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World leaders gather for the official family photograph on day one of the G20 leaders summit at the convention center of La Nuvola, in Rome. (Photo: Reuters)

Leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies endorsed on Saturday a global minimum tax aimed at stopping big business from hiding profits in tax havens, and also agreed to get more COVID vaccines to poorer nations.

A technician from a mobile product and service provider based in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, helps local employees at an industrial park in Uganda assemble mobile phones. [Photo/Xinhua]

As the Biden administration works out its China policy priorities, tensions between the two countries continue to rise. Most recently, these tensions have focused on trade competition, military and security concerns — especially around the South China Sea and Taiwan — and on human rights issues involving crackdowns in Xinjiang and Hong Kong.

In 2019, for the first time, CO2 emissions in both the European Union and the United States declined. Much of the planet’s hope for maintaining a livable climate depends on that trend continuing, and the focus of emissions reductions skews heavily towards the actions of the world’s largest emitters, which are largely concentrated in North America and Asia. The actions of countries in these regions—especially the United States, China, and India—are key to global success on climate. But on their own, they will not be enough.

Selemon Barega 2020 Olympic Tokyo. (Photo/AP/Charlie Riedel)

Selemon Barega won the first track and field gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday and claimed the 10,000 meter title back for Ethiopia after nearly a decade of dominance by Mo Farah.

Citizens gather behind a placard showing Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at a rally organized by local authorities to show support for the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF), at Meskel square in downtown Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. (Photo/AP)

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says he will lead his country’s army “from the battlefront” beginning Tuesday, a dramatic new step in a devastating yearlong war.

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