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Capitol rioters make questionable claims about police

Capitol rioters make questionable claims about police

PHOENIX — Joshua Matthew Black said in a YouTube video that he was protecting the officer at the U.S. Capitol who had been pepper sprayed and fallen to the ground as the crowd rushed the building entrance on Jan. 6.

At least 6 killed in suicide bombing in Somalia's capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Police in Somalia say at least six people were killed when a suicide bomber attacked a police station in the capital, Mogadishu.
South's Moon hopes to restart N. Korean diplomacy with Biden

South's Moon hopes to restart N. Korean diplomacy with Biden

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea’s leader said Monday he’ll use his upcoming summit with President Joe Biden to push to restart diplomacy with North Korea, saying that the U.S.
German Catholics to bless gay unions despite Vatican ban

German Catholics to bless gay unions despite Vatican ban

BERLIN — Germany's powerful Catholic progressives are openly defying a recent Holy See pronouncement that priests cannot bless same-sex unions by offering such blessings at services in about 100 different churches all over the country this week.
China to draw 'separation line' on peak of Mount Everest

China to draw 'separation line' on peak of Mount Everest

BEIJING — China will draw a “separation line” atop Mount Everest to prevent the coronavirus from being spread by climbers ascending Nepal's side of the mountain, Chinese state media reported Monday.
EU talks up Afghan support as US leaves, security declines

EU talks up Afghan support as US leaves, security declines

BRUSSELS — European Union foreign ministers on Monday debated ways to maintain support for Afghanistan’s beleaguered government after a brutal weekend attack on a girls' school underscored deep concern that violence will spread as U.S.

Iran protests Iraq over raid on diplomatic site

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's foreign ministry said Monday it “strongly condemns” Iraq's raid on Tehran's consulate in Karbala over the killing of a prominent activist.
UK Labour leader shuffles team after disappointing elections

UK Labour leader shuffles team after disappointing elections

LONDON — The leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party shook up his top team after disappointing election results, moving his party chairwoman, economy spokeswoman and chief whip in an attempt to exert control over a fractious membership.

China denounces US appeal for Taiwan to join WHO meeting

BEIJING — China’s government criticized U.S.
China defends handling of rocket that fell to Earth

China defends handling of rocket that fell to Earth

BEIJING — China’s government defended its handling of a rocket booster that burned up over the Indian Ocean and said Monday it was unfairly being held to different standards than the U.S. and other space programs.