WINDSOR, England — Queen Elizabeth will bid a final farewell to Prince Philip, her husband of more than seven decades, at a ceremonial funeral on Saturday, with the nation set to fall silent to mark the passing of a pivotal figure in the British monarchy.

HAVANA — Raul Castro confirmed he was handing over the leadership of the all-powerful Cuban Communist Party to a younger generation at its congress that kicked off on Friday, ending six decades of rule by himself and older brother Fidel.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States on Thursday imposed a broad array of sanctions on Russia to punish it for alleged interference in the U.S. election, cyber-hacking, bullying Ukraine and other “malign” acts.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Iran warned the U.S. that time’s running out on its troubled bid to return to the 2015 nuclear deal, as an attack on a major Iranian atomic facility and Tehran’s subsequent vow to enrich uranium nearer to weapons grade risk plunging multilateral talks into crisis.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Joe Biden plans to withdraw the remaining 2,500 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021, 20 years to the day after the al Qaeda attacks that triggered America’s longest war, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. federal health agencies on Tuesday recommended pausing the use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine after six recipients developed a rare disorder involving blood clots, in a fresh setback to global efforts to tackle the pandemic.

BERLIN — The United States will ramp up its forces in Germany amid the latest tensions with Russia over Ukraine, abandoning former President Donald Trump’s plans to withdraw around 12,000 of the 36,000 troops from the fellow NATO country.

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Tuesday that the rapid drop in COVID-19 deaths in the United Kingdom was largely down to a three-month lockdown, not the vaccination program, and that cases would rise once again as restrictions ease.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mexico has doubled its detentions of migrants with a deployment of 10,000 troops to its southern border, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Monday, as Washington, D.C., leans on regional governments to help slow arrivals at the U.S. border.

NEW YORK — Iran blamed Israel for an attack on the power network at its largest uranium enrichment plant, raising geopolitical tensions around Iran’s nuclear program as diplomats try to revive the international deal that contained it.

HAVANA — La Soufriere volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent "explosively" erupted early on Friday, spreading ash across surrounding villages, the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre said.

BELFAST — Northern Ireland's power-sharing government put aside factional differences on Thursday to appeal for calm after more than a week of nightly violence partly fueled by frustration among pro-British unionists over post-Brexit trade barriers.

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris spoke by telephone on Wednesday to discuss how to address the causes behind a jump in U.S.-bound migration from Central America.

DUBAI — Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday an Iranian ship, the Saviz, had been attacked in the Red Sea, a day after media reports that the vessel had been hit with limpet mines.

LONDON — One in three COVID-19 survivors in a study of more than 230,000 mostly American patients were diagnosed with a brain or psychiatric disorder within six months, suggesting the pandemic could lead to a wave of mental and neurological problems, scientists said last week.

OSLO — Emergency response teams scrambled on Tuesday to prevent a Dutch cargo ship adrift in the North Sea from sinking and causing an oil spill off Norway’s coast after the crew had to be evacuated in stormy weather.

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called on NATO on Tuesday to lay out a path for his country to join the Western military alliance, after days in which Russia has massed troops near the conflict-hit Donbass region.

KINSHASA/CAIRO — Egypt and Sudan said on Tuesday that the latest round of talks with Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in Kinshasa have ended with no progress.

NEW YORK — Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide crossed 3 million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, as the latest global resurgence of COVID-19 infections is challenging vaccination efforts across the globe.

VIENNA — Iran and world powers will meet on Friday after their experts flesh out concrete plans on how the United States would lift sanctions and Iran return to its obligations, as part of indirect talks aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal.

MEXICO CITY — Remittances sent to Mexico, a major support for the country’s economy and low-income families, rose to their highest-ever level for the month of February since records began in 1995, central bank data showed on Monday.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Monday that she is working with G20 countries to agree on a global corporate minimum tax rate and pledged that restoring U.S. multilateral leadership would strengthen the global economy and advance U.S. interests.

MALAKA, Indonesia — Floods and landslides triggered by tropical cyclone Seroja in a cluster of islands in southeast Indonesia and East Timor have killed 113 people, with many still unaccounted for and thousands displaced, officials said on Monday.

PARIS — Officials from Tehran and Washington, D.C., will travel to Vienna next week as part of efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and global powers, although they will not hold direct talks, diplomats said on Friday.

MOSCOW — Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny went on hunger strike on Wednesday in an attempt to force the prison holding him outside Moscow to provide him with proper medical care for what he said was acute pain in his back and legs.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a rebuke of how its predecessor attempted to recast and limit the defense of human rights, the Biden administration on Tuesday issued an annual global report that promises to renew focus on women’s issues and reproductive rights.

NEW YORK — The Suez Canal may be open again, but the battle over damages from the waterway’s longest closure in almost half a century is just beginning.

CORINTO, Honduras — Honduran police on Tuesday turned back a U.S.-bound caravan of hundreds of migrants for lacking proper identification papers and proof of negative coronavirus tests, helping the U.S. government contain pressure on its southern border.

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar security forces killed at least five protesters on Monday, three of them in the main city of Yangon, witnesses and media reported, as activists called on ethnic minority forces in the diverse nation to back their campaign against military rule.

ISMAILIA, Egypt — Shipping was on the move again late on Monday in Egypt’s Suez Canal after a giant container ship which had been blocking the busy waterway for almost a week was refloated, with more than 400 ships waiting to pass through.