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Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over ‘Black Widow’ Streaming Release

Scarlett Johansson, star of the latest Marvel movie “Black Widow,” filed a lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court against Disney, DIS -0.42% alleging her...

‘Industrial Policy’ Is Back: The West Dusts Off Old Idea to Counter China

The U.S. and its allies have long pressed China to stop helping favored industries with subsidies, government preferences and other interventions. Now they are beginning...

As Overdoses Surge, a Canadian Province Is Giving Out Drugs

VANCOUVER—The Canadian province of British Columbia is responding to a surge in overdose deaths with a novel strategy: It is giving out opioids. The province’s...

Covid-19 Vaccine Scams Hit India as Country Struggles With Immunizations

NEW DELHI—One morning in late May, hundreds of people from an upscale housing complex in a Mumbai suburb lined up to receive their first dose...

U.S. Reaches Deal With Germany Over Russian Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

The State Department detailed an agreement Wednesday between the U.S. and Germany allowing the completion of a controversial Russian natural-gas pipeline, giving Germany and Russia...

Haiti Inaugurates New Leader Two Weeks After President’s Assassination

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti— Ariel Henry, a prominent neurosurgeon backed by the U.S., became Haiti’s new prime minister Tuesday, as it began official ceremonies to mourn assassinated...

U.S.-German Deal on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Expected Soon

The U.S. and Germany have reached an agreement allowing the completion of a controversial Russian natural-gas pipeline, according to officials from Berlin and Washington, who...

Biden Administration Blames Hackers Tied to China for Microsoft Cyberattack Spree

WASHINGTON—The Biden administration Monday publicly blamed hackers affiliated with China’s main intelligence service for a far-reaching cyberattack on Microsoft Corp. email software this year, part...

European Business Leaders Want a Stronger Hand With China, Not Decoupling

BRUSSELS—A powerful European business lobby group called on European Union politicians to push back harder against China’s state capitalism but not to lock out Chinese...

U.S. Wins International Backing for Global Minimum Tax

The U.S. has won international backing for a global minimum rate of tax as part of a wider overhaul of the rules for taxing international...

Covid-19 Vaccine Passport System Gets First Test in Europe

The European Union started rolling out a first-of-a-kind digital health certificate that permits people who have been vaccinated to travel freely within the bloc without...

A Covid-19 Silver Lining in Latin America: Millions of New Bank Accounts

RIO DE JANEIRO—The pandemic has pummeled Latin America and plunged many people into poverty. But the finance sector has reaped an unexpected windfall: Tens of millions in Latin America...

China, Other Asian Countries Vaccinate Against Covid-19 Faster Than Ever

SEOUL—Covid-19 vaccine rollouts have accelerated in many Asia-Pacific countries in recent weeks, overtaking the pace of doses being administered in the U.S. and other Western...

Palestinians Scrap Pfizer Vaccine Swap With Israel

TEL AVIV—The Palestinian Authority on Friday pulled out of a swap of Pfizer -BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine with Israel, citing concerns about the quality of an...

Carlos Ghosn Fallout: American Father, Son Plead Guilty to Role in Escape

TOKYO—Americans Michael Taylor and Peter Taylor pleaded guilty to the charge of helping former Nissan Motor Co. NSANY 0.54% chief Carlos Ghosn escape Japan in...

G-7 Nations Agree on New Rules for Taxing Global Companies

The Group of Seven leading rich countries agreed to back new rules for taxing businesses that operate internationally in a significant step toward a global...

Developed Countries Lock Up Covid-19 Vaccines Through 2023

The European Union, Canada and other developed countries have signed deals to get hundreds of millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines and boosters over the...

The Cost of Covid-19 Treatment Has Left Families Destitute Around the World

The continuing spread of Covid-19 in poor countries hasn’t only truncated hopes for an economic recovery. It has also bankrupted families who had to spend...

European Union Approves Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Adolescents

The European Union’s health agency approved the Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE for children between the ages of 12 and 15 years...

Ryanair CEO Calls Belarus Flight Diversion a ‘Premeditated Hijacking’

Ryanair Holdings RYAAY 1.64% PLC rejected Belarus’s account of the diversion of one of its planes Sunday, angrily condemning the forced landing in a private...

India’s Covid-19 Crisis Tests the World’s Back Offices

India’s giant outsourcing firms are facing a two-front challenge: protecting the health of millions of employees as the nation suffers the world’s worst Covid-19 crisis,...

U.S. Will Provide Covid-19 Vaccines to 550,000 South Korean Troops Engaged With U.S. Forces

President Biden said Friday the U.S. will provide Covid-19 vaccines to 550,000 South Korean troops working in close contact with American forces in the region....

Momentum Builds Behind U.S. Proposal for Minimum Corporate Tax

Germany and France welcomed the Biden administration’s new acceptance of a minimum corporate tax rate as low as 15%, possibly smoothing the way to a...

Is AT&T’s Stock Price Too Low? How Much It’s Worth After WarnerMedia Spin.

Text size AT&T said it would “reset” its dividend as part of the transaction, to a payout ratio of about 40% of free cash flow....

China’s Economic Recovery Slowed in April

BEIJING—China’s economic activity grew at a slower pace in April as retail sales missed expectations, complicating the picture of a steady and balanced recovery in...