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Report: South Korea Developing New Ballistic Missile

South Korea is developing a surface-to-surface ballistic missile that is designed to destroy underground missile facilities and could be operational…

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Beijing Tells Washington That Climate Action Is Inseparable From Broader Relations

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told top U.S. climate diplomat John Kerry that poor U.S.-China relations could hinder cooperation on climate…

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Arab people in southwestern Iran have been suffering from water shortages and sandstorms for more than a decade

Honorable President of the People’s Republic of China   Your excellency President Xi,   Arab people in southwestern Iran have…

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Venezuelan Opposition Parties End Election Boycott

Venezuelan opposition parties announced that they will participate (AP) in November’s regional and municipal elections, ending a boycott on recent votes. The…

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New Test Finds No Evidence of Ebola in Ivory Coast Patient

New laboratory testing found no evidence (Reuters) of Ebola in an eighteen-year-old woman in the Ivory Coast who was thought to be…

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Chinese Ride-Hailing Firm DiDi Creates Union

Chinese ride-hailing company DiDi Global Inc. is helping its workers unionize (Bloomberg), a move that other tech firms could follow as…

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U.S. Security Support for Ukraine in Focus as Zelensky Meets With Biden

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will meet with U.S. President Joe Biden (AFP) today at the White House, where Zelensky is expected to…

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At Least Four Dead in Aftermath of Hurricane Ida

At least four people died and ten were injured (WaPo) in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, which caused heavy flooding in Louisiana and…

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Panama’s Legislature Approves Legalization of Medical Cannabis

Panama’s legislature became the first in Central America to approve the legalization of medical cannabis (Reuters). The bill now awaits the…

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EU Recommends Increased Requirements for Unvaccinated U.S. Travelers

The European Union recommended that member nations impose health requirements (NYT), such as quarantining and testing, for unvaccinated visitors from the…

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U.S. Climate Envoy Travels to Japan, China for Talks

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry held talks with Japanese officials on emissions pledges (SCMP) in Tokyo today and will travel to Tianjin,…

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Israel Announces Loan to Palestinian Territories After Rare High-Level Talks 

Israel’s Ministry of Defense said the country will loan the Palestinian Authority (Al Jazeera) some $155 million following what appeared to be…

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U.S. Completes Military Pullout From Afghanistan, Ending Twenty-Year War

The final U.S. military forces departed Afghanistan (TOLOnews) yesterday, finalizing a drawdown process that brought a twenty-year war to a close and…

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Taliban Call for Trade With India

Senior Taliban leader Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai said in a televised address that the group seeks a trade relationship with India…

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Nuclear Monitor: North Korea Restarted Its Nuclear Reactor

The United Nations’ atomic watchdog said that a nuclear reactor at North Korea’s Yongbyon complex has been in operation since July…

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U.S. Intercepts Rockets at Kabul Airport as Withdrawal Deadline Nears

Ahead of tomorrow’s deadline for the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the United States has stepped up efforts to prevent attacks…

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Israeli Prime Minister Bennett to Meet With Biden

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who took office in June as part of an ideologically diverse coalition, is set to…

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COVID-19 Outbreak in Vietnam Cause Factory Closures

An outbreak of the Delta variant in Vietnam, where the COVID-19 vaccination rate is low, is causing factories to close (WSJ) and…

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Chile Confirms Crowded Presidential Field

Nine candidates confirmed they will run (Prensa Latina) in Chile’s November presidential election. The early frontrunners (Reuters) are left-wing lawmaker Gabriel Boric and independent…

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Zimbabwe to Use Some IMF Funds to Support Currency

Zimbabwe’s finance minister said the country plans to reserve (Bloomberg) around half of the $961 million disbursed in Special Drawing Rights from…

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