The director general of the United Nations nuclear watchdog – the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said he is open to working with Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raeisi and to hear the country’s views.
Grossi ‘open to working with’ Iran’s president-elect
The Kremlin said on Monday it did not expect the United States to stop trying to "contain" Russia after a summit of their leaders, and that it was important for the two powers to be pragmatic amid talk of new US sanctions.
Kremlin says summit will not stop US trying to contain Russia
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said his government would pardon the nine jailed leaders of Catalonia’s failed 2017 independence bid on Tuesday as a first step towards ending the political conflict over the wealthy region.
Spain to pardon jailed Catalan separatist leaders
China's Foreign Ministry urged the United States on Monday not to seek "political manipulation" in the name of vaccine assistance after the United States delivered 2.5 million COVID-19 shots to Taiwan.
China urges US not to seek ‘political manipulation’ after Taiwan COVID-19 vaccine aid
Stefan Lofven, Sweden’s Social Democratic prime minister since 2014, lost a confidence vote in Parliament on Monday amid a housing crisis and skyrocketing real estate prices, making him the first Swedish government leader ever to lose such a motion.
Sweden’s PM loses confidence vote amid housing crisis
Ethiopians voted Monday in a delayed national election taking place against the backdrop of war and famine in the northern Tigray region.
Ethiopians vote in poll overshadowed by Tigray
Armenia’s acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan kept power in a parliamentary election despite being widely blamed for a military defeat last year in the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave.
Armenia's acting PM keeps power despite Karabakh defeat
Anti-government protesters took to the streets in more than a score of cities across Brazil on Saturday as the nation's confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million — a tragedy many critics blame on President Jair Bolsonaro's attempt to minimize the disease.
Protests against president as Brazil tops 500,000 deaths
Afghanistan’s former president said Sunday the United States came to his country to fight extremism and bring stability to his war-tortured nation and is leaving nearly 20 years later having failed at both.
Karzai says US failed in Afghanistan

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