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The beach at the popular tourist resort of Puerto Peñasco in the state of Sonora, Mexico, September 2018.

Mexico’s clean energy plan could run into trouble at leaders’ summit


The North American leaders will be discussing immigration and the recapture of the son of drug cartel kingpin “El Chapo.” But also high on the agenda: a dispute over energy.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, president of Sri Lanka, right, arrives at United Nations headquarters, during the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York

UNGA 76th session convenes in New York

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A line of vehicles wait to cross the Canadian border in view of a Canadian flag made of flowers

As Canada border reopens to Americans, US restrictions leave many confused

A woman holds on to a child's hand and she places flowers at a memorial

After killing of Muslim family in Canada, this advocate calls for a collective plan to fight Islamophobia

Flowers, children's shoes and other items rest at a memorial

Gruesome boarding school discovery forces Canada to reckon with its cultural genocide history

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President Joe Biden signs his first executive order in the Oval Office of the White House on Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington, DC.

How Biden’s Keystone XL Pipeline cancellation could test US-Canada relations

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To understand how President Joe Biden’s move to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline might affect the US-Canada relationship, The World’s host Carol Hills spoke to Kathryn Harrison, a political scientist and environmental policy expert at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver. 

US Capitol police with guns drawn stand near a barricaded door as members of a mob try to break into the House Chamber in Washington.

The world reacts to chaotic rampage at the US Capitol; China calls out US on ‘hypocrisy’; Biden victory confirmed by Congress

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In the hours after pro-Trump extremists stormed the US Capitol building on Wednesday, world leaders condemned the chaos and violence that erupted as Trump loyalists attempted to overturn Nov. 3 US presidential election results won by Joe Biden.

The US Treasury Department building is shown from above with its large Greek columns marking the entrance.

Treasury, Commerce departments hacked; Canada receives first COVID-19 vaccine shipment; Hong Kong court denied bail for Jimmy Lai

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Hackers have broken into the networks of the US Treasury and Commerce departments and experts suggest the attacks bore the hallmarks of Russian cyberespionage. And, Canada has received its first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech. Also, a court in Hong Kong has denied bail for Jimmy Lai, the 73-year-old media tycoon and pro-democracy advocate.

Paul Whelan is shown standing in a glass enclosed box wearing a sweater with two men standing out side of the glass wearing balaclavas.

Russia, Philippines hand down controversial convictions; Beijing lockdowns return; New Zealand sports fans return to stadiums

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In Russia and the Philippines, convictions of an ex-marine and journalist are raising concern. The police killing of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta has reignited protests. Rising COVID-19 cases in Beijing has prompted new lockdowns, while US states are seeing huge jumps in infections. In New Zealand, sports fans returned to a stadium for a rugby match.

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump are shown sitting in arm chairs and leaning toward each other shaking hands.

Trump suggests inviting Russia to the G-7; A global spotlight on US amid ongoing protests

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US President Donald Trump held a phone call with President Vladimir Putin Monday and discussed his idea that Russia should be invited to attend the next G-7 summit. And, Trump is expected to visit the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. The plans mark the second religion-theme appearance for Trump as the world watches protests across the US over the death of George Floyd. Also, the US and Saudi Arabia are holding a virtual pledging conference to raise money for aid operations in war-torn Yemen, which risks being overwhelmed by the coronavirus.