Associated Press World View: Biden & Guns, N. Ireland Violence, Holocaust Survivors Online, More

Alternate textPresident Joe Biden will unveil a series of executive actions aimed at addressing gun violence today. Biden has faced increasing pressure to act on gun control after a recent spate of mass shootings across the U.S.

The COVID-19 pandemic has killed nearly 560,000 Americans, but it has also inflamed another public health crisis: addiction. An AP report shows how the pandemic drove those already in the shadows further into isolation, as overdose deaths reached record levels last year.

And in East Timor, a defrocked American priest who saved lives during the country’s struggle for independence is standing trial over accusations he sexually abused girls who lived at a shelter he founded. The AP spoke to several of the accusers.

Also this morning:

  • Northern Ireland leaders call for calm after rioting
  • Holocaust survivors harness social media to spread knowledge
  • Myanmar ambassador locked out of embassy in UK

KARL RITTER

Southern Europe News Director

The Associated Press

Rome

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