the body, the immune system steps up, trying to respond quickly and powerfully enough to stop the virus from running wild.


White House to distribute 400 million N95 masks for free, starting next week

The N95 masks will be available at pharmacies and community centers across the United States.


Los Angeles chosen to host Summit of the Americas, a key gathering of region's leaders

White House chooses L.A. because of its influence throughout Latin America, officials say.


Federal website offering coronavirus tests hits some snags on its beta day

The federal website for free coronavirus tests quietly went live a day early. The rollout saw snags, with some Americans living in multiunit buildings unable to place orders.


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Georgia DA Asks for Special Grand Jury in 2020 Election Interference Probe
Her office has information indicating "reasonable probability" that Georgia's 2020 elections were "subject to possible criminal disruptions"
How To Swap Presidents Without an Insurrection
This article is part of the The DC Brief, TIME’s politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox every weekday. Now that we’re a year into Joe Biden’s presidency, much of Official Wa
Austria Starts Lottery to Boost Support for Vaccine Mandate
The country is forging ahead with a policy that goes beyond the efforts of other nations to convince people to get vaccinated.
How I Met Your Father and the Insufferable History of the Lovelorn Sitcom Dude
It's a surprisingly retro show to be debuting in 2022, and much of that comes down to a tired sitcom trope that needs to be retired
‘A Voice For All Time.’ Songwriter Diane Warren Remembers Ronnie Spector
Ronnie Spector’s voice made pop songs into pop symphonies. You could feel the angst and passion in every note. You can sing great but if you don’t have that passion; that heart and soul, it means nothing. Spector, who
There’s So Much More To Say About Bill Cosby
Comedian W. Kamau Bell on why, despite a host of reasons not to, he decided to make a new Showtime docuseries about his one-time idol
A Record-Breaking 1.6 Million People Are Now Mired in U.S. Immigration Court Backlogs
Roughly 1.6 million people are caught up in an ever-expanding backlog in United States immigration court, according to new data tracking cases through December 2021. Those with open immigration cases must now wait for a decision d

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