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FDA Approves Johnson & Johnson, Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved booster shots (NPR) from the two drugmakers and also said people can receive different boosters…

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Blinken Visits Colombia, Ecuador

In Quito, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken gave a speech (NYT) acknowledging that the Americas are undergoing a “democratic reckoning” and…

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UK, New Zealand Strike Free Trade Deal

The deal follows a trade agreement (Guardian) the United Kingdom (UK) reached with Japan last year and another made with Australia in…

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Southern African Nations Send Envoys to Eswatini Amid Protests

The Southern African Development Community sent envoys to discuss the security situation. At least one person was killed and eighty…

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Libya Conference Aims to Rally Support for Political Transition

Officials from Libya’s fragile unity government are expected to host delegates (Al Jazeera) from the United Nations, Egypt, France, Italy, Saudi Arabia,…

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Six Pakistani Security Personnel Killed in Attacks

Three separate attacks occurred (Al Jazeera) yesterday in Pakistan’s western provinces, including two raids on security posts, officials said. Radio Mashaal reported that Tehrik-e-Taliban…

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South Korea Fails to Put Satellite Into Orbit

A rocket carrying a dummy satellite failed to reach orbit (Nikkei). Had the effort succeeded, South Korea would have become the…

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Dispute With Poland Over Rule of Law Expected to Dominate EU Summit

A two-day summit of European Union (EU) leaders begins today. It was originally slated to focus on issues including energy…

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UN: Fossil Fuel Production ‘Dangerously Out of Sync’ With Climate Goals

A UN Environment Program report found that in 2030, countries are planning to produce double the amount of fossil fuels than what…

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Record Numbers of Health-Care Workers Are Quitting Their Jobs

More than five hundred thousand U.S. health-care workers quit in August (Politico), the most to resign in a single month in…

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Peruvian Lawmakers Limit President’s Power to Dissolve Congress

A new law limits the circumstances (Bloomberg) in which the president can dissolve Congress, as President Martin Vizcarra did in 201

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Moscow Imposes New Restrictions Amid COVID-19 Spike

The city’s mayor ordered unvaccinated people over sixty and people with chronic illnesses to stay home (BBC) as Russia struggles with record…

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Nigerians Demand Police Reform One Year After Mass Protests

Demonstrations occurred in Lagos today (AP) to mark the anniversary of marches against police brutality last year that snowballed into the worst unrest…

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Damascus Suffers Deadly Bomb Attack

Syrian state media reported that the attack on an army bus killed fourteen people (AFP). No group claimed responsibility for the…

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Russia Hosts Meeting With Taliban, Regional Powers

Delegates from the Taliban and countries including China, India, Iran, and Pakistan meet in Moscow today (Mint) to discuss terrorism and aid…

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UN Security Council Meets in Response to North Korean Missile Test

The emergency, closed-door meeting today is at Washington and London’s request (Al Jazeera). It follows Pyongyang’s test firing of a submarine-launched…

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Brazilian Senate Panel to Seek Criminal Charges Against Bolsonaro for Pandemic Response

A Senate committee that has for months investigated Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his government’s handling of the pandemic presents…

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House Committee Expected to Open Contempt Proceedings Against Bannon

The House of Representatives’ committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riots is expected to vote to begin contempt proceedings (CNN) against Steve…

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Blinken Visits Ecuador Amid State of Emergency

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will discuss security, defense, and trade during an official visit to Ecuador (AFP) that begins today.…

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Talks Begin on German ‘Traffic Light Coalition’

The Free Democratic Party agreed to enter into coalition talks (FT) with the Social Democratic Party of Germany and the Greens. The…

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