World View: US Fires, German Floods, Japan Olympics, More

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July 19, 2021

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AP Morning Wire

Good morning from The Hague.

  • Dangerous conditions are complicating firefighters’ efforts to battle wildfires in the Western United States,
  • While in Germany, authorities are defending their preparations for flooding that left more than 180 people dead in Western Europe.
  • The AP looks at global inequity in COVID-19 vaccinations that persists deep into the pandemic.
  • And Japan prepares for an Olympics unlike any other as Tokyo counts down to the July 23 start of a Summer Games unlike any other.
  • Man faces 1st sentencing for felony in US capitol rioting.
  • American father, son sent to prison in Carlos Ghosn escape.
  • Survivors of Breivik massacre worry racism is re-emerging in Norway.


The Associated Press


The Rundown

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