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Dr. Anthony Fauci is participating along with soprano Renee Fleming, the CEOs of Pfizer and Moderna, and the lead guitarist of Aerosmith among others in a unique three-day Vatican conference.

Three-day Vatican conference features Dr. Fauci, Pope Francis — and Aerosmith

An eclectic mix of participants are taking part in a unique three-day Vatican conference on COVID-19, other global health threats, and how science, solidarity, and spirituality can address them.

Yair Lapid, the former finance minister and leader of the centrist Yesh Atid party.

Israeli president taps opposition leader to form government

Yair Lapid, the centrist leader of the Israeli opposition, was asked Wednesday to try to form a coalition government after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to do so by a Tuesday deadline.

Scottish voters go to the polls to elect their parliament on May 6.

Scottish autonomy at heart of May 6 election

Scotland goes to the polls Thursday in a vote that could eventually lead to a truly historic event: the crackup of the United Kingdom.

A stone, carved with the year 1819, that marks the border between France and Belgium. The marker that was moved seven feet into French territory by a farmer in Belgium might have changed the countries' border forever if not for a sharp-eyed group of friends.

A farmer moved a 200-year-old stone, and the French-Belgian border

When it comes to redrawing nations’ borders, scores of diplomats can spend years painstakingly hashing out every inch of the dividing line. For the border between France and Belgium to be redrawn, all it seemingly took was one farmer.

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, with their son Archie in 2019.

Meghan Markle wins remainder of copyright claim against UK tabloid

A judge sided with Meghan’s lawyers regarding the remaining parts of their copyright claim over large portions of a letter she wrote to her father after her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry.

Adelso, seen at the beach in Boca Raton, Fla., where he lives with his aunt, has not seen his father in over three years, since they were separated at the US-Mexico border under the Trump administration’s most controversial immigration policy.

Many families torn apart at the southern border face a long and uncertain wait

More than 5,500 migrant families were pulled apart at the southwest border beginning in 2017, under a policy later known as “zero tolerance.” The separated families received a jolt of hope in early February when President Biden signed an executive order to reunify the migrant families by bringing the deported parents into the United States.

A damaged subway car was removed after it was lowered from a collapsed elevated section of the metro, in Mexico City, Tuesday.

Years of unheeded warnings. Then the subway crash Mexico City had feared.

The capital had been bracing for the disaster for years. Ever since it opened nearly a decade ago, the newest Mexico City subway line — a heralded expansion of the second largest subway system in the Americas — had been plagued with structural weaknesses that led engineers to warn of potential accidents. Yet other than a brief, partial shutdown of the line in 2014, the warnings went unheeded by successive governments.

Chinese President Xi Jinping's is seen on a giant screen in Beijing on April 23. The Chinese government's “wolf warrior” diplomacy, has won praise at home, but drawn anger abroad.

Grim image of India prompts debate over China’s swaggering propaganda

Even in China, where propaganda has become increasingly pugnacious, the display was jarring: A photograph of a Chinese rocket poised to blast into space juxtaposed with a cremation pyre in India, which is overwhelmed by the coronavirus. “Chinese ignition versus Indian ignition,” the title read.