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  • August 29, 2021

Biden receives bodies of soldiers killed in attack in Kabul

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden greet during the dignified transfer of the remains of the US military service members who died in a suicide bombing at Hamid Karzai International Airport at the Air Force Base. from Dover in Dover, Delaware, on August 29, 2021.. (Tom Brenner / Reuters) President Biden traveled to…

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Psaki rejects criticism of Democratic congresswoman’s withdrawal from Afghanistan

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki addresses the attack in Afghanistan during the daily press conference at the White House in Washington, DC, on August 26, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters) White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday dismissed concerns expressed by Representative Susan Wild that the US withdrawal from Afghanistan had been “egregiously…

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Department of Defense Orders Six U.S. Commercial Airlines to Assist in the Evacuation of Afghan Refugees

Evacuees stage before boarding a C-17 Globemaster III during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 18, 2021. (Lance Corporal Nicholas Guevara / USMC) The Department of Defense has ordered six commercial airlines to dispatch airliners to assist with the evacuation of Afghan collaborators and refugees from war-torn Afghanistan. Defense Secretary…

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The Biden administration prohibits the Taliban from accessing billions of Afghan reserves in US bank accounts.

Members of the Taliban forces sit at a checkpoint in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 17, 2021. (Stringers / Reuters) The Biden administration froze Afghan government reserves deposited in US bank accounts on Sunday, cutting off the Taliban’s access to billions of dollars. A substantial portion of the $ 9.4 billion Afghanistan’s central bank has in…

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Marines prepare to evacuate Kabul embassy

US soldiers descend from a Chinook helicopter in the village of Jegdelic, southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, December 24, 2004. (Ahmad Masood / Reuters) The Pentagon is preparing for a possible evacuation of the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, amid fears that the Taliban may invade the compound in the coming days, the New York Times…

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Billions of dollars later, what happened to the Afghan military?

There should have been plenty of time for US-funded military and political leaders in Afghanistan to develop a strategy to defend the country. What went wrong? Afghan army soldiers at a military training center on the outskirts of Kabul (Image: AP / Anja Niedringhaus) The fighting forces are dissolved in a heated battle. The United…

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National Security Act: Hong Kong Court Delivers Nine-Year Sentence to Tong Ying-kit

A prison van transporting Tong Ying-kit, the first person charged under the new national security law, arrives at the High Court for a hearing in Hong Kong, China, on July 27, 2021. (Tyrone Siu / Reuters) The first Hong Kong resident convicted of “terrorism” under the territory’s new national security law was sentenced to nine…

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Coronavirus Lab Leak Theory: Senior Biden Officials Say Plausible

Workers in protective suits examine samples inside a laboratory following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, on February 6, 2020. (China Daily / Reuters) Senior officials in the Biden administration, including national security adviser Jake Sullivan, now consider the theory that the novel coronavirus leaked from a laboratory is equally…

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EU and climate change: European Union launches ‘green deal’ to cut emissions by half in ten years

European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on March 24, 2021. (Yves Herman / Reuters) The European Union unveiled on Wednesday an ambitious program to transform the region’s economy to combat climate change, eliminating dependence on fossil fuels, boosting the development and adoption of alternative energies, and imposing the world’s…

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Chinese tech giant’s shares plummet after Chinese regulatory crackdown

Didi Chuxing’s logo on the wall of its headquarters in Beijing, China, May 18, 2016. (Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters) Shares of tech titan Didi Chuxing tumbled more than 20% on Tuesday after Chinese regulators ordered its app removed from the app store while it conducts a cybersecurity review of the company. Didi is in the…

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