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Canada's parliament says China committed genocide against Muslim minorities

February 23, 2021

Canadian lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a non-binding motion accusing China of committing genocide against its Muslim minorities in the western region of Xinjiang, further straining ties between the two countries.

Trudeau warns of a dangerous third wave as Canada copes with a vaccine 'drought'

February 19, 2021

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Canadians that public health measures, including restrictions on indoor social gatherings, would have to continue for weeks to comes as new Covid-19 variants, and a slow vaccine rollout, risk causing a dangerous third wave of the virus.

Analysis: Vaccine scandal highlights long history of misconduct by elected officials in Peru

February 18, 2021

It's been only three months since former Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra was impeached by his country's Congress and removed from office over corruption allegations which he has repeatedly denied. Yet there he was again on Monday, making a public statement blaming 'a political class that is only interested in generating chaos' for his implication in a vaccine scandal that has riled up the Andean nation.

American woman accused of killing a UK teenager proposes 'mediation' with his family

February 18, 2021

Anne Sacoolas -- the woman accused of killing 19-year-old Harry Dunn while she was driving on the wrong side of the road in England -- says she willing to enter into "mediation" with his family, after a court in Virginia ruled against her attempt to have a civil case for wrongful death dismissed.

Every adult in this Brazilian city will be vaccinated against Covid-19 for a study on infection rates

February 18, 2021

Brazil's Butantan Institute kicked off a campaign on Wednesday to vaccinate all of the adult population of a city to see if it's possible to reduce the number of cases.

Canada backs away from national handgun ban and will leave it up to communities

February 17, 2021

The Canadian government proposed legislation Tuesday that would allow local communities to ban handguns, but it backed away from supporting a national handgun ban.

Mexico will file complaint at UN over unequal vaccine distribution

February 16, 2021

Wealthier countries like the United States, Israel, China and the United Kingdom are at or near the top of the list in number of vaccines administered so far, while many poorer countries have yet to offer a single dose.

Peru's foreign minister resigns in furor over secret vaccination of government officials

February 15, 2021

Peru's foreign minister has stepped down amid a furor over government officials being vaccinated against the coronavirus, even before the country began rolling out doses to health care workers.

How each senator voted on impeachment

February 14, 2021

The Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump on two articles of impeachment Wednesday. Here's how everyone voted.

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