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US embassy in Ukraine ‘requests staff evacuation’ amid war fears

The US embassy in Ukraine has requested the evacuation of all non-essential staff amid increasing fears of an imminent Russian invasion and…

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Ukraine spends over $86 million to harden border with Russia

Ukraine’s State Border Service said the country had directed over $86 million to harden the state border with Russia. Aznews…

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Israel Breaks Up An Iranian Spy Ring Of Jewish Citizens

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett praised Wednesday what he called “a successful operation that prevented hostile terrorist activity against the…

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US Warns Iran Of Severe Consequences If Americans Attacked

Iran will face severe consequences if it attacks Americans, the White House said on Sunday, including former officials sanctioned by Tehran…

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More Than Forty Countries Pledge to Quit Coal

The countries promised to end or phase out (FT) all investments in new, coal-fired power plants. This should occur (BBC) by the 2030s for…

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ICC Opens Probe of Venezuelan Government

The International Criminal Court (ICC) will investigate (AP) allegations of torture and extrajudicial executions under Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. It is the…

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Portugal Poised to Dissolve Parliament

The Council of State, an advisory body, approved President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa’s request to dissolve parliament (Reuters) over a budget impasse.…

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Saudi Arabia, UAE Join Calls to Reverse Sudan Coup

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) joined the United States and the United Kingdom in calling for Sudan…

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Pentagon: No Criminal Negligence in Kabul Drone Strike That Killed Ten Civilians

A Defense Department investigation of the U.S. attack, which occurred during the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan, found that the…

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China Reportedly Censors Sexual Assault Allegations Against Former Top Official

Tennis star Peng Shuai’s allegation that former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli had pressured her into sex was scrubbed from the…

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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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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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