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How Afghanistan’s security forces lost the war

Building Afghanistan’s national security forces was one of the most ambitious and expensive aspects of two decades of U.S.-led war. It resulted in failure.
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How Afghanistan’s security forces lost the war

Building Afghanistan’s national security forces was one of the most ambitious and expensive aspects of two decades of U.S.-led war. It resulted in failure.

China’s ‘hostage diplomacy’ standoff with Canada is over. But how much damage was done?

A seemingly intractable dispute might have ended. But a thaw in Canada-China relations appeared unlikely.
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China’s ‘hostage diplomacy’ standoff with Canada is over. But how much damage was done?

A seemingly intractable dispute might have ended. But a thaw in Canada-China relations appeared unlikely.

Canada’s ‘two Michaels’ back home after more than 1,000 days imprisoned in China as Huawei’s Meng cuts deal with U.S.

Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were detained several days after Canada arrested Meng on a U.S. extradition request.
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Canada’s ‘two Michaels’ back home after more than 1,000 days imprisoned in China as Huawei’s Meng cuts deal with U.S.

Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were detained several days after Canada arrested Meng on a U.S. extradition request.

Hope collides with doubt, while covid deaths soar, in the E.U.’s least-vaccinated country

Europe’s immunization campaign prioritized equity. So why is only 19% of Bulgaria fully vaccinated?
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Hope collides with doubt, while covid deaths soar, in the E.U.’s least-vaccinated country

Europe’s immunization campaign prioritized equity. So why is only 19% of Bulgaria fully vaccinated?

In Germany’s battle to succeed Merkel, final campaign scrambles with race up for grabs

Even after Sunday's voting, difficult coalition talks are likely ahead to form a government.
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In Germany’s battle to succeed Merkel, final campaign scrambles with race up for grabs

Even after Sunday's voting, difficult coalition talks are likely ahead to form a government.

China frees Canada’s ‘two Michaels’, jailed for more than 1,000 days, after Huawei’s Meng cuts deal with U.S.

Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were detained several days after Canada arrested Meng on a U.S. extradition request.
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China frees Canada’s ‘two Michaels’, jailed for more than 1,000 days, after Huawei’s Meng cuts deal with U.S.

Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were detained several days after Canada arrested Meng on a U.S. extradition request.

E.U. tells Russia not to carry out cyber attacks as Germany heads for Sunday election

The E.U.'s foreign policy chief linked hacking efforts to the Ghostwriter group, which German officials have associated with Russian military intelligence.
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E.U. tells Russia not to carry out cyber attacks as Germany heads for Sunday election

The E.U.'s foreign policy chief linked hacking efforts to the Ghostwriter group, which German officials have associated with Russian military intelligence.

Germany’s young ‘Merkel generation’ tilts toward Greens over climate worries. But will older voters follow?

The Green party has struggled to recapture its momentum before Sunday’s election.
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Germany’s young ‘Merkel generation’ tilts toward Greens over climate worries. But will older voters follow?

The Green party has struggled to recapture its momentum before Sunday’s election.

As Biden hosts first Quad summit at the White House, China is the background music

A month after U.S. forces departed from Afghanistan and the Taliban swept into power, United States’ commitment to allies have been questioned from London to Brussels to Beijing.
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As Biden hosts first Quad summit at the White House, China is the background music

A month after U.S. forces departed from Afghanistan and the Taliban swept into power, United States’ commitment to allies have been questioned from London to Brussels to Beijing.

China frees ‘two Michaels’ jailed for more than 1,000 days after Huawei’s Meng cuts deal with U.S.

Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were detained several days after Canada arrested Meng on a U.S. extradition request.
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China frees ‘two Michaels’ jailed for more than 1,000 days after Huawei’s Meng cuts deal with U.S.

Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were detained several days after Canada arrested Meng on a U.S. extradition request.

Meng Wanzhou can return to China, admits helping Huawei conceal dealings in Iran

The deferred prosecution agreement the United States struck with the tech executive, who had been detained for nearly three years in Canada, did not include a guilty plea.
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Meng Wanzhou can return to China, admits helping Huawei conceal dealings in Iran

The deferred prosecution agreement the United States struck with the tech executive, who had been detained for nearly three years in Canada, did not include a guilty plea.

Meng Wanzhou reaches deal in Huawei fraud case that will allow her to return to China, lawyer says

Deferred prosecution agreement, unveiled at court hearing in Brooklyn, does not include guilty plea.
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Meng Wanzhou reaches deal in Huawei fraud case that will allow her to return to China, lawyer says

Deferred prosecution agreement, unveiled at court hearing in Brooklyn, does not include guilty plea.

Australia, a climate laggard, leans toward 2050 net-zero target as election looms

There are growing signs that leader Scott Morrison will abandon resistance to the commitment ahead of the COP26 Glasgow summit.
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Australia, a climate laggard, leans toward 2050 net-zero target as election looms

There are growing signs that leader Scott Morrison will abandon resistance to the commitment ahead of the COP26 Glasgow summit.

A Taliban founder says cutting off hands as punishment will be ‘necessary for security’

A founder of the Taliban, notorious for imposing its harsh rule during its last term, says the group will bring back executions and amputations.
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A Taliban founder says cutting off hands as punishment will be ‘necessary for security’

A founder of the Taliban, notorious for imposing its harsh rule during its last term, says the group will bring back executions and amputations.

A small home was left untouched by the Canary Islands volcano eruption. Social media is calling it a ‘miracle.’

Rivers of lava flowed over the Spanish island, but one house stood unscathed.
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A small home was left untouched by the Canary Islands volcano eruption. Social media is calling it a ‘miracle.’

Rivers of lava flowed over the Spanish island, but one house stood unscathed.

As Biden hosts first Quad summit at the White House, India brings enthusiasm and questions

A month after U.S. forces departed from Afghanistan and the Taliban swept into power, United States’ commitment to allies have been questioned from London to Brussels to Beijing.
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As Biden hosts first Quad summit at the White House, India brings enthusiasm and questions

A month after U.S. forces departed from Afghanistan and the Taliban swept into power, United States’ commitment to allies have been questioned from London to Brussels to Beijing.

Meng Wanzhou reaches deal in Huawei espionage case that will allow her to return to China, lawyer says

Details of the deferred prosecution agreement were to be made public at a court hearing in Brooklyn.
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Meng Wanzhou reaches deal in Huawei espionage case that will allow her to return to China, lawyer says

Details of the deferred prosecution agreement were to be made public at a court hearing in Brooklyn.

Young climate activists join Greta Thunberg for first major Fridays for Future strikes of pandemic

The protests around the world come ahead of a major global summit on climate change in Glasgow.
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Young climate activists join Greta Thunberg for first major Fridays for Future strikes of pandemic

The protests around the world come ahead of a major global summit on climate change in Glasgow.

Dying crops, spiking energy bills, showers once a week. In South America, the climate future has arrived.

From the frigid peaks of Patagonia to the tropical wetlands of Brazil, worsening droughts this year are slamming farmers, shutting down ski slopes, upending transit and spiking the price of everything from coffee to electricity.
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Dying crops, spiking energy bills, showers once a week. In South America, the climate future has arrived.

From the frigid peaks of Patagonia to the tropical wetlands of Brazil, worsening droughts this year are slamming farmers, shutting down ski slopes, upending transit and spiking the price of everything from coffee to electricity.

French government confirms cabinet ministers’ phones bore traces of Pegasus spyware, news outlet reports

The confirmation that Pegasus was directed against the ministers underscores the degree to which spyware developed by the Israeli company NSO Group has been used to penetrate the top reaches of a powerful democracy.
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French government confirms cabinet ministers’ phones bore traces of Pegasus spyware, news outlet reports

The confirmation that Pegasus was directed against the ministers underscores the degree to which spyware developed by the Israeli company NSO Group has been used to penetrate the top reaches of a powerful democracy.

Surge of Haitian migrants at the U.S. border challenges Mexico, too

Mexico’s response reflects both the continuous pressure applied by the United States to keep migrants far away from U.S. soil and the country’s own increasingly conservative immigration policy.
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Surge of Haitian migrants at the U.S. border challenges Mexico, too

Mexico’s response reflects both the continuous pressure applied by the United States to keep migrants far away from U.S. soil and the country’s own increasingly conservative immigration policy.

North Korea says call to formally end Korean War is ‘premature’

Foreign minister rejected South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s renewed efforts, saying there is no guarantee ‘U.S. hostile policy’ would end.
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North Korea says call to formally end Korean War is ‘premature’

Foreign minister rejected South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s renewed efforts, saying there is no guarantee ‘U.S. hostile policy’ would end.

Boris Johnson tells world leaders to ‘grow up’ on climate change, takes aim at Kermit the Frog

Johnson used his unique, colorful rhetoric to plead for action on the impending environmental catastrophe.
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Boris Johnson tells world leaders to ‘grow up’ on climate change, takes aim at Kermit the Frog

Johnson used his unique, colorful rhetoric to plead for action on the impending environmental catastrophe.

Sabina Nessa was killed walking in London. Women are asking: Where is the outrage when the victim isn’t White?

The debate comes as Gabby Petito's death dominates public attention in the United States, much like the murder of Sarah Everard did in the UK.
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Sabina Nessa was killed walking in London. Women are asking: Where is the outrage when the victim isn’t White?

The debate comes as Gabby Petito's death dominates public attention in the United States, much like the murder of Sarah Everard did in the UK.

Canada’s last known Nazi-era suspect, targeted for deportation, dies at 97

Helmut Oberlander served as an interpreter for a roving Nazi death squad that killed at least 20,000 people in the German-occupied eastern territories. He arrived in Canada in 1954 and became a successful real estate developer.
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Canada’s last known Nazi-era suspect, targeted for deportation, dies at 97

Helmut Oberlander served as an interpreter for a roving Nazi death squad that killed at least 20,000 people in the German-occupied eastern territories. He arrived in Canada in 1954 and became a successful real estate developer.

French government confirms 5 ministers’ phones bore traces of Pegasus spyware, news outlet reports

The confirmation that Pegasus was directed against the ministers underscores the degree to which spyware developed by the Israeli company NSO Group has been used to penetrate the top reaches of a powerful democracy.
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French government confirms 5 ministers’ phones bore traces of Pegasus spyware, news outlet reports

The confirmation that Pegasus was directed against the ministers underscores the degree to which spyware developed by the Israeli company NSO Group has been used to penetrate the top reaches of a powerful democracy.

France to bill Australia over submarine deal as Britain’s Johnson tells Macron: ‘Donnez-moi un break’

Australia agreed to buy 12 submarines from France before it joined the AUKUS defense pact and the break fee — on top of more than $1 billion reportedly already spent — could be substantial.
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France to bill Australia over submarine deal as Britain’s Johnson tells Macron: ‘Donnez-moi un break’

Australia agreed to buy 12 submarines from France before it joined the AUKUS defense pact and the break fee — on top of more than $1 billion reportedly already spent — could be substantial.