US calls for ceasefire in Ethiopia

Top diplomat Samantha Power warns that military action won't resolve the situation

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Biden wants half of all new cars sold in US to be electric by 2030

US president to issue executive order establishing the new goal as carmakers say they are counting on the government’s help to meet the new vehicle targets

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Israeli jets strike Lebanon after rocket attack

Lebanese president says military action demonstrates Israel’s ‘agressive intent’ towards its northern neighbour

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July was the third-hottest on record, scientists find

Data compiled by Copernicus Climate Change Service confirms long-term pattern of rising temperatures

Melbourne heads into sixth lockdown as Australia fights to quell Delta variant

The country’s strategy of closed borders and rigorous testing is falling short

Shrivelled wheat crops in North America means costlier croissants

US and Canadian farmers are bracing for a sharply smaller wheat harvest due to the driest conditions in decades

Boris Johnson wants Big Bang investment drive

The UK prime minister is urging local investors to pump money into British firms

More areas in Japan to go into lockdown as Covid-19 cases surge

Hospitals are under strain as infections are spreading faster than before

South Sudan’s Riek Machar ousted as party head

Military leaders say South Sudan's vice-president was deposed for nepotism and undermining reforms

Fed vice-chair Richard Clarida expects rate hike in early 2023

The US economy is making progress towards goals and Clarida expects taper announcement later in 2021

Trump lawyers challenge order to release his long-sought tax returns

Motion in federal court says request is not valid and singles out the former president in political retaliation

Delta variant drives global surge in Covid-19 cases

The US, Brazil, Indonesia, India and Iran are reporting the most cases on a seven-day average

Myanmar junta cuts down on foreigners working for local banks

Industry sources warn that move may hold up financial development in country rocked by defiance of military

Zanzibar’s women sponge off the sea — in a good way

With climate warming the former fisherwomen diversify to survive

Swedish gang violence causes data access rethink

Police to be given powers to tap into information from phones

Two rockets fired from Lebanon hit Israel

There has been no claim of responsibility for the strike, launched from an area of south Lebanon controlled by Iran-backed Hezbollah guerrillas

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