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Fed Meeting Expected to Focus on Timeline for Slowing Bond Purchases

The Federal Reserve is expected to signal (WSJ) how soon it could slow the bond-purchasing program meant to cushion the pandemic shock.

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Argentine, Brazilian Plants to Develop MRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

As part of a World Health Organization program, two research centers in Argentina and Brazil will develop and manufacture mRNA…

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United Kingdom Explores Entering USMCA Trade Deal

London is weighing the possibility (FT) of joining the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) after Washington signaled that a bilateral trade deal, which British…

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Ethiopia Seeks New IMF Deal

The country solicited a new credit arrangement (Bloomberg) from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to replace one that recently expired. Last week,…

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Taliban Name UN Envoy, Ask to Speak at UNGA

The request raises tensions (Reuters) with an envoy in New York City who represents the Afghan government that the Taliban ousted last…

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Report: U.S. State Department to Increase Staff Monitoring China

The plan could include adding twenty to thirty staff members in Washington and at embassies around the world to monitor…

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Biden Pushes for Increased COVID-19 Vaccine Access on Heels of UNGA Climate Pledges

U.S. President Joe Biden will meet (NYT) with foreign leaders and representatives of drug companies in a virtual summit today that aims…

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U.S. to Allow Air Travel by Vaccinated Foreigners Beginning in November

The shift will mark an end to pandemic travel bans (Politico) by the United States that have caused tensions with international allies.…

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Trudeau’s Party Wins Snap Elections but Fails to Gain Majority

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party will win around the same number of seats it held before the elections,…

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European Court Rules Russia Was Responsible for Dissident’s Killing in 2006

Moscow rejected the ruling (AFP) by the European Court of Human Rights about the killing of former government agent Alexander Litvinenko. France: In…

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Sudanese Authorities Say They Thwarted Attempted Coup

State media said the coup’s plotters were linked (BBC) to former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who was ousted in 2019. Nigeria: Authorities said…

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Taliban Add Ethnic Minorities but No Women to Cabinet

The Taliban announced new deputy members (TOLOnews) to their interim cabinet that include representatives of the Hazara ethnic minority but not women (Al…

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Report Shows Plunge in Tech FDI Between U.S., China

From 2016 to 2020, technology-related foreign direct investment (FDI) between the United States and China fell 96 percent (SCMP), according to…

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Global Tensions Will Be on Display at UNGA Debate

Speeches by world leaders kick off today (NYT) at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City, though several addresses will…

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U.S. Authorities Deport Hundreds of Haitians From Texas

The United States has flown hundreds of Haitian migrants who were camping in a Texas border town back to Haiti (BBC).…

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Voting in Canada’s Snap General Elections Wraps Up

Today is the last day for Canadians to vote (FT) in snap elections triggered by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Polls show Trudeau’s…

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Putin’s Party Wins Supermajority in Russian Parliament

President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party won two-thirds of seats (Moscow Times) in the lower house of parliament after an election marked…

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Dissident Portrayed in Film Hotel Rwanda Found Guilty in Controversial Trial

Paul Rusesabagina, who sheltered more than 1,200 people during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide and in recent years has criticized Rwandan President…

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Islamic State in Khorasan Claims Attacks in Eastern Afghanistan

The group claimed responsibility (Al Jazeera) for bombings that targeted Taliban vehicles in the city of Jalalabad and killed at least eight…

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Senator, Former Boxer Enters Philippine Presidential Race

Senator Manny Pacquiao confirmed that he will run for president (Rappler) on an anti-corruption platform. He will rival a ticket that includes…

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