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    European Union members have agreed Wednesday morning in Brussels, Belgium, to add the U.S. to the list of countries for which they will gradually lift restrictions on non-essential travel.  The U.S. has been placed on the coveted “White List” of countries whose residents will be welcome to enter the E.U. no matter their vaccination status, according to The Independent. North...
    By Forrest Brown and Brekke Fletcher | CNN Editor’s note: CNN Travel updates this article periodically. It was last updated in its entirety on June 15. US passport holders have more international travel options now than at any point during the Covid-19 pandemic. Total US cases are nearing the 33.5 million mark since the pandemic started, but the rate of...
    BRUSSELS -- The European Union is recommending that its 27 member countries start lifting restrictions on tourists from the United States.EU members agreed Wednesday to add the U.S. to the list of countries for which they should gradually remove restrictions on non-essential travel. The move was adopted during a meeting in Brussels of permanent representatives to the bloc.The recommendation is...
    President Joe Biden told reporters Wednesday he gave Russian President Vladimir Putin a list of 16 critical infrastructure "entities" that must be "off-limits" to cyberattacks and hinted at major retaliation from the United States should Russia allow continued malign activity in the sphere. Biden, speaking ahead of his press conference following a slate of bilateral meetings with Putin and Russian...
    A mobile Covid-19 vaccination centre outside Bolton Town Hall, Bolton, where case numbers of the Delta variant first identified in India have been relatively high.Peter Byrne | PA Images | Getty Images The delta Covid variant first detected in India has now spread to more than 80 countries, and it continues to mutate as it spreads across the globe, World...
    Vaccine passports and other requirements may vary from country to country. Pavlo Gonchar/Getty Images; Getty Images; Thomas Pallini/Insider After a year with little international travel, some countries are reopening to tourists.  Insider rounded up the top tips to guide anyone who is ready to travel internationally. From vaccine passports to safety tips, traveling abroad may look different in...
    American tourists are on their way to being welcomed back to the European Union.  On Wednesday, during a meeting of permanent representatives in Brussels, the EU agreed to add the U.S. to a list of countries for which the bloc should gradually remove restrictions on non-essential travel.  The EU also added North Macedonia, Albania, Serbia, Lebanon and Taiwan to the...
    China has spent decades overfishing its waters and decimating its sea life. Now, with nowhere left to go, the country's massive fishing fleet has pushed itself into international waters and at times resorted to predatory (and illegal) fishing practices in other countries' coastal domains. China typically targets small nations that can't defend themselves or lack the resources to put up...
    VIDEO3:1403:14Singapore minister says he is 'less sanguine' about prospective air travel in region as Covid persistsEvolve SINGAPORE — Singapore's Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said "open and free" air travel in Asia remains unlikely in the near term as parts of the region battle with an increase in Covid-19 infections. "I am somewhat less sanguine about the prospects for air travel,"...
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations announced the arrests of dozens of alleged child predators and said it had helped rescue 15 children in an international operation that involved more than 100 raids in a half-dozen countries last week. Between June 8 and 11, the HSI and counterparts in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Panama and Ecuador conducted nearly simultaneous...
    The month of June has become known as “pride month,” which serves to commemorate the Stonewall Riots that occurred in June 1969 and to celebrate the gay community. Many pride events are held across the world during the month. Former presidents, such as Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump all in some way celebrated the gay community, particularly during...
    Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its COVID-19 shot was highly effective against the disease and also protected against variants in a large study in the U.S. and Mexico, potentially offering the world yet another weapon against the virus at a time when developing countries are desperate for doses. The two-shot vaccine was about 90% effective overall, and preliminary data showed...
    TEAM GB athletes have been threatened with strict SIX-day hotel quarantine spells when they arrive in Tokyo for next month’s Olympics. And all athletes taking part in the Games have been warned they face fines, disqualification, being stripped of medals, or even deportation if they break Covid protocol requirements THROUGHOUT their stay in Japan. 2Team GB athletes face deportation if...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are banning dogs from several countries from traveling to the U.S. The CDC says dozens of countries are considered high risk for importing dog rabies into the United States. The ban, which goes into affect on July 14, is temporary and will prevent dogs imported from countries in Africa, the Americas and Caribbean,...
    Pfizer's CEO is expressing confidence about the efficacy of his company's COVID-19 vaccine against the Delta variant, which was first discovered in India and has America's top scientists sounding the alarm.  "I feel quite comfortable that we cover it," Pfizer CEO and Chairman Albert Bourla told CBS News' Jan Crawford. "We will not need a special vaccine for it. The...
    The announcement over the weekend that the G-7 would throw its weight behind a U.S.-led proposal to create an alternative to China's eight-year-old Belt and Road Initiative was met with cautious optimism by international development experts.  The experts welcomed the focus on helping low- and moderate-income nations develop needed infrastructure but had many questions about how it would be implemented...
    ManilaThe Philippines has again suspended a decision to scrap a crucial agreement governing the US troop presence in the country, its foreign minister said on Monday, amid continuing maritime pressure from China.The Pentagon welcomed the announcement from Manila -- the third suspension of the decision covering the two-decade-old Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) that had been due to expire in August...
    On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) stated that if Vice President Kamala Harris visited the border, she’d see that people from outside Central America are crossing the border and the flow of migration is not limited to people from the Northern Triangle. Issa said, “It’s sort of amazing to me that she’s...
    Former President Donald Trump issued a statement on Monday through his Save America PAC criticizing NATO and the amount of money the United States provides to the organization. “So much USA money has been given away to the ‘Club,’ as President Macron of France likes to call it, and to NATO, despite the fact that those countries have taken economic...
    Vice President Harris continues to refuse to visit the U.S.-Mexico border or take a serious assessment of the crisis – including from the view of the Border Patrol that is on-the-ground all day every day, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said on "Your World" – as Harris reportedly did not respond to a request from "Your World" to discuss the matter....
    China’s state-run Global Times on Monday heaped scorn upon the tepid statement by the Group of Seven (G7) nations against China’s human rights abuses and strategic aggression, judging it barely provocative enough to be insulting, but not forceful enough to disturb Beijing’s agenda. The G7 statement was touted as the “strongest rebuke of China since the Tiananmen Square crackdown more...
    By David Shepardson | Reuters WASHINGTON – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday it will temporarily suspend importation of dogs from 113 countries classified as high risk for dog rabies effective July 14. The suspension applies to all dogs, including puppies, emotional support dogs, and dogs that traveled out of the United States and...
    By Aamer Madhani, Jonathan Lemire and Lorne Cook | Associated Press BRUSSELS — NATO leaders on Monday declared China a constant security challenge and said the Chinese are working to undermine global order, a message in sync with President Joe Biden’s efforts to get allies to speak out with a more unified voice against China’s trade, military and human rights...
    (CNN)The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday it will suspend the import of dogs from more than 100 countries where rabies still spreads among dogs.The decision will affect dog rescue missions, imports from dog breeders and people bringing in pets, the CDC said.It's because of a combination of factors -- the pandemic, a lack of facilities for...
    [The stream is slated to start at 12:45 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] President Joe Biden is set to hold a press conference at NATO headquarters in Belgium during his first in-person summit with the military alliance since becoming commander in chief. Biden's presser, set for 6:50 p.m....
    The leaders of some of the world’s wealthiest countries – with the notable exception of China – published a joint statement following the end of the G7 summit on Sunday vowing a “new deal” for the continent of Africa and heavy investment in a “green revolution” for the world. The statement also meandered into a wide variety of topics including...
    Johannesburg, South AfricaSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged the Group of Seven (G7) countries to help finance the World Health Organization's program to boost Covid-19 testing, diagnostics and vaccines, the presidency said on Sunday.Ramaphosa, who has joined a summit of the club of rich democracies in England and addressed them on Saturday, said the G7 countries, which together account...
    The U.S. Laboratory has released the results of its latest clinical trial without using the same method, with results close to those of RNA messenger vaccines. NovaVox said Monday that its anti-Govt vaccine is more than 90% effective against certain types, such as the English variant (alpha), after a study of nearly 30,000 people in the United States and Mexico....
    China on Monday accused G7 leaders of 'slander' after they vowed to investigate the origins and Covid-19 and take a harder line on Beijing's human rights abuses in a joint statement.  The statement scolded Beijing over a range of issues as a gross interference in the country's internal affairs, and urged the grouping to stop slandering China.  The G7 leaders...
    President Biden on Sunday declared that "America is back to the table" after leaving his first Group of Seven summit, where world leaders vowed to confront China, boost global infrastructure and donate 1 billion vaccine doses to the rest of the world.  "I conveyed to each of my G-7 counterparts the U.S. is going to do our part. America is...
    Concerns Mount Over Looming Surge in Bankruptcy as COVID Medical Debt Soars Israels new prime minister, COVID-19 deaths, Biden heads to Brussels: 5 things to know Monday It took most of his term for former President Trump to grudgingly acknowledge the most fundamental tenet of the NATO transatlantic bond: An attack on one is an attack on all, and...
    Think President Biden will convince the free world to get tough on China? Not a chance.   In recent few days, Joe Biden met with the leaders of the G-7 nations, America’s most important allies. The meeting comes in the wake of the single greatest act of villainy the world has ever known – China’s willful unleashing of a deadly virus...
    VIDEO3:0203:02G-7 infrastructure plan an 'alternative' to China's Belt and Road Initiative: CSISSquawk Box Asia Wealthy nations in the Group of Seven have agreed to set up an infrastructure plan to compete with China's Belt and Road Initiative — but that won't stop Beijing's massive program, an expert on global economic governance said Monday. Leaders from the G-7 nations met at...
    Falmouth, England (CNN)Climate change is rarely a main talking point at the G7 leaders' summit, but as US President Joe Biden proclaimed that "America is back at the table" on the final day of this year's meeting, by extension, so too was climate change.Past summits with Donald Trump representing the United States struggled to culminate in cohesive group statements between...
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    BRUSSELS - U.S. President Joe Biden has declared that the G-7 summit was an “extraordinarily collaborative and productive meeting” that made progress on fighting the coronavirus pandemic, reviving the global economy and calling out China by name for its bad behavior.  Speaking to reporters Sunday at the end of the gathering in Carbis Bay, England, Biden also praised agreements...
    When President Joe Biden called an offer from Russian President Vladimir Putin to engineer a swap of cybercriminals between the two countries "potentially a good sign of progress," he was not endorsing a "prisoner swap," the White House said. Biden is "not saying he's going to be exchanging cybercriminals with Russia," White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said,...
    WASHINGTON - The United States and Russia sparred Sunday about responsibility for debilitating cyberattacks as U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin prepared for their summit in Geneva on Wednesday. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told ABC’s “This Week” show, “No responsible country should be in the business of harboring in any way criminal organizations engaged...
    By Jonathan Lemire, Aamer Madhani and Zeke Miller | Associated Press NEWQUAY, England — President Joe Biden on Sunday said the United States had restored its presence on the world stage as he used his first overseas trip since taking office to connect with a new generation of leaders from some of the world’s most powerful countries and more closely...
    Inside one womans effort to normalize marijuana Biden: Summit offers ‘democratic alternative’ to Chinese influence By Elizabeth Piper and William Schomberg © Reuters/POOL G7 summit in Cornwall CARBIS BAY, England (Reuters) -G7 leaders agreed on Sunday to raise their contributions to meet an overdue spending pledge of $100 billion a year by rich countries to help poorer countries cut...
    U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the conflict in the Middle East from the White House on May 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Sunday said the U.S. has made progress in re-establishing its credibility on the world stage following a three-day summit of the Group of Seven wealthy nations. "We just...
    The following is a transcript of an interview with Secretary of State Antony Blinken that aired Sunday, June 13, 2021, on "Face the Nation." JOHN DICKERSON: We begin this morning with Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who is in Brussels. Good morning, Mr. Secretary. SECRETARY OF STATE ANTONY BLINKEN: JOHN, good to see you. JOHN DICKERSON: Mr. Secretary, the...