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Russia issuing subtle threats that go far beyond a Ukraine invasion
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Russia issuing subtle threats that go far beyond a Ukraine invasion

Putin wants to extend Russia’s sphere of influence to Eastern Europe and secure written commitments that NATO will never again enlarge

US lays out most detailed case yet against 'unlawful' China maritime claims
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US lays out most detailed case yet against 'unlawful' China maritime claims

Releasing the study, a State Department statement called again on Beijing "to cease its unlawful and coercive activities in the South China Sea."

'Incredible': Nearly a year later, three Donald Trump supporters recall siege of US Capitol
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'Incredible': Nearly a year later, three Donald Trump supporters recall siege of US Capitol

Trump fired up the crowd with a defiant speech, repeating his false claims that he won the November election over Democrat Joe Biden

Omicron variant 'almost certainly' not more severe than Delta, says Anthony Fauci
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Omicron variant 'almost certainly' not more severe than Delta, says Anthony Fauci

Fauci said Tuesday that it would take weeks to judge the severity of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron

US, West slam Taliban over reported 'summary killings' of ex-security personnel
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US, West slam Taliban over reported 'summary killings' of ex-security personnel

Early this week the HRW released a report that documents the summary execution or enforced disappearance of 47 former members of the Afghan security forces

Iran says nuclear deal 'within reach' if West shows goodwill, ball in US' court
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Iran says nuclear deal 'within reach' if West shows goodwill, ball in US' court

Diplomat Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said negotiations were proceeding with seriousness and the removal of sanctions was a 'fundamental priority'

United Airlines makes history, operates first commercial flight using 100% sustainable fuel in one of two engines
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United Airlines makes history, operates first commercial flight using 100% sustainable fuel in one of two engines

The flight carrying 100 passengers, operated with one of United's new Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets with 500 gallons of sustainable fuel in one engine and 500 gallons of traditional jet fuel in the other

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey steps down; social media company names CTO Parag Agrawal as replacement
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey steps down; social media company names CTO Parag Agrawal as replacement

Dorsey is also the top executive at Square, a financial payments company that he founded, and some big investors have openly questioned whether he can be effective leading both

Iran nuclear talks resume: What are the prospects for dialogue? Can world powers curb Tehran?
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Iran nuclear talks resume: What are the prospects for dialogue? Can world powers curb Tehran?

Experts say that even if Iran were forced to give up its uranium stockpile or halt its research, the expertise it has gained cannot be taken away

US woman survives after car crushed by an 18-wheeler truck; walks out with minor injuries
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US woman survives after car crushed by an 18-wheeler truck; walks out with minor injuries

The woman was astonishingly safe and alive inside the crushed car and a tow truck was brought by the police to rescue the woman. The tow truck had to remove the truck from the top of the car while the woman was still inside

Taliban calls on US Congress to release Afghan assets, says country is in economic turmoil
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Taliban calls on US Congress to release Afghan assets, says country is in economic turmoil

Washington has seized nearly $9.5 billion in assets belonging to the Afghan central bank, and the aid-dependent economy has effectively collapsed

Steve Bannon, longtime ally of Donald Trump, taken into custody on contempt charges
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Steve Bannon, longtime ally of Donald Trump, taken into custody on contempt charges

The 67-year-old was indicted on Friday after defying a subpoena from a House committee investigating January’s insurrection at the US Capitol

North Korea stages artillery firing drill in latest weapons test, says State media
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North Korea stages artillery firing drill in latest weapons test, says State media

Leader Kim Jong-un was not mentioned in the report, suggesting he did not observe the training

Donald Trump files lawsuit to keep Congress from accessing documents on Capitol Hill violence
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Donald Trump files lawsuit to keep Congress from accessing documents on Capitol Hill violence

The Biden administration, in clearing the documents for release, said the violent siege of the Capitol more than nine months ago was such an extraordinary circumstance that it merited waiving the privilege that usually protects White House communications.

Colin Powell dies at 84: War hero and first Black secretary of state haunted by Iraq war
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Colin Powell dies at 84: War hero and first Black secretary of state haunted by Iraq war

The retired four-star general and former head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who served four presidents made his reputation as a man of honour distant from the political fray

Russia says its warship prevented US destroyer entering its waters; Washington denies claim
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Russia says its warship prevented US destroyer entering its waters; Washington denies claim

US military said that the statement from the Russian Defense Ministry about "the interaction between our two Navy ships is false."

Israel, US hint at using force if nuclear talks with Iran fail
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Israel, US hint at using force if nuclear talks with Iran fail

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said both he and Antony Blinken, “as sons of Holocaust survivors”, know there are moments when nations must use force to protect the world from evil

Indian economy to grow at 9.5% this year and 8.5% in 2022, projects IMF
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Indian economy to grow at 9.5% this year and 8.5% in 2022, projects IMF

Gita Gopinath, chief economist of the IMF, said that compared to their July forecast, the global growth projection for 2021 has been revised down marginally

Taliban grapple with the potent Islamic State threat in Afghanistan amid spike in insurgencies
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Taliban grapple with the potent Islamic State threat in Afghanistan amid spike in insurgencies

Both the Taliban and IS advocate rule by their radical interpretations of Islamic law. But there are key ideological differences that fuel their hatred of each other

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un vows to build 'invincible' military to combat US hostility
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North Korea's Kim Jong-Un vows to build 'invincible' military to combat US hostility

In an apparent continued effort to drive a wedge between Washington and Seoul, Kim also used his speech at a rare exhibition of weapons systems on Monday to stress that his military might isn’t targeted at South Korea