US-Russia summit with relations at low point

US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are preparing sit down for their first, highly-anticipated summit. The talks in Geneva, Switzerland, come at a time when both sides describe relations as being at rock bottom. Issues include arms control, sanctions and US allegations of Russian cyber-attacks and election interference. No major breakthroughs […]

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Peru: Leftist Castillo wins popular vote in presidential race

Getty Images Leftist candidate Pedro Castillo has won the most votes in Peru’s close-run presidential run-off election. With all ballots now counted, Mr Castillo has just over 50% of the votes – 44,000 more than right-wing contender Keiko Fujimori. But Mr Castillo cannot be declared the winner until electoral authorities have finished processing a slew […]

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Airbnb reportedly pays tourist $7m after rape

Getty Images Airbnb paid a tourist $7m (£5m) after she was allegedly raped at knifepoint at a rental property in New York City, according to media reports. Bloomberg News reported an Australian traveller received the payout after an attack on New Year’s Eve in 2015. The victim and her friends picked up the keys to […]

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Billionaire Mackenzie Scott gives away £2bn more

Getty Images Billionaire MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has donated another $2.7bn (£1.9bn) to a range of charities. Ms Scott said in a blog post that she wanted to give the money to those “that have been historically underfunded and overlooked”. She wrote that she had chosen 286 organisations working on racial […]

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Covid: US death toll passes 600,000 as vaccination rate slows

Getty Images The number of Americans who have died from Covid-19 has surpassed 600,000 – the most of any nation – according to data from John Hopkins University. The US also ranks highest in total number of recorded cases, with nearly 33.5 million infections since 2020. This latest milestone comes as President Joe Biden’s goal […]

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Israeli nationalists march through Jerusalem’s Old City

Reuters Hundreds of Israeli nationalists are taking part in a flag march through occupied East Jerusalem which Palestinians see as a provocation. The new Israeli government approved changes to the route of the delayed annual event, which marks Israel’s capture of East Jerusalem in 1967. Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli police nearby before it began. […]

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